Engineering Programme - Years 2 and 3

In years 2 and 3 respectively the students choose a specialisation, with 464 hours of courses, from the twenty or so proposed. This affords a double advanced technical competence to students completing both years 2 and 3. 

In their third or final year, students choose a professional option which focuses on a particular sector of activity or function. Each option comprises 136 hours of courses including project work
within the relevant field.

In addition to the acquisition of technical and scientific expertise, Centrale Nantes places a strong emphasis on personal development and the fostering of soft skills.
Students continue to develop their soft skills with a range of Business Sciences courses on offer in the second year. Two modern languages (English and a choice of second language) and sport are taught throughout the three years of the engineering programme.

Students also commit to a civic engagement during their first year of studies whereby they make a contribution to society through volunteer work. This is to be completed by the end of March in Year 2.

Students continue to benefit from invaluable first-hand industrial experience during years 2 and 3 with a 20-week and 25-week - respectively - placement starting in April. These internships are linked to the student's chosen specialisation or professional option (Year 3) and can be undertaken within a company or a research laboratory, in France or abroad.
 

Overview of curriculum by semester

Year 2 Autumn

Autumn Semester TEACHING 
HOURS
ECTS
CREDITS
 Specialisation (>20 choices) 288  25
 Business Science 2
 Modern Languages 1  16  1
 Modern Languages 2*  16  #
 Sports and Physical Education  30  #
 Civic Engagement  2
 TOTAL  30

* 32 hours for Chinese /Japanese
# 1 ECTS credit is awarded upon successful completion of Modern Languages 1 and 2 and Sport.
Year 2 Spring

Spring Semester TEACHING 
HOURS
ECTS
CREDITS
 Specialisation (>20 choices) 176  14
 Modern Languages 1 8  1
 Modern Languages 2 * 8  #
 Sports and Physical Education 16  #
 Civic Engagement  2
 Research or Industrial Placement  20 weeks  13
 TOTAL  30

* 16 hours for Chinese /Japanese
# 1 ECTS credit is awarded upon successful completion of Modern Languages 1 and 2 and Sport.
Year 3 Autumn

Autumn Semester TEACHING 
HOURS
ECTS
CREDITS
 Specialisation (>20 choices) 288  25
 Professional Option 96 4
 Modern Languages 1  16  1
 Modern Languages 2  16  #
 Sports and Physical Education  30  #
 TOTAL  30

* 32 hours for Chinese /Japanese
# 1 ECTS credit is awarded upon successful completion of Modern Languages 1 and 2 and Sport.
Year 3 Spring

Spring Semester TEACHING 
HOURS
ECTS
CREDITS
 Specialisation (>20  choices) 176  14
 Professional Option 40 1
 Modern Languages 1 8  1
 Modern Languages 2 8  #
 Sports and Physical Education 16  #
 Research or Industrial Placement  25 weeks  14
 TOTAL  30

* 16 hours for Chinese /Japanese
# 1 ECTS credit is awarded upon successful completion of Modern Languages 1 and 2 and Sport.
Published on January 25, 2016 Updated on June 24, 2021