GEii (Electronical Engineering and Computer Sciences)


DUT Génie Electrique et Informatique Industrielle

(Electrical Engineering and Industrial Data Processing)




[The following text is derived from elements of the Programme Pédagogique Nationale des DUT "Génie Electrique et Informatique Industrielle" (National Educational Program for DUTs in “Electrical, Electronic and Computing Engineering”) see here ]

A professional degree with a high percentage of recipients who go on to further their studies  

The objective of the educational program offered by the Electrical, Electronic and Computing Engineering departments (GEII) in the Instituts Universitaires de Technologie (IUT) is to train students to be expert technicians in two years meanwhile allowing them the possibility of furthering their studies in a professional bachelor degree program, an engineering school or in a university degree course following their individual professional project, from the first semester of their education. At Cachan, 98% of the graduates further their education, the majority (about 60%) in engineering school, half in public schools and half in private schools.

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A wide range of technical skills combined with a good scientific and general knowledge base in order to adapt oneself to every opportunity

A recipient of a DUT GEII is capable of analyzing and participating in the conception of systems and equipment using digital, analog and power electronic technology, electrical engineering, automatic operations, industrial data processing and networks. He/she learns in an open environment where he/she must be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, through various mediums and in a foreign language.

Subjects taught at the IUT:



In no particular order: Mathematics and Physics, Culture and Communication, English (preparation for the TOIEC), Programming, Analog Electronics and Signal Processing, Digital Electronics and Industrial Data Processing,  Continuous Systems and Energy Conversion.

These subjects are divided into four teaching components:

  • UE1 (510 hrs): Science and Personal Development: Mathematics, Physics, Culture, Expression, Communication  and English; this component includes learning about businesses,
  • UE2 (450 hrs): Electrical Engineering
  • UE3 (450 hrs): Industrial and System Information Technology
  • UE4 (30 hrs): Professional Projects; this component includes the student’s work on his/her individual and professional projects

On top of this, there is an industrial work placement/internship of 10 to 12 weeks. This was conceived as a way to familiarize students with current international industrial realities and, along with supplementary modules, allows students to prepare their post-DUT paths.


The full time program is organized by semesters


The first semester is principally dedicated to discovering the specialization. To this end, the focus is on an interdisciplinary project (a robotics competition). An individual project also allows students to reflect upon and give shape to the plan for their professional project.

Semesters 2 and 3 are devoted to the acquisition of core subjects. Students choose to be on a more "electrical engineering and automated systems" path or on an "electronics for telecommunications" path.

During semester 4, the students go into project mode where they spend a large portion of their time working with their group. They will have the choice of various paths. Currently, the possible paths are:  

  • RCN : Radiocommunication numériques (Digital Radiocommunication)
  • ROB : Robotique et systèmes temps réel (Robotics and Real-Time Operating Systems)
  • RLI : Réseaux Locaux Industriels (Local Area Networks, LAN)
  • TI : Traitement de l'Information Image et Signal (Image and Signal Processing)
  • IT2R : Informatique Temps Réel et Réseau (Real-Time Computing and Networks)
  • MOSAR : Mise en Oeuvre de Systèmes Automatisés en Réseau (Automatic Control and Systems Engineering)
  • Mecatronique (Mechatronics)



Three ways to obtain the DUT GEii

At Cachan, the DUT can be obtained in three different ways which allows for different kinds of people, depending on their organizations and their available time, to obtain the required knowledge and know-how for a specific degree. They are:

  1. two years with a full time course load,
  2. two years through a sandwich course/work and study program,
  3. through continuing education and the VAE (Validation des Acquis de l’Expérience [earning credit for knowledge and skills gained through professional experience] )





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How do I apply to the l'IUT?

Apply to do a DUT as a full time student (student status) [+]

Apply to do a DUT in a sandwich course/work and study program (in alternation) [+]