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 2022/2023

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.

Partnerships

Airbus, Naval Group, Michelin, Alstom, Dassault Systèmes, Renault, Faurecia etc.
Admissions
 
  • Apply online on the eCandidat platform
  • Applications for the 2023 M1 intake are open and are processed in three rounds
  • Applications for the 2023 M2 intake open: 15 February 2023
 
Application process

Application rounds

  • Applications are reviewed in rounds. M1 applicants may apply in any of the three M1 rounds, and M2 applicants in either of the two M2 rounds. Applications should be submitted on the eCandidat platform as early as possible, but before the deadlines below;
  • Applications are not considered 'complete' until all required elements are submitted. Only complete applications received by the round's deadline will be considered in that round;
  • The admissions board reviews applications at the conclusion of each round and notifies each applicant of the outcome of their application;

Accepting your place

  • Successful applicants must accept their place on the eCandidat platform by the deadlines below;
  • The first installment of tuition fees must be paid by the deadlines below to definitively secure the applicant's place on the programme.



Important dates for the 2023 intake

M1 | Round 1 M1 | Round 2 M1 | Round 3 M2 | Round 1 M2 | Round 2
Submit your complete application by 14 December 28 February 30 April 30 March 30 April
You will be notified of the outcome of your application by 27 January 24 March 26 May 28 April 26 May
Accept your place by 14 February 10 April 11 June 11 May 10 June
Pay your first tuition installment by 31 March 25 May 15 June 30 May 15 June
Admission requirements

Admission requirements for the first year (M1)

  • International students with a bachelor's degree (Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Technology) or equivalent, in a field related to Science and Technology
  • French and European students with a 'license' qualification or equivalent.
  • Students must have graduated from the above before the end of August in order to enrol in a Master's Programme at Centrale Nantes in September.
  • Applicants must have a good level in Mathematics and be fluent in English - written and spoken. An applicant whose native language is not English is required to pass a recognised international test of English*:
    • TOEFL - IBT 80, or ITP 550, paper-delivered test 60,
    • Cambridge B2 First Test - 173 or higher,
    • Cambridge C1 Advanced Test - 160 or higher,
    • IELTS - 6.5 or higher,
    • TOEIC - 800 or higher.
  • Applicants who carried out their studies in English (you must provide an official confirmation letter from your university) are eligible without passing such a test, but providing the results of a recognized international test can add value to the application.
  • Students who completed their studies in the countries listed below are exempted from submitting a language certificate: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, English-speaking Canada, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Republic of Ireland, Jamaica, Kiribati, Liberia, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

*no other test is recognised.

Language of instruction

Fully taught in English.


Admission requirements for the second year (M2)

Students who have successfully completed a first year Master's programme can apply for the second year Master's programme.

Language of instruction

Fully taught in English.
Required documents

When applying for a Centrale Nantes Master's Programme you will be asked to provide the following documents:
 

  • Your official transcripts
  • A CV/Resume and cover letter
  • Your diploma
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Your passport or other form of official identification

Your documents must be uploaded in English or French. If the original version of your documents is not in one of these two languages, a certified translation by a sworn translator is required.

Apply online
Apply online on the eCandidat platform
 

How to use the eCandidat platform:

 

Your application in 5 easy steps:

Contact and admissions support

Master's Admission Office

master.admission7f94e718-3a36-44ae-b688-c7ff471abe70@ec-nantes.fr
Tel: +33.2.40.37.68.36 / 33.2.40.37.68.51

Chinese students: lichunlaid803ba47-2a5e-4a69-acd0-bf73b00659c0@ec-nantes.cn
Indian students: application414d04bc-62fd-478e-895a-8ab17d3a0eb5@galaxy-edu.com

Tuition fees and financing

Fees for non-European students:

  • Master 1 year: €9,000
  • Master 2 year: €6,000

A reduction of €1,500 for the first year of study is granted to non European international students who make their first tuition payment within one month of being offered a place on the programme.


Fees for European students:

€243 per year


Scholarships

Different scholarships are available for students enrolling in a Master's Programme at Centrale Nantes:
 
  • Centrale Nantes Elite Scholarship
  • Government scholarships
  • Inter-government scholarships
  • Industry scholarships
  • Scholarships from organisations
  • European Programmes
After the Master's

Career Prospects

  • Sectors: 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 PhD)
What our students / graduates say

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Campus facilities
Centrale Nantes houses 17 buildings on a 40-acre green campus. In addition to the standard facilities of a university campus (classrooms, media library, computer rooms, etc.), it is home to 13 research platforms, some of which are unique in France, and modern and varied sports facilities, the Centrale-Audencia-Ensa incubator and vibrant student life. Facilities on the Centrale Nantes campus:

  • 45 classrooms
  • 6 lecture theatres 
  • 13 computer rooms (with nearly 180 fully equipped PCs and extended opening hours)
  • 1 media library
  • 5 research institutes
  • Sports and cultural facilities: 1 gymnasium, 1 multisport/dojo hall, squash courts, 1 piano room
  • 1 student house
  • Student halls of residence and accommodation support
  • 1 online platform for students, Onboard, with timetables, grades, attendance management, distance learning and teaching resources,
  • 1 Moodle platform (Hippocampus) with collaborative functionality available to faculty and students (additional resources, working groups, forum, online assessments, etc.).
  • Students also have access to meeting rooms / learning innovation / videoboxes equipped with video projectors, cameras, interactive whiteboards, etc., for their classes, presentation preparation, project work, etc.
  • 1 lifelong email address and an individual digital workspace and storage space, with remote 24H access.


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Published on April 3, 2017 Updated on February 3, 2023