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Polytech Lille - Ecole Polytechnique Universitaire de Lille
General Presentation
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Student Life
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Introduction

Polytech'Lille is a graduate school of engineering within the University Lille 1 (Science and Technology) located in the north of France. Polytech'Lille offers a multidisciplinary engineering program in the main scientific and technological fields leading to the French "Diplôme d'Ingénieur" (master's level).

The diploma delivered by Polytech'Lille has been accredited by the French "Commission des Titres d'Ingénieurs" and gives a direct access to the profession of engineer (there is no need for professional registration)

Some key figures :

7917  alumni,
758 engineering students in 2009-2010 + 111 students in a preparatory cycle,
41 students in research masters + 120  doctoral students,
11 students in « Mastère spécialisé » in water engineering (postgraduate specialization)
159 faculty members and 196 outside contributors,
63 administrative and technical staff,
17 associated laboratories

 

The education offered at Polytech'Lille uses teaching methods aimed at promoting teamwork, problem-solving and autonomy. Emphasis is placed on finding a balance between fundamental knowledge, technological skills and corporate culture.

The aim is to train engineers who :

have a solid scientific background and sound technical skills that make them rapidly operational when they join a company,

have a good knowledge of companies and their environment,

Are open-minded and creative,

Are able to develop self knowledge.

 

A graduate engineer from Polytech'Lille has a broad range of skills in the disciplines for which he is trained. He is able to design and develop products and systems, able to produce and monitor, manage and organize production and lead a team of men and women.

 

The course content, teaching methods and organisational arrangements allow students to adapt to the ever-changing demands of industrial life.

Campus

Polytech'Lille is situated on a vast university campus covering 110 hectares in Villeneuve d'Ascq, close to Lille, the regional capital of Nord-Pas de Calais region. Less than 350 km form 6 European cities, Lille is set at a crossroads in the heart of north-western Europe. Villeneuve d'Ascq has a variety of cultural and sporting facilities.

. It is served :
 

-by the TGV (High Speed Train) with Paris 1 hour away, Brussels only 35 minutes and London 1 hour 20 minutes,

- by air from 3 airports (Lesquin 10 min by motorway), Roissy Charles de Gaulle (50 min by TGV) and Brussels National-Zaventem (58 min by TGV and shuttle),

- by motorways : A1 to Paris, A 22 to Ghent, Antwerp and Amsterdam ; A25 to London via Eurotunnel and A27 to Brussels, Köln and Düsseldorf,

- Locally by the VAL automatic underground system.

With 220,000 inhabitants, Lille is part of a urban community with a population of over a million, making it the fourth largest French city after Paris, Lyon and Marseille.

Lille has seen a marked development in its banking, administrative and commercial services. It has a large international business centre, "Euralille", which covers over 70 hectares.

With its youthful population (27 % of its inhabitants are under 20 years old), it is both a large university town and the leading employment centre in the Nord-Pas de Calais.

Lille is also an artistic and historic city in touch with two cultures, French and Flemish, and is outstanding fo rthe originality and wealth of its architectural and artistic heritage. With its picturesque districts, shopping streets and friendly atmosphere all year round, Lille is a pleasant place in which to live. In 2004, its vitality and creativity led to its being designated as a "European Cultural Capital" and a new bi-annual event, "Lille 3000", was created, opening the door to modernity and world cultures in which innovation and technology are combined with art.

With its wealth of human resources and facilities,  Nord-Pas de Calais is one of Europe's leading centres for trade, innovation and new technology, and the third industrial and tertiary centre in France.

 


Highlights

Polytech'Lille benefits from a scientific environment and from all the campus facilities (3 university restaurants, halls of residences, sport facilities and cultural activities). With 20,000 students, 9.500 graduates a year and 47 research laboratories, most of which work under the label of the great French research organizations (CNRS, INSERM, INRIA, ...), the University Lille 1 is one of the main France's scientific universities.

Polytech'Lille's premises cover 24,000 m2 and regularly hosts scientific international and cultural conferences.

Main characteristics :

A medium-sized school
A selective admission process
Various backgrounds of the teaching staff (lecturers, researchers, experts, guests and visiting lecturers coming from industry, consultancies…).
Integrated and flexible education methods (lectures, small class work, case study, team project works, growing use of new technologies and tools.
Close links with industries and research activities and international cooperation.
 

