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Cybersécurité : l’EPITA lance son Bachelor Cybersécurité (Sécurité du Numérique)

The Bachelor Cybersecurity (Digital Security) has been designed in response to the needs of companies in the cybersecurity ecosystem. This course is part of the national drive to strengthen the nation’s IT security activities, as well as those of economic and organisational players.

EPITA, an institution that has been an expert in the field of cybersecurity for many years as the leading engineering school specialising in computer science, has joined forces for this bachelor’s degree with École polytechnique, an internationally renowned centre for academic research, innovation and training excellence in the field of cybersecurity. Classes are given in French only.

Initiated by the French President, the Cyber Campus is a flagship for cybersecurity, bringing together the main national and international players in the field. In particular, it makes it possible to host companies (large groups, SMEs), government departments, training organizations, research bodies and associations on the same site.

In 2022, EPITA’s Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity obtained the official degree level. It brings a better international access and recognition, and it means that the qualification will be certified and accredited.

Bachelor Cybersecurity: EPITA joins forces with École polytechnique

The Bachelor Cybersecurity (Digital Security) has been designed in response to the needs of companies in the cybersecurity ecosystem. This course is part of the national drive to strengthen the nation’s IT security activities, as well as those of economic and organisational players.

Major companies, start-ups from the Cyber Campus and research professors have come together to define the skills and teaching within the framework of the Bachelor Perfection Council.

A project initiated by the President of the French Republic, the Cyber Campus will be inaugurated in February 2022 as a totem pole for cyber security, bringing together the main national and international players in the field. In particular, it brings together companies (large groups, SMEs and start-ups), government departments, training bodies, research bodies and associations on the same site at La Défense. 

EPITA’s Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity carries a bachelor’s degree. This allows for greater international openness and recognition, which means that the course is certified and recognised.

The course is available in 2 tracks: the Cybersecurity track and the Cyberdefence track supported by the French Ministry of Defence.

The EPITA-École polytechnique Cybersecurity Bachelor in a few figures

A 3-year bachelor’s degree with a programme designed to turn students into cyber defence experts. Thanks to a practical teaching approach that takes account of the real challenges in the sector, they will have access to cutting-edge teaching provided by two prestigious institutions: EPITA and École polytechnique. In this way, they will benefit from the latest technologies and the best to forge their future in cybersecurity.

A unique location: the bachelor takes place at the EPITA school on the new Cyber Campus, a stronghold of European cybersecurity inaugurated in 2022 and located in the La Défense business district. This close proximity to professionals, start-ups and public and private research centres with expertise in cybersecurity is a great opportunity to get to grips with this sector and build a network of excellence as soon as you enter Year 1.

Of the 120 students, 30 are selected in partnership with the Armed Forces (Cyberdefence pathway): special scholarships, internships and apprenticeships in a cyberdefence unit, commitment to join the Armed Forces and the operational reserve from the first year.

Career opportunities: students on the programme can look forward to an exciting career. Ethical hackers, consultants, pentesters, bug bounty specialists, with some of the most attractive salaries in IT.

Cybersecurity course

The Bachelor’s degree enables students to acquire the fundamentals of digital technology while specialising in cybersecurity from the first year of the course. The teaching programme includes numerous projects that go beyond the simple application of lessons, enabling students to acquire technical, human and professional skills.

Part of the course will take place at the Campus Cyber site at La Défense. Teaching will be provided by EPITA lecturers and teacher-researchers, but professionals and researchers from the Cyber Campus member organisations will also be involved.

Two work placements are planned at the end of the 1st and 2nd years, and the 3rd year can be completed either as an apprenticeship or as a student with a long work placement. The search for internships and apprenticeships will be greatly facilitated by the network of Cyber Campus member companies.

Cyberdefence course

In order to deal with cybersecurity threats of all kinds, both at home and abroad, the Ministry of the Armed Forces has decided to step up the training of its operational staff in this area. To do this, it has chosen the Cybersecurity Bachelor’s degree from EPITA-École polytechnique.

