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Toulouse campus

The Campus

Icam was founded in 1898 when the brothers-in-law Mr. Féron and Mr. Vrau decided to set up an engineering school in Lille with the help of the Jesuit community.

A few years later, the French state appealed to institutions to help increase the number of trained engineers to help answer societal and economic needs of the country. In their desire to answer this calling while maintaining human-sized student batches, the Jesuits decided to open other campuses in France. As such, an Icam campus was founded Toulouse in 1993.

The number of students on site, and accordingly, the number of faculty and collaborators needed to train them, have steadily increased since the creation of Icam Toulouse. This growth has resulted to a fully-renovated campus, with various new buildings which provide space for the campus’ evolving needs.

The Icam Toulouse campus is a member of Toulouse Tech, a group of engineering and scientific schools, within the Federal University of Toulouse Midi Pyrénées.


Student life

Student life in the Icam Toulouse campus is very active and diverse. There are a variety of student associations, supervised by the Student Council