The education offered at Polytech'Lille uses teaching methods aimed at promoting teamwork, problem-solving and autonomy. Emphasis is placed on finding a balance between fundamental knowledge, technological skills and corporate culture.

The aim is to train engineers who :

have a solid scientific background and sound technical skills that make them rapidly operational when they join a company,

have a good knowledge of companies and their environment

Are open-minded and creative

Are able to develop self knowledge


A graduate engineer from Polytech'Lille has a broad range of skills in the disciplines for which he is trained. He is able to design and develop products and systems, able to produce and monitor, manage and organize production and lead a team of men and women.

The course content, teaching methods and organisational arrangements allow students to adapt to the ever-changing demands of industrial life.

 

Professional Network

The training offered by the School is based on a synergy with companies. Internships, final year projects, industrial projects and company visits all form part of the course. The teaching staff includes lecturers from the professional world.

Companies are involved in drawing up the School's overall policy via the Board of Directors and the Advisory Committee.

The associated research laboratories also offer opportunities for high-level industrial cooperation for research and development projects.

Polytech'Lille sets up partnerships with industrial groups who demonstrate their trust by offering placements or projects to students or helping to improve the School's educational resources by paying the apprenticeship tax.

Every year, the School also organizes the "entrepreneurial culture week", which allows students to become familiar with every aspect of an engineer's work and career, with conferences on "innovation and research", "company start-ups" and "international work experience".

Some companies where Polytech'Lille alumni have been employed : PEUGEOT-CITROEN, RENAULT, TOYOTA, FAURECIA, VALEO, ARCELOR-MITTAL, AIRBUS, EADS, SNCF, SKF, THALES, ALSTOM, BOMBARDIER, MESSIER-BUGATTI, ALSTOM POWER, EDF, ATOS, CAP GEMINI, BOUYGUES, VINCI, EIFFAGE, SPIE-BATIGNOLLES, TOTAL, DANONE, DECATHLON, AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, AIR LIQUIDE, ALTEN,  BRITISH TELECOM, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC, UNILOG, VEOLIA, EADS, BRUKER, IBM, INEO SUEZ, AVIONICS, AUCHAN, BONDUELLE, BONGRAIN, COCA-COLA, DANONE, MASTERFOODS, MAC CAIN, NESTLE, POMONA, TETRA PAK, ....

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Student Life

Taking part in the School's clubs and associations adds a great deal to an engineering student's development. Through its many clubs, sports activities, evening entertainments and great events throughout the year, student life at Polytech'Lille helps to create a convivial atmosphere within the School.

The bar

This is where you come for a sandwich break, to have a cup of coffee and a chat, or simply to relax over a game of table soccer, pinball or darts. You can even take part in video game console tournaments.

Some of the clubs:

The "Bureau des Sports" – Sports Committee (BDS)

All Polytech' students may practise a large number of sports in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. There are many major sporting events during the year, such as the "Inter-Polytech'", the "Inter-Agros" and other tournaments such as the "Cinq Ballons", "Interpromo", etc...

Each sport has its club: Football, Handball, Basketball, Rugby, Sailing, Volleyball, Martial Arts, Golf, Tennis, Table Tennis, Swimming, Street Hockey...

Junior Enterprise (JE) : Polytech'Horizon

Taking part in a "Junior Enterprise" is very instructive in getting to know and understand the world of business. It enables students to carry out projects for companies (prospecting, project monitoring, communication, administration and finance,...). The possible types of project may concern computer science (e.g. Websites, networks, WI-FI), industry (e.g. designing robots...), the commercial sector (e.g. marketing...).

"L'Agrimentaire"

The aim of this association is to promote and develop the various food products made via a fermentation process (beer, cider, cheese...). Activities include studies of product manufacturing processes, tasting and even small-scale production.

The BDA (Bureau des Arts) – Arts Committee

This club organises exhibitions, art workshops, etc...

Tea Time

The role of this club is to enable students to speak to each other in English. Activities include discussions, conference debates, films, games, weekends in England, etc.

The Franco-Chinese Club

The club offers lessons in Mandarin, an introduction to Tai Chi, calligraphy and Chinese food and Chinese films to help students to gain a better understanding of Chinese culture.

Robotics club

The robotics club was founded on the initiative of some students enthused by electronics. The club takes part in the E=M6 competition in which teams compete against each other with miniature rugby balls.

