Engineer diploma

CPE Lyon is a Grande Ecole in the French Higher Education system. It is a private institution with the status of a not-for-profit association

In France the qualification “graduate engineer” is an indication of a long course (usually 5 years)

Qualification “graduate engineer”provided by a higher education establishment that has been accredited by the authorising body within the French Ministry of Higher Education: the Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur (CTI), which came into being through the law of 10 July 1934.
CTI accreditation is renewed every 6 years and proves that the school’s programmes and education are up to standard required for awarding engineer diplomas.
Source: Centre d’Etudes sur les Formations d’Ingénieur (CEFI) [Prospective committee about engineer education]


The CPE Lyon engineer diploma

The strengths of the CPE Lyon course:

  • High standard non specialized basic modules with specialization later in the course
  • Highly international
  • A strong focus on industry and the entrepreneurial spirit
  • Values: inter-personal skills, respect for the environment etc

With a CPE Lyon engineer diploma you are ideally equipped for both the major challenges in chemistry and the great challenges in electronics - now and in the future!

CPE Lyon graduate engineer diploma is awarded to students that have met the following conditions:

  • Successfully completed 5 academic semesters and all the obligatory placements or projects in industry.
  • Passed either an English B2 level certificate in the “Common European Framework of Reference”, or level B1 for students in continuing education

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The CPE Lyon diplomas:

The CPE Lyon engineer diploma is accompanied by a descriptive annexe: the diploma supplement. The diploma supplement is issued in French and in English and is given automatically and free of charge to every student upon graduation.

Examples of diploma supplements:

Semesters and the European Credits Transfer System (ECTS)

The harmonisation programme established by the European Union is also called the “Bologna Process” or the “BMD Reform” [the “LMD réforme” in France].

The objective of this major project is to facilitate the interpretation and comparison of course programmes in different European countries by structuring them in the same way and consequently promoting student mobility.

What are its main features?

  • The “BMD” (Bachelor – Master – Doctorate): an architecture for qualifications that are now coordinated around 3 grades
    • Bachelor (B), given for BAC+3
    • Master (M), given for BAC+5
    • Doctorate (D), given for BAC+8
  • Study years are split into semesters.
  • Each course module corresponds to a certain number of ECT credits depending on the student’s workload, practical work, directed personal studies, projects, individual studies and learning objectives.
  • The diploma is accompanied by a diploma supplement (a descriptive annexe).

For some years CPE Lyon has been fully aligned on these European recommendations.

In this framework, CPE Lyon issues an intermediate certificate at the end of year 3, the “CPE Lyon Bachelor”, which is also accompanied by a descriptive annexe.

Examples of the “CPE Lyon Bachelor”