CPE Lyon Electronics – Telecommunications - Computer science course

CPE Lyon Electronics – Telecommunications - Computer science course

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Embedded computing, management, telecommunications, Internet, hardware, software... all aspects of electronics now overlap to provide customers with the service they expect. In these fields the engineer must as much as possible hone specialist skills, while simultaneously integrating on both a technical and a human level.

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To respond to the reality that high technology systems increasingly closely combine electronics, informatics and telecommunications, the school provides student engineers with a global education in electronics / microelectronics, informatics, image and signal processing, telecommunications.

Every year CPE Lyon trains 110 engineers in Electronics – Telecommunications – Computer science

They decide on a speciality based on their tastes and aptitudes, choosing optional modules in year 4 and their major for year 5:

  • Among the majors offered by the school are: "Electronic architecture and micro-electronics ", "Distributed Information Systems", "Telecommunications", "Image and algorithm
  • Or in partner grandes écoles or universities in France or abroad.
  • In parallel in year 5 the students will be able to follow a research Masters

CPE Lyon engineers are both multidisciplinary and specialist:

They have an over view of the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector and extensive competencies that enable them to design complex systems.

They are also expert in their speciality working at the highest level in large electronics, computer science or telecommunications enterprises or going on to do research for a doctorate

The description of the qualification “CPE Lyon graduate engineer, speciality electronics” appears on the French national professional certification register

More details (in french)

This diploma is accessible through Recognition of Prior Learning.

Download the presentation leaflet : CPE Lyon Electronics – Telecommunications - Computer science course

Programme of course units

Download the whole detailed programme: Electronics - Telecommunications - Computer science course (in french) 

You will find below the course programme for each semester (each year is split into 2 semesters) and for the subjects taught.

By clicking on the module or course unit, you will find a detailed description of the content of the module, the anticipated learning outcomes, the method of assessment etc.

The code identifying each description identifies :
- The discipline (1 = Chemistry, 2 = Electronics, 3 = common chemistry - electronics units, 4 = Computer science and communication networks),
- The semester,
- The field (subject),
- The number order in the field,
- And the type of unit (C for obligatory, SO for semi-optional, MAJ for majors, OPT for optional units).

Programme of course units, by semester

Year 3 (1st year of the engineer curriculum) - semester 5
Physics 13 ECTSDetails
Quantum mechanics and statisticsDetails
Electronics 16 ECTSDetails
Introduction to electronicsDetails
Electronics 23 ECTSDetails
Electronics of linear systemsDetails
Computer science 16 ECTSDetails
Structured programming and algorithmicDetails
Mathematics, signal and image processing 16 ECTSDetails
Applied mathematicsDetails
Languages and international culture 13 ECTSDetails
English and one other chosen foreign languageDetails
Human, economic and social sciences 13 ECTSDetails
Ethics and human training (to be chosen) - EconomicsDetails
      
Année 3 (1st year of the engineer curriculum) - Semester 6 - 30 ECTS
Physics 23 ECTSDetails
Electrical engineeringDetails
Physics 33 ECTSDetails
Physical optics and sensorsDetails
Electronics 33 ECTSDetails
Elementary digital components and circuitsDetails
Electronics 43 ECTSDetails
Operational amplifier basics and applicationsDetails
Computer science 23 ECTSDetails
Object-oriented programming in C++Details
Computer science 33 ECTSDetails
C++ programming projectDetails
Mathematics, signal and image processing 23 ECTSDetails
Signals and linear systemsDetails
Mathematics, signal and image processing 33 ECTSDetails
ProbabilityDetails
Languages and international culture 23 ECTSDetails
English and one other chosen foreign languageDetails
Human, economic and social sciences 23 ECTSDetails
Project to create a companyDetails
Industrial placement 15 ECTSDetails
Shop-floor work experience placement (1 month)Details
      
