Master's Degree in Engineering Grenoble INP - Phelma, Nanotech


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


The Master's Degree in Micro and Nanotechnologies for Integrated Systems is a versatile degree course, given primarily in English and dedicated to micro and nanotechnology, such that subsequent integration into the world of industry will be facilitated, at national or international level. It relies on the complementary skills of three leading European universities, in training and research in the sphere of micro and nanotechnology.


Microelectronic products, omnipresent in our daily lives, can still undergo even more sophisticated miniaturisation. This miniaturisation is carried out using expertise in micrometric and nanometric technology. The objective of this degree course is to produce engineers with a wide range of knowledge in this discipline, which is overflowing with applications in almost all sectors of the world economy.


Grenoble INP, Politecnico di Torino and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne, have set up a joint « Master's Degree in Micro and Nanotechnology for Integrated Systems ».

  • Semester 1 takes place at Politecnico di Torino.
  • Semester 2 takes place at Grenoble INP.
  • Semester 3 takes place at EPF Lausanne.

The degree course students will receive a « Master's Degree in Micro and Nanotechnologies for Integrated Systems » from the INP Grenoble, the Politecnico Turin, and the EPF Lausanne, granted and signed jointly by the three institutions.

With the support of the IRT Nanoelec, which benefits from the French national program "programme d'Investissements d'Avenir, IRT Nanoelec" ANR-10-AIRT-05.

Further information


Alberto FERRERO Nanotech11 / 7 July 2015
"Since I was a child, I have been fascinated by science in all its forms. In particular, I like to think that a deep knowledge of both the physical phenomena and the technological processes is required to a good engineer who wants to make best use of the surrounding world to create something new and useful for other people.
On one hand, the theoretical knowledge is necessary to look at physical phenomena in a different light, providing new ideas for their exploitation in useful applications. On the other hand, the awareness of the technological limitations related to manufacturing processes is essential to “keep the feet on the ground”. The Master in Micro and Nanotechnologies for Integrated Systems is providing me with this precise background: a mix of physics at the micro and nanoscale, along with the study of the technologies available for its manipulation. Indeed, the range of possible applications is extremely wide, so that one can really choose whatever he likes. To conclude, I would say that this Master is not only giving me the tools to shape my future at my will, but is also making me enjoy the studies as I would have never done in any other case."

Other testimonials available in French and English here.


  • Who should apply? Bac + 2, Bac + 3, Bac + 4
  • Available as :
    • Initial 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 into Year 2 or 3

  • Each year, 60 students are recruited from students at Grenoble INP, the Politechnico in Turin and from the EPF Lausanne. Each Institute (Grenoble INP, Politecnico di Torino and EPF Lausanne) can offer up to 20 places. 
  • The degree is also open to students from other universities, admitted according to their qualifications. 

Recruitment is discussed during a jury in June each year by professors from Grenoble INP, Politecnico di Torino and the EPF Lausanne.

Attention: Level B2 3 skills is required for access to the sector


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Online registration

The students already enrolled by PHELMA should apply on a dedicated website.
Others students will apply on the general website.

The international admission session is open on december 1, 2018

Application fee

For Grenoble INP to handle your application file, you are requested to pay 100 euros if you hold (or will hold) of a Bachelor's degree (students from Politecnico di Torino, Phelma or EPFL do not need to pay any fee).


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


The first year

The first year leads to the Bachelor in Engineering Sciences and is made by one of the two entry points below:


The second year


The third year

  • Semester 9 curriculum (in Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Semester 10 is spent entirely on the Graduation Project and associated internship.

Elective semester
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 - 5 to 6 months in industrial or academic environment.

This is a large project held in France, Switzerland , Italy or another country, on a subject chosen by the student and validated in December (before the end of the 3rd semester) by the heads of the three institutions.

This full time placement will be carried out in a company or a research laboratory. It will last for a minimum of 5months. The evaluation of this work placement will be carried out by means of a work progress report, one month after the start of the project, a final report and two vivas (one known as pre-viva and the other, final viva). These two vivas bring together the teachers in charge of the work placement, the tutor and the work placement supervisor.

The report and the viva will be in English , but a written summary and an oral summary must be done in Italian and French.


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 English
  • Internship abroad Yes
  • Erasmus areas Electronics and telecommunications 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.
Visit the International section of Grenoble INP website

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



R&D engineer, researcher.


  • Micro and nanotechnologies
  • Telecommunications and computing markets,
  • Machine construction, instruments and apparatus, textiles,
  • Optics and photons,
  • Medicine and pharmaceuticals,
  • Energy industry.

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.