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Master in Control for Green Mechatronics (GREEM)


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 innovative and answers a current societal matter which is the effect of technological devices to the ecology.

After graduation, the students will have mastered the area of green mechatronics in which 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, students have the opportunity and are encouraged to experience international mobility: study abroad exchange with partner universities, dual-degrees, internships, etc. A great part of the courses are given in English, and French language and culture courses are given for non French-speaking students.

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), 3-days labs in another city (in Poligny which is a small and typical city of the Jura department where winery is also well known), seminars by researchers, research labs visits, students project in robotics for national competition, and other international opportunities mentioned above.
The master is also supported by the internationally renown research center FEMTO-ST (FEMTO-ST).

Entry requirements

A degree equivalent to or higher than a Bachelor’s degree (3 or 4 year Degree) with a background in “control systems” (Bachelor of Mechanical or Electrical Engineering). Courses waivers can be given depending on your former undergraduate program content.

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

Several applications are possible.

Career paths:


•Systems of Control





•Biomedical …

Career opportunities 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 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…


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.

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) which is a part of the university 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.




Contact: Yongxin WU


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