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  • Locations: Cergy-Pontoise, France
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: UB applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 01/20/2018 05/30/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Open to: UB students only Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligibility: Juniors only
Area of Study: Electrical Engineering Term: Spring
Language Courses Offered: French Housing Options: On Campus
Program Advisor: Krista Paszkowsky Credits: 12-18 per semester
Program Description:

ENSEA-FAME Program


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Cergy-Pontoise is a vibrant university town in the heart of the Val d’Oise. It is located close to the Palace of Versailles and approximately 35 minutes from central Paris. Cergy-Pontoise has about 185,000 inhabitants and over 20,000 students from several higher education institutions in the area. Its green spaces and location on the Oise River provide an attractive setting with plenty of cultural and recreational activities.

Ecole Nationale Superieure de l’Electronique et de se Applications (ENSEA) is a "Grande Ecole" and one of the top engineering schools in France, especially for electrical engineering. The French-American Exchange Program (FAME) is designed for
UB juniors with a major in Electrical Engineering. ENSEA is a highly selective and specialized institution with 800 students and strong links to industry. Approximately 15% of its students come from outside France.
ACADEMIC PROGRAM
Courses are taught in English by ENSEA professors. University at Buffalo junior, Electrical Engineering students will study alongside other students from select US partners including Illinois Institute of Technology at Chicago (IIT), University of Pittsburgh (UPitt), Colorado School of Mines (CSM), University of Colorado at Boulder (UCB), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Georgia Tech (GaTech), University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (U-M), and Mississippi State University (MSU). Course selections include:
  • Electronic Circuits & Laboratory
  • Computer Architecture and Introduction to Microprocessors
  • Algorithms design and analysis
  • Operating Systems
  • Signals and Systems
  • Fundamentals of Power Engineering
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Communication Systems
  • French Language and Culture*
*The compulsory French Language and Culture course has been approved to meet the Humanities UB Area in the Global Pathway of the UB Curriculum.

Additional courses may be available depending on the semester. Further course information is available on the ENSEA-FAME course details website.
ACCOMMODATION
Participants will be housed in the Alegessec Residence des Linandes in suites of two or four single rooms with shared kitchens and bathrooms. All residence halls are within a short walk of the ENSEA campus.

ESTIMATED COSTS
Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on the term.

UB students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships. To learn more about the scholarships available to UB students, please visit our scholarships page.

PROGRAM DATES
Spring Semester Only:  Mid January - Late May

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Spring Semester:  October 1

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Visit the ENSEA-FAME website.