Engineering Programme - "diplôme d'ingénieur"

Centrale Nantes trains 360 students per year within its general engineering programme leading to the 'diplôme d'ingénieur' equivalent to a Master of Science and Engineering. This qualification is awarded to students after a total of five years of higher education.
The admissions process is highly selective. French students with excellent high school results spend two years in the intensive 'classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles' preparing for the 'concours' - competitive entrance examinations to French engineering schools. Successful candidates then undertake three years of study at Centrale Nantes - corresponding to the senior undergraduate year and two graduate years.

International students

Courses from the engineering programme are open to international students - selected by our partner institutions abroad - as part of a double degree or via an exchange year or semester.

Those selected to follow the double degree spend two years here within the engineering programme: one year of the common-core curriculum and one year of specialisation. Exchange year or semester students usually join the final year of the engineering programme choosing both a specialisation and a professional option to obtain ECTS credits.

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About the programme

The first year is devoted to broad-based multi-disciplinary engineering training in the form of a common-core curriculum. In each of years 2 and 3 students focus on a technical discipline with their choice of specialisation from the 20 or so on offer. In year 3 students also follow a professional option, to hone in on a particular sector of activity or company function.

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> YEAR 1 COURSES                        > YEAR 2&3 COURSES                      > CHOICE OF SPECIALISATIONS

Academic Calendar

The academic year is divided into two semesters:
1st/Autumn Semester: from the beginning of September to the end of January
2nd/Spring Semester: from February to July.
Published on March 9, 2017 Updated on July 1, 2020