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The school

ENSSAT : a public engineering school working in collaboration with Mines-Télécom Institut (Competitive examination board) and a leading research hub in the fields of telecoms and emerging technologies.

Front of the schoolThrough its teaching and research teams operating in synergy with the industrial arena, the National Higher-Education School of Applied Sciences and Technologies (ENSSAT) provides its engineering students with the skills and knowledge required in the field of cutting-edge technologies, thus enabling them to flourish when they begin working on their own innovative projects.

ENSSAT is accredited by the Ministry of Research and Higher Education under the authority of the CTI through which the school has been credited with the EUR-ACE quality certification.

ENSSAT, one of the institutes making up the Rennes 1 University, is « A school associated with the Mines-Télécom Institute », and is a member of :

  • The ‘Conférence des Grandes Écoles’ (Commission of Higher Education Institutes - CGE)
  • The ‘Conférence des Directeurs des Écoles Françaises d'Ingénieurs’ (Commission of French Engineering School Directors - CDEFI)
  • The ‘Conférence des Directeurs des Grandes Écoles de Bretagne’ (Commission of Breton Higher Education Institute Directors - CDGEB)
  • The Mines-Télécom Competitive examination board

The content of the syllabus is defined by knowledge developments and the need to adapt to industry demands.

The school offers four engineering diplomas as standard initial training courses (or through the APEL system), focused in four specialised areas:

  • Computing (Data management, interactivity, cloud computing)
  • Photonics (Optical technologies, electronics and signal processing)
  • Digital systems (Digital and signal technologies, embedded systems)
  • Multimedia, networks and computer sciences (Multimedia data engineering and service development -> block release training course, available under either an apprenticeship or ongoing training scheme)

See the Admission terms and conditions.

ENSSAT demonstrates its dynamic approach to research through the involvement of its respective teams in national and international projects.

Cairn team (IRISA UMR CNRS laboratory and the Rennes INRIA centre – ‘Bretagne Atlantique’): research in the field of embedded systems
Team Manager: Olivier Sentieys

Expression team (IRISA UMR CNRS laboratory): research in the field of man-to-machine communications
Team Manager: Damien Lolive

Granit team (laboratoire IRISA UMR CNRS): research in the field of telecommunications
Team Manager: Olivier Berder

Shaman team (laboratoire IRISA UMR CNRS): research in the field of databases
Team Manager: Olivier Pivert

Photonics System team (laboratoire Foton UMR CNRS 6082): research in the fields of lasers, telecoms, optical guidance and sensors
Unit Manager: Pascal Besnard
Team Manager: Patrice Féron

TSI2M (UMR CNRS 6164 IETR laboratory): research in the field of image processing
Team Manager: Kacem Chehdi

ENSSAT is accredited and equipped to accommodate elite athletes. Our training facilities enable students registered on the Sports Ministry’s list of elite athletes to obtain their engineering diploma through the school.

As an engineering Institute, ENSSAT recognises the need to develop its international and industrial collaborative links in order to promote mutually beneficial exchanges overseas and with key professional industry players.

See the international relations section.

Due to its pleasant surroundings and numerous associations, students find ENSSAT to be a self-enriching place to study.

See the student life at Lannion university section, ENSSAT student’s association (AEE), student projects...

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