Master's Degrees in Computer Science Engineering (CMI)

The CMI in Computer Engineering is labeled by the Figure network since June 2018.


The CMI (Master's Degrees in Engineering), accredited by the Figure network, are an opportunity for the most motivated students to complete their training with specific courses offering an engineering curriculum over 5 years.

  • A strong orientation towards innovation, beginning in the first two years with a project linked to a research laboratory, and continuing throughout the course through laboratory internships or activities involving work with researchers
  • Supplements (20% more courses) compared to a traditional university education with an opening on the digital economy, management but also culture, robotics and artificial intelligence
  • Immersion in a company from the 2nd year through internships or work-study programs
  • An international outlook with a minimum of 3 months spent abroad (training or internship)

Target skills and career opportunities

The CMI Computer Engineering program at Avignon University enriches the competences of the Licence's and Master's degrees in computer science with a new dimension: the culture of innovation, by addressing the scientific, technological, managerial and economic aspects of innovation, as well as the culture of innovation itself. The students who will follow this CMI curriculum will not only have the solid computer science skills offered by the CERI's licence's and master's degrees, but will also be the actors-producers of the next digital innovations of our society.

The main jobs envisaged for CMI graduates are:

  • R&D engineer
  • Start-up entrepreneur in Innovation
  • Teacher-researcher in Computer Science
  • Data scientist
  • IT consultant (Information Technology)
  • Architect of information systems, computer systems


The CMI "computer engineering" offered by Avignon University is based on the l's and master's degrees in computer science offered by the Centre d'Enseignement et de Recherche en Informatique (CERI).

These courses offer three courses: ILSEN (Software Engineering for the Digital Society), AI (Artificial Intelligence), andSICOM (Computer COMmunicating Systems). The choice is made from the L3 through the 2 courses of licence IL (Software Engineering) and SYR (Systems and Networks).

Both the Licence's and Master's degree courses have been built around a programme and skills approach. It is within this framework that the CMI curriculum enriches these courses by broadening the skills targeted by the Licence's and Master's degrees with the complementary dimension of the culture of innovation. The approach takes the form of an integrative project that begins in the first year; it takes students to the heart of an innovation process that they take up again in the second year to bring their own innovative project to the point of prototyping. This integrative project, nurtured and supervised by researchers from the CERI's computer science laboratory, is a real research immersion. In the following years, the CMI course includes specialised computer science courses focusing on the technologies underlying digital innovation, such as stochastic models, machine learning and programming paradigms for Artificial Intelligence.

The course also offers an opening towards culture and societal issues, through theatre for example, and an awareness of entrepreneurship with the participation in events such as "36 hours on the clock", during which the participants test the creation of an innovative company or take control of it for 36 hours. Finally, throughout the CMI, students are in a professional situation with internships to be carried out each year from the 2nd year onwards, either in a company or in a laboratory, and a required international mobility of at least 3 months during the course.

Apprenticeship training as part of the CMI curriculum will be possible in the 4th and 5th years.

Course descriptions from the start of the 2018 academic year: link


The CMI is a selective course. Applications are made in the first year on Parcoursup.

Date of update July 8, 2021