Year 4 (2nd year of the engineer curriculum) - semester 7 - 30 ECTS
Physics 43 ECTSDetails
Power electronicsDetails
Physics 53 ECTSDetails
OptoelectronicsDetails
Electronics 53 ECTSDetails
Analog devicesDetails
Electronics 63 ECTSDetails
Enhanced digital electronicsDetails
Electronics 73 ECTSDetails
Microprocessor systemsDetails
Computer science 43 ECTSDetails
Files and databasesDetails
Computer science 53 ECTSDetails
Operating systems and concurrent programmingDetails
Mathematics, signal and image processing 43 ECTSDetails
Digital signal processing and automatic control systemsDetails
Languages and international culture 33 ECTSDetails
English and one other chosen foreign languageDetails
Scientific semi-optional modules (series 1)3 ECTSDetails
1 per series : 
- Graphs and algorithms3 ECTSDetails
- Optimization techniquesDetails
- Digital filtering3 ECTSDetails
- Physics of componentsDetails
      
Year 4 (2nd year of the engineer curriculum) - semester 8 - 30 ECTS
Electronics 83 ECTSDetails
Electronics projectDetails
Electronics 93 ECTSDetails
Analog functions 2Details
Computer science 63 ECTSDetails
Introduction to embedded systemsDetails
Computer science 73 ECTSDetails
Networks and protocolsDetails
Mathematics, signal and image processing 53 ECTSDetails
Random signalsDetails
Languages and international culture 43 ECTSDetails
English and one other chosen languageDetails
Human, economic and social sciences 33 ECTSDetails
ManagementDetails
Modules scientifiques année 4 (série 2)3 ECTSDetails
Scientific semi-optional modules (series 2) 
- Compilation techniquesDetails
- Video gamesDetails
- Electronics in embedded systemsDetails
- Electromagnetic compatibility and relations with the environmentDetails
Scientific semi-optional modules (series 3)3 ECTSDetails
1 per series : 
- Introduction to the Java languageDetails
- Programmable logical devices and logical synthesisDetails
- Image processingDetails
- Micro-nanotechnologies and their applicationsDetails
- Sensors and instrumentationDetails
Scientific semi-optional modules (series 4)3 ECTSDetails
1 per series : 
- Networks and systems administrationDetails
- Real-time programmingDetails
- Image synthesisDetails
- Supplies for embedded and critical systemsDetails
Industrial placement 2 :15 ECTSDetails
Industrial training placement (3 months)Details
   
Year 5 (3rd year of the engineer curriculum) - semester 9 - 30 ECTS
Languages and international culture 53 ECTSDetails
English and one other chosen foreign languageDetails 
Human, economic and social sciences 43 ECTSDetails
Marketing, patents, management, economic awarenessDetails
Human, economic and social sciences 53 ECTSDetails
Professional project and vocational training (list of choices)Details
1 scientific specialization at CPE Lyon21 ECTS 
1 from 4 :: 
- Electronics and microelectronics architectureDetails
- Image processing and algorithmsDetails
- Networks and telecommunicationsDetails
- Distributed computer systemsDetails
      
Year 5 (3rd year of the engineer curriculum) - semester 10 - 30 ECTS
Industrial placement 3 :30 ECTSDetails
Final Year Project (6 months)Details

Programme of course units, by subject

COMMON CORE SCIENTIFIC MODULES
Physics15 ECTS Details
Quantum mechanics and statistics3 ECTSSemester 5Details
Electrical engineering3 ECTSSemester 6Details
Physical optics and sensors3 ECTSSemester 6Details
Power electronics3 ECTSSemester 7Details
Optoelectronics3 ECTSSemester 7Details
Electronics30 ECTS Details
Introduction to electronics6 ECTSSemester 5Details
Electronics of linear systems3 ECTSSemester 5Details
Elementary digital components and circuits3 ECTSSemester 6Details
Operational amplifier basics and applications3 ECTSSemester 6Details
Analog devices3 ECTSSemester 7Details
Enhanced digital electronics3 ECTSSemester 7Details
Microprocessor systems3 ECTSSemester 7Details
Electronics project3 ECTSSemester 8Details
Analog functions 23 ECTSSemester 8Details
Computer science24 ECTS Details
Structured programming and algorithmic6 ECTSSemester 5Details
Object-oriented programming in C++3 ECTSSemester 6Details
C++ programming project3 ECTSSemester 6Details
Files and databases3 ECTSSemester 7Details
Operating systems and concurrent programming3 ECTSSemester 7Details
Introduction to embedded systems3 ECTSSemester 8Details
Networks and protocols3 ECTSSemester 8Details
Mathematics, signal and image processing18 ECTS Details
Applied mathematics6 ECTSSemester 5Details
Signals and linear systems3 ECTSSemester 6Details
Probability3 ECTSSemester 6Details
Digital signal processing and automatic control systems3 ECTSSemester 7Details
Random signals3 ECTSSemester 8Details
       
