Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

EPITECH

Program Description

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

EPITECH

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology: The Innovation Track

Please note that students need a Bachelor level to apply to the Graduate program.


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Epitech offers a 2-year Graduate-level curriculum in English, open to international students, called Innovation Track.

The aim of the program is to help our students reach a new level of expertise and build their own unique profile by staying in an innovative mindset and turn them into innovative experts able to create the digital world of tomorrow.

The program lasts 2 years. Each student's first year is organized according to their profile, around "compulsory Core courses" and "chosen electives". Students will acquire both technical and methodological knowledge.

During their second year, students will either specialize or diversify their knowledge according to their professional project. Epitech Innovative Projects (EIP) come to an end and students are ready to enter the job market. This year is the end of a cycle and serves as a stepping stone for the student's early career.

The cycle allows for a large choice of electives per semester. These help provide students with new technical abilities and let them become professionals in various areas of expertise. Each student's curriculum is different and custom-built to promote diversity and let students be specialists in their field.

A 6-months long internship, in a company or an incubator, takes place at the end of the curriculum. It serves as a unique springboard for students' career and allows to put their knowledge to work in real-life situations.

Course Schedule

1st Semester 2nd Semester 3rd Semester 4th Semester SOFT SKILLS (20% - 4 weeks - 12 ECTS) SOFT SKILLS (20% - 4 weeks - 18 ECTS) SOFT SKILLS (50% - 10 weeks - 30 ECTS) INTERNSHIP (6 months - 30 ECTS) EIP (30% - 6 weeks - 9 ECTS) EIP (50% - 12 weeks - 12 ECTS) EIP (30% - 6 weeks - 9 ECTS)

HARD SKILLS (50% - 10 weeks - [30 ; 50] ECTS) HARD SKILLS (30% - 6 weeks - [18 ; 30] ECTS) HARD SKILLS (20% - 4 weeks - [12 ; 20] ECTS)

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CURRICULUM

Core courses

  • Network
<li>Web Service Design</li> <li>Database</li> <li>Algorithms and data structures</li> <li>Code quality</li> <li>System Administration</li>


Electives

  1. Hard skills : technical modules
Bid DataDevops Data analysis Distributed systems design Advanced database architecture Artificial intelligence


Cloud

Devops Distributed systems design Microservices PaaS Web application


Virtuality

Artifical Intelligence Mobile Gaming Virtual Reality/Interactive Experiences User Experience/Design


Digital Security

Introduction to Digital Security Kernel Programming Systems Security Cryptography and Network Organisationnal Security


Embedded

Kernel Programming Mobile IOT


Soft skills : Cross-functional modules
Marketing/Strategy

Strategic development Digital marketing Growth hacking


Personal Development

Shape yourself Professional efficiency Leadership


Project management

Planning ahead Agile Methodologies Scrum/Kanban


Law/Finance/Accounting/..

General digital law & finance Financial planning/Business plan Fund raising/Incubation


Product management

Ideation/Innovation Design Thinking Lean startup

This list is tentative and classes are subject to availability.

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OPTION: Master’s in Project Management

The Master in Project Management is a joint degree between EPITECH and the UNIVERSITY OF HAUTE-ALSACE (University of Upper-Alsace).
International students will thus be able to obtain the Master’s in Management Sciences, a Project Management specialization of the University of Haute-Alsace.

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This specialisation responds to a growing need to train managers who are able to plan and manage industrial, services-related or cultural projects.
The development of project-based organisation in many public organisations and private companies indeed requires project team managers to have advanced skills. This specialisation requires a teaching method focusing on learning by doing, through real-life projects. To this end, the UHA develops partnerships with businesses, regional CCIs and the Centre Européen d'Entreprise et d'Innovation Alsace (Alsace European Business and Innovation Centre) as part of their mission to help with the creation of new and innovative businesses. The idea is also to create a technology transfer tool in the field of Management based on specific areas of expertise. The aim is to build an innovative way of acquiring, exchanging and developing Management knowledge. Therefore this is a double specialisation.
The challenge is to offer an architecture that allows for a diverse range of incoming (and therefore outgoing) student profiles, while certifying the Master’s level for the various targeted professional circles. Technology transfer is the expression of a diverse range of profiles on offer within a defined area of competency: Project Management.

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Expertise and skills

In addition to general managerial skills, the following skills are acquired during the course:

  • Mastery of assessment, planning and project management tools;
  • Leadership, or the ability to motivate, involve and make people work together, and learn to make better use of their own skills
  • Relational skills, because the project manager is the main point of contact for the internal functions but also customers, suppliers, and various partners
  • Capacity for anticipation and decision-making in unpredictable or antagonistic situations
  • Understanding of markets and technologies.

Occupational integration

Careers: Information Systems Project Manager; Industrial Project Manager; Research & Development Project Manager; Innovative Business Founder.
There are career opportunities in the following industries: Industrial companies, large or medium-sized; Commercial enterprises that promote or wish to promote international expansion; Service companies (banks, consultancy firms, international trading companies, etc.); Local authorities, public and parastatal bodies.
The course offers the skills needed by entrepreneurs, particularly in small or medium-sized companies. Considering that starting a company is a project in itself, it makes sense to combine this training with entrepreneurship training for students wishing to start their own business.

Epitech-UHA Partnership

  • Epitech and the University of Haute-Alsace (UHA) signed an agreement in autumn 2014, setting out their shared lines of action in the field of entrepreneurship.
  • For Epitech, the partnership gives its students access to a Master’s in Project Management diploma course, a useful academic addition to Epitech’s training, which would take its place after the 4th year.
  • This course is open to international students by written application.
  • As well as the Graduate Diploma in Information Technlogy awarded by Epitech, international students will thus be able to obtain the Master’s in Management Sciences, a Project Management specialisation of the University of Haute-Alsace.

Interaction with the Epitech curriculum

In order to obtain the UHA Master’s, as well as the modules required to earn the Epitech Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, international students will have to pass the “Information Systems Management” major, which will be taught by UHA teachers. The UHA modules will be taught on the Epitech campus during the second year of study at Epitech.

Terms and conditions of admission

  • International students interested in this double course must express their interest in their first-year application to Epitech.
  • Admission to the programme is based on selection by written application, which must be submitted to Epitech’s international office during the first year of study at Epitech.
  • Only candidates who have completed a Bachelor’s in computer science in their country of origin, as well as the compulsory modules needed to validate the first year at Epitech, are eligible.
  • The final decision to admit the student to the program will be made at the end of the first year of study at Epitech.
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About the UHA

The University of Upper Alsace has around 8,000 students: 6,300 students in Mulhouse and 1,700 in Colmar. The university has a strong career focus because it has always known how to successfully build active partnerships with various socio-economic circles. This results in a large number of vocational courses, from DUT (technology degree) to doctorate, through engineering diplomas. It also enjoys strong support from local authorities. The characteristics of “proximity and openness” are therefore the two keywords of its identity. Innovative, multidisciplinary, and an important player in the construction of the regional higher education and research space, the UHA is a stakeholder in the excellence of Alsace. The University of Haute-Alsace is partner with the University of Strasbourg. Thanks to this partnership, all degrees delivered by UHA have a double mention (Unistra & UHA).
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 29, 2017
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