Why choose ECAM Lyon?

A ‘Grande Ecole’ with a proven track record

Created in 1900 in response to the demand from industrialists, ECAM Lyon trains generations of responsible and creative engineers, who use their scientific expertise to serve a sustainable and ethic future.

For over a century, ECAM Lyon has continued to adapt to the needs of companies and to the expectations of young people and their families. A pioneer in its field, its notable innovations are: the establishment of one of the first Engineering Apprenticeship programmes; the first factory-school dedicated to Lean Management (INEXO: Institute of Operational Excellence) and the first 5 year Engineering Programme in English in France (ECAM Engineering).

High standards of academic & personal excellence – French State recognition (CTI national board of accreditation for engineering degrees)

ECAM Lyon is officially recognised by the French government and has been granted the official French ‘Higher Education Establishment of Public Interest’ status (EESPIG).

« Best Engineering ‘Grandes Ecoles’ » in the 2017 Education Awards. (Cabinet SMBG / Eduniversal)











Humanist Values are at the heart of the School’s teaching project

ECAM Lyon is based on Lasallian traditions which put the students at the heart of the educational methodology: as well as acquiring scientific skills, students are encouraged to reflect, to learn to get to know themselves and to excel; they learn to become aware of the impact of their actions and decisions. The school’s pedagogical approach is loyal to the humanist values on which it is founded and is based on accompanying the students, on the principles of work and merit, on encouraging curiosity and on respect and solidarity.

Cooperative Education

Loyal to the humanist values on which it is founded, the school’s pedagogical approach is based on accompanying the student, on work and merit, encouraging curiosity, respect and solidarity.

Thanks to the very reasonably sized year groups and teaching methods that favour small group tuition, ECAM Lyon is able to provide the best possible support for each student in the building and success of their personal and professional project. ECAM Lyon therefore offers assistance such as academic support and French lessons for foreign students. Support is also provided through the traditional mentor programme where each student is able to benefit from the advice and guidance of an ECAM graduate. Learn more about Student Support.

Today the student-teacher ratio at ECAM Lyon is 1 – 12.

Working alongside companies to innovate

Participation of business leaders on the campus, internships, technical services… ECAM Lyon’s privileged contacts with the business community mean it is in an excellent position to detect new developments. Alongside its industrial partners, from small business to major groups, ECAM is constantly seeking innovative solutions; it explores emerging technology and imagines the world of tomorrow.

An internationally orientated school

To encourage student mobility and develop the international outlook of its programs, ECAM Lyon works together with an extensive network of partners including other universities and institutes of technology worldwide. ECAM Lyon is member of the international network of LaSalle universities – 1500 institutions in 82 countries.

A vibrant campus life in an exceptional environment

At the heart of the 2nd largest student city in France, the ECAM Lyon campus is lively, open, energising and just the right size. The 20 acre park is laid out with student residence halls and amenities, places to socialise, a sports hall, a library, classroom and laboratory buildings and technological hubs : a place for living and working that favours the success and fulfillment of each student.

Lyon, the place to succeed in your studies

Between the Mediterranean sea and ski resorts of the Alps, Lyon is a European crossroads with excellent access to international destinations. Lyon is one of Europe’s most innovative and attractive cities (awarded ‘2016 Europe’s Leading City Break Destinations’.  France is the 3rd most attractive country for international students. Among the 150,00 students in Lyon, 12% are foreign students.