IMT Atlantique - Graduate Engineering School

IMT Atlantique - Graduate Engineering School

IMT Atlantique is an Elite Graduate Engineering School in the fields of Digital Technology, Energy & Environment.  It is a member of IMT, the largest group of Engineering and Management Graduate Schools in France. Ranked among the top ten "Grandes Ecoles" in France, its cutting edge programs, as well as it researches activities are recognized nationally and internationally for their excellence. 

Top reasons to study here

  • The quality of its programs based on innovation, cutting-edge research, and in accordance with the needs of the industrial world.
  • Its leading-edge fundamental and applied research led by world-class professors.
  • The reputation and prestige of the school recognized in prominent international rankings as a top-tier Technological University.

Bachelor's programmes



IMT Atlantique is an institute of higher education and research, created after the merger of École des Mines Nantes and Telecom Bretagne in January 2017.


Our mission is to contribute to economic development through education, research and innovation by:

  • Providing a new and unique broad-based engineering course, organized on several campuses.
  • Training engineers in the convergence of digital technology, energy and environment.
  • Putting a major emphasis on pedagogical innovation


The research potential ranks IMT Atlantique among the top 10 in France. 

  • Research topics in the field of energy and digital technology:

Subatomic physics and nuclear chemistry - Energy and environment processes

Robotics and automatic control - Simulation, modeling, optimization, coding, decision

Design of electronic, microwave and optical functions - Implementation of fast algorithms

for complex functions - Signal and Image processing, Big Data processing - Computer Science

Software Engineering, Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence - Networked Systems (communication, energy, waste, water, air) - Humanities.

  • A significant contribution to the research development with 6 mixed research units (5 CNRS and 1 Inserm).

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Student services

  • IMT Atlantique’s International Office is dedicated to International Students recruitment and is here to help students choosing a suitable program, preparing their applications, finding financial aids, and preparing their arrival in France.
  • IMT Atlantique Admission and Integration Department helps students once arrived on campus and ensures inclusion on campus life, along with student clubs. 

Housing services

  • IMT Atlantique offers various housing possibilities for students. On-campus accommodation is guaranteed.
  • Single rooms, studios or lofts; our students benefit from a range of quality accommodation options that contributes to ensuring their general well-being at IMT Atlantique.
  • Room or flat between 12 to 30 m², equipped with at least a cupboard, desk, telephone, sheet and blanket.  Many rooms have their own shower or toilet space, a kitchenette, refrigerator…
  • Each apartment is equipped with access to the school's broadband network.

Library services

Libraries available on each campus.

ICT services

Wifi and computers available on each campus.

Medical services

On-campus student advisors in charge of social and health assistance. 

Student Life

Campus life

IMT Atlantique has 3 campuses in France (and 1 site in Toulouse). 

  • Brest Campus is located on the seaside (in Brittany) which makes it one of the nicest campus in France. Brest has over 24,000 students in a population of 200,000 people.
  • Nantes Campus is spread over 15 hectares on the banks of the Erdre River a few km north of the city centre. It is in the heart of Atlanpole, Nantes' technology hub, which is entirely devoted to cutting edge technologies and is also home to other higher learning facilities, research centres and business incubators. 
  • Rennes Campus is situated in the Rennes-Atalante technology hub. Rennes is the capital city of Brittany and is one the main students’ cities in France. 

Sports facilities

Because we learn better when we feel good, IMT Atlantique provides the environment and the high quality sports facilities to get you and your future career on the move (gymnasiums, rugby, football, gym, tennis, climbing walls, sailing etc…). 

Student clubs

  • IMT Atlantique student’s life is very rich with many extracurricular activities, including sports and cultural events, which complement their academic courses throughout our Campuses. 
  • The school has twenty societies and roughly one hundred clubs! The student executive board or "bureau des élèves"(BDE) coordinates the various clubs and societies and manages the student bar and relaxation areas (Brest and Nantes) where students enjoy a friendly and festive atmosphere. 
  • There is also a BDI for international students to make sure that they are having the best experience possible.


Our MSc are accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and hosted by our Research Departments.

Student Reviews

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I am a prospective student at IMT Atlantique. It is a renowned university in the world for its technical advancement. Also, the curriculum includes 6 months of internship which will advance my practical knowledge.

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My experience in the University was awesome and alot of ideas, skills were shown by the students and lecturers.

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