Electric Vehicle Propulsion and Control (E-PiCo)

About E-PiCo

The Master's programme in Electric Vehicle Propulsion and Control (E-PiCo) welcomed its first intake of students in September 2020, under the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master label. This two year programme (awarding 120 ECTS) offers multidisciplinary teaching in the e-mobility field. E-PiCo will provide technical and scientific solutions to the issues of fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, directly applicable in industry, by training future electric propulsion system expert graduates. The programme is fully taught in English and implies mobility within a minimum of two EU countries.

Face-to-face teaching is planned for all 2021/22 courses taught on the Nantes campus.

Consortium Partners

E-PiCo is an integrated Master’s course designed and conducted by 4 partners institutions sharing a common vision of e-mobility:
  • Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France
  • Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany,
  • Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, Italy
  • Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti, Romania.

Application requirements

The E-PiCo programme is open to holders of a university degree with the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits in the European system, comprising at least three years of studies, at Bachelor of Science level, in a field related to electrical engineering such as:
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Automatic Control
  • Computer Science
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
Applicants must have graduated before 31 July for non European students and before 30 September for European students. They must speak and write English fluently. An applicant whose native language is not English is required to pass a recognized international English test:
  • TOEFL (CBT 220, PBT 550, IBT 80),
  • Cambridge Advanced English Test (B or higher),
  • IELTS (6.5 or higher),
  • TOEIC (800)

How to apply

Apply online: https://master-epico.ec-nantes.fr/admission/how-to-apply
Learn more about the programme: https://master-epico.ec-nantes.fr/about


  • Erasmus Mundus scholarship covering tuition fees, living expenses and travel costs are available
  • Applications can also apply for a consortium scholarships covering part of the tuition fees
Published on September 4, 2020 Updated on December 18, 2020