Energy control and management


 
Overview

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a key challenge for our planet. We need to install decentralised renewable energy sources for stationary and/or embedded applications. The decentralisation of sources and storage leads to a complex energy system.

The Energy Control and Management (e-Control) specialisation offers a training programme that addresses the technological, economic and societal challenges related to the energy sector.

Contribution to sustainable development goals

Learn more about Centrale Nantes' commitment to the 17 sustainable development goals
Admission

International students can follow this specialisation, taught in French, via:
 

  • A double degree programme - Open to international students selected by our partner institutions. Selected students spend two years studying courses from the engineering programme at Centrale Nantes. This usually includes one year of the common-core engineering curriculum followed by one year of specialisation. Double degree students are typically accepted after successfully completing two or three years of higher education in their home institution.
  • The fast-track engineering programme: Open to students with a Bachelor's or equivalent degree in science. Our fast-track programme gives international students who are qualified to bachelor level the opportunity to gain the 'diplôme d'ingénieur' in just two years.
  • An exchange year/semester: International students selected by our partner institutions abroad have the opportunity to spend one semester or one year of their studies at Centrale Nantes. They usually join the final year of the engineering programme choosing both a specialisation and a professional option to obtain ECTS credits.
Course Content

Courses for the 2022/23 academic year

 
Autumn Semester (S7 or S9) Spring Semester (S8 or S10)
Energy conversion chain Smart energy management
Embedded computing Role of electricity in energy transition
Methodology of linear control Digital design on FPGA: Application for solar energy
Simulation of electrical systems Energy Project
IoT low power Project 2
Advanced control: Application to RE Internship
Electric vehicle: Software sensors, control, management
Model checking & AI
Project 1
 
Examples of projects and internships

Examples of past projects

 
  • Control of floating wind turbines
  • Study and implementation of a MPPT controller for a photovoltaic generator
  • Modelling and safe generation of an autonomous vehicle control application
  • Advanced Control of a PMSG Wind Turbine Benchmark Implementation using Matlab/ Simulink/ OPAL-RT
  • Evaluation of Time-Sensitive Networks
  • Design of a sensor system for data acquisition on a racing yacht


Examples of internships

  • Project management for the installation of charging stations for electric vehicles (PROVIRIDIS)
  • Study and implementation of an anti-collision and obstacle avoidance system to assist drone navigation (INTELLCAP)
  • Study of a new underwater electro-communication system (Naval Group)
  • R&D engineer in Electronic Warfare / Clustering algorithms (Thalès)
  • Energy optimisation of electric vehicle charging stations (ENVISION)
  • Analysis and simulation of real-time critical networks (Thalès)
  • Development of a real-time estimator of electrical quantities (RTE)
  • Power electronics simulation demonstrator (Siemens)
  • Creation of performance analysis tools for SIMULIA applications (Dassault Systèmes)
After the specialisation

Industry sectors

  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Building
  • Electronic systems


Career prospects

  • Energy production, control and management
  • Engineering and design
  • Research and development
Published on May 3, 2022 Updated on January 12, 2023