BSc in First Year : Integration Cycle

General

Program Description

BSc in First Year : Integration Cycle

The first year of a science and technology licence is a year of integration and orientation where students have a multi-disciplinary choice of courses before focusing on a more specialised course of study. Students can thus personalise their programmes of study through a certain number teaching units (TU) which are divided in the following manner:

  • Core TUs, which are obligatory and focused on the fundamental disciplines of the programme of study.
  • Initial TUs, which allows students to widen their scientific knowledge.
  • Cross-disciplinary TUs, to be chosen from methodology, scientific or general culture, project or language TUs.

The number of TUs varies each semester according to the programmes of study.

These programmes of study allows students to discover various disciplines and scientific subject areas and offers the possibility of easier refocus after a semester or at the end of first year.

Organization

The first year of the licence, called the ‘integration cycle, is composed of two independent semesters and are organised around three programmes of study.

Progression into L2 requires the acquisition of 60 ECTS.

The MIME programme of study

(mathematics, computer science, mechanics, electronics, informatics, electronics)

This opens the way to the study of mathematics, computer science, mechanics, electronics and physics.

First semester:


3 core TUs (2 in mathematics, computer science)
1 initial TU (to be chosen from physics, chemistry, life sciences, earth sciences)
1 TU in methodology and 1 TU in scientific or general culture

Second semester:


2 core TUs (mathematics, computer science)
2 initial TUs
1 language TU
1 TU for a science project

The PCME programme of study

(physics, chemistry, mechanics and electronics)

This opens the way to the study of physics, chemistry, mechanics and electronics.

First semester:


3 core TUs (mathematics, physics, chemistry)
1 initial TU (to be chosen from physics, chemistry, life sciences, earth sciences, mechanics, electronics)
1 TU in methodology
1 TU in scientific or general culture

Second semester:


2 core TUs (mathematics, physics)
2 initial TUs
1 language TU
1 TU for a science project

BGPC programme of study

(biology, geology, physics, chemistry) is geared toward biology, earth sciences and chemistry.

First semester:


4 core TUs (life sciences, chemistry, physics, earth sciences)
1 TU in methodology
1 TU in mathematical calculation

Second semester:


2 core TUs in mathematics
3 initial TUs
1 TU for a cultural or professional science project
1 language TU

Multimedia

UTES (l'Usage des Technologies Éducatives en Sciences – The Use of Educational Technologies in Sciences) is a multimedia resource centre that allows students to access for free online courses and self-evaluation tests.

Training of engineers

Students who wish to join Polytech’Paris-UPMC (the engineering school of UPMC) are invited to follow the advised curriculum of the MIME programme of study.


Integration and support of students

– A tutorial before the start of the academic year is held at the end of August in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology.

– In the core TUs, a tutorial, which can be in various forms depending on the disciplines, is offered to students in difficulty (repetition of the course and around 10 students, workshops at UTES).

– In addition, personalised follow-up teaching for students is organised for the duration of the two semesters with a guidance teacher.

– For certain disciplines, oral interviews are held.

– These classes also concern foreign students with a poor command of French or who wish to take a different direction in their studies.

Well-targeted public

This integration year for the science and technology licence is mainly intended for those who have a bac S. Those with STI (sciences et technologies industrielles) and STL (sciences et technologies de laboratoire) baccalauréats are also accepted in special classes with schedules that mainly reinforce mathematics. Working students and high-level athletes can join classes with schedules that are adjusted for certain TUS in the different programmes of study.

Last updated Jan 2018

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In 2009, UPMC celebrated both the rehabilitation of the Zamansky tour and nine centuries of university activity on the site of the Saint Victor Abbey, renowned as a center of the Western intellectual renaissance, with a famous library and a training center for clerics. This school, founded by Guillaume de Champeaux in 1109, played a major role in the intellectual effervescence of the Latin Quarter for several centuries.Grammar, rhetoric, dialectics, music, arithmetic, geometry, astronomy and even technology were all taught there.After the Revolution, the site was occupied by various warehouses, then the “halle aux vins”, before being reintegrated into the world of research as a part of the Faculty of Science of the University of Paris in 1959.Under André Malraux’s leadership, the decision on the Albert project and the tower were made in 1963. And nine hundred years later, UPMC continues the quest for knowledge of the highest order in the heart of Paris. Faculties and institutesUPMC is composed of seven departments and faculties: chemistry, engineering, mathematics, medicine, physics, life sciences, earth sciences, environment, and biodiversity. It also boasts an engineering school - Polytech'Paris UPMC, the Paris Astrophysics Institute, the Henri Poincaré Institute and 3 marine stations at Roscoff, Banyuls, and Villefranche-sur-Mer that have Universe sciences observatory (OSU) status.Within the faculty of mathematics is ISUP, the premier school of statistics in France.UPMC and the Val-d'Oise Yvelines chamber of commerce came together to create the first apprenticeship training body within a university framework: CFA UPMC. Read less