Electronics, electrical energy, automation
  • Targeted level of study

    BAC +3

  • ECTS

    180 credits

  • Duration

    3 years

  • Training structure

    Faculty of Science

  • Language(s) of instruction



Mention Electronics, Electrical Energy, Automation: L1 in the PCSI Portal (Physics, Chemistry, Engineering Sciences)

The objective of the EEA degree is to give students a solid fundamental scientific education (mathematics, physics) associated with technologies in the field of EEA: electronics and optoelectronics, electrical engineering, automation and industrial computing.

This Bachelor's degree aims to integrate into the first year baccalaureate students who have followed the Physics Chemistry or Mathematics or Engineering Sciences specialities in Première and Terminale.

The EEA degree is divided into a single course. A first year common to the PCSI Portal (Physics, Chemistry, Sciences and Engineering).

In the 2nd and 3rd years, in addition to the students who entered the licence in L1, students from DUT, BTS or preparatory classes can enter the training to continue their studies by long term studies (Bac +5) in the field of technology and EEA in particular.

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At the end of this course, the student will have acquired :

- general scientific skills to analyse a scientific engineering problem and to implement an experimental approach to solve the problem;

- scientific skills in order to solve an EEA problem by knowing how to use the tools and techniques of the engineer and the theoretical and practical knowledge of the EEA field.

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Know-how and skills

General scientific skills:

- Knowing and complying with regulations

- Adopt a multidisciplinary approach to solving a scientific problem

- Analyse and solve a scientific problem independently while working in a team.

- Implement an experimental approach: use the most common measuring devices and techniques; analyse experimental data, assess the limits of validity of a model, solve a complex problem by successive approximations.

- Know how to use and analyse technical documentation, particularly in English.

- Use a programming language.

- Use mathematical tools.

- Use data acquisition and analysis software.

Disciplinary scientific skills:

- To be able to use theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Automation (EEA).

- Use current techniques in the fields of EEA: synthesis and analysis of electrical diagrams, modelling of automatic systems, management of the power of a machine, synthesis and analysis of industrial computer programs, etc.

- To make the link between the fundamental concepts of AEI and everyday technological applications.

- To become aware of the transversal domains of EAS and technological applications: sensors, robotics, microelectronics, nanotechnology, energy, space...

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The EEA licence is organised in 6 semesters (from S1 to S6) and structured in compulsory UE (teaching units). Each UE has a value in credits (ECTS). Each semester is validated by 30 ECTS. The licence is obtained after having validated 180 ECTS.

The EEA Licence is an initial training in which the subjects specific to EEA occupy more and more space as the students progress (6 ECTS in L1 S1, 6 ECTS in L1 S2, 23 ECTS in L2 S3, 26 ECTS in L2 S4, 28 ECTS in L3 S5 and 30 ECTS in L3 S6).

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Target audience

In L1: access by right to any holder of a French baccalaureate or equivalent diploma, whatever the year in which it was obtained. Compulsory registration on the Parcoursup admission website.

In L2 or L3: access by right for students who have validated L1 PCSI, a1st year of health studies (LAS - MMOPK or PASS with science reorientation) and L2. On file for students coming from BUT, BTS, other universities, CPGE or other STS licences of the UM. Applications are examined in May-June for the first wave or in September for the second wave by a pedagogical committee.

Students who have never been enrolled in a French university or high school should contact the international relations department of the University of Montpellier.

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Necessary pre-requisites

Good knowledge of mathematics and physics (specialisation in mathematics and physics-chemistry in the first and last year of secondary school)

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Recommended prerequisites

Knowledge of basic electricity

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And then

Further studies

The main objective of the Bachelor's degree in EEA is to pursue studies towards a Master's degree, in particular the Master's degree in EEA at the UM.

At the end of the L2-EEA, the student can register in L3-EEA but also in L3 Applied Physics (after advice from a pedagogical commission), enter certain engineering schools (MEA department of Polytech' Montpellier, INSA, ENSEEIHT, Supélec...) on the basis of a portfolio, apply for certain professional licences of the IUT-30 and IUT-34, or those carried out by the Faculty of Sciences of the UM

At the L3-EEA level, the student can also apply (on file) to enter certain engineering schools in the same way as at the L2-EEA level.

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Further study abroad

Because of the national and international recognition of these research centres and the contacts developed by Montpellier's teacher-researchers and researchers, further study can be carried out, in full or in part, in other French and foreign universities.

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Gateways and reorientation

There are many gateways between the different courses in the field of EEA within the University of Montpellier (Licence EEA, Licence Physique et applications and Licence Professionnelle Acoustique at the Faculty of Science - DUT GEII / Mesure physique at the IUT of Montpellier, Nîmes and Béziers - Licences Professionnelles at the IUT of Montpellier - Filière MEA at Polytech' Montpellier). One of the strong points is that many of the teachers involved in these different courses are attached to the IES (Institute of Electronics and Systems - UMR CNRS 5214) and to the LIRMM (Montpellier Laboratory of Computer Science, Robotics and Microelectronics, UMR CNRS 5506).

The L2 EEA is accessible, on file, to students of DUT-GEII, BTS electronics and electrotechnics and CPGE. The best of these students enter directly into the L3 EEA Licence.

In the same way, our L2 students have the possibility of reorienting themselves towards the professional licences, in alternation, OSSI, CAIEE, GEEB and SE proposed by the IUT of Montpellier as well as the professional licence Acoustics proposed by the Faculty of Sciences in continuous training.

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Professional integration

The EEA licence is primarily aimed at further study in a Master's degree in EEA. However, access to professional life as a senior technician is possible within all types of companies (large groups, SMEs, VSEs, public services and local authorities) in the field of Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Computing and Automation.

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