It has therefore been agreed to create, within the Cybersecurity Bachelor’s programme, a specific ‘Cyberdefence’ entry route for recruitment dedicated to the training of 30 officers each year.

Within a cohort of 120 students, 30 privileged students will prepare to join the ranks of the army as officers. The Ministry of the Armed Forces will pay all or part of their tuition fees if, once they have graduated, they sign a 5-year contract to join the army as officers.

Bachelor Cybersecurity programme

A first-rate educational collaboration: École polytechnique’s expertise at the heart of EPITA’s Cybersecurity Bachelor’s programme.

This unique partnership between EPITA and École polytechnique, consolidated by the support of the French Ministry of Defence, represents an exceptional fusion of academic and practical expertise in the field of cybersecurity. The involvement of teachers from the École polytechnique brings a scientific and research dimension of excellence to the programme, enriching the students’ educational experience. With this programme, students benefit not only from the solid, professionalising training offered by EPITA, but also from privileged access to cutting-edge knowledge and international perspectives. This collaboration is a guarantee of quality and innovation, preparing students to become cybersecurity experts capable of meeting today’s challenges in an ever-changing digital world.

What’s more, from the second and third years onwards, this training is enhanced by the involvement of École Polytechnique research professors in cybersecurity subjects. These experts, from the prestigious Centre Interdisciplinaire d’Etudes pour la Défense et la Sécurité at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, provide high-level expertise, particularly in specialist areas such as cryptology, system and network security, and methods of defence against cyber attacks. Their teaching approach, combining theory and practice, is designed to immerse students in the current realities and challenges of cyber security. Thanks to this collaboration, students have the opportunity to learn directly from recognised professionals, enabling them to acquire advanced technical skills and an in-depth understanding of cybersecurity challenges. This partnership also illustrates our commitment to training the future talent who will contribute to national security and the protection of information systems, a major challenge for businesses and public institutions.

Year 1

Year 1

student status

  • Discrete Mathematics & Fundamental Computing
  • Fundamentals of Cyber Security
  • Digital Science Engineering
  • Algorithms, Languages (C & Python), Networks, Systems (Linux & Windows)
  • Physical Sciences for the Digital World
  • Systems Architecture
  • Human, Social, Legal & Communication Sciences
  • English
  • Projects

4 week of work placement

Year 2

Year 2

Student Status

  • Graph algorithms and applications
  • Programming languages: advanced C, Web Dev, Python for security
  • Advanced networks
  • Open Source Information Collection (OSINT, Pentest)
  • Software tools for security
  • Network mapping (Pentest)Cryptology & Cryptography
  • Machine Learning algorithms
  • Communication and Expression Techniques, General Law & RGPD
  • Project management
  • International semester*
  • Projects

9 to 10 week work placement

*From the second year of the Bachelor Cybersecurity programme, students must spend a semester abroad in one of our many partner universities on five continents. This means that over 500 students a year choose to go on an academic trip in their second year of higher education, something that is truly exclusive to the EPITA school of IT intelligence!

Year 3

Year 3

Student or apprentice status

  • Artificial Intelligence for Cybersecurity
  • Attack techniques
  • Cryptology Engineering
  • Pentest, Threat Intelligence
  • Forensic and malware analysis
  • Operational Security Workshop (SIEM, SOC, CERT/CIRT)
  • Contract law, Ethics and Digital and Geopolitics of the Internet
  • English
  • Research project

24-week work placement or apprenticeship


Romane Pintiaux

Romane Pintiaux, Class of 2025

“I went into Cyber without really having touched programming before. So I was a bit afraid of being lost when I arrived,
but I quickly realised that most of the other students were in the same situation as me.
The teachers take their time to explain and make sure that everyone can understand, so there’s no need to worry. And if you’re already passionate about cybersecurity, or if you’d like to find out more about it, one word of advice: go for it! PS: to all those who don’t dare. No, it’s not ‘just’ a job for men, so go for it! You’ll see, it’s great and the atmosphere is top-notch!


