Engineering School

Founded in 1900, ECAM Lyon ties research, education, and innovation to follow shifts in industry and business. With a strong humanist tradition, ECAM Lyon provides academic programs with strong scientific and technical standards, human and social perspective, cross-disciplinary knowledge, and openness to the world.

ECAM Lyon engineers are trained to think creatively and resolve complex problems, while developing sensibilities for the common good. These men and women have a professional and human obligation to contribute with their scientific expertise to an ethical and sustainable future.

ECAM Lyon is recognized as a public interest foundation (Fondation reconnue d’utilité publique). This recognition provides the independence and flexibility needed to continuously adapt its programs to the needs of companies and to the expectations of students and their families. ECAM Lyon is a regular pioneer and has progressively grown its offer to provide nowadays:

  • 5 engineering programs, all accredited by the CTI
  • 1 specialized Master program
  • Foundation year programs

The outstanding job placement rates of ECAM Lyon graduates and the career paths of ECAM engineers demonstrate the relevance of the ECAM Lyon’s model. 

Yves_ColliouConvinced that scientific progress and innovations must stay in the service of humanity, we want to give each student the confidence, knowledge, and perspective to allow them to create businesses with humanity.
Yves Colliou, Fondation ECAM President, former GDF-SUEZ Vice-General Director

External Campuses

ECAM Lyon’s development rests on opening external campuses that promises wider outreach and momentum in its academic programs. With over 1300 students on its Lyon Campus, ECAM Lyon has proven itself as a strong player in engineering education.

Always attentive to the needs of industry, institutions, and students, ECAM Lyon created its first external campus, ECAM de l’Ain Bourg-en-Bresse with the support of the Ain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI Ain). The campus contributes in the fight against education opportunity inequalities in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. CCI Ain welcomes ECAM Lyon in its CCI Formation facilities at the Alimentec competitive cluster as well as financing the studies of students on its site. ECAM Lyon would like to genuinely thank its partner and particularly Jean-Marc Bailly, CCI Ain President, for his dedication to promoting higher education in Ain.

ECAM Lyon and the Communauté de Communes de la Plaine de l’Ain joined forces to create a foundation year program with student status in the city of Ambérieu-en-Bugey. The ECAM Ambérieu campus is in the Gare neighborhood that is rapidly developing as a local business center.


The Réunion Region and the Centre de Formation des Apprentis de l’Enseignement Catholique de la Réunion support ECAM Lyon in the creation of an ECAM campus in Réunion. They actively follow the project, greatly contribute to financing academics, and participate in the administrative management.



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