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EIGSI - Ecole d'Ingénieurs en Génie des Systèmes Industriels
General Presentation
Academic Presentation
Student Life
International Relationship

Key dates : 

  • 1901 : Our scool was founded (in Paris)
  • 1926 : Recognised by the french Ministry of Education
  • 1990 : EIGSI is now located in La Rochelle (south west of France)
  • 1991 : Degree accredited be the national engineering committee (CTI)
  • 2006 : A second campus is located in Morocco (Casablanca)
  • 2011 : Labellised EUR-ACE

EIGSI at a glance : 

  • 800 Students
  • 7 800 graduates since 1901
  • Over 300 professors and associate professors 
  • 12,000 m² of modern facilities
  • 70 partner universities throughout Europe, Asia, North and Latin America
  • 30 bilateral or double degree agreements with universities
  • Member of several academic networks : CGE ( national association of higher education in engineering and management), CDEFI, UGEI...
  • 2 main activities in research : urban mobility, environement

Our campus :

  • 5 mn cycling to the city center and the railway station
  • Nearby the sports center and several cafeterias and restaurants
  • EIGSI modern facilities oceanfront  located (laboratories, library, student union...)
  • Ideally located to practice ocean sports (sailing, kite-surfing, windsurfing...)

La Rochelle :

La Rochelle is an historic and rich in culture town. Well known in France for its  La Rochelle first self-service bikes, electric vehicles (cars, sea bus).

Third favorite touristic french destination, La Rochelle is soaked in sunshine and lapped by the ocean.

Arriving to La Rochelle : 

  • Paris (TGV) : 3h00 
  • Bordeaux : 2h00
  • Nantes : 2h00




Academic Program :

  • Combines interdisciplinary general engineering background  and specialized knowledge
  • 4 main pedagogical objectives:
    • Comprehensive general science and mathematics  
    • Engineering Sciences
    • Business culture and Environment  
    • Human sciences, professionnal project and languages

Master of Engineering Degree : 10 semester program

  • A general engineering degree program and 7 master level majors (semesters 8 & 9)
    • Mechanical engineering systems design
    • Energy & Environment (transport)
    • Mecatronics (mechanics + electronics+ interfaces)
    • Industrial Systems Engineering and Management
    • Computer networks and telecommunications 
    • Building and Civil Works


Professional Network

A fundamental challenge : 

Work experience is now considered a fundamental aspect of an engineer’s training. The introduction of EIGSI students to working life and to the exercise of their professional discipline is an integral part of their course, achieved through a wide variety of internships.

Objectives of internship-based training :

  • Acquiring and implementing the working methods specific to the company
  • Learning how to fit into a team or structure
  • Observing and analysing relations within a group
  • Developing human and interpersonal skills

A degree program tailored to Industries needs : 

  • Professors from industry
  • Project-based learning
  • Professional industrial material, computer programs and technology
  • Oligatory Industrial Internships

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See the n+i Schedule for the Registration Process.

Important Dates

The Recruitment of foreign Students follows the n+i Calendar.



  • Year 1 : 4 800 €
  • Year 2 : 4 800 €


Student Life

Student life : Give rein to your enthusiasm

EIGSI fully supports involvement in school’s student associations as it is an essential part of student life. It also offers an opportunity for students to reveal the many talents they possess in all sorts of fields...

The student Union offers a large range of activities : 

  •  Sports

Through a partnership with the University of La Rochelle, EIGSI students enjoy access to all the university’s sports facilities. 

  • Culture

Music, theatre

  •  Humanitarian and citizenship issues

Student members of Start-EIGSI set up projects involving young people from deprived areas. The Etudiants pour un Développement Durable put their skills to work on sustainable development projects on behalf of humanitarian NGOs, such as a methane production centre in Tanzania, solar ovens in Haiti or cybercafés in Burkina Faso – all splendid examples of solidarity !

 La Rochelle : Capture the energy of a city on the move

 Sports, cinema and music fans will be spoiled for choice in La Rochelle’s yearround calendar of major events, all accessible at preferential student rates :

  • Le Grand Pavois - September - France’s leading international in-water boat show
  • La Rochelle Marathon - November - 2e France’s second-largest marathon (8,000 runners)
  • International Sailing Week - May/June - Light sailing boats and liveable boats
  • Sunny Side of the Doc - May - International documentary film market
  • International Film Festival - June - A not-to-be-missed event for all filmlovers (tributes, retrospectives, etc.)
  • Les Francofolies - July - A festival of music of every kind



Campus : on the water’s edge, in the heart of town

The school is located at the heart of the University campus and all its facilities: student residences, student restaurants, library and media centre.

Close by the sea, a stone’s throw from the marina and the historic town centre, students enjoy ideal living and working conditions :

  • Availability of accomodations just around EIGSI
  • An extensive network of buses, bikes and boats
  • Two student restaurants opposite the school out of the four restaurants on campus
Accommodation fees

 300 €

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Partnership with n+i

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Our partners in EUROPE 

- Technische Universität : München.
- Fachhochschule : Darmstadt, Jena.
- Hochschule Darmastadt University of Applied Sciences : Darmstadt
- Fachhochschule : Dortmund
- Hocchschule Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences : Furtwangen
- Fachhochschule Lübeck University of Applied Sciences : Lübeck

- Universidad : Alcala, Sevilla,  Oviedo
- Universidad Politecnica (EUITI, ETSII) : Madrid
- Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (ETSEIB) :  Barcelona.

United Kingdom
- University of Northumbria : Newcastle
- Birmingham City University : Birmingham

Blekinge Tekniska Högskola : Blekinge

- University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland : Sion
- Haute Ecole Arc Ingénierie : Saint Imier

- Universita degli studi : Parma
- Universita degli studi Rama la Sapienza : Roma

- Haute Ecole de la Province de Liège : Liège
- Katolieke Hogesschool  Saint Lieven : Gent
- Karel de Krote Hogesschool : Anvers

- Dublin Institute of Technology : Dublin
- Cork Institute of Technology : Cork 

instituto Politecnico de Leira : Leira

Politechnika Krakowska : Cracovie 

Hanzehogeschool Groningen : Groningen

Engineering College of Aarhus : Aarhus

Outside EUROPE

Instituto tecnologico : Minatitlan, Zacatecas, Puebla, Michoacan.

United States of America
- University of North Dakota : Grand Forks
- Franklin W Olin College of Engineering : Olin
- University of Valparaiso : Valparaiso
- UTB Texas : Brownsville
- North Carolina A&T University : Greenboro

- University of Tianjin
- National Central University : Taïwan

Partnership agreements with Quebec universities (CREPUQ agreement)

University of Buenos Aires, Bahia Blanca, La Plata

- UFPA Belem, Bahia, Santa Catarina, SAo Paulo
- University of Manau

EIGSI in Morocco (Casablanca)

Our campus in Morocco is a striking illustration of EIGSI’s commitment to internationalisation. Students from EIGSI La Rochelle may take one or two study semesters at Casablanca, and profit from a truly exceptional international experience.


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