ENSICAEN - Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Caen

General Presentation
Academic Presentation
Student Life
International Relationship


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


ENSICAEN’s students have to spend 8 monthes in internship and 3 monthes abroad. The school is structured into 5 departments  leading to 5 engineering diploma and an international Master SNEAM (Sustainable Nuclear Engineering Application and Management)  jointly with Ecole des Mines de Nantes.


ENSICAEN’s graduate students find jobs opportunities in the nuclear field, aeronautic, electronics, railway and automotive industry, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and chemical industry, banking security ….).



Caen in Normandy

A city between land and sea
Traditionally known for its history and rich tradition, CAEN is an attractive place to study between land and sea and only 2 hours from Paris. At the heart of a district of 400 000 inhabitants (Caen and its surroundings) and 25 000 students, Caen is close to many major historical and cultural sites including the D-Day landing, the Memorial for peace and the Mont St Michel.
Caen is an attractive city for all kind of sports activities (land and sea), its art and historical museums and music festivals.
- Theater, Concert Hall, Cinema centers, Commercial centers
- Football stadium
Caen is a city of innovation and challenge with strong commitment to the high-tech industry and encompassing major fields of competence 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 scientific campus of Caen. Close to its main building are located other laboratories like CYCERON (Neurosciences and medical imaging), GANIL (National heavy ion accelerator) and the University laboratories.
In this area, you will find the ESITC (Higher school for civil engineering), University Campus Faculty of sciences and nearby, Industrial Technopole, NXP, Presto Engineering, France Telecom R&D, Cancer institute, University Hospital…
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 a network of tram and bus.




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

Many of 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 for its students

Promote key ENSICAEN technology transfer

Have a scientific experts network

Encourage innovative activities

Give technological advice

Promote industrial partners’clubs in security banking, energy,instrumentation

Offer adult continuing education


ENSICAEN partner in 3 Competitiveness Clusters

TES (E-Secure Transactions cluster)

Relying on cooperation from business and research and training institutions, the TES cluster has chosen to take on this challenge, requiring the command of a global issue involving technological innovation, usage, marketing and legal expertise, to develop an international site.

ENSICAEN is a key player in this cluster. One of a kind in France, its 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 cluster mission is to develop R&D projects on collective 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 Lower Normandy to the rank of European leader in this sector. In our region, it is more than 10 000 direct jobs. It represent a strong network linking schools, universities, training centres, research institutes and firms.

We are a new member of n+i network
Important Dates

Recruitment takes place from March to June

Beginning of the year is on next September

Yes The overall cost of a year is 10 000 euros. Scholarships from french government, region and ENSICAEN are given for 7 000 euros. N+i student has to pay 3 000 euros
3 000 euros
Available master
Student Life

Student life

To fully enjoy student life, an active participation in one of the 40 clubs and other activities is encouraged. Thursday afternoons are set aside for students’ to do sports, humanitarian action groups, scientific clubs, theatre, and much more ... An active student life ensures personal development and community involvement, offering a wealth of teamwork and leadership opportunities.


Accommodation in a student residence

 ENSICAEN has a number of rooms available on the campus for foreign student (within the limits of available rooms).

 Cité Universitaire Côte de Nacre (Campus 2) : 2 mn’s walk from Ensicaen.

Renovated rooms which include toilets and showers in the room + small fridge

Cooking facilities in the corridor. Computer rooms for internet connection

Price of the room - (9 m²) 248 /month as from July 2013.

Pillows, sheets and blankets not provided

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


Cité Universitaire Campus 1 : 15 mn’s by cable-car from Ensicaen

Renovated rooms which include toilets and showers in the room + small fridge

Cooking facilities in the corridor. Computer rooms for internet connection

Price of the room - (9 m²) 248 /month as from July 2013.

One month’s deposit: 175

Pillows, sheets and blankets are provided

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


Résidence Edmond Bacot (Campus 2) : 2 mn’s walk from Ensicaen.

Price of a furnished room (T1/ 20m²) : 340,50 /month

Kitchen and sanitary included.

Pillows, sheets and blankets are not provided.

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


Apartments in town

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


 HPE 14 : 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 accommodations, an insurance is compulsory when arriving (about 25 ).

Accommodation fees
See above
Some figures
Overall, we have 81 foreign students for a total of students of 676 (12%) Majority of them stay for 3 years to graduate. The others are here only for one year (exchange program). Each year, around 220 students graduate. Around 20-25 of them are foreign students.
Partnership with n+i


Number of agreements



Amérique du Nord


Amérique du Sud





6  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)



Official website
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