Connected Information Systems Engineering - post-master professional certificate

Accredited by the Conference of Grandes Ecoles


Applications open on: 08/01/2018

Final closure of applications: 10/06/2018

Admissions panel: 18/06/2018

On-line Applications

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Director: Éric Cousin

With the development of telecommunications, the field of application of information technology has been significantly broadened. Intranet, extranet, cyber-commerce, distance training, multimedia, interpersonal communication, social networks, collaborative working, roaming, ubiquitous or pervasive computing... are some examples of this connected intelligence. The diversity of needs and the dynamic of technological developments create many opportunities for professionals in this sector and gives them a strategic role within companies.

At the intersection of computing and networks, of the technical and engineering, of the fundamentals and the "high tech", this master's trains accomplished distributed information systems designers, who can rapidly move up to positions of major responsibility.

An original pedagogical approach

The course objectives are ambitious: to teach immediately usable skills in the space of one semester, while focusing on design, the guarantee of long term upward mobility for graduates.  To achieve this, the high-level lectures are supported by many practical simulations. Teamwork is particularly useful for developing real skills in software engineering and approaching the numerous technological components of a distributed information system.

An environment of excellence

Situated on the coast and in the heart of the Brest-Iroise tech hub, the Brest campus offers a particularly dynamic and stimulating scientific and cultural environment. The teachers of this master's mainly being permanent staff of Telecom Bretagne, students can easily contact them and benefit as much as possible from their sound field expertise, based on multiple national and international research projects, and also from industrial partnerships.

Réseau de partenaires

Top-level university and industrial interventions reinforce the excellence and relevance of this training course. Many companies regularly receive our students. We express here our gratitude to partners who have been involved with us in recent years: Accenture, Alcatel-Lucent, Altran, Atos Origin, BNPParibas, Bouygues Télécom, Bull S.A., Cap Gemini, Cnes, Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne, Devoteam, EDF, EADS, IBM, Ifremer, Imag Grenoble, Inria/Irisa, Fondation Télécom, Orange, SFR, Société Générale, Sopra Group, Steria, Thales, Unilog/Logica, the University of Western Brittany and the University of Nantes.

Career opportunities

Service companies, telecommunications operators, banks and companies managing their own information system are the main recruiters of graduates from this master's. The growing number of small and medium establishments equipped (or wishing to be) with a distributed information system (intranet/extranet) also provide many employment opportunities. Graduates can expect positions as: development engineers, project managers, consultants, information systems architects...

Applicant profile

This course is mainly aimed at people who already have skills in information technology and wish to improve their employability in this sector. It also allows young graduates (from engineering schools or universities) to obtain an authentic information technology qualification, and allows more experienced professionals to formalise and update their skills for better recognition. This course is also open to novice IT candidates who have strong potential, sound scientific training (master's level) and obvious motivation for this field. Regularly, electronics engineers, chemists, biologists, physicists and others follow this master's course with the goal of acquiring dual skills in information technology or changing careers in this sector.

Required qualifications :
- A degree from an engineering or business Grande Ecole
- A graduate degree: research or professional master of advanced studies (DEA or DESS),
- A bachelor's or second-year master's degree, with at least three years of professional experience with management responsibility (maximum 25% of the class)
- An equivalent qualification from an institute abroad


September to March: classes and personalised work

Fundamentals (130.5 hrs)

  • C programming language (24 hrs)
  • Modelisation and programming objectives with UML and Java (42 hrs)
  • Relational databases (27 hrs)
  • Introduction to network systems (15 hrs)
  • Engineering tools (22.5 hrs)

Software systems engineering (102 hrs)

  • Specification, evaluation, requirement testing (21 hrs)
  • Design, architecture (21 hrs)
  • Processes, development methodologies, quality procedures (21 hrs)
  • Tools and practices (15 hrs)
  • Human-computer interaction engineering (24 hrs)

Information systems (60 hrs)

  • Scope and evolution of information systems (12 hrs)
  • Modelisation of professional processes and workflow (15 hrs)
  • Case study (15 hrs)
  • Advanced databases (18 hrs)

Distributed services (63 hrs)

  • Paradigms and models of distributed systems (30 hrs)
  • Implementation of distributed software systems (33 hrs)

Internet engineering (126 hrs)

  • Web technologies (63 hrs)
  • Network engineering (51 hrs)
  • Security (12 hrs)

"Common thread" project
Teamwork in the form of a project in several phases, which allows students to put into practice their new skills throughout the course.

Personal training (21 hrs)

April to September: an in-company internship and professional thesis

Programme information:

Éric Cousin
Ph.: +33 (0)2 29 00 10 64
Fax: +33 (0)2 29 00 12 82
E-mail: Éric Cousin

Administration contact:

Application fees: €60 for one option and €90 for two options

Tuition fees:

Tuition fees may be covered by in-service training funding organisations, Pôle Emploi (French National Employment Agency), the French National Employment Agency (FNE) or a student loan granted by banks according to their specific conditions.

See the 2017-2018 tuition fees