The Students' Newspaper: "Le PAF"

Students have set up an internal newspaper that creates a link between students, teaching and administrative staff and the associative life of the School.

"La Sono"

There's nothing like it for learning to mix and provide the music for parties, etc. La Sono's reputation is well-established and, every year, it uses its professional equipment to provide the entertainment for many student parties.

There is also a whole range of other clubs dedicated to music, dance, theatre, chess and humanitarian projects. Polytech students may also take part in the activities of various societies or associations outside the School, such as:

There is also a whole range of other clubs dedicated to music, dance, theatre, chess and humanitarian projects. Polytech students may also take part in the activities of various societies or associations.

 

- "RACE" (Design an Economic Concept Car), "El Barrio Latino", t"he M.S. Racing", "Electrical Engineering Students European Association (EESTEC)", ...



Accommodation

The University's international center can accommodate international and exchange students in university halls of residence. Rooms in university residences are 9 m2 and are furnished : kitchenette (sink, ,fridge, 2 cooker hobs), 1 washbasin, bed, desk, table, chair/stool, cupboard, telephone and TV sockets. There are showers and toilets on each floor. No crockery is provided. Bedlinen may be hired.

The University's international center has a limited number of addresses for private accommodation in town. You should be aware that accommodation in town is more expensive than a room in a university hall of residence (about 300 euros a month).

Accommodation fees

 

The rent for a room of 9 m2 in a hall of residence is 200 € per month (personal liability insurance, including fire and flood damage) + a deposit of 168.16€.

The rent for a room at the Eiffel Residence (18 m2 with shower and toilets inside the room) is 281€ each month. It is compulsory to pay the rent for 12 months.

 

Some figures

Polytech'Lille is actively committed to developing an international outlook and has set up partnerships with universities in Europe (Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, Sweden, Poland, Portugal, Romania...), Latin America (Mexico, Peru, Brazil), the United States, Canada, Asia (China, India...), North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia, Marocco)... By taking part in exchange programmes (ERASMUS, CREPUQ, BRAFITEC, "n+i"...) or bilateral agreements, the School encourages its engineering students to develop their ability, to adapt, discover other cultures, other working and teaching methods, and to improve their language skills.

Within the Polytech Group, Polytech'Lille takes part to the European "Erasmus placement" work scheme, which allows it to organise placements for its students in European companies and provide them with financial aid towards mobility.

Today, about 40 % of graduates from a year-group have spent at least one period abroad on either a half-year or one-year course of study, a laboratory project or a company placement.

International students of some twenty different nationalities attend the school on degree courses or exchange programmes, helping to create an international atmosphere (104 foreign students in 2009).
Double degrees have been set up with Hohai University in Nanjing and the Nanjing University of Agriculture, and every year this allows 20 Chinese students to come and complete their studies at Polytech'Lille.

 

 

Partnership with n+i

 

Polytech'Lille takes part in the "n+i" programme, This programme is a top level engineering training in two years for international students with a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) aiming at an international career. Before joining Polytech'Lille, international "n+i"students may attend a two-month intensive French course at one of the French Language centres accredited by the "n+i" network. Then students will have to attend a specific Transition Semester at one of the "n+i" French partner schools according to the subject area. This semester is a period of linguistic, cultural and methodological adjustment which is tailor-made for international students. After the Transition Semester, students will be welcomed at Polytech'Lille for a 3 semester- training leading to the French "diplôme d'ingénieur" (equivalent to master's degree).

Affiliations

Polytech'Lille has many partner institutions in Europe within Erasmus program in Germany (Rheinisch Westfalische Technnische Hochschule Aachen, Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig, Technische Universität Berlin, ...), in Austria (Technische Universität Graz), in Spain (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, Universidad de Malaga, Universidad de Navarra, ....), in Sweden (Linköping University), in Italy (Politecnico di Milano), in Poland Politecnica Warszawska, Politecnica Lodzka, ....), in Romania (Polytechnic University of Bucharest, University Stefan cel Mare of Suceava), in the USA (The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University), in Canada (Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Université de Sherbrooke, Université Laval), in south America ( in Brasil : Ecole Polytechnique de l'Université Fédérale de Rio de Janeiro, Université Fédérale de Sergipe), in Chile : Universidad de Santiago de Chile , Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria), in Mexico (Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro), in China (Hohai University, Nanjing Agricultural University).

 

Official website
Visit the official website at
http://www.polytech-lille.fr/

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