ECAM Arts et Métiers – General Engineering (in French)

Accredited by the CTI, ECAM Arts et Métiers offers a solid cross-curricular scientific and technical base that combines strong 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. In addition to the high employability rate of ECAM Arts et Métiers graduates, students, through internships, international mobility, and special programs, can also adapt their studies to their interests and professional projects.

This program has received the label “ECAM Arts et Métiers” placing ECAM Lyon in an ongoing process of continuous improvement. This label is verified by Bureau Veritas and proves the programs requirements as well as the School’s commitment to 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 students with 2 years of higher education can apply to the third year.

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Recent High School Graduates

The first year has 150 open spots

Applicant profile:

  • Have a French baccalauréat série S
  • International applicants must directly contact the Preparatory Class Director

Admissions procedure:

  • Sign up on the platform Parcoursup: Admission ECAM
  • Complete the common application to 4 schools online
  • On-campus interview if the application meets qualifications
  • Offer of admission via Parcoursup

Application qualifications focus mainly on final-year scientific grades. Sciences make up over 60% of classes in preparatory classes. Languages and philosophy are also important as the Arts et Métiers program contains a strong international component. Teachers’ grade remarks are also greatly considered in determining an applicant’s seriousness and tenacity.

ECAM group member schools (ECAM Lyon, ECAM Rennes, ECAM Strasbourg-Europe, and ECAM EPMI) are joint adherents to Parcoursup: Admission ECAM. Admissions jury evaluate each application twice and admissions’ interviews allow for the verification of applicant’s qualifications for ECAM programs.

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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 gives classes diversity.


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

Applicant Profile

  1. Student 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
  3. Prepatory class MP through Concours e3a
  4. Preparatory class PSI through Concours e3a
  5. Preaparatory class PT through Banque Filière PT

For more information, please consult the FESIC website

Procedure

  1. Sign up for the Concours 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 Concours FESIC
  4. Participate in an online admissions 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 + Concours Centrale Supélec/CCP/ENSAM + 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 Concours Centrale 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
  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 demanding, a high class ranking will be helpful in admissions

Procedure:

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

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

  1.    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

  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 Prépa intégrée

  • 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 – Concours

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter
  • Baccalauréat grades
  • Preparatory class grades
  • Concours selection
  • 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 - €2356 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 is applicable for scholarships. To know more

Students who want to give their program an international dimension can participate in up to 20 months of international experience:

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

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

 

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The general nature and high quality of the ECAM Arts et Métiers programs allows graduates to rapidly find their first job and advance in strong growth 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 are validated with credits and are protected by contracts.

Three internships are part of 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 post as an independent engineer under the supervision of a qualified engineer.

All internships can be done in France or abroad. A dedicated service helps students in looking for internships and helps them navigate the vast network of active ECAM engineers.

Projects
Undergraduate program

From the first day, students learn not only how to be engineers, but how to be active participants in society. The PTSI-PT preparatory program makes up the first two years of the Arts et Métiers program. These years allow students to be admitted into the core engineering program after two years of continual assessment.

Students can study in the preparatory program at one of two partner institutions:

Courses

Sciences make 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 won’t get lost in huge lecture halls as all classes are given in small classrooms like what they’re used to in high school. Each subject has one professor, and students benefit from personalized assistance and proximity to understanding and available faculty members.

Core engineering program
Double Degrees
Course catalogue