Engineer Training : Educational principles

The first and second year education is a type of general education whose purpose is to supply a solid groundwork of scientific, technical, and linguistic competencies, and a practical knowledge of the enterprise.

For the third year, students choose to deepen their knowledge of one of the School’s fields, which will allow them to rapidly adapt to the industrial world.

Learning Through Choice

All during their studies, students must make choices and manage priorities: choice of elective courses and foreign languages, choice of the field of study for the third year, choice of projects, proposition of personalised projects, and participation in community life. The wealth of the educational offer, the variety of fields of study, the more or less important level of involvement in community life, and the unavoidable constraints: all of this brings the students to develop considerable autonomy in managing their priorities.

Learning Through Projects

Projects and laboratory work occupy an important place in the educational method. They contribute to the development of the spirit of initiative, a capacity for synthesis, a taste for the concrete, a sense of efficiency, and the student’s confidence in his own know-how.

Laboratory studies are associated with instruction modules. For the student, these represent an opportunity to implement the concepts and tools found in the associated oral learning module, with a conceptual approach on a theme related to a typical industrial application of this module.

Combining knowledge, techniques, and competency, the project puts inductive reasoning to use. It develops creativity, an analytical mind, a sense of responsibility, the ability to organise and communicate, the ability to work in a team, and more generally the ability to analyse and to define a problem, to imagine and implement a solution.

Last update : 29/07/2010