ECAM Arts et Métiers – General Engineering (in French)

Accredited by the CTI, the ECAM Arts et Métiers' program offers solid bases for cross-curricular scientific and technical skills and addresses ethics and international perspectives. The program lasts 5 years with the first two years in preparatory classes and the final three years in engineering classes. The employability rate of ECAM Arts et Métiers graduates is high compared to other French school and internships, international mobility, and special programs, provide additionnal personal experiences fitting their interests and professional projects.

This program has received the label “ECAM Arts et Métiers” which guaranty that ECAM Lyon in continuous improving its contents. The Bureau Veritas verifies the label and proves that the program's exigency as well as the School’s commitment are working with students towards their success.

  • Key Features
  • Program
  • Internships & Projects
  • Careers
  • International
  • Tuition
  • Admissions

At a glance

  • ADMISSIONS

    High school or 2 years of undergraduate studies
  • INTERNSHIPS

    3 internships, 10 months minimum
  • PROGRAM LENGTH

    5 years (Master's degree):
    • 2 years preparatory classes
    • 3 years engineering classes
  • INTERNATIONAL

    1 semester minimum abroad  
  • CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • PERSONALIZATION

    Advanced classes/Projects/Double Degrees

Become a general Engineer: 5 years to build a rewarding professional project

The ECAM Arts & Métiers program is also available at ECAM Strasbourg-Europe.


Admissions to ECAM Arts et Métiers is mostly for recent high school graduates, but it is possible to apply for the 3rd year after 2 successful years of undergraduate program. 

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Recent High School Graduates

The first year has 150 open spots.

Applicant profile:

  • Have a French Scientific baccalaureate (série S)
  • International applicants are welcomed to contact us directly

Admissions procedure:

  • Sign up on the platform Parcoursup: LaSalle Grandes Ecoles
  • Complete the common application, up to 4 schools online
  • Applicants whose application meet qualifications will be invited to an on-campus interview
  • Offer of admission via Parcoursup

Application qualifications focus mainly on final-year scientific grades. Scientific subjects represent more than 60% of the classes in preparatory program. Languages and philosophy are also important as the Arts et Métiers program contains a strong international component. Teachers’ remarks are also taken into account to assess the Applicant's seriousness and tenacity. 

ECAM group member schools (ECAM Lyon, ECAM Rennes, ECAM Strasbourg-Europe, and ECAM EPMI) are grouped on Parcoursup through LaSalle Grandes Ecoles.

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Admissions to ECAM Lyon is possible in the third year after an external preparatory class CPGE or a 2-year higher education degree. This mixture of profiles and backgrounds brings diversity to classes.


Preparatory Classes MPr, PSI, or PT (Application + PT FESIC Prépa contest + Interview)

Applicant Profile

  1. Students in preparatory class MP, MP*, PT, PT*, PSI, or PSI*
  2. Admissions to ECAM Lyon is possible for CPGE students through the concours FESIC Prépa contest
  3. Prepatory class MP through E3A Contest
  4. Preparatory class PSI through E3A Contest
  5. Preparatory class PT through Bank PT

For more information, please consult the FESIC website

Procedure

  1. Sign up for the Contest FESIC Prépa at www.scei-concours.fr
  2. Submit application online to http://dossierenligne.ecam.fr/ge3
  3. Be declared admissible to ECAM Lyon after the written exam portion of the FESIC Contest
  4. Participate in an online admission interview
  5. Admissions decisions will be posted in early-August at www.scei-concours.fr
  6. Applicants must confirm enrollment

After confirmation, an email will be sent explaining enrollment procedures.

 


 

Preparatory Classes MP, PSI, PT, TSI (Application + Centrale Supélec/CCP/ENSAM Contest + Interview)

Applicant Profile

  • Be younger than 22 on January 1 of the year of application
  • Obtained a French baccalauréat S or STI less than 3 years ago
  • Be in preparatory classes MMP, PSI, PT, or TSI

Procedure

  1. Sign up for the Centrale Contest on www.scei-concours.fr
  2. Submit application online to http://dossierenligne.ecam.fr/ge3
  3. Be declared admissible to ECAM Lyon after the Concours Supélec, CPP, or ENSAM Contest
  4. Participate in an online admissions interview
  5. Admissions decisions will be posted in late-July at www.scei-concours.fr
  6. Applicants must confirm enrollment

After confirmation, an email will be sent explaining enrollment procedures.


 

DUT (GMP, GTE, MPH, or SGM) (application + interview + graduation)

Applicant profile:

  • Be younger than 22 on January 1 of the year of application
  • Obtained a French baccalauréat S or STI less than 3 years ago
  • Be in an IUT GMP, GTE, MPH, or SGM: as the ECAM Lyon program is selective, a high class ranking will be helpful in admissions

Procedure:

  1. Submit application online at https://dossierenligne.ecam.fr/ge3
  2. Be selected during the ECAM Lyon admissions jury
  3. Participate at one of the admissions interviews of ECAM Lyon (Interviews only on appointment through http://dossierenligne.ecam.fr/ge3)
  4. Send a copy of DUT degree to ECAM Lyon
    ECAM Admissions Bac+2
    40, montée Saint Barthélemy
    69321 LYON Cedex 5
    Or by email to admission.bacplus2@ecam.fr
  5. Applicants must confirm enrollment

After confirmation, an email will be sent explaining enrollment procedures.


