Executive Education - Marine Renewable Energies

Centrale Nantes and the University of Nantes have created 22 Executive Education modules within the WEAMEC (West Atlantic Marine Energy Community) framework, dealing exclusively with the growing MRE (Marine Renewable Energies) sector.

This training provision is designed to give companies and their teams the keys to understanding what constitutes the global environment of Marine Renewable Energies, from the preliminary study to the engineering of projects and parks, from machine engineering to the exploitation of technologies.

To prepare future professionals to enter the emerging MRE market they will have a comprehensive overview, understand concepts and vocabulary. They will also be able to position the different actors, and to identify and understand the implications of their products on the value chain and consider their potential integration into technological components.

'MRE Technical Advisor' core track and expert modules

One- to three-day modules put together and delivered by a teaching team composed of academics (University of Nantes, Centrale Nantes, IFSTARR, Ecole Nationale Supérieure Maritime) and industry professionals (e.g. IDEOL, RTE, ACCOAST, INNOSEA). These modules have been tailored to meet two objectives:
  1. expand company activity or help companies to enter new markets, and
  2. develop the trainee skills and employability.

Trainee feedback

  • 100% of 2020 trainees recommend the course and its different modules.
  • 100% of the trainees are very satisfied and pleased.
  • 99% of the professional objectives at the end of the training are achieved.
  • See trainee feedback per module (in French)

Core track leading to "MRE technical advisor"

On completion of this course, the trainee will be able to understand the issues at stake in each segment of the MRE value chain and understand the interactions between them.

To obtain the certificate, you must complete all the modules and meet all requirements. It is however possible to follow only one (or more) module that is particularly relevant to your professional objectives.

The success rate in obtaining the "MRE technical advisor" certificate is 93%.

What next?

31% of certificate holders work in the MRE sector.
38% of certificate holders work in the energy sector.
31% of certificate holders work in another sector.

'Expert' modules

These modules are designed to allow participants to increase their expertise in each of the topics covered. They are programmed on demand, according to expressions of interest.

For course details: www.weamec.fr

WEAMEC - Marine Renewable Energies - Gateway to the Pays de la Loire Research, Training and Innovation network

WEAMEC (West Atlantic Marine Energy Community) federates the numerous academic stakeholders engaged in the field of Marine Renewable Energies (MRE) in the Pays de la Loire region. It brings together research and training institutions, research laboratories and teams, and key players in innovation and training. 80 manufacturers operating in the Marine Renewable Energy sector are also involved.
WEAMEC is supported by Centrale Nantes and its main partners, the University of Nantes, the EMC2 cluster, the IRT Jules Verne, with the support of the Pays de la Loire Region, ERDF, Nantes Métropole and CARENE.

Published on November 7, 2016 Updated on February 3, 2021