ENSICAEN - Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Caen

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ENSICAEN (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieur de Caen) is a national graduate school of engineering, authorized to award the Ensicaen Master of Engineering degree (equivalent to Master’s degree) which is acknowledged by the French Engineering Accreditation Commission.

ENSICAEN’s students spend 8 months in internship of which 3 are spent abroad. The school is divided into 5 departments, each leading to one of 5 engineering diplomas.

Students graduating from ENSICAEN find a wide range of job opportunities in the nuclear field, aeronautics, electronics, the railway and automotive industry, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and the chemical industry, banking security …


Caen, Normandy

 A city between land and sea

Traditionally known for its history and culture, CAEN is an attractive place to study, located between land and sea and only 2 hours from Paris. At the heart of a metropolitan area of over 400 000 inhabitants (Caen and its surrounding area) including 25 000 students, Caen is close to many major historical and cultural sites including the D-Day landing beaches, the Memorial for Peace and the Mont-St-Michel.

Caen is an attractive city for all kinds of sporting activities (on land and on water), its art galleries and historical museums, as well as music festivals. The area also offers :

  * Theaters, concert Halls, cinemas, shopping centers,

  * A football stadium, home to the Caen national League 1 team

Caen is a city of innovation and challenge, committed to the high-tech industry and offering all the major subject areas in further education and research.


ENSICAEN in the heart of the scientific campus of Caen

ENSICAEN is located in the heart of "Campus 2", the science campus of Caen. Other laboratories like CYCERON (Neuroscience and medical imaging), GANIL (National heavy ion accelerator) and the University laboratories are located close to our main building.

In the same area, you will find the ESITC (Higher school for civil engineering), the Science Faculty of the University of Caen, and nearby an industrial technopole including NXP, Presto Engineering, France Telecom R&D, as well as the University Hospital and one of the region’s cancer institutes.

A shopping center is located near the campus and the university residences.

Campus 2 is connected to the city center and the train station by an extensive tram and bus network.



ENSICAEN prepares highly trained engineers in competitive courses with a good experience of the industrial world. A large and dynamic network of partners has been established around the courses.

Our partnerships with leading industrial groups and foreign universities throughout Europe, America and Asia allow our students to keep up to date with state of the art innovative technologies.

Professional Network

ENSICAEN’s industrial activities …

-          improve employment and internship opportunities for its students

-          promote key ENSICAEN technology transfer

-          create a network of scientific experts

-          encourage and develop innovation

-          provide technological advice

-          promote industrial partners’ clubs in security banking, energy, instrumentation

-          offer adult education

ENSICAEN, partner in 3 Competitiveness Clusters

TES (Secure Electronic Transactions)

Relying on cooperation from business, as well as research and training institutions, the TES cluster has chosen to take on this challenging project, in which over 130 entities work together towards the development of innovative collaborative projects : since its creation just over 10 years ago, the cluster has helped to create over 200 certified projects representing 420 million Euros R&D investment.

ENSICAEN is a key player in this cluster. The only one of its kind in France, the e-banking platform is an essential tool for advanced learning and its research project is initiated by local industrial partners in the field of e-banking and electronic transactions.


The role of this cluster is to develop R&D projects concerning collective passenger transport and road mobility, contributing to regional economical development, hence reinforcing the international competitiveness of its members.

NUCLEOPOLIS  "Nuclear science and its applications"

(Health and energy) : with 51 partners, this cluster’s aim is to promote Normandy to the rank of European leader in this sector. In our region, it directly involves more than 10 000 jobs, and represents a strong network linking schools, universities, training centres, research institutes and businesses.



We are a new member of the n+i network

Important Dates

Recruitment takes place from March to June.

The academic year begins in September.


The total cost of a year’s tuition is 10 000 Euros.

National and Regional Scholarships, as well as financial support from Ensicaen, add up to 7 000 Euros.

The cost to the N+i student is thus 3 000 Euros.

3 000 euros
Available master
Student Life

At ENSICAEN, we encourage students to fully enjoy all aspects of student life, including active participation in one of the 50 clubs and groups.  Thursday afternoons are set aside for extra-curricular activities, and with something to suit everybody’s interests, you’re sure to find something that’s right for you  : sports clubs, humanitarian action groups, science clubs, business clubs, drama and arts groups, and much more ... Taking part in any of these group activities can boost your personal and professional development, as well as broadening your horizons through trying something new. Teamwork and leadership experiences can be enriched, and you may even want to take up the opportunity of assuming an organisational role, taking responsibility for a club / group.



Accommodation – Halls of Residence

ENSICAEN has a number of rooms on campus for foreign students (subject to availability).

Cité Universitaire Côte de Nacre (Campus 2) : 2 minutes walk from Ensicaen.

Recently renovated rooms with private en suite toilet and shower + small fridge.

Shared self-catering facilities. Computer rooms for internet connection.

Price of the room - (9 m²) 254.85 €/month ( Août 2016).

One month’s deposit : 175 €.

Pillows, sheets and blankets not provided.

“Allocation de Logement Social” (Housing Allowance) can be applied for.

Cité Universitaire Campus 1 : 15 minutes by tram from Ensicaen

Recently renovated rooms with private en suite toilet and shower + small fridge.

Spacious shared self-catering facilities. Computer rooms for internet connection.

Price of the room - (9 m²) 254.85 €/month (Août 2016).

One month’s deposit : 175 €.

Pillows, sheets and blankets provided.

“Allocation de Logement Social” (Housing Allowance) can be applied for.

Résidence Edmond Bacot (Campus 2) : 2 minutes walk from Ensicaen.

Price of a furnished one-bedroom flat (T1/ 20m²) : 347.04 €/month

One month’s deposit : 200 €

Includes private kitchen and bathroom.

Pillows, sheets and blankets not provided.

“Aide Personnalisée au Logement” - APL (Housing Allowance) can be applied for.

 Private city apartments

Through Estate Agents : Price of a one-room apartment from 350 €/month to 450 € (caretaking expenses included).

Information :

HPE 14 (budget accommodation) : 00 33 (0)2 31 06 91 00

Résidence Les Doges : 00 33 (0)2 31 53 14 00

Résidence les Germes de Blé : 00 33 (0)2 31 46 79 00

Résidence Tempologis : 00 33 (0)2 31 46 79 00

Top Campus : 00 33 (0)2 31 47 40 41


For all types of accommodation, home insurance is compulsory (about 25 € per year).

Accommodation fees
See above
Some figures



Overall, we have 81 foreign students for a total student population of 676 (12%).  The majority stay for 3 years before graduating.  Others study here for only one year (exchange program). Each year, around 220 students graduate. Approximately 20-25 of them are foreign students.


Partnership with n+i

We are new to the n+i network.



Number of agreements



Amérique du Nord


Amérique du Sud






7  Double degree agreements with :

Dublin City University (Ireland),

UNICAMP (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil),

UnB (Universida de Brasilia, Brazil),

HUST (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China),

WUT (Wuhan University of Technology, China),

UNISA (Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy)

UFPR (Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil)

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