The first semester of studies is universal for all students. It consists of lectures, repetitions and laboratories taught by an advanced multinational and multidisciplinary instructional team.
The second semester brings the student in close contact with the environment of a research institute in academia or in industry via the creation of a research project, chosen from the list of proposed projects and internships. The project is finalized with a public presentation at the University of Montpellier in June and evaluated by an international jury.
Students can enroll simultaneously into DU and one of the L3 programs of University of Montpellier (Physics, Chemistry or Electrical Engineering EEA), and validate 60 ETCS credits to obtain European L3 level of higher education.