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Specialisation Projects / Industrial Study Projects



Industry plays a central role in Centrale Nantes pedagogy providing a strong vocational focus. Our strong commitment to developing industrial partnerships multiplies the synergies between Centrale Nantes, companies and industry networks;
Centrale Nantes aims to train our students to be responsible, adaptable and innovative. Our constantly updated programmes, incorporating industrial projects and hands-on experience, are firmly focused on scientific knowledge and the most advanced techniques.

The student is thus called upon to take the driving seat in his study and career path, particularly through the choice of specialisations and professional options.

The Centrale Nantes graduate is an operational engineer who is capable of understanding and measuring the challenges of your industrial projects within their competitive and international environment.

Study Projects

Centrale Nantes has a dual role - to train engineers and to undertake research and industrial studies. It may undertake industrial studies linked to topics taught in the school on behalf of companies. Such studies can be carried out in several different ways according to their nature and objectives:

  • within the framework of an Industrial Study Project undertaken by first year students, under the supervision of a member of faculty. 
  • within the framework of a Specialisation or Professional Option project undertaken by second or third year students, under the supervision of a professor within the specialisation.
  • in one of the school's research institutes.

Degree apprenticeships

Degree apprenticeships present numerous advantages for both students and companies. The company benefits from the skills of the apprenticed student during the one or three-year training period, with alternating six-week periods of work experience and study. The apprenticed student gains invaluable experience of  company culture and the work environment.

Year out in Industry

Our students can opt to put their studies on hold in order to take a year out in industry, in France or abroad.
Published on December 19, 2016 Updated on March 28, 2017