École nationale supérieure des télécommunications de Bretagne

Coordinates: 48°21′33″N 4°34′12″W / 48.35917°N 4.57000°W / 48.35917; -4.57000

Telecom Bretagne (formerly known as ENST Bretagne) was a French grande école of engineering, and a research centre providing training in information technologies and telecommunications. In 2017, it merged with École des mines de Nantes to form IMT Atlantique.

Telecom Bretagne
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MottoA prestigious graduate engineering school and international research centre in the field of information technologies
TypeFrench Grande Ecole
PresidentPaul Friedel
Administrative staff
300 (2009)
Students1,219 (2009)
Undergraduates998 (2009)
Postgraduates430 (2009)
221 (2009)
CampusBrest, Rennes
the Réseau Télécom

As a member of the Institut Mines-Telecom, it had three campuses:

Telecom Bretagne had been the source of breakthroughs[citation needed] in the world of telecommunications, notably[citation needed] the turbo codes (first published in Proc. IEEE ICC'93) used extensively in 3G mobile telephony standards.


Master of engineeringEdit

For students admitted in formation initiale (FI, literally initial formation), the curriculum takes 3 years and deals with six main domains in 1st and 2nd year:

and 4 options in 3rd year :

Master of SciencesEdit

Telecom Bretagne delivers Master of Science degrees, which are fully compliant with the Bologna system. MSc are two-year training courses leading to a high level of expertise in Information Technologies (IT):

(Mastères spécialisés, masters de recherche, PhDs...)


Admission for the Engineering degree is decided, for most French students, through competitive examination after two to three years of mostly theoretical physics and mathematics classes in CPGE. Foreign students and a few French students are selected after undergraduate or graduate studies based on their results and specific tests.

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