ENSICAEN, a Graduate School of Engineering based in Caen, provides first-class scientific and technical training to future engineers. Our training offer is supported by a cutting-edge research center with seven laboratories, six of which are jointly run with CEA, CNRS, and Université de Caen Normandie, the seventh one with NXP France and Presto Engineering.



We train engineers in Electronics and applied physics, Computer science, and Materials chemistry. We also have two apprenticeship programs in computer science, electronic banking, and system security, and in Mechanical and materials engineering.



We offer four continuing education programs: an MEng in Industrial engineering in partnership with ITII, a post-master’s certificate in Electronic banking and secured transactions (MTS) and a qualifying program in Economic intelligence.



ENSICAEN is an internationally recognized multidisciplinary research center. The fields of research of our 7 joint research units are nuclear, atomic, molecular and condensed matter physics, chemistry, materials, catalysis, organic chemistry computer science and communications technologies.



The lower part of Normandy is renowned for its expertise in nuclear energy and medical applications. It is a reference player in the Normandy nuclear cluster. This sector employs about 14,000 people in the region.
The Master of Engineering in Electronics and Applied Physics of ENSICAEN offers two nuclear-specific programs. In their 2nd year, students choose a major:

  • Nuclear and energy engineering: Since 2004, more than 250 students have graduated, and most of them now work in the nuclear industry.The major prepares future engineers for careers in the nuclear industry by providing scientific and technological knowledge in design and operation of nuclear facilities, reactor operation, neutronics, thermal hydraulics, computer modeling, nuclear safety and instrumentation. It also deals with the different sources of energy and energy conversion techniques and offers an overview of the energy mix.The program includes industrial presentation from major companies in the field (ORANO, EDF, CEA, ASSYSTEM…) and site visits (La Hague nuclear fuel reprocessing plant, nuclear power plants).
  • Advanced instrumentation: The major aims to develop scientific and technological knowledge in R&D for instrumentation and measurement systems: photonic applications, optics, LASERs and optoelectronics, industrial and medical applications of radiation, imaging, radiation protection, design and implementation of sensing applications, control-command. A focus on biomedical engineering is proposed in the 3rd year.

ENSICAEN is also a member of the Normandy Nuclear Science and Nuclear Applications Cluster, NUCLEOPOLIS.

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PhD students



researchers, tenured professors, technicians, and support staff



MEngs, MS’ and post-master’s certificates



 research laboratories