3A / M1 Herbrand (DIX)

In charge: Samuel MIMRAM

Computers are present in all professional activities that Polytechnicians will have: from management of companies to the development of research or industrial products. In their activities, they will use software tools and will develop new ones. The courses offered to third and fourth year students at the Department of Informatics - Master level - aim to enable students to acquire the knowledge that is necessary to understand the technological changes in the broad field of Science and Technologies of Information and Communication that constitute the landscape in which engineers, civil servants and researchers evolve.


The Computer Science M1-programme (PA Info, or Paris-Saclay M1 Jacques Herbrand) has a triple mission: to provide the students with the core concepts of Computer Science, training them at the level of the best universities in the world; to start a specialization which will continue in fourth year either as a engineering-based training or as a research-based training; and to open up the students perspectives by exploring the fruitful interfaces with related disciplines (from other departments) This will provide the students with a high-level expertise to overcome challenges in industry, administration and research.


The generic prerequisites for a registration in PA Info are to have followed at least to Computer Science courses (excluding modal) in 2nd year, and to have validated a Computer Science project in 2nd year.


The PA Info is organized in 10 thematic tracks, 5 of them are centered on Computer Science, 5 offer bi-disciplinary tracks with mathematics. A project 3A has to be taken additionally to 3 courses per period. The rules for the form the project 3A can take, depend on tracks. For the tracks Algorithmics and Efficiency and Image Vision, Machine Learning, it takes the form of one additional course or EA per period. For the other tracks, unless explicitly stated by track coordinators, it can either take the form of one additional course or EA per period, or a long research projet. Each track has its own project module, and students who choose a research project must register to the project of their track, even though they may choose a subject advertized on the project module from another track.