MSc Electronic Systems for Embedded and Communicating Application (ESECA)

MSc Electronic Systems for Embedded and Communicating Application (ESECA)

  • Master of Science
  • Study field
    Electrical Engineering, Embedded Systems, Electrical Engineering, Embedded Systems, Systems Engineering
  • Institution
  • Tuition fees
  • Teaching language



The Master of Science Electronic Systems for Embedded and Communicating Application (ESECA) offers a unique broad range of knowledge and expertise in electronic embedded systems design specifically tailored for the aeronautics domain. Master students graduate with extensive competences in embedded analog/digital electronic systems, RF and signal processing for embedded communicating systems. The curriculum embodies elements of power management for autonomous embedded systems and image processing, thus covering the aeronautics industry as well as the latest innovative and state of the art research.


The main objective of this Master of Science program is to provide the most up-to-date teaching in electronics for embedded systems, in tight relations to the aeronautics industry as well as prime level research institutions.

This program prepares graduates that will take part in the research activities as PhD or R&D engineers and will have an opportunity to build an international career.



4 semesters

Program Start

September 10th

Course details

Training content

Organization of the program:

MSc ESECA is a two-year program: the 1st year is called M1 and the second one – M2. The courses during the first three semesters concern signal theory and processing, electromagnetism, circuits’ theory (analog, digital, RF) with dedicated lab projects. Finally, the relations with industry and research are important:  industrial and research projects are proposed during the two years of the Master Program and students must complete a 6-month internship during the 4th semester .

Training program:

Semester 1: Integration semester

  • Basics of Electronics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Programming

Semester 2: Core semester

  • Advanced Electronics
  • RF electronics
  • Telecommunications

Semester 3: Specialization semester

  • Advanced courses in Embedded Systems
  • Research project

Semester 4: 6-month internship

The complete syllabus can be seen here.


Internship project (6 months) in industry (production, offices, R & D) or academic research laboratories.

Fees & Funding

Tuition fees

The annual tuition fees are 9000€.

Living costs

Average monthly living costs for a student in Toulouse is between 700 and 1000€.  The amount depends a lot on the accommodation you will choose.

Detailed information about living expenses can be found in the Student Guide.  

Scholarships from INP/INSA

Acceptance to scholarships from INP-INSA can reduce the tuition fees down to 5230€ or 5473 per year, depending on student's status.

Scholarship through a reduction of the fees can be offered to students coming from partner universities.

Exceptionally the same kind of scholarship can be given to top level students.

All the students enrolled with us will be given the Toul'Box full pack with a private pick-up at the airport.

Other scholarships:

  • Scholarships from the French government (Eiffel scholarship, embassies…)
  • Scholarships from the European Union (Erasmus, Leonardo…)
  • Scholarships from the French regional authorities (town halls, regions…)
  • Scholarships from academic labs or industrial companies.

For other scholarship information, we recommend checking Campus Bourse.


Access condition

Admission requirements

If you have an international degree:
To enter the 1st year of the MSc program, you will require a Bachelor of Sciences/Engineering
Please note that it is also possible to integrate directly the 2nd year of the program. To do so, you will need to have obtained a Master of Sciences/Engineering.

If you have a French degree:
- To be admitted in M1 the required level is L3
- For the admission in M2 the required level is M1

Required documents:

  • 2 passport-size photos
  • Photocopy of passport or ID card
  • English language test (B2 level) (if your native language is not English)
  • Certified academic transcripts
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas
  • Curriculum Vitae in English or French (max. 2 pages)
  • Short statement of motivation in English

Application deadline:

 30th April

Student Life

For FREE ! All the students enrolled with this Master of Science will be given the Toul'Box "All In" pack with a private pick-up at the airport or train station in Toulouse (working days and working hours).


Students studying at INP-ENSEEIHT can apply for a CROUS student residence. Unfortunately, it cannot always ensure accommodation for all international students. However, several other accommodation options are available.

There are several possibilities of accommodation at INSA:

  • The Crous residences
  • The Promologis Group residences
  • The R1 CROUS-INSA residence: Centrally located on the campus of INSA Toulouse and offers 221 student rooms, which are attributed in priority to students enrolled at INSA on the basis of social criteria. Rents range from 189.50€ to 332.50€. To apply for this residence, please click here.


To learn more about different types of accommodation in France, you can read this article.

Part-time jobs

If you a European national, you do not have any work restrictions in France.

If you are not a EU citizen, normally you will have a long-term student visa (VLS-TS) which allows international students to work for 960 hours over a one-year period (on average, 20 hours per week). Internships are not included in this limit.

Part-time student jobs are available in Toulouse, from bar work to babysitting, for students who speak at least a minimum of French. Announcements are put up on campus announcements boards, and it is recommended that students distribute their CVs in person to local bars and restaurants. 

Student clubs

Life at INSA and INP is very rich thanks to the many clubs and associations which allow students to take part in variety of humanitarian, sports, economic or cultural activities.

Student associations and clubs create a friendly atmosphere on campus and organize important events. Click here to find the complete list of student clubs.

Good to know: INP and INSA welcome each year many international students. They have a dedicated team to help new incoming students with practical and administrative formalities.

Contact: sri @

About School

And after ...

Further studies

PhD – more than 40% of the graduated students

Career prospects

The Master of Science ESECA is designed for students and young scientists interested in pursuing a career in research, development & innovation in the field of Embedded Electronic Systems, Antenna & RF systems, Signal & Image processing, Power and Energy-Efficient autonomous systems.


Recruiting companies: world leading industrial groups, such as Thales, Airbus, etc.


Graduate residence permit

The graduates of this program can apply for a residence permit "recherche d'emploi / création d'entreprise" ("job search / business creation") for graduate students. This residence permit allows students to remain in France for up to one year to look for employment.

At the end of your studies, if you have obtained your diploma, you can apply for a residence permit "recherche d'emploi / création d'entreprise" (except Algerian students). This residence permit replaces the temporary residence permit that was previously issued to graduate students ("APS Master").

This residence permit can also be requested from abroad: if you leave France at the end of your studies, you can apply for the residence permit "recherche d'emploi / création d'entreprise" at the French consulate in your home country or your country of residence within 4 years after graduation. More information:


  • Toulouse



Email : master_eseca @