What is a DUT ?
University Degree in Technology
The DUT is two-year university degree in technology established in 1965. Industry and business hold the 'DUT' qualification in high esteem because it is immediately applicable to the world of work. DUT graduates are able to take on important technical responsibilities and supervision whilst being at the same time quick to respond and adapt to technological and economic developments.
The Institut Universitaire de Technologie Nice - Côte d'Azur (IUT) currently offers 9 specialized courses, out of the 25 courses available throughout the country.
Since September 2005, the 'DUT' has been integrated into the European Higher Education Area and into the French LMD scheme (Bachelor-Master-Doctorate ).
The training that is given is both academic and professional and includes 1600 to 1800 teaching hours depending on the option chosen. During each course students are required to undertake one or more work placements as well as live projects under staff supervision.
The syllabus is taught over 4 semesters with a system of transferable credits (European Credit Transfer System - ECTS). During each semester students follow 1 to 4 teaching units , which are further divided into teaching modules.
'DUT' courses are organized in such a way as to take into account the different backgrounds of students according to their Personal and Professional Project . The syllabus for each course is laid down in the National Teaching Programmes and includes modules that have been adapted to suit the professional field that the diploma covers as well as optional modules (approximately 20%) which students opt for depending on their future academic and/or professional career plans.
To apply for a DUT course as a first degree, all applicants must have graduated successfully from high school with the French or international baccalaureate or an equivalent national qualification.
Over the four semesters the students undergo continuous assessment . At the end of the four semesters, if a student is awarded the DUT, he/she will receive 120 Europeans credits, i.e. 30 European credits for each semester that has been validated (ECTS - European Credit Transfer System).
The board of examiners is made up of teaching staff and representatives from the profession for which the qualification is being awarded.
What can students go on to do once they have graduated ?
- They can take up a professional position immediately after being awarded the DUT.
- Certification : Higher Technician
- They can undertake further short term studies such as a 'Licence Professionnelle' Vocational Degree
- Certification : Middle Manager
- They can undertake a full length study programme at the University :
- Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, PhD.
- Bachelor of Engineering or Business degrees at an Institut Universitaire Professionnalisé (IUP) (Professional University Institute), Engineering school, or Business school.
- Certification : Executive Manager.
Diplômes Universitaires de Technologies (DUT) available at the Institut Universitaire de Technologie - Nice-Côte d'Azur (IUT)
- Electronics, Electricity and Data Transmission Networks
- 'DUT' in Electrical Engineering and Industrial Computing (GEII)
- 'DUT' in Telecommunications and Network Engineering (R&T)
- Computing, Information Processing and Networks
- 'DUT' in Computing (INFO)
- 'DUT' in Statistics and Data Processing (STID)
- Industrial Manufacturing
- 'DUT' in Manufacturing Organization and Engineering (QLIO)
- Business and Administration Studies
- 'DUT' in Company Management and Administration (GEA)
- Business and Sales Studies
- 'DUT' in Marketing Techniques (TC Nice)
- 'DUT' in Marketing Techniques with Tourism (TC Cannes)
- Public Relations
- 'DUT' in Information and Public Relations, option Public relations and organizations (INFO-COM)
- 'DUT' in Information and Public Relations, Journalism (INFO-COM Journalism)