Summer school

Connecting your IoT devices

Are you interested in the fields of digital engineering? Do you want to learn more about the IoT devices? ENSSAT summer school is meant for you. Join us for an exciting and rewarding experience in the beautiful region of Brittany, Lannion, France. Held at ENSSAT, a French graduate engineering school part of the Grandes Écoles within Rennes 1 university.
Take the opportunity to enrich your academic skills, earn 3 credits, meet lifelong friends and have fun during our social activities.

June 30th - July 10th 2021

3 ECTS credits

Application deadline
April 30th

Course fee
to be defined

Organizing unit
ENSSAT / Rennes 1 university

Language of instruction

Course Location
Lannion (Brittany), France

Target group
Advanced Bachelor and Master students, in the field of Digital Sciences and Technology (Electronics, Computer Science...). Skills in C language and signal processing basics will be welcome.

The "Connecting your IoT devices" Summer School is organized to offer 3 ECTS in the fields of digital electronics, embedded software and networking for IoT. Both hardware and software aspects of IoT will be presented and discussed during the school, and hands-on practical courses will allow attendees to familiarize with IoT standards. A smart device box including a motherboard, sensors and a wireless transceiver will be offered to each attendee at the end of the Summer School!

Course leaders
Olivier Berder, ProfessorProf. Olivier Berder and Dr. Matthieu Gautier are Professor and Matthieu Gautier, Associate Professor Associate Professor, respectively, both at IUT Lannion - Rennes 1 university. Their research activities are in the two complementary fields of embedded systems and digital communications for energy efficient wireless systems.
They conducted researches in the IoT field for more than a decade and published together more than 40 scientific papers in that field.

The summer school provides theoretical and practical lessons about recent advances in enabling technologies for smart devices leveraging sensors, electronics and future wireless transceivers, systems and networks in scenarios such as IoT, Industry 4.0, Cyber-Physical-Systems (CPS), autonomous vehicles, robots or UAVs.

Students will discover the various aspects of a smart device, from the sensors themselves to the data processing and transmission. Classical IoT standards will be detailed (BLE, ZigBee...). Long range communications (LoRa, Sigfox, NB-IoT...) will be also investigated.

Practical lessons will consist in a team project whose aim is to develop a prototype for innovative IoT applications. Each small groups (4 people) will conduct the full project: from the application specifications to a demonstration of their prototype. The prototype will be based on various sensors and wireless transceivers plugged to Arduino motherboards.
A final exam is foreseen. After passing the exam ENSSAT will register the course as an official exam of 3 ECTS.

French lesson courses
Dr. Nathalie Caradec, French language teacher Some lessons will be organized to give you some introductory basis to the French language and some cultural insights about the Breton culture

Course leader: Dr Nathalie Caradec, French language teacher

Our summer school will make your stay enjoyable thanks to many social and cultural activities. you will discover the town of Lannion with a team-rally, share some nice meals, try local food.

City center / typical houses (photo: Derrick Brutel)

Close to the lovely coast of the pink Granite coast, we will take you on a cruise to the Seven islands and a visit to Brehat island. You will also be able to experience golf or kayaking.

France Cotes d'Armor - Côte de granit rose

Programme fee: 870€  
Programme fee includes course fees, meals, outings and accommodation (travel, insurance are not included)

Application deadline: April 30th, 2021

Early birds will receive a 10% discount before February 21st

>> Apply now <<

You will be hosted in the hotel IBIS five minutes away from ENSSAT in single or double room (single rooms are available upon request with an extra charge of 380€ for the stay).


Claire Le Page
Director of international relations

+33 (0)2 96 46 90 17

Summer school contact