French Grande École
ENSSAT: a public Grande École* affiliated to the Mines-Télécom Institut. Enssat is a leading research hub in the fields of telecoms and emerging technologies.
Through its teaching and research teams who work in close collaboration with industry, ENSSAT provides its engineering students with the skills and knowledge required in the field of cutting-edge technologies and research.
ENSSAT, a part of Rennes 1 University, is a "Grande École affiliated to the Mines-Télécom Institut", and is a member of:
- The ‘Conférence des Grandes Écoles’ (The Conference of Grandes Écoles - CGE)
- The ‘Conférence des Directeurs des Écoles Françaises d'Ingénieurs’ (The Conference of Directors of French Engineering Schools - CDEFI)
- The ‘Conférence des Directeurs des Grandes Écoles de Bretagne’ (The Conference of Directors of Breton Grandes Écoles* - CDGEB)
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
Headed by Olivier Sentieys
Expression team (IRISA UMR CNRS laboratory): research in the field of man-to-machine communications
Headed by Damien Lolive
Granit team (laboratoire IRISA UMR CNRS): research in the field of telecommunications
Headed by Olivier Berder
Shaman team (laboratoire IRISA UMR CNRS): research in the field of databases
Headed by Olivier Pivert
Photonics System team (Foton Institute UMR CNRS 6082): research in the fields of lasers, telecoms, optical guidance and sensors
Director of Foton Institute: Pascal Besnard
Headed by Monique Thual
TSI2M (UMR CNRS 6164 IETR laboratory): research in the field of image processing
Headed by Kacem Chehdi
ENSSAT is accredited and equipped to accommodate elite athletes.
One of ENSSAT's key priorities is to develop international and industrial collaborative links and exchanges.
See the international relations section.
Message from the Director
Founded in 1986 to cater for the growing need for engineering training facilities, ENSSAT was established in Lannion, one of France’s major telecom hubs. Benefitting from its surroundings synonymous with extremely high-level scientific and technological achievement, ENSSAT is a leading light in the fields of photonics and digital development, boasting both its Imagery and Networks hub and the ‘Photonics Bretagne’ corporate group of companies.
All that remains is for me to invite you to come and discover our multi-faceted school and the surrounding area: a technology hub made up of over 5000 engineers and technicians (including 3300 working in the digital field and 500 in photonics), a town and university centre with over 1800 students as well as the remarkable local scenery.