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Engineering course content (student status)

With 60% of shared core courses, the 4 specialities of our Civil Engineering program lead to the award of the same qualification.

You will be trained to:

  • Design a “smart and sustainable city” by studying digital technologies and gaining an understanding of major environmental issues such as energy efficiency, the circular economy, multimodal transport, water and waste management. 

  • Build, equip and maintain all types of infrastructure or building with a focus on performance and longevity by addressing new lifestyle trends – connectivity, mobility, urban population growth, etc. – and their impacts.

  • Our pathways offer access to a variety of existing – and new – professions, which respond to the major challenges facing the construction sector today.

In-depth study of specific areas as part of each pathway will equip students for more targeted professional sectors.

First Year 

Consolidation of scientific concepts

  • Proficiency in scientific tools for engineers
  • Proficiency in core science and techniques
  • Communications and management skills
  • Optional industrial entrepreneurship and research project
  • Six-week introduction to corporate life via an internship in France or abroad

Variants

  • French and German double degree, Building and Public Works (B&TP), Cachan campus
  • French and Spanish double degree, Building and Public Works (B&TP)
  • Engineering and Architecture double degree, Building (B), Cachan campus

Second Year

Industry-focused classes targeting technical and technological developments

  • Proficiency in engineering techniques and methods
  • Communications and management skills
  • Optional industrial entrepreneurship and research project
  • 13-week professional internship in a company in France or abroad

Variant
First or second semester study trip abroad

Third Year

Transition towards professional life, plus one option:

  • Further engineering techniques and methods
  • Communications and management skills
  • Choice of Final Year specialism open to all specialities (14 options)
  • Optional industrial entrepreneurship and research project
  • Final Year Project (FYP) in a company or research laboratory in France or abroad, with an engineering dissertation and viva

Variants

  • Double degree at Arts et Métiers ParisTech, IFP School, IAE, Sciences Po, EDHEC, ESCP Europe.
  • Research Master’s degree at the École des Ponts et Chaussées, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, ENS Paris Saclay, etc.
  • Third Year at Arts et Métiers ParisTech, INSTN, EIVP, etc.
  • Double degree or a Third Year in one of our 87 partner universities abroad
The aim:
  • To combine a general course, which will enable prospective engineers to adapt quickly to developments in their professional environment, with specialist teaching to equip them to be work-ready as soon as they graduate.
Our specialities meet the many growing needs of the construction sector

  • Development and modernisation of means of communication and transport infrastructures
  • Optimisation of comfort and energy performance in buildings
  • Housing renovation
  • Energy production and supply
  • Optimisation of the lifecycle of engineering structures

Building specialism (B) – Cachan or Troyes campus
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (GME), energy efficiency – Cachan campus
Topography (T) - Cachan campus
Public Works (TP) - Cachan or Dijon* campus
Spécialité Bâtiment (B) à Cachan et à Troyes Building specialism (B) – Cachan or Troyes campus
CHALLENGE:

Design and manage a construction project for housing, offices, shops, hospitals, etc. – from specification through to operation – while ensuring quality of life and safety for users, cost control, and compliance with current regulations.

OPERATIONAL AREAS:

General construction companies, design offices, building control offices, engineering companies, public and private project owners (the state, regional authorities, social housing providers, developers), consultancies, etc.

ROLES:

Design / construction / operation: works engineer, project manager, building and public works design manager, BIM manager, design office engineer, structural calculations engineer, technical design engineer, design implementation engineer, process methods engineer, building and public works consultant, R&D engineer, materials engineer, technical real estate manager, etc.

SPECIFIC COURSES:

Design and structural calculations for reinforced and pre-stressed concrete and steel structures, project management and project ownership, quantity surveying and provisional estimates, organisation and management of works, construction law and legislation, heating, ventilation, climate control, topography, BIM.


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Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (GME), energy efficiency – Cachan campus
CHALLENGE:

Research the energy performance and commercial competitiveness of infrastructures by optimising the installation, operation and maintenance of electrical, mechanical and or/energy activities in relation to the study of environment.

OPERATIONAL AREAS:

Installation and maintenance of infrastructures and energy networks (energy production, supply and use); service sector (electrical facilities and climate engineering); industry (mechanics, electrical engineering, automation and supervision); telecommunications networks; industrial manufacturing (mechanical, automotive and aerospace industries); service providers (design offices, project owners or project managers, building control offices).

ROLES:

Energy engineer, technical and cost engineer, methods engineer, design office engineer, BIM manager, production engineer, business engineer, project management engineer.

SPECIFIC COURSES:

Energy management of buildings, electrical networks, street lighting, calculations for reinforced and pre-stressed concrete and steel structures, topography, BIM, thermal energy, electronics, electrical engineering, mechatronics, electrical installations.

Topography (T) - Cachan campus
CHALLENGE:

Design, plan and implement building and public works projects and underground works in conjunction with multidisciplinary teams. The topographic engineer provides project management across a very wide range of disciplines (urban and rural planning, cadastral surveying, space geodesy, GNSS, BIM, 3D GIS, photogrammetry, remote sensing, etc.). Master measurement techniques and their interpretation and present results clearly and accurately. Demonstrate the required knowledge in legal and real estate sectors and areas relating to regional planning.

OPERATIONAL AREAS:

Building and public works companies, chartered surveyor’s practices, the public and semi-public sector: technical services for towns and regional authorities, regional infrastructure and agriculture departments, research centres (CERN, CNRS, OCA, etc.).

ROLES:

Chartered surveyor, topographical engineer, BIM manager, building and public works manager, design office engineer, technical design engineer, design implementation engineer, process methods engineer, building and public works consultant, R&D engineer, commercial engineer (technical solutions, instrumentation), technical real estate manager, etc.

SPECIFIC COURSES:

real estate, regional and urban planning, topographic measurement techniques (total station, GPS, GNSS, drones, laser scanning, digital imaging, etc.), BIM and geomatics (capturing, processing and interpreting 2D and 3D geographical data).

Public Works (TP) - Cachan or Dijon* campus
CHALLENGE:

Design, build and operate public infrastructures – roads, bridges, ports, electrical power plants, tunnels, drainage systems, airports, hydraulic structures, railways and waterways, urban networks – in a smart city and eco-district context.

OPERATIONAL SECTOR:

Road and rail sector, airport and port management, engineering, design offices, public sector and regional authorities in a project ownership capacity, etc.

ROLES:

Design/ construction / infrastructure maintenance: works engineer, design engineer, R&D structural calculations engineer, business engineer, BIM manager, project manager. The public works sector encompasses civil engineering and major engineering structures.

SPECIFIC COURSES:

Design and calculations relating to reinforced concrete,BIM, pre-stressed concrete and steel in civil engineering structures, project ownership, coordination and management of works, construction law and legislation, topography, underground works.

* The Dijon campus will open in Septembre 2019 after accreditation by the French engineering qualifications commission (CTI)