Engineers are trained to produce and implement original products, processes, systems and services meeting directly or indirectly the needs of individuals and of the society.After completing a common bachelor degree, students specialize at the master level in one field among aerospace, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, electromechanical engineering, electrical engineering, geology and mining engineering, mechanical engineering and physical engineering.
The bachelor program (180 credits - 3 years) is organized around a set of mandatary courses in theoretical and applied sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science), engineering, social sciences (law and economics) and English as a foreign language. These account for 115 credits and form the backbone of the program. These subjects ensure that all the students acquire a common wide range of knowledge and skills preparing them to approach interdisciplinary problems.
In addition, each student can choose 65 credits of elective courses to customize his training path and prepare his master degree with more specific subjects in chemical engineering, applied physics, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, engineering geology, electricity or mechanical engineering.
A wide variety of pedagogical approaches (ex-cathedra lectures, exercices, experimental work in the labs, single or group projects, field trips, bibliographic research, ...) are used to the develop knolwedge, skills and attitude (analysis, abstraction, communication, autonomy, team work, creativity, ...) relevant for the profesional practice of engineers.
Although a significant number of subjects are taught in English to make sure that students acquire a sufficient proficiency, French is the instruction language of the undergraduate program.
A series of master programs are organized in the different fields of engineering. These are intended to be completed in two years and provide graduate students with the highest level of technical qualification. All the master programs include an internship in industry or research centers and a master thesis, which is an original, usually individual, work by which the candidate demonstrates their technical and scientific expertise in their field and their ability to carry out a large scale project related to research-oriented problems and/or industrial issues.
Most master programs are instructed in English while the course catalogue of others include lectures in French and in English.