The Department of Applied Physics and Measurement Engineering is part of the Institute of Technology (IUT) within BORDEAUX 1 UNIVERSITY ( France ). It has 31 permanent academic staff, 9 technical officers and more than 250 students.
The IUT offers a two-year multidisciplinary course which is intended to train Senior Technicians in Instrumentation and Measurement who have to be able to understand, design and implement a measurement process. Therefore they must have a sound knowledge as well as skills which are reinforced by lab-work in instrumentation and metrology within a framework of quality assurance. A twelve-week training placement which is also included in the course aims at giving the opportunity of relating course studies to practical industrial problems. Moreover it provides a degree of integration between the academic training and later employment in a wide range of industrial areas, either in research and development, production or technical departments. One third of the students can gain such a work experience in foreign countries, mostly through a European network of Higher Education Institutions.