IMT Atlantique - Graduate Engineering School

IMT Atlantique - Graduate Engineering School

The mission of IMT Atlantique is to prepare the new generation to face future challenges, to deal with complex problems, to understand increasingly networked systems, but also and above all to be responsible agents for change in the world. 

Top reasons to study here

  • Combining digital technology and energy science for the transformation of society and industry through training, research and innovation.
  • IMT Atlantique is one of the top 10 engineering schools in France, one of the top 400 universities in the world in THE World University Ranking.
  • The number one group of engineering and management graduate schools in France.



IMT Atlantique was created in 2017 from the merger of two major French Graduate Schools of Engineering : Mines Nantes (1991) and Télécom Bretagne (1977).


Seven departments are situated on the Brest Campus 

  • Mathematical and electrical engineering
  • Computer Sciences
  • Image and Information Processing
  • Languages and International Culture
  • Logic of Practice, Social and Information Sciences
  • Microwave
  • Optics

Four on the Nantes Campus 

  • Automation, Production and Computer Sciences
  • Social and Management Sciences
  • Energy and Environmental Systems
  • Subatomic Physics and Technologies

And one on the Rennes Campus 

  • Network Systems, Internet Security and Digital Law


As a resolutely active technological university, IMT Atlantique has signed academic research cooperation agreements with numerous national and international universities and research organizations. In particular, it is strongly involved in Joint Research Units, Laboratories of Excellence and Scientific Interest Groups. It also supports international mobility programs for researchers and PhD students and hosts international research consortia (chaires).

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University Ranking

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Student services

The student executive board or "bureau des élèves"  (BDE) coordinates the various clubs and societies and manages the student bar and relaxation areas (Brest and Nantes) where students enjoy a friendly and festive atmosphere. The BDE is also the intermediary between the students and the IMT Atlantique administration .

Housing services

  • The Brest, Rennes and Nantes campuses are located in dynamic cities that all offer great quality of life. These three campuses are equipped with the best facilities and working environments to promote personal and professional development. The Brest and Nantes campuses each have a school restaurant which are open to all and located on or near the premises. In Rennes, our staff have access to a nearby restaurant, located about 10 minutes away on foot.

Library services

IMT Atlantique offers access to a large number of resources thanks to its network of libraries on the three campuses and to a large online catalog common to all the schools of the Institut Mines-Télécom group.

ICT services

To access Internet  via the School's wireless network (WiFi), several possibilities exist, depending on your status

Medical services

To be reimbursed for your health care expenses, you need to register with France's heath care system "L'assurance maladie", this is free on charge.

Student Life

Campus life

IMT Atlantique has 3 campuses in France (and 1 site in Toulouse). 

  • Brest Campus is located on the seaside (in Brittany) which makes it one of the nicest campus in France. Brest has over 24,000 students in a population of 200,000 people.
  • Nantes Campus is spread over 15 hectares of land on the banks of the Erdre River a few kilometres north of the centre of Nantes. It is in the heart of Atlanpole, Nantes' technology hub, which is entirely devoted to cutting edge technology and is also home to other higher learning facilities, research centres and business incubators.
  • MT Atlantique's Rennes campus is situated in the Rennes-Atalante technology hub, near to the research and development centres of large corporate groups (Orange, Technicolor...)

Sports facilities

The university's high-quality sports facilities include:

  • gymnasiums,
  • rugby and soccer pitches
  • weight training and cardio-training facilities,
  • indoor and outdoor tennis courts,
  • a tatami
  • a climbing wall
  • a mountain bike track,
  • a boating fleet: ranging from kayaks to regatta sailboats

Student clubs

Integration, sports and cultural events... the daily life of ITM Atlantique students sees academic courses complemented and enhanced by the many extracurricular activities on our Campuses!

Student Reviews

IMT review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My study experience is good. I had really good grades in my first semester. However, I need financial support to pay the tuition of my 2nd year.

Ammar Hdaifeh rated 5 out of 5 stars

Food, people lovely and kind ... in France u can see all the word nationality .. the transport are super and Free for student, accommodation are so comfortable like A Hotel

Nice experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The campus was quite small, the class too, but that’s a nice experience. The subjects were good but sometimes it’s too many subjects instead of focused learning. The location of campus is in a nice neighborhood and residences are fine too.


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