Computer science and applied mathematics

Admission in Ensimag's second year is open to holders of a bachelor's degree with a strong background in ... International Office at ENSIMAG. Marianne Genton.
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Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique et de Mathématiques Appliquées de Grenoble

Computer science and applied mathematics

ENSIMAG : a prestigious French «Grande Ecole» part of Grenoble Institute of Technology

Grenoble 60 000 students 12% of foreign students 4 universities 3 hours from Paris by fast train A modern city, at the heart of an exceptionnal natural site, in the middle of the French Alps

ƒ A rich scientific,

technological and industrial environment Rhône-Alpes : France’s second economic region Major international research centers 20% of the active population is involved in research, higher education or advanced technology ► Public Research Institutions :

CNRS, INRIA Rhône-Alpes, CEA-Grenoble, EMBL Minatec : European nano-technopole Minalogic : worldwide cluster for micro nanotechnologies & embedded systems ► Industrial Research Centers :

ESRF, Bull, France Telecom R&D, XEROX RC Europe, ST Micro Electronics, Sun Labs, Silicomp, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Schneider-Electric, Cap Gemini, Soïtec, Yahoo !

ƒ 35 start-ups born from the Grenoble universities, in the field of information processing between 2001 and 2007

ENSIMAG is a top French educational institution, «Grande École», in the fields of computer science and applied mathematics. The «Grandes Écoles» system is a French specificity known for its excellence. The strong connexion between mathematics and computer science leads to the teaching of high level engineers, who are graduated with a «diplôme d’ingénieur» (Master’s degree). There are several ways to study at ENSIMAG : as a regular student, as an international master student, an exchange student, a double degree student or a research intern. Ensimag recruits students after two years of undergraduate studies (in its first year) Admission in Ensimag's second year is open to holders of a bachelor's degree with a strong background in mathematics and computer science.

ƒ Fields of study ENSIMAG's curriculum includes strong foundations in applied mathematics and computer science in the first three semesters. Students specialize during the fourth and fifth semester in one engineering field. • • • • • • •

Mathematics for financial engineering Information technology for financial engineering Models, calculus and simulation Images and virtual reality Security, cryptology and coding of information systems Logistics, optimization of information systems Engineering of computer systems

Alternatively, students can opt in the 5th semester for a research oriented curriculum in the following fields : • • • • • •

Images, vision and robotics Applied mathematics Operations research, combinatorial mathematics and optimization Systems and software Intelligence, interaction, information Bioinformatics

Studies conclude with a full-term end of studies project, either in industry or in one of the many research laboratories in the area.

ƒ Facts & figures Permanent staff : 60 Faculty members and 28 technical and administrative staff 500 students, 40% of foreign students, 35 nationalities 150 graduates per year, 5 000 alumni worldwide Highly selective admission process (national competitive examination) Approach based on fundamentals, conceptual training, modularity Significant R&D activities, close links with companies Awarding of a «Diplôme d’Ingénieur» (Master’s degree)

ENSIMAG international policy 160 current agreements of cooperation in 45 countries 60 % of our students spending at least 3 months abroad 12 double-degree agreements Favourite destinations - Latin, Northern and Central Americas : Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico, United States… - Europe : Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Great-Britain, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, … - Asia : China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Vietnam, … - Oceany : Australia, New-Zealand

New : International Master’s program in Security, Cryptology and Coding of Information systems

Engineering studies

ƒ Research environment PhD thesis

Year 8 : D



GRANDES ECOLES of engineering

Year 5 : M2

Master's degree Engineering degree

120 ECTS credits

Third year


Master 2

Year 4 : M1

Second year

Master 1

First year


Year 3 : L3

Year 2 : L2 Year 1 : L1

ENSIMAG is at the heart of a dense concentration of research activity in computer science and applied mathematics resulting from the work of 800 Faculties, researchers and PhD students.

National competitive examinations

2 years Preparatory Classes Selection

Secondary school : Baccalauréat

Why study at ENSIMAG ? - Become a top engineer in information technology and receive a degree from an institution renowned in France and abroad. - Live in the French Silicon Valley in a high density area of universities, research laboratories and high-tech companies such as Hewlett Packard, ST Micro Electronics, Cap Gemini, etc. - Discover the French culture and learn French in a spectacular natural environment surrounded by three high-mountain rangs.

180 ECTS credits

Main labs are the following : - ICA Lab Integrated Concept Advancement - LIG Grenoble computer science lab

- LJK Jean Kuntzmann laboratory - TIMA Techniques of informatics and microelectronics for computer architecture - TIMC Techniques for biomedical engineering and complexity management - VERIMAG Embedded systems

- MICA, Multimedia Information, Communication and Applications (Hanoi, Vietnam) - G-SCOP, Sciences pour la Conception, l'Optimisation et la Production de Grenoble

ƒ ENSIMAG Ranking French ranking from recruiters "Challenge" December 2006

ƒ Some statistics about ENSIMAG students who graduated in July 2006 - Time taken to find the first job : 1 month - 65% found a job before the end of their studies - average annual salary for the 1st job : 34,2 KEuro - 84% are satisfied by their current job - 93% are satisfied by the education recieved at Ensimag.

Contacts Director Roger Mohr /[email protected] Deputy Director Olivier Gaudoin /[email protected] International Office at ENSIMAG Marianne Genton [email protected] + 33 (0)4 76 82 72 24 Admissions [email protected]

ƒ ENSIMAG Board Chairman of the board Christian Saguez (ECP) Bull SA (Eric Monchalin) Cap Gemini (Christophe Silvestre) Hewlett Packard (Christian Lotito) IBM (Jaques Delplanq) Murex (Pierre Spatz) Renault (Jean Christophe Bonne) ST Micro Electronics (Philippe Magarshark) Thales (Alain Kurinckx) Total (Patrick Noblanc) Alumni (Mouna Beyk) Champollion high school (Pierre Bouchard) EPFL (Bertrand Meyer) Grenoble city (Geneviève Fioraso)

ƒ Mailing address 681 rue de la Passerelle Domaine universitaire BP 72 38 402 Saint Martin d’Hères cedex France