This Master in International Biometrics (Optics, Vision, Image and Multimedia) is a two-years accredited program (Master 1 and Master 2) delivered by the UPEC - Université Paris-Est Créteil. This program is recommended for students holding at least a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Computer engineering, Information technology (or similar).
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Students in the International Biometrics (Optics, Vision, Image and Multimedia) programme delivered by the UPEC - Université Paris-Est Créteil will deal with all types of Biometrics, namely:

  • Medical and healthcare oriented Biometrics: measurement, feature extraction from bio-signals and biomedical images.
  • Security Biometrics: Fingerprint, face recognition, Iris recognition, for both identification and verification, etc.
  • General purpose Biometrics: gesture analysis, motion analysis, image and video processing, behavioural feature extraction, etc.
  • Mobile Biometrics: including signal and image applications on IOS and Android Smart devices.

What type of skills will you develop during this program

Technical skills 
  • Signal processing, Image processing and Computer Vision methods.
  • Application development, including on Smart devices (e.g. Android and IOS) and connected devices.  

Non-technical skills

  • Project management
  • Research and technical document writing and evaluation.

What will you be able to achieve after your graduation?

Once graduated, students can join companies as project manager, technical consultant, software system analyst, biometric systems engineer, software application developer, computer vision system designer, etc. You can also apply for PhD positions at any university in France, in Europe or in the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Measurements and data processing
  • Software integration
  • Pattern recognition
  • Biosciences
  • English-French
  • Introduction to biometrics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Master 1

At least a Bachelor degree "3 years of university studies" in the field of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or equivalent. For french education system a "Licence 3" is required (e.g. SPI, Informatics,...), or equivalent.

  • Master 2

At least a Bachelor degree "4 years of university studies" in the field of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Information Technology,  or equivalent. For french education system a "Master 1" is required (e.g. Science Pour I’Ingénieur, Computer science, Mathematics, Physics,...), or equivalent.

Living costs for Créteil

  • 640 - 950 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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International Biometrics (Optics, Vision, Image and Multimedia)
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