The new era launched by the rapid emergence of embedded electronic systems has led to the creation of autonomous devices with a high level of interaction with users.
Fields using electronic systems such as transport (planes, trains, and automobiles), home automation (smart houses), and industry, require extensive development of smart devices, embedded systems and software in networks, smart cards, and mobile telephones and data terminals. Equally, real-time systems are increasingly widespread in the control of ever more complex industrial systems. The ASTRE option develops cutting-edge skills to enable graduates to drive innovation in ever-changing real-time and embedded systems.
The ASTRE option trains versatile engineers with industrial IT skills, with a slant towards digital electronics, in embedded and/or real-time systems, signal processing, and network and mobile transmission networks.
ASTRE provides students with skills in the design and implementation of complex IT systems requiring the ability to simultaneously master networks, hardware architecture, and software architecture. Constraints in the fields relate to miniaturisation, reducing energy consumption, and managing the required level of flexibility.
ASTRE engineers work in a large number of fields such as industry (manufacture, imaging, robotics, etc.), transport (automobile, aerospace, and trains), multimedia (telecommunications, digital television, etc.), communication networks, and home automation.
These fields draw on skills in system design, engineering, research and development, consultancy, studies, and testing.
IT is all around us in our ever-changing digital society.
One of the challenges is to design easy-to-use, context-aware software.
Communication and IT are at the heart of our digital society. IT system design involves adapting software to user context. This necessitates a user-centred approach taking into account societal aspects and the evolution of IT systems. IPS training is intended for students who are mindful of this challenge, and both passionately interested in technological innovation and open to cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary approaches.
The IPS option trains versatile IT engineers able to manage missions in analysis, design, development, and testing, involving technological, human, and social aspects. IPS provides students with skills in IT engineering, information systems, human-computer interaction, semiology, multimodal interaction, mobility, security, artificial intelligence, auditing, and engineering consultancy.
IPS engineers work in managerial roles in development, as IT project managers, software architects, and project management assistants, and in change management and consultancy.
Economic sectors include banking and insurance, transport, mobile telephony, distribution, agriculture and the environment, web and internet, multimedia, business services, and training programmes.