Specialty - Embedded and real-time computer systems (GI-STRIE)

Evolution of technologies and increased miniaturization of components facilitated the incorporation of computerized systems in a majority of the objects in our vicinity. The applications all require real-tile processing, as needed for example in GPS navigation, sound encoding for cell-phones, transmission of orders to aircraft flight controls (wing and tail flaps, rudder …), active video surveillance, ABS units in vehicles. Another is to make the students more aware of operating-under-constraints (time, energy consumption, computer processing power needed) and help them “relate” to the real world.


More than elsewhere, real-time computing calls for rigorous methodology. The level of quality of the associate software and hardware such that the system can be launched with a guarantee of service quality and a clear identification of possible system failures.

4 specific add-on elective CCs are proposed by the GI-STRIE:

  • Onboard software and real time constraints: multi-task real time processing, real time on-board systems, distributed communication links, systems synchronization, barebones development protocols.
  • Onboard system engineering: modelling onboard systems, spatial design, AADL language, multi-core architectures.
  • Advanced control and command systems: controller and observer specs ; software sensors, rapid prototyping ...
  • Intelligent machines: smart cars, mini-robots, drones (CAN and FireWire real time com protocols), GPS geolocalization ..


The credit courses have a direct relationship with academic and industrial research projects implemented by the Automation, Onboard Systems and Robotics (ASER) team at the UTC-Heudiasyc Lab.

Placements and Industrial Relations

The end-of-studies projects are often related to transport systems (railroad and automobile), telecommunications, tele-operations, health sectors with companies such as: Thales Rail, EADS Astrium, Continental, Sagem Défense, Valéo Etudes électroniques, Alstom transports, EDF, Agfa Graphics, Renault, Codra, Cardiweb, MDTvision...

Lectures are given by industrialists to illustrate current topics (Aonix, MBDA, D-Space...). Industrialists who partcipate in the GI-SRI programme advisory council are: Olivier Fort, O2Game, Nasser Charkaoui, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Olivier Salesse, Renault, Carlos Moréno, Sinovia, Steny Solitude and Skema.


Some 40% of students who take the GI-STRIE elective specialty can be accepted for a semester study in one of UTC's partner universities (cf. table) who propose similar specialist training courses.

Further education

Graduates from GI-STRIE can pursue to:

  • a Master's degree " Sciences, Technologies, Health" and can follow, in parallel, a specialty course on 'Autonomous Co-operative Systems for ICT Technologies' which has close links with GI-STRIE.

  • to gain a PhD in " Information & Systems Sciences and Engineering".

› The above courses and other, shorter modules whether leading to a diploma award or not, can be obtained in the UTC Continuous Education scheme or via the Professional experience validation scheme (VAE).


Responsable de la filière
Véronique Cherfaoui
Phone : 03 44 23 44 87 | Contact by email

Responsable pédagogique
Philippe Trigano
Phone : 03 44 23 45 02 | Contact by email

Coordinatrice des stages
Valérie Texier
Phone : 03 44 23 52 37 | Contact by email

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