Grenoble INP PHELMA Filière EPEE

Master's Degree in Engineering Grenoble INP - Phelma, Electrochemistry and processes for energy and the environment (EPEE)


Master's Degree in Engineering

  • Degree awarded Master
  • Graduation year Bac + 5
  • Graduation level Level 7
  • Location
    • GRENOBLE Scientific Polygon
  • Duration 3 years (6 semesters)
  • Available as
    • Initial education
    • Continuing education


This specialization provides a mixed education of physics and chemistry, orientated towards the key areas of 21st century industry: electrochemistry and physicochemical processes. The program is at the forefront of developments in energy (e.g. fuel cells), sustainable development and micro-electronics. This training in engineering aspects is complemented by exposure to the processes of quality and safety controls and sustainable development through eco-industry, eco-design and eco-processes. In addition, the education provided by the Specialization requires students to analyze the complex phenomena which arise in physicochemical operations and to appreciate multidisciplinary models and cross-disciplinary analysis.

  • Training partners



    • LEPMI
    • SIMAP
    • LMGP
    • LGP2
    • CEA-LETI


    Associated companies

    Air Liquide, Alcan, Arcelor, Arkema, CEA, EADS, EDF, GDF, Novellus, Onyx, Philips, PSA, Renault, Rhodia, Saint-Gobain, Sorevi, ST Microelectronics, Technip, Total, Valeo,Veolia.


  • Who should apply? Bac + 2, Bac + 3, Bac + 4
  • Available as :
    • Initial education
    • Continuing education

Entry requirements

To be admitted into Year 1 (at two years of post-secondary study), students must have completed two years of preparatory courses (science-track or Institute of Technology common preparatory program) or have earned an undergraduate degree from a university (in France, mainly DUT or L2).

Admission on qualifications for French or foreign students at L3 or M1 level.

International exchanges (L3 or M1 level)

Apply now

Visit the Admissions section of the school’s website (French version).


  • Course duration 3 years (6 semesters)
  • Internships abroad


The first year

2 tracks are available within the 1st year and lead to a Bachelor of Engineering science.

The second year

The third year

Semester 9 can be completed in one of two cross-disciplinary programs that concern all majors:
> IPEM Industrial Processes & Environmental Management
> MANINTEC Management, Innovation, Technologies

Semester 10

Master thesis (30 ECTS credits)

The final semester of the course is dedicated to the End of Studies Project (Projet de Fin d'Etudes, PFE). This is a study or project whose objectives are defined in advance by the project supervisor. The subject of the PFE must be within the domains covered by the program.

The PFE lasts for a minimum of 5 months, between February and June, and takes place either in industry or in a research laboratory in France or abroad. It provides student engineers with the opportunity to make use of the knowledge and working methods gained through their theoretical and practical education in a professional environment. They will experience engineering working methods, learn how to manage a project and develop their autonomy and initiative.

The End of Studies Project also develops their sense of responsibility by submitting them to a demand for results within a pre-determined time frame. The student engineer is required to produce a report and take a viva on their project.

Board of examiners

Each semester is worth 30 ECTS credits, spread out over the different courses completed. Students must obtain a grade of at least 10/20 in each course to obtain the credits.


  • Language of instruction French. Some courses taught in English.
  • Internship abroad Yes
  • Erasmus areas Chemical engineering

International exchange

Students in this major benefit from many agreements between Grenoble Institute of Technology and partners around the globe in the form of exchange programs, dual-degree programs, internships, and more.

Courses taught in English

  • Semester 8, 1st Master year - Electrochemical methods (Practicals) - report and viva in English (3 ECTS)
  • Semester 8, 1st Master year - Electrochemistry Project (Bureau d'Etudes, BE) - report and viva in English (3 ECTS)
  • Semester 8, 1st Master year - Electrochemical kinetics
  • Semester 9, 2nd Master year - Electrochemistry for energy

Information on available scolarships

Are you a foreign student with a Master level qualification wanting to study at one of the six engineering Schools of the Grenoble Institute of Technology? You can find all the funding schemes available for you course in Grenoble on our website at Grenoble INP.


  • Graduation year Bac + 5
  • Graduation level Level 7



  • electrochemistry
  • physical chemistry
  • process engineering

Further learning opportunities

Education through research

Year 3 students planning to go on to a PhD program can earn a dual degree with another Master’s program relevant to their first major within the Grenoble University system.