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Choosing Sorbonne University means joining a world-renowned higher education and research institution. By joining our community of 55,000 students and 360,000 alumni worldwide, you'll be giving your all to a rigorous academic program and receiving the best in multidisciplinary teaching. 

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Sorbonne University promotes excellence at the core of each of its disciplines and develops numerous interdisciplinary programs capable of meeting the major challenges of the 21st century.

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Parismus is the international student association of Sorbonne University


Parismus is the international student association of Sorbonne University.

Bringing together 10 institutions that offer studies in literature, medicine, science, engineering, technology and management, our alliance fosters a global approach to teaching and research, promoting access to knowledge for all.

Alliance 4EU+

The 4EU+ Alliance

In a changing world, Sorbonne University has joined forces with six universities: Charles University in Prague, the University of Warsaw, Heidelberg University, the University of Milan, the University of Geneva and the University of Copenhagen to create the 4EU+ Alliance.

With an innovative model of the European university, seven large research-intensive universities are working together to respond to the educational and research challenges facing Europe today.

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How to get prepared for the new academic year 2023-2024

Discover our step-by-step guide to get ready for the start of the new academic year. Learn everything there is to know from the application process to the beginning of the first term.

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British Migrant Workers in Industrialising Europe, 1815-1870


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Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences teaches the 3 cycles of medical studies: from PASS (integrated into the faculty) to the 3rd cycle including DES, DESC, DU and DIU. The lessons are given mainly on two sites: Pitié-Salpêtrière and Saint-Antoine. The faculty also provides paramedical education: speech therapy, psychomotricity and orthoptics. The Saint-Antoine site includes a midwifery school.

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One of our riches is the diversity of students and their backgrounds. Sorbonne University is committed to the success of each of its students and offers them a wide range of training as well as support adapted to their profile and their project.

Associative life

One of our riches is the diversity of students and their backgrounds. Sorbonne University is committed to the success of each of its students.

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Advanced Systems and Robotics (SAR)

The SAR training aims to train specialists in the design, modeling, analysis, optimization and control of complex robotic systems. It covers the numerous research and development needs related to advanced "mechatronic" systems in sectors of activity ranging from the mechanical and mechatronic production industry to the ground and air transport industry, as well as the health technology sectors.

The SAR course is open to apprenticeship.


Advanced Systems and Robotics (SAR)


The teaching proposed in this Master's program of the Automation and Robotics specialization provides basic multidisciplinary knowledge in engineering sciences specific to this field as well as specific knowledge to deal with problems related to mechanical systems with autonomous capabilities. The training focuses on the aspects of modeling, simulation, and control of these systems, while integrating the multidisciplinary aspect specific to robotic systems (perception of the environment, reflex type control, artificial intelligence, interaction with the environment). The program aims to train specialists in the emerging field of complex mechanical systems interacting with their environment, with a research/development profile capable of meeting the needs of many fields of activity: transportation, production, robotics, home automation, health technologies, etc.


The training is spread over the two years of the M1 and M2 Master’s degree. The scientific fundamentals and the tools of the engineer are introduced in the first year by the common core curriculum. The second year covers the elements of the specialization. Some of the courses are taught at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers: the student can design his or her program by choosing a sub-set of course units within the teaching on offer.

Two internships are offered, in the first year (8 weeks minimum) and in the second year (six months). A multidisciplinary project is also offered in S3 of the second year of the Master's program.


Target audience and prerequisites

The program is open to students with a general degree in mechanics, electronics, physics or mathematics, or an equivalent degree.

The second year is open to students with a Master 1 in Mechanics, Robotics, Electronics, Physics or Mathematics; to students with an engineering degree and solid knowledge of Mechanics, Electronics, Physics, or Mathematics; or to students in their final year at an engineering school (ENSAM).


Organization : details

First semester (30 ECTS)




Common core department

Digital signal processing scientific computing


Common core EEEA / robotics

Python object programming




Common core of curriculum

Automatic linear


Introduction to robotics and artificial intelligence


SAR course

Mechanics of continuous solid media




In S1, the apprentice students do not take the English and Solid State Mechanics courses. The remaining 6 ECTS are dedicated to an evaluation of skills in a company.

Second semester (30 ECTS)




Common core department

Orientation and Professional Insertion (OIP)




Common core of curriculum

ROS and experimental robotics


Machine learning


SAR course

Object programming in C++


Robotic modeling and simulation


In S2, the apprentice students do not follow the ROS and experimental robotics UE, nor the internship UE. Instead, a 12 ECTS UE is dedicated to the evaluation of their work in the company. Finally, the OIP teaching is replaced by an English UE (3 ECTS).

Third semester (30 ECTS)

The third semester consists of a common core curriculum that is followed by all students, whether apprentices or not. The remaining courses are selected from a set of optional courses. The assignment of these optional courses is made by the pedagogical team according to three criteria: a) the student's wishes (collected during the first day of the academic year), b) the capacity of each course, c) the student's experience in relation to the prerequisites of the requested course.

Common core (15 ECTS)



Manipulating robots


State estimation and identification for robotics




Optional courses



Advanced automatics


Deep learning 6
End of study project 6
Mobile Robotics 6
Non-linear automatics


Haptic interfaces 3
Perception for robotics 3
Physical simulation 3
AI for robotics (Open in Off-Contract) 3

Fourth semester (30 ECTS)

The 4th and final semester is entirely devoted to an internship for students in initial training, or to a full-time period in a company for apprentice students.


Recruitment prospects are in companies concerned with robotic, mechanical or mechatronic systems, interactive systems, intelligent systems, and in particular, by the applications of these technologies to health:

  • Automotive, transportation, aeronautics, electronics, production automation, manufacturing robotics, telecommunications and multimedia industries
  • Service robotics, home automation
  • Maintenance sector
  • Health technology sector
  • Public or private research laboratory, higher education.



Responsible for the course

Pascal MORIN

Administrative Manager


Campus Pierre et Marie Curie
Département Sciences pour l'Ingénieur
Bâtiment Esclangon, 2e étage

Case courrier 164
4, place Jussieu
75005 Paris