Industrial Engineering


The objectives of this specialisation are to gain the capacity to understand a company and its organisation from an overall perspective (extended enterprise, information system, process, quality and standards etc), and to acquire the tools and methods for optimal management (decision making, production management, supply chain, change management etc.)

Contribution to sustainable development goals

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

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.
Course Content
2023/24 Academic Year
Autumn Semester Spring Semester
Roles and organization Change management
Risk management Costing, purchasing and pricing
Decision-making tools and methods Value networks
Sustainable production Simulation and operations research
Product modelling Project 2
Processes, quality and standards Internship
Enterprise modelling and performance
Information systems and knowledge management
Project 1

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Examples of past projects and internships

Examples of projects

  • Study of the ergonomics of a workstation for Daher Socata.
  • Study of a chassis identification system for Bobcat.
  • Definition of a quotation support system for MTA Industrie.
  • Study of the impact of AI for change management for ORESYS
  • Optimization of maintenance plans for SNCF

Examples of internships

  • Continuous improvement
  • Optimization of production
  • Logistics and Supply
  • Junior Management Consultant
After the specialisation

Career prospects

  • Production management/organisation, management of industrial processes
  • Internal and external supply chain
  • Stocks/purchasing
  • Costing/pricing
  • Consultancy and information systems (PLM, KBS, ERP, CRM)
  • Industrial systems of reference and best practice (competences and standards)

Industry Sectors

  • Automotive
  • Aeronautics
  • Defence
  • Food processing
  • IT or company performance
  • Consultancy

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Published on November 20, 2015 Updated on January 29, 2024