Smart and Connected Enterprise (I-ENG SCE)

Programme Objectives

The aim of this specialism is to introduce the new paradigms of company management based on new information environments and systems, including cyber-physical systems. At the conclusion of the programme, students should be able to model an enterprise, to simulate and optimize its performance, to model and develop solutions for inter-operability between information systems, based on ontologies and multi-view models at different scales (shop floor, factory, company, extended enterprise). New technologies like IoT, smart and agile organizations, etc., and interaction technologies, like virtual and augmented reality, will be integrated in the courses. The place of humans in new smart organizations will also be considered. There is a strong link with the other specialism - Agile Factory Management.

This Master’s programme is accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

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Course Content

30 ECTS Credits per semester.
Language of instruction: English

M1 Year - 2022/23
Autumn Semester Course ECTS Spring Semester Course ECTS
Introduction to Ind 4.0 processes 4 Systems Engineering 4
Enterprise Modelling 4 Statistics and Data Analysis 5
Introduction to Optimization Methods 5 Management and Socio-Organizational Aspects for Industrial Engineering 4
Production Management 5 Enterprise Management 4
Discrete-event Simulation 4 Innovation Engineering 4
Financial and Economic Aspects for Industrial Engineering 4 Advanced Simulation 4
Basics of Computer Science and Mathematics 2 Introduction to Research 3
Modern Languages * 2 Modern Languages * 2

* 'French as a Foreign language' except for French native speakers who will study 'Cultural and Communicational English'.

NB Course content may be subject to minor changes
M2 Year - 2022/23
Autumn semester course ECTS
Artificial Intelligence for decision-making in industrial engineering 5
Data and knowledge integration in the enterprise 4
Collaborative information systems in enterprise 4
Integrated design engineering of product-service systems  4
Multi-criteria decision making and decision support 5
Integrated design and implementation of cyber-physical production systems 4
Project 2
Modern languages * 2

* 'French as Foreign Language' except for French native speakers who will study 'Cultural and Communicational English'
NB Course content may be subject to minor changes

Spring Semester ECTS
Master thesis / internship                                    30

Master Thesis / Internship

Examples of previous internships in industry

  • Open Innovation Intern, BMW Group, Beihing, China
  • Support System for Industry Excellence, Airbus Helicopters, Marignane, France
  • Model-Based System Engineering for Industrial Systems, ALTRAN Technologies, Blagnac, France

Examples of previous internships in research labs

  • Development of product ontology for additive manufacturing, LS2N, Nantes, France
  • A model-based system engineering approach for the design of flexible production systems, LS2N, Nantes, France
Skills developed
  • Master entreprise modelling methods
  • Master simulation and optimsation methods for entreprise performance assessment
  • Master inter-operability of the information systems of smart and connected enterprises

In addition to the above specialism-specific skills, students will also develop more general skills:

  • Identify models, perfom simulation and analyse results
  • Communicate comprehensive results in a meaningful way
  • Undertake bibliographic surveys of international research and professional literature
  • Manage or be part of a project

Download syllabus | I-ENG SCE 2021/2022

Facilities and Partnerships

Faculty and Research Facilities

This Master relies on Centrale Nantes’ faculty and the research facilities of the LS2N Research Institute and other faculty members from the University of Nantes.


Airbus, Naval Group, Michelin, Alstom, Dassault Systèmes, Renault, Faurecia etc.
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After the Master's

Career Prospects

Sector: Aeronautics, Automotive, Transports, Naval, Energy, Mechanics, Services, Consulting
Fields: Industrial engineering, Design engineering, Mechanical engineering, Production management, Information systems design and management, Research and Innovation
Positions: Industrial manager, Mechanical Engineer, Process Engineer, Production manager, Design Engineer, Research and Innovation Engineer (post

Published on April 3, 2017 Updated on July 20, 2022