SCIENTIFIC SEMI-OPTIONAL MODULES
Scientific modules year 412 ECTS Details
Series 1 : 3 ECTSSemester 7Details
1 module per series
- Graphs and AlgorithmsDetails
- Optimization techniquesDetails
- Digital filteringDetails
- Physics of componentsDetails
Series 2 :3 ECTSSemester 8Details
1 module per series
- Compilation techniquesDetails
- Video gamesDetails
- Electronics in embedded systemsDetails
- Electromagnetic compatibility and relations with the environmentDetails
Series 3 : 3 ECTSSemester 8Details
1 module per series
- Introduction to the Java languageDetails
- Programmable logical devices and logical synthesisDetails
- Image processingDetails
- Micro-nanotechnologies and their applicationsDetails
- Sensors and instrumentationDetails
Series 4 :3 ECTSSemester 8Details
1 module per series
- Networks and systems administrationDetails
- Real-time programmingDetails
- Image synthesisDetails
- Supplies for embedded and critical systemsDetails
       
GENERAL TRAINING MODULES
Languages and international culture15 ECTS Details
Languages and international culture 13 ECTSSemester 5Details
Languages and international culture 23 ECTSSemester 6Details
Languages and international culture 3 (list of choices)3 ECTSSemester 7Details
Languages and international culture 4 (list of choices)3 ECTSSemester 8Details
Languages and international culture 53 ECTSSemester 9Details
Human, economic and social sciences 15 ECTS Details
Ethics and social sciences (list of choices) - Economy3 ECTSSemester 5Details
Entrepreneurship project3 ECTSSemester 6Details
Management3 ECTSSemester 8Details
Marketing, patents, management, economic awareness3 ECTSSemester 9Details
Professional project and vocational training (list of choices)3 ECTSSemester 9Details
       
5TH YEAR SCIENTIFIC SPECIALIZATIONS
Electronics and microelectronics architecture21 ECTS Details
Design of integrated circuits6 ECTSSemester 9Details
Behavioral Description of Microelectronics Systems3 ECTSSemester 9Details
Specialized microprocessors and advanced architectures3 ECTSSemester 9Details
Digital Communications and Process Control3 ECTSSemester 9Details
Introduction to the design of microsystems6 ECTSSemester 9Details
Image processing and algorithms21 ECTS Details
From acquisition to calibration3 ECTSSemester 9Details
Inverse problem; theory and applications3 ECTSSemester 9Details
Computer graphics3 ECTSSemester 9Details
Advanced image processing and analysis3 ECTSSemester 9Details
Digital communications3 ECTSSemester 9Details
Research mini-project6 ECTSSemester 9Details
Networks and telecommunications21 ECTS Details
Digital communications6 ECTSSemester 9Details
Land and mobile telephony3 ECTSSemester 9Details
Qualité de Service/ Sécurité des réseaux3 ECTSSemester 9Details
Network Quality of Service / Network Security3 ECTSSemester 9Details
Network design project6 ECTSSemester 9Details
Distributed computer systems21 ECTS Details
Technologies and languages of the world wide web3 ECTSSemester 9Details
Understanding and programming XML3 ECTSSemester 9Details
Information systems design3 ECTSSemester 9Details
Network and system security and reliabilty3 ECTSSemester 9Details
Distributed information systems projec9 ECTSSemester 9Details
       
INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENTS
Industrial placements50 ECTS Details
Shop-floor work experience placement5 ECTSSemester 6Details
Industrial training placement15 ECTSSemester 8Details
Final Year Project30 ECTSSemester 10Details

For information about registration, go to Admissions section : Admissions

Years of study, change of terminology!


The establishment of the “European Higher Education Area” and the Bachelor Master Doctorate system (BMD) has meant we have changed the terminology: we now number the years of higher education study from the baccalaureate. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd years of the engineering course at CPE Lyon have therefore become: Year 3, year 4, and year 5.