A five-year curriculum made of
- a general cycle (3 years corresponding to the bachelor’s degree)
- and a professional cycle (2 years corresponding to the master’s degree)
- Combining a scientific and technological with a managerial approach enriched by many experiences in companies, a flourishing community life a humanistic approach and a compulsory international experience
- The professional cycle
During the first year of this cycle students share their time between 5 main activities:
- Science and engineering techniques
- Management and organisation of companies
- Personal development
This is the moment when they choose between 8 different fields of specialisation available in 2nd year :
- Architectural engineering
- Building and civil engineering
- Chemistry and chemical engineering
- Computer sciences and information technology
- Energy, Electrical Systems and Automated Systems
- Mechanical design and engineering
- Biomedical engineering
- Technologies, innovation and international textile management
And during 3rd year :
- Banking Finance and Insurance
- Industrial process management
- Energy Habitat Environment
- Innovation Management
During the second year students concentrate their efforts around 3 main axes :
- A semester of studies: common core syllabus and field of specialisation
- An Eleven Week Project (EWP) ): a period of study and research in a company or school for 11weeks.
- An engineering work placement : 4 to 6 months.
The added extras at HEI
At least once during their studies, each student must take on a position with responsibilities as a leader, a manager, an organizer of a project, inside ou outside the school.
A few examples
organizer of humanitarian events, president of a students' club, in charge of an association helping young pupils with their homework orgaizer of sports events...
The study of English is compulsory. some lessons are carried out in English during the fourth and fifth year as well as the assessments concerning these topics.
A second language is compulsory. It is possible to study a third language as an optional subject. To graduate students must have certain language requirements.
At least once during their studies, each student has to attend a course dealing with a topic external to the school such as philosophy, musicology, theology... so as to open up intellectual approaches different from scientific reasoning.
A few examples
European cultural clashes, musicology, internaional solidarity the scriotures, church history, modern arts, medical ethics....
Work placements and international experience
Students have 3 compulsory work placements during their studies and must also undertake a period of study and research in a company or in a university research laboratory. Moreover, all students must have one period of international experience during their studies. This can be for one of their placements or in the framework of an exchange programme.
A 2-year master degree Smart Cities