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École nationale supérieure des télécommunications de Bretagne


École nationale supérieure des télécommunications de Bretagne

Telecom Bretagne
Motto A prestigious graduate engineering school and international research centre in the field of information technologies
Established 1977
Type French Grande Ecole
President Paul Friedel
Admin. staff 300 (2009)
Students 1,219 (2009)
Undergraduates 998 (2009)
Postgraduates 430 (2009)
Doctoral students 221 (2009)
Location Brest, France
Campus Brest, Rennes
Website official
the Réseau Télécom

Telecom Bretagne (formerly known as ENST Bretagne) is one of the top French grande école and a high standard research centre providing high level training in Information Technologies and telecommunications. This grande école of engineering is located near Brest in Brittany.

As a member of the Institut Telecom, it has three campuses:

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


  • History 1
    • Master of engineering 1.1
    • Master of Sciences 1.2
  • Admission 2
  • Illustrious Alumni 3
  • Notable faculty 4
  • See also 5
  • External links 6


  • 1974: Pierre Lelong – Secretary of State for the PTT (literally Postal Telegraph and Telephone) – decides to establish a second school of telecommunications that will be located in the Brest area.
  • 1977: Creation of ENST Bretagne in Brest. Admission of the first student body which counted 31 students.
  • 1986: Creation of the Rennes site.
  • 1997: Creation of the Groupe des Écoles des Télécommunications (GET).
  • 2008: Renamed Telecom Bretagne.
  • 2012: Creation of the Institut Mines-Télécom.

Master of engineering

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 Sciences

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):

  • MSc in Telecommunication Systems Engineering
  • MSc in Design and Engineering of Communication Networks
  • MSc in Computer Science & Decision Systems
  • MSc in Information Systems Project Management & Consulting
(Mastères spécialisés, mastères 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.

Illustrious Alumni

Notable faculty

See also

External links

  • Official site
  • Official facebook
  • Students' web pages
  • Alumni Association
  • Junior Entreprise
  • ESN Section
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