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ENSTA Bretagne's PhD Programs

ENSTA Bretagne's doctoral programs are open to Master's graduates or students an equivalent qualification (usually an engineering degree). The PhD is a national degree granted by accredited establishments which support doctoral students' thesis research.
This research usually takes place at one of the school’s research laboratories, or may be partly carried out at a private firm within the CIFRE framework (Conventions Industrielles de Formation par la Recherche). One or more thesis advisors supervise doctoral students' work, generally over a 3-year period. PhD students are enrolled in a doctoral school (école doctorale) which accompanies them throughout their education and research.

The PhD is a globally recognized university degree.

Hosting more than 100 PhD students in its labs, ENSTA Bretagne has been accredited to award PhDs since 2017.

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Ecole Doctorale SPIN: Engineering Sciences & IT

ENSTA Bretagne is enrolling its PhD students from IRDL (Dupuy de Lôme Research Institute) and Lab-STICC in a wide variety of majors at the Digital and Engineering Sciences Doctoral School, including: 

  • Electronics
  • Industrial engineering, CIM, automation and robotics
  • Computer science
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Solids, Materials, Structures and Surfaces
  • Sound waves, electromagnetism and materials
  • Physics
  • Materials science
  • Signaling, Imaging, Vision
  • Telecommunications

ENSTA Bretagne's FoAP PhD students working in Human Science are enrolled in ED Abbé Grégoire at CNAM Paris.


Nathalie Léal
Mechanical Department Academic Assistant
Administrator for ED SPI at ENSTA Bretagne
+33 (0)2 98 34 88 77


Ali Khenchaf
Associate Professor, IT Departement
Head of the PIM team, Lab-STICC laboratory (UMR CNRS 6285) 
Deputy Director, SPIN Doctoral School
+33(0)2 98 34 88 45


Patricia Cabel
Administrator for ED SPIN - at ENSTA Bretagne
IT Department Academic Assistant - at ENSTA Bretagne