Oscar Bogaerts

Oscar Bogaerts, Class of 2025

“The grounding I’ve gained this year gives me confidence for the future. My advice to future students is to develop a method for assimilating, synthesising and presenting information quickly. This is the basis for being able to grasp and adapt to the technologies and tools we will be working with, which will constantly change and evolve. This is what we teach at EPITA in the Cybersecurity Bachelor programme. What I appreciate most about this course is its unique teaching method, which has already enabled me to stand out from students on other courses on the job market”.

Careers opportunities

In addition to a perfect command of computer technologies, EPITA graduates are also capable of evolving within a company. Depending on their aspirations and job opportunities, they will be able to choose between a career path of technical expertise or one in management.

They could, for example, work in one of the following professions following their Bachelor’s degree:

  • Junior Security Architect
  • Security development specialist
  • SOC analyst operator
  • Cyber security consultant
  • Security coordinator
  • Slater
  • Malware analyst


Arnaud Spicht

Arnaud Spicht, Class of 1993

“Today I’m CTO at inWebo Technologies. The SRS (SR at the time) major gave me the full technical baggage to be able to develop applications that improve systems and networks, namely network backup software and, currently at inWebo, a complete multi-factor authentication solution.”


Floriane Alixe

Floriane Alixe, Class of 2010

“I am Deputy Head of the Response Division at ANSSI. Thanks to EPITA, I’ve acquired a good technical understanding and a capacity to learn quickly, which means I can deal with any situation and approach it with a clear head. The teaching model taught me time and stress management, which is fundamental in incident management.”


Portrait Etudiant Vincent Nguyen

Vincent Nguyen, Class of 2010

“The SRS specialisation enabled me to acquire solid know-how that has accompanied me throughout my professional career. I’ve held positions such as Cyber Consultant, Auditor, Head of CERT and finally Head of Cyber at Stoïk cyber insurance. My role is to ensure that my policyholders are protected from the threats posed by cyber criminals.


Marie, Reverse engineering specialist, Malware analyst in the reverse engineering unit of a cyber defence
Cyber Defence Command unit.

“My job involves analysing potentially malicious files as part of incident response, dealing with elements that are also geopolitical and presenting my missions at national and international level.”


Julie, Auditor with a Cyber Defence Command unit.

“I carry out audits in France and abroad to check the compliance of the information systems of the various armed forces and improve their security.”


Gregory, Operator-analyst at the Cyber Defence Command’s Joint Security Operations Centre.

“Our mission is to detect cyber attacks as quickly as possible in order to limit the damage they cause. On a daily basis, we seek to extend our detection perimeter by integrating new information systems, not forgetting another important aspect, technology watch.”

Partner companies

EPITA’s vocation is to train professionals who are immediately operational in companies and capable of developing their technical expertise. Companies are major partners in EPITA training and teaching.

The quality of our links enables cooperation on our research projects and the creation of teaching modules supported by an active network of partner companies and a network of alumni who support us on a daily basis. The cyber campus brings together all the key players in the cyber sector: major companies, public bodies, research laboratories, start-ups and training organisations.

Titre RNCP

For several years now, the IT security sector has been experiencing strong growth and restructuring as a result of the explosion in the number of IT attacks and the diversity of the forms they take. SOCs (Security Operation Centres) are the bulwarks within companies that protect the security of information systems. The role of SOC teams has evolved considerably in recent years, thanks in particular to the automation of many monitoring functions. Cybersecurity engineers are still very much in demand, but new profiles at bac+3 level are now essential to the smooth running of the teams. The creation of the Bachelor’s degree in Digital Security is a response to very specific demand from cyber companies and companies that use cyber skills. The programme has been designed with a 3rd year apprenticeship to reinforce the assimilation of skills in a work-based approach.

Admission and Application


EPITA Bachelor scholarship

EPITA launches the creation of a scholarship for students enrolled in the Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity.

This scholarship will be granted to 20 students, i.e. 40% of a class. It constitutes a financial aid complementary to personal contributions, ranging from 1500€ to 3750€/year, which represents 20% to 50% of the tuition fees.

Any questions?

Contact the Admission Service by phone +33(0)1 44 08 01 89 or by mail at [email protected]

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