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Applied physics - Electrical and Information Engineering Department

Domaines de formation : Techonology and Health Sciences (LMD streams)

Head(s) :
Thomas Rodet (Director)
Bertrand REVOL (Deputy Director)
Address :
61, avenue du Président Wilson
94235 Cachan cedex
Other address :
Bâtiment d'Alembert
Secretaire : 1st floor - room 105 - door P2-21
Email :
Web site :
Phone :
+ 33 1 47 40 74 00
Fax :
+ 33 1 47 40 24 31
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Département électronique, électrotechnique, automatique (EEA)The EEA Department occupies a position at the interface between the fundamental sciences (physics and mathematics) and applied sciences, in relation with electrical and information engineering. The instruction offered covers both theoretical and fundamental aspects, as well as applied and experimental facets in academic sectors that are currently at the forefront of major scientific, technological and economic breakthroughs, i.e. electronics and microelectronics, microsystems, nanotechnologies, nanosciences, materials for energy and information, electrotechnical systems, energy conversion, automatic control, signal and image processing, communication systems, telecommunications, computer engineering, to name just the most pertinent. The coursework proposed leads to applications in a broad array of fields: transportation, renewable energies, biomedical engineering, astrophysics, musical acoustics, etc.

The academic curriculum is based on a Master's degree programme in Electrical and information engineering (IST), along with a large number of specialisations available; this offering generates a wide variety of individual academic profiles. A portion of the curriculum may be undertaken at a foreign university.

The curriculum includes an internship component that takes the form of in-classroom training, a corporate internship and research laboratory experiences.

Academic programmes

  • Bachelor's degree (3rd year) in Applied physics - Electrical and information engineering from Université Paris-Sud 11, in partnership with ENS Cachan
  • Master's degree in Electrical and information engineering (IST), with 7 research specialisations, jointly accredited by ENS Cachan and Université Paris-Sud 11,
  • Preparation to sit the "Agrégation" exam (highest-level competitive examination for teaching within the French system) in the subject area of Applied physics, or Electrical and information engineering.

Research activity


  • France: Université Paris-Sud 11, Supélec, École de mines de Paris, ENSTA, CEA-INSTN...
  • Foreign countries: Institut royal de technologie de Stockholm (KTH, Suède), Trinity College de Dublin (Irlande), Massassuchetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA), École polytechnique de Montréal (Canada), Concordia university (Canada)...

Key figures

  • Approximately 120 students awarded the "Normalien" status
  • Approximately 80% of Department students continue with their Ph.D. preparation
  • Opportunities for EEA Department "Normalien" students:
  • A third of the students pursue teaching careers in universities, engineering schools, France's Classes Préparatoires aux Grandes Écoles programmes, high school instruction
  • Half the students pursue careers as teachers and researchers within the higher education system
  • Approximately 10% move into careers in either research, or research and development (CNRS, CEA, EDF organisations, etc.)
  • A small percentage of students choose to work in the private sector.

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