ELS Advanced Master: A high-level international post graduate curriculum in the field of lighting systems


  • To train future project managers, department managers and experts in the field of ligthting systems
  • In an integrated vision from design to production including creative design, optical, mechanical and system design, simulation and virtual prototyping, embedded power and intelligence.

Programme benefits

  • High-level international training curriculum, 100% in English, with a broad international attendance (students from Korea, China, Spain, USA, France in last session)
  • Leading edge and pioneer  in lighting systems, with LEDs, laser sources, intelligent systems,  to prepare for future lighting systems in Automotive or Aerospace, providing both theoritical and hands-on knowledge for all lighting applications.
  • In a fast growing domain, outperforming systematically the global automotive growth, thanks to the strong increase of the technical content, and forecasting to recruit  +15% to +30% engineers between 2014 and 2020.
  • A programme run by leading experts in the field of vehicle embedded lighting systems and tailor-made to suit industry needs, with the strong support of industrial partners, currently hiring new graduates worldwide
  • A programme delivered by higher education institutions in optics,  embedded systems and design in Paris area in France
  • A post graduate degree accredited by CGE (France’s top-ranking Engineering Colleges):   Advanced Master” (“Mastère spécialisé” in French), undergoes a rigorous accreditation procedure that guarantees the programme’s quality.

Tuition fees:

  • Normal fees of 13000€ can be reduced by 50% or 100 % for a limited number of self sustained students

Academic coursework

400 hours from September 2018 to December 2018
supplemented by tutorials, case studies and team projects.

Professionnal Thesis

in a company involved in Lighting from January 2019 to June 2019

ELS Advanced Master by three Major Engineering and Design schools

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ELS Research in the embedded lighting field

The ELS Chair anticipates the technological challenges and prepares the automotive and transportation industry to global challenges in front and rear lighting, displays and drivers assistance.

        Research at ELS is including:

    • Light sources, their properties and their photometry
    • Design of optical lighting system and their simulation from creative design to manufacturing
    • Design and optimization methods for mechatronic systems
    • Design and integration of embedded energy systems
    • Electromagnetic compatibility, thermal and vibratory stresses, aging of materials and assemblies
    • Automatics and embedded intelligence


ELS Chair is supported by leading industrial partners:

– ELS Founding partners:

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– ELS Associate partners:
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