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The international master on “Control for Green Mechatronics” (GREEM), within the “Robotics and Control” mention of the French Ministry of Education, promotes a high-quality educational offer in the area of design and control of mechatronic systems with a particular focus on two points: their functional performances and their energetic efficiency. The consideration of the energy efficiency makes the GREEM international master very singular and very innovative and makes it answer a real actual societal matter which is the effect of technological devices to the ecology. After graduation, the students will have mastered the area of green mechatronics where they will be able to design new or re-design existing mechatronic systems, to model and simulate them, to calculate controllers for their automation and their performances improvement, and to setup networks of mechatronic systems, all together with consideration of the energy efficiency. Furthermore, international experience possibility is offered to the students: exchanges with partner universities at the international level are possible with eventual dual-degree, internships at the international level are encouraged, a great part of the courses are given in English, and French language and culture courses are given for non-francophone students. 

Program structure

The master program lasts two years and includes a total of 120 ECTS. The two years are split into four semesters (S7, S8, S9 and S10) which include several features such as: two industrial certifications (Schneider and Siemens), in excess of 50% of the courses given in English, French course offered to non-francophone students, 3-days labs in another city (in Poligny which is a small and original city of the Jura department where winery is also well known), seminars by researchers, research labs visiting, students project in robotics for national competition, possibility of international exchange ...

The global content is given below.


S7 semester (30 ECTS):

  • Digital signals, systems and control
  • Micromechatronics
  • Technologies in control
  • Systems engineering
  • Modeling of mechatronic systems
  • Siemens certification

S8 semester (30 ECTS):

  • Robotics
  • Industrial computing
  • Linear multivariable control
  • Methodologies tools
  • Optimization
  • French or foreigner languages
  • Energy microtransduction
  • Schneider certification


S9 semester (30 ECTS):

  • Numerical computation and simulation
  • Multiphysic microsystems and applications (biomed and accoustic)
  • Nonlinear and robust control
  • Energy based modeling and control
  • 3D design and manufacturing of mechatronic systems
  • Mechatronic systems network energy management

S10 semester (30 ECTS):

  • Microrobotics
  • Energy harvesting in mechatronic systems

The master is also supported by the internationally renown research center FEMTO-ST (http://femto-st.fr/).

International partners and dual-degrees

Exchanges with international universities (Canada, Mexico, Peru, Qatar...) are possible during the curriculum. Dual-degree of Master is possible with some of the partner universities. 

After the GREEM master program

The career prospects of the students are very high because mechatronic systems are found and increasingly developed in a very wide range of applications. The fact that today’s problematic, like energy consumption in technological devices, is particularly tackled in this master will make the graduated students very attractive to industry at the international level. Furthermore, high skills and specialized students will have been educated making them the best candidates for research and PhD programs in the fields of mechatronics at large, of control, of robotics...

Site of training

The site of training is Besançon, a French old city that combines old stones buildings, French culture, various activities from sports to cultural, and students life. Approximately 10% of the population are students or interns in Besançon city and in its agglomeration. The center of applied languages (CLA, http://cla.univ-fcomte.fr/) which is a part of the university (UFC/UBFC) is one of the most important center for learning languages in France and hosts approximately 4000 interns per year coming from various countries for some days or for several months. Public transportation is very practical and the old-city is doable by walks.

Entry requirements (Students profiles)

The applicant should have a level of English and a background on “control systems” following the UFC/UBFC criterias. Additionally to these, the motivations and the professional project of the applicant are also examined carefully.

Several applications are possible.

- Entering directly in Master-1 at the UBFC: application is made through eCandidat (https://scolarite.univ-fcomte.fr/ecandidat/).

- Entering in Master-2: this is possible for those who have at least the level of Master-1 and who have very good tracks in the required background.

- Entering through a partner university: students from one of the partner universities who would like to enroll the GREEM master within a dual-degree track can be informed by the contact person at these universities.

For particular cases or for more information about the application, feel free to contact us, (Micky Rakotondrabe). 


Every year, a very limited number of UBFC scholarships could be offered on the basis of tracks and academic records. Application to such scholarships must be done no latter than the beginning of Master-1.

Visit the GREEM International Master page on the Université Bourgogne Franche Comté website for more details!




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