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European Master EMECIS: a positive result

European Master EMECIS: a positive result for the first three years

The EMECIS Master “European Master in Engineering for Complex and Interacting Systems” aims to train students in the field of complex systems engineering, particularly in transport systems, industrial safety processes, and autonomous vehicles driving.

Created in January 2016 by the
université de technologie de Compiègne (UTC) and the University of Genoa (UNIGE) in Italy, it brings together the Master Engineering of Complex Systems (ISC) of UTC, and the Master Degree in Engineering of UNIGE. The creation of EMECIS was initiated in the framework of the Labex MS2T "Laboratory of Excellence" Control of Technological Systems of Systems "", carried by the laboratory Heudiasyc (UMR UTC CNRS), in association with three other research units of the UTC.

The EMECIS project, in Genoa, is led by Roberto Sacile (who came several times to Compiègne as part of the Labex Visitors Chair, he is also an invited lecturer in Compiegne in the framework of the master).

Three years after the creation of this double degree, the result is positive: nine graduate students and seven students enrolled this year. "Three years ago, we were targeting between three to five students per year, and we have noted an increase in the number of students as we go along," says UTC head of the ISC, Dritan Nace. Of the nine EMECIS graduates, three are pursuing PhDs at the Heudiasyc laboratory. The enthusiasm for this training is explained by the offer and quality of the courses offered in each master's degree component of the double degree. In addition, students appreciate the fact that they can take study periods in France and Italy, as well as internships in a research laboratory jointly supervised by professors from UTC and UNIGE.

Each year, UNIGE organizes the EMECIS day during which professors from both universities have the opportunity to present this training. This day is followed by the defenses of the students in master. This year, this event took place on October 31, 2018 (in the presence of Mohamed Sallak and Dritan Nace, from the Heudiasyc laboratory of UTC), and was closed by the graduation ceremony. It was also an opportunity to make an inventory of the first three years of the master's degree, and prepare the renewal of the agreement between the two universities, for a new period of 5 years, until end of 2023.