FAQ - training/course


The students chooses their first year course according to their preferences for a particular subject area. The Physique Electronique Télécom (PET) course is more oriented towards electronics, logic, signal processing, automation and networks. The Physics of Materials and Processes (PMP) course is more oriented towards physics, processes and physical chemistry.

Of all the first year courses, about 30% differ according to the course chosen. Consult the differences in terms of teaching directly on the school’s institutional website: https://phelma.grenoble-inp.fr/fr/formation/cursus-ingenieur

Of all the first year courses, about 70% are common to both. Consult directly on the school’s institutional website the common lessons: https://phelma.grenoble-inp.fr/fr/formation/cursus-ingenieur

The “stream specialisation” courses are a PREREQUISITE for entry into the stream. If the student wishes to enter a course of study in another group, he/she will have to make up the necessary courses on his/her own.

Generally, the elective semester corresponds to the 9th semester of the engineering course. The student can continue to specialise in the field, go abroad, do a double degree or finally do a semester of choice:

  • MaNuEn – Material for nuclear energy
  • EMINE – European Master in Innovation in Nuclear Energy
  • Industrial Processes and Environmental Management

Yes. It is possible to become a Grenoble INP – Phelma engineer through an apprenticeship in integrated systems design in the fields of electronics, microelectronics and telecommunications. This 3-year course is entitled : Microelectronics and Telecommunications (MT)

The first year internship is called “CDD operator”. It lasts for a minimum of 4 weeks, between the beginning of June and the end of August. The aim of this internship is to allow students to discover the business world. It is the subject of pedagogical work of feedback and sharing of experiences in small groups of 12 to 15 students.

The second year internship is called “Assistant Engineer Internship”. It lasts about 3 months, depending on the field, starting in May. It takes place in a company or in a research laboratory. Students have already acquired a solid scientific and technical foundation. They are looking for a first rewarding professional experience.

The third year internship is called “Final year project.” It lasts between 20 and 26 weeks maximum, starting in February. The end-of-studies project places the student in a concrete engineering situation in a professional environment. He puts into practice all his knowledge, skills and know-how acquired during 3 years to carry out a complete engineering project.

Yes, a Phelma engineering student can take a master’s degree at the same time as their second or third year of engineering studies. Consult the Grenoble INP – Phelma masters courses