ECAM Engineering – Double degree program in English

This innovative engineering course, taught entirely in English, is accredited by the French Accreditation Board (CTI) and meets the European and international requirements in terms of Master’s level awards.

Students graduating from this double degree program receive a Master’s degree from ECAM Lyon in Electrical and Mechanical engineering and a MSc from a partner university for their concentration in one of the fields of tomorrow.

  • Key Features
  • Courses
  • Double Degree
  • Internships & Projects
  • Careers
  • Fees
  • Admissions

At a glance


    High school or 2 years of undergraduate studies

    3 internships, total 10 months minimum

    5 years
    • 3 years: fundamental scientific bases
    • 2 years: specialization

    During one year, you will study abroad with one of our international partners

    5 specializations in a growth sector:
    • Robotics & IT
    • Energy Engineering
    • Industrial & Supply chain management
    • Engineering Design
    • Product Design


The ECAM Engineering programme is a 5-year, post-baccalaureate engineering course. It is possible to join the course in year 2 or 3, subject to approval of the student’s application.

Applications for the Academic Year 2018/2019 are open from November 15, to July 10, 2018

Admission Conditions

Year of Study Maximum Age
Year 1 23
Year 2 24
Year 3 25

As a “Grande École”, we apply stringent application requirements for all of our prospective students. Depending on your situation, you may have different admission requirements.

  • Requirements for 1st year students
  • Requirements for 2nd and 3rd year students

A rigorous admission process

As a member of the Conference of the ‘Grandes Ecoles’ (CGE), ECAM Lyon operates a demanding selective recruitment process to guarantee the quality of its programmes.  In order to be admitted to ECAM Lyon, each student must attend a recruitment interview. The interview allows the school to explore the candidate’s motivation and ensure that their values are in keeping with those of the school. Their professional ambitions are also discussed.

The average mark at the Baccalaureate of the successful candidates in 2017 was 15/20. 87% of the candidates on the ECAM ‘Arts & Métiers’ programme obtained the mention ‘Good’ or ‘Very Good’ and notably 38% received ‘Very Good’. On the ECAM Engineering programme 72% obtained the mention ‘Good’ or ‘Very Good’


Tuition fees:

  • Year 1 to 3: 6 800 euros/year
  • Year 4 & 5: 8 500 euros/year

On-campus Housing:

Individual rooms with shared kitchen: 1750 euros per term

Medical Insurance:

Approximately 215 euros per year. Students who turn 20 after August 31, 2018 will have free medical insurance.


Payment Methods:

Tuition and Housing

Deposit to secure enrollment

  • 1,000 euros to be enrolled in the ECAM Engineering Program.
  • Please note that this is a non-refundable fee. Exceptions will only be made in case a student visa is refused by the French Consulate.

Deposit to confirm reservation of an individual room

  • 2 months of rent

Please note that this is a non-refundable fee. Exceptions will only be made in case a student visa is refused by the French Consulate.

Deposits must be made by bank transfer.

ECAM Lyon makes life easier for its students by providing housing and catering services on campus.

Engineering is considered to be one of the career fields of the future, and as demand for engineers outpaces the supply, engineers can expect to find interesting and dynamic careers in the industry of their choice. ECAM Lyon has strong ties to industry and a reputation of excellence in engineering that our students take with them throughout their lives.

These ECAM Lyon advantages give our students a head-start on their careers as 99% find a job within two months after graduating and almost half are hired before even graduating. Our international focus not only contributes to our students’ development as individuals and global actors, it also makes them more competitive in the global marketplace as nearly one-third of our graduating class is employed outside of France. All of these advantages gives our graduates the tools necessary to compete in today’s economy.

The multidisciplinary nature of the ECAM Engineering program along with the double specialist diploma from one of the outstanding partner universities means that graduates can quickly find their first post and advance to senior positions.


Internships are compulsory on the ECAM engineering programmes; they are governed by a specific contract and through them students earn credits.

Three internships are programmed throughout the course:

  • Industrial internship (minimum 4 weeks): experience in production, maintenance, quality control, and as a factory warehouseman
  • Applied engineering internship (16 weeks): experience in engineering design, maintenance, manufacturing engineering, …
  • Final year Engineering internship (12 weeks): a genuine, autonomous mission as an engineer within a company

All the internships can be carried out in France or abroad. A dedicated service accompanies students in their search for a host company and guides them through the network of active ECAM engineers.


The ECAM Engineering course is a dual degree program. At the end of the 5 years, students are awarded the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering degree (Master’s degree level) from ECAM Lyon and a MSc degree in their speciality, in a growth sector, from one of our partner university.

Students can choose their specialty from the following domains:

Robotics & IT 

(automation, electronics & programming)

Robotics will radically transform the economy with automation currently affecting almost 20% of jobs worldwide.Transform the world through controls, communication, and digital systems.

Energy Efficiency

(energy and environment, performance energétique, machines électriques et thermiques)

As countries transition from traditional sources of energy, energy efficiency becomes vital to solve the problems of today and tomorrow. Play an active role in this transition.

Industrial & Supply Chain management

(Lean management, logistic, industrial organization, usine 4.0)

Industry expects on-time and cost-effective products. Learn how to manage value chain collaboration to
create customer value and remain competitive.

Engineering Design

(eco-conception, genie mécanique, industrial design)

Product Design

(eco-conception, design, materials, innovation)

Design accounts for 80% of production costs and environmental impacts. Become involved in decision-making by considering the environment, quality, costs, and technology.

International experience
What you'll study

Double-degree Program:
ECAM Lyon General Engineering + Specialization

Program Structure

Each semester corresponds to 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System), 300 for the Master’s Degree.  Students who successfully complete the ECAM Engineering program will acquire key skills and competencies in the following areas:

  • Basic Science – 15% – Mathematics, physics and chemistry
  • Engineering Science – 22% – computing, electronics, automation, mechanical engineering, design – CAD, fluid mechanics, heat transfers
  • Multidisciplinary projects – 19% – MECH Challenge, robotics project, sustainable development …
  • Humanism and foreign languages – 16% – personal development, communication, entrepreneurship and innovation, inter-culturality
  • Specialization – 28%

Year 1 & 2

The first 3 years form the fundamental scientific base through collaborative learning : Mathematics, Physics, Engineering Sciences. The scientific knowledge base is completed with classes in human and social sciences (languages, personal development, communication, etc).  During the latter part of the first year, professors from our partner universities present an introduction to two specialised subjects: Systemic Design and Robotics. At the end of the academic year, students must carry out a month-long, operational internship in France or abroad. The students also make a first immersion trip to one of our two partner universities (visiting the campus, the town, local companies, etc.).

Year 3

The 3rd year of the programme focuses more on engineering sciences (particularly mechanical and electrical engineering) while still maintaining the multidisciplinary approach with classes in the humanities. During this year, priority is given to the speciality chosen by the student (1/3 of the classes taken). Each student must carry out a 3-4 month “applied engineering” internship.

Year 4

Students will also follow a year of specialised studies either in Robotics & IT (electronics, automation, programming) or Product Design (eco-conception, industrial design, product life cycle, materials, …) or Energy efficiency (sustainable energy…) or Production management (Lean, Supply Chain…) at one of our partner university.

Year 5

After a 6-month engineering internship, the student will run a research project in cooperation with the partner university. This technical project, linked to the specialty they have chosen, means that the students who wish to can pursue their studies with a doctorate.

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