Electromechanical training in Senegal

Many schools and higher institutes provide electromechanical training in Senegal. Indeed, this profession brings together many sectors such as electricity, mechanics, electronics, automation and electrical engineering. It is an activity that requires many skills. This is why we say that an electro-mechanic is a jack-of-all-trades, a handyman.

Discover in this article electromechanics, admission requirements, training schools and opportunities.

Electromechanics: how is the training going?

electromechanics brings together different types of business sectors. Among these activities, we can cite: automotive, food processing, mechanics. So, before embarking on an electromechanical training in Senegal, set yourself clear objectives.

What is the role of an electromechanic?

An electromechanic must be an expert in his field of innervation. At the end of his training, he must be able to:

  • Be able to install, control, maintain machines or electronic devices
  • Be versatile and develop skills in both electricity and mechanics
  • Also understand technical English in order to be able to read the manuals of the documents for the use of the machines made available to them


Training in electromechanics is much more practical than theoretical. Indeed, the student in training will spend a lot of time in a professional environment to develop his capacities of deduction and analysis while putting this theoretical knowledge into practice. In addition, during his training, he will rub shoulders with professionals, which will allow him to have the necessary qualities to evolve in this environment.

There are several types of diploma courses in electromechanics in Senegal. You have the choice to make a BTS, this type of training will allow you to acquire a higher technical level. You also have the choice of doing the license under three years of training accompanied by a professional diploma, but also the master's degree to become an engineer.

What are the admission requirements ?

This type of training is more accessible to students in the S and T series, although some paying training schools accept pupils and students from the L2 series.

In addition, you have several ways to access training in electromechanics in Senegal. But to take advantage of this training, you must be a graduate. In addition, graduates with a technical baccalaureate and S3 are more privileged. However, you can access the training with a CAP. If you also have a baccalaureate in S1 or S2 you can do the training.

Competitions and registrations in electromechanics in Senegal

Training in electromechanics is accessible to the pupil or student through a competition or registration. Indeed, you can take part in a competition or enroll in a training school which is often paid for.

Entrance exams take place every year, organized by the Grandes Ecoles. Indeed, these courses are often free. At the end, will have a Superior Technician Certificate (BTS). The most important is the one organized by the CFPT/SENEGAL-JAPAN. In addition, to do this competition you have several choices: option A, option B, and option C. For those who want to follow electromechanics, you must choose option A. However, to succeed in this competition, you must be of Senegalese nationality, hold a baccalaureate S or T and be between 18 and 23 years old.

Also note that it is possible to have a 2-year derogation.

What are the electromechanical training schools in Senegal?

Electromechanical training in Senegal is provided by private and public schools.

Electromechanical public schools in Senegal

We have three training institutes that provide courses in electromechanics. It is :

  • The Polytechnic School of Dakar (ESP) in Dakar
  • Polytechnic School of Thies
  • The Senegal-Japan training center

You can access these training schools through an entrance examination.

Private electromechanical schools in Senegal

There are also many private schools in Senegal that provide training in electromechanics. Here are a few:

  • The ESEBAT (Higher School of Electricity, Building and Public Works)
  • ESP

What are the job opportunities after training in electromechanics?

The electromechanic is a versatile professional, a jack-of-all-trades. But as already explained earlier in this article, the latter is mainly responsible for installing and maintaining machines in a factory or company.

After training, the electromechanic has two choices. Indeed, he can create his own business or become an employee. His work is mostly done in the field. In addition, he will most often work in a team.

What are the outlets?

  • Studies and design offices
  • Testing service
  • engineering office
  • Organization and management

Electromechanical training in Senegal is provided by many public schools, but also private ones. If you have a Series S bachelor’s degree, you can access some of these institutes for free. Moreover, it is a booming business.

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