The French system of technology universities, known as Instituts Universitaires de Technologie (IUTs), was set up in 1967 to train high-level technicians capable of either entering the workforce directly or undertaking further study. The IUT network is made up of 114 IUTs throughout France.

Theoretical and professional knowledge is taught side by side with applied skills to create a learning environment geared to achievement. Personalised coaching completes this resolutely success-oriented environment.

After graduating, around 85% of graduates continue their studies, choosing from a wide array of disciplines and courses, including specialised vocational training, business or engineering courses, or studies abroad.

The employability of IUT students is one of the hallmarks of these courses' success. Three months after graduating with a two-year DUT (Diplôme universitaire de technologie) diploma, nearly 100% of graduates are in employment.

IUT faculty have close ties with the professional community. Many research faculty teach in IUTs and bring students the benefit of their research findings. Through these ties with the professional community, a large number of industry professionals teach in IUT courses, effectively ensuring that the training provided is always in line with the latest innovations.

IUT Lyon 1 offers the following courses

12 DUT majors (Diplôme Universitaire de Technologie) :
  1. Bioengineering - elective specialisations : Agronomy, Bioanalysis and Biochemical Analysis, Dietetics, Food and Biology Industries (Génie biologique options Agronomie, Analyses biologiques et biochimiques, Diététique, Industries alimentaires et biologiques)
  2. Chemistry (Chimie)
  3. Chemical Engineering - Process Engineering (Génie chimique-Génie des procédés)
  4. Civil Engineering - Sustainable Construction (Génie civil-Construction durable)
  5. Electrical Engineering and Industrial Computer Science (Génie électrique et informatique industrielle)
  6. Industrial Engineering and Maintenance (Génie industriel et maintenance)
  7. Mechanical Engineering and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (Génie mécanique et productique)
  8. Thermal Engineering and Energy (Génie thermique et énergie)
  9. Corporate and Administrative Management - elective specialisations : Accounting and Finance, Organisational Management, Human Resources Management (Gestion des entreprises et des administrations option Gestion Comptable et Financière, Gestion et Management des Organisations, Gestion des Ressources Humaines)
  10. Computer Science (Informatique)
  11. Marketing Techniques: Marketing Industrial Systems, Solutions and Services (Techniques de commercialisation : Commercialisation des Systèmes, Solutions et Services Industriels)
  12. Marketing Techniques (Techniques de commercialisation)

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4 university diplomas (Diplômes d'Université) :
  1. Director of Health and Welfare Establishments (e.g. Management of Health and Welfare Establishments) / (Directeur des établissements sanitaires et sociaux (ex. Gestion des établissements sanitaires et sociaux))
  2. University diploma - elective specialisation: Marketing and Management in an International Context
  3. University diploma - elective specialisation: Preparation for the Accounting and Management Diploma (Diplôme d'Université, Option Préparation au diplôme de comptabilité et gestion (DCG))
  4. University diploma - elective specialisation: Production Drafting Technician (Diplôme d'Université, Option Technicien dessinateur d'exécution)

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42 vocational Bachelor's degrees (licences professionnelles) :
These vocational Bachelor's degrees can be obtained in the following fields: Biology, Health, Agronomy, Food Industry, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries, Industrial Processes, Public Works, Building, Energy, Industrial Mechanics, Electricity, Electronics, Maintenance, Management, Commerce, Information Systems, Software and Networks.

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