Engineering curriculum (exchange students)
This curriculum is designed for students who come from EURECOM’s academic partners.
- EURECOM’s new curriculum was designed to be in keeping with the new European diploma norms (bachelors, masters, doctorate) standards and the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) system of cumulative credits.
- EURECOM offers programs only at the graduate level (masters and doctorate).
- The language of studies is English
- The curriculum is based on the model of cumulative value units called “long modules” (42 hours-5 credits) or “short modules” (21 hours–3 credits).
- The studies are divided into semesters : from one to four (see the 24, 18, 12/6 months curriculum).
- Each semester is equivalent to 30 credits.
- This system, which covers both the first and second-year programs, without distinction, gives greater flexibility in the choice of courses and planning of the curriculum for students.
- One half-day per week is devoted to sports and cultural activities (Thursday afternoon, so that students can take part in university sports competitions with other schools).
- To help students select their courses, the curriculum is organized around 7 teaching tracks.
- EURECOM currently offers 7 tracks :
- Technical Modules
A catalog of about 50 technical modules is offered.
- General teaching
A catalog of about 10 non-technical modules is offered.
- Foreign languages
Because of the diversity of the nationalities represented at EURECOM, language classes are offered based on the level and number of students interested. Six languages are generally offered: German, English, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and French.
Other languages can be taught if a sufficient number of students of the same level are interested. For example, for the 2006 Class, a Chinese course was set up.
A six-month internship in a company is mandatory to validate the studies.
A set number of credits are granted for each type of course (classes, project or professional thesis).
To receive credits, students need to take an examination and obtain at least 10/20. The grading scale for the courses is as follows:
18 - 20 Excellent
16 – 17.5 Very good
14 – 15.5 Good
12 – 13.5 Satisfactory
10 – 11.5 Correct
0 – 9.5 Fail
If your grade is minimum 10 and above, you get the maximum number of credit alloted to the course. Grade 0 to 9.5 means you have not passed the examination and do you not get any credit. Examinations can be retaken during a specific period.
The final grade of the course can be based on a final examination, or it can be based on a combination of a final examination and course work. At the beginning of each course, professors explain how students will be evaluated. Students have to register to each specific course at the beginning of each term to be able to take the examination. All information will be delivered during the "Welcome Day" before the start of each term.
For more information about the organisation of the curriculum and examinations, please refer to the academic regulations related to your study period at EURECOM:
pascale [dot] castaing [at] eurecom [dot] fr (subject: Question%20Recrutement) (Pascale Castaing)
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