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Electrical Vehicule Propulsion and Control (E-PiCo)

Centrale Nantes

24 months
9000 EUR/year
4500 EUR/year
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Electrical Vehicule Propulsion and Control (E-PiCo) from Centrale Nantes is a 2-year Master programme that offers useful and necessary multidisciplinary topics in the e-mobility field. E-PiCo will provide technical and scientific solutions to the issue of fossil consumption and greenhouse gas emission.


The Electrical Vehicule Propulsion and Control (E-PiCo) from Centrale Nantes is devised to train students in the field of e-mobility in order to have them work towards ecological transition. It is directly applicable to industry by training future electric propulsion system expert graduates. 

The students will receive a "Diplôme d'ingénieur" equivalence of a Master's degree.


E-PiCo is an integrated Master's course designed and conducted by partner institutions sharing a common vision of e-mobility:

  • Centrale Nantes, France

  • Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany

  • Università degli Studi dell'Aquila, Italy

  • Universitatae Politehnica din Bucuresti, Romania


The programme of study lasts two academic years (120 ECTS) split into four semesters. E-PiCo student mobility paths will take place in minimum 2 EU countries, possibily 3 EU countries for the first three semesters.

For the 4th semester the E-PiCo students may move to partner countries considering the EACEA regulations for Erasmus Mundus scholarship holders or to an industrial partner is possible.


Although the e-PiCo programme relates primarily to the context of e-mobility, the concepts covered can be applied to a much wider range of other engineering and economic systems. The career prospects for E-PiCo graduates are therefore excellent. They can be employed in diverse industrial and economic sectors, as the courses are relevant to today’s high tech society.

On graduation from E-PiCo Master's course, the student will have acquired the following skills:

  • In-depth scientific and technical knowledge of Control engineering and the skills to use this knowledge effectively.
  • Capacity to work both independently and in multidisciplinary teams, interacting effectively with specialists and taking initiatives where necessary.
  • Capacity to communicate effectively (through both written and oral presentations) in an international context,
  • Capacity to adopt the most suitable methods for the problem at hand and select the technological components needed to implement the proposed solution.?
  • Capacity to transfer high tech methodology from university to industry.


This master's programme has been selected under the European Programmes of excellence, in 2019 through the Erasmus Mundus Programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Control system
  • Statistical signal processing and estimation theory
  • Fundamentals of Electric Vehicle Systems         
  • Electric Vehicle Modeling and Simulation                                                              
  • Embedded Software Systems


Through lectures by reputable researchers, practical work on the latest experimental platforms, sessions with industrial specialists, annual workshops, E-PiCo students acquire the most advanced knowledge that will prepare them for the upcoming challenges in e-mobility.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Open to students who already hold a first university degree with the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits in the European system, after at least three years studies, at the level of Bachelor of Science, in a field related to electrical engineering such as:

  • Electrical engineering
  • Auto-control
  • Computer science
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18000 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Partner country students: €18 000 for 2 years
  • Programme country students: €9 000 for 2 years

Living costs for Nantes

600 - 650 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Erasmus+ EMJMD scholarships can be offered to students from any region of the world. They are awarded as full-funded scholarships :

  • Contribution to participation costs
  • Contribution to travel and installation costs
  • Contribution to the subsistence costs / living allowance

Consortium Scholarships are available to european and Non-European students applying as self-funded. They consists of a reduction of the participation costs.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Electrical Vehicule Propulsion and Control (E-PiCo)
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