Scientific Licence L3, M1 (Application + Interview and validation of ECTS credits)

Applicant profile:

  • Be younger than 22 on January 1 of the year of application
  • Obtained a French baccalauréat S or STI less than 3 years ago
  • Be in Licence 3 in mechanics, energy, physics, or mathematics
  • Have passed 180 ECTS credits

Procedure:

  1.    Submit application online at https://dossierenligne.ecam.fr/ge3
  2.    Be selected during the ECAM Lyon admissions jury
  3.    Participate at one of the admission interviews at ECAM Lyon

Interviews only on appointment through http://dossierenligne.ecam.fr/ge3

  1.    Send a copy of Licence degree to ECAM Lyon
    ECAM Admissions Bac+2
    40, montée Saint Barthélemy
    69321 LYON Cedex 5

Or by email to admission@ecam.fr   

  1.    Applicants must confirm enrollment

After confirmation, an email will be sent explaining enrollment procedures.

 

Application for 2 years of higher education

Under the framework of the admissions procedure for students with 2 years of higher education, applicants must submit their application via http://dossierenligne.ecam.fr/ge3. Applications must contain:

For DUT – Licence – or Preparatory classes

  • Résumé
  • High school degree
  • French baccalauréat grades
  • Higher education grades (with class ranking for IUTs)
  • Cover letter
  • DUT applicants must submit €75 with their application (online or by check made out to EAM). CROUS scholarship recipients are exempt with proof of scholarship.

Address for check payment

ECAM Admissions Bac+2
40, montée Saint Barthélemy
69321 LYON Cedex 5

For CPGE – Contest

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter
  • French Baccalaureate grades
  • Preparatory class grades
  • Contest's results
  • No application fees

Create and modify your application to ECAM Lyon at http://dossierenligne.ecam.fr/ge3

Preparatory Classes (Years 1 and 2)

  • Preparatory Classes PTSI/PT: €1,511 - €2,356 per year, depending on the family contribution as established by ECAM Lyon
  • Preparatory Classes Asia pathway: €4,500 per year for French students and €5,500 for Asian students
  • Preparatory Classes STI2D: €3,800 - €4,500 per year, depending on the family contribution as established by ECAM Lyon

Engineering Classes (Years 3, 4, and 5)

Tuition fees amount to €7,400 (for scholarship holders: 10% per scholarship step).

The ECAM Arts et Métiers program is recognized by the French government and students may apply for scholarships. More information.

Up to 20 months of international experience will add a new dimension to a student curriculum. There are numerous opportunities: 

  • A 4-month Applied Engineering Internship at the end of the 3rd year
  • A semester or a year abroad at a partner university during the 4th year (mandatory)
  • A double degree with a partner university during the 5th year*
  • A 5-month Final Engineering Internship at the end of the 5th year

*Double degrees allow for the specialization in various technical fields such as mechanics, aeronautics, automobiles, materials, or energy.

 

 

The general nature and high quality of the ECAM Arts et Métiers programs allows graduates to rapidly find their first job and advance in growing sectors such as:

  • Engineering Firms, Consultancy
  • Energy
  • Construction
  • Transportation
  • Metallurgy
  • Eco-Industry
  • Luxury goods
  • Health

Fast Graduate Employment in the Fields of Tomorrow

Internships

Interships are an integral part of the ECAM program; they validates learning credits and are protected by contracts.

Three internships are included in the academic program:

  • An Industrial Internship (4 weeks minimum): professional experience in manufacturing, maintenance, quality, or stock management at the level of a worker.
  • An Applied Engineering Internship (4 months): experience as a qualified technician in an engineering firm, maintenance service, or in production methods.
  • A Final Engineering Internship (6 months): a real mission as an independent engineer under the supervision of a qualified engineer.

Internships can be done in France or abroad. A dedicated service helps students during their research and shows them how to navigate the vast network of active ECAM engineers.

Projects
Undergraduate program

From the first day, students learn not only to be engineers, but to be active participants in the society. A preparatory program makes up the first two years of the Arts et Métiers general program and allows students to be admitted into the core engineering program based on continual assessment.

Courses

Sciences fill up the majority of classes, but humanities, languages, and communication are heavily present throughout the program.

The workload is heavy. Students progressively learn to organize themselves, plan projects over an extended period of time, and use logic and reasoning.

Students will not get lost in huge lecture halls as all classes are given in small groups like what they are used to in high school. Each subject area has one professor, and students benefit from personalized assistance and proximity of available faculty members for better understanding.

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Core engineering program
Double Degrees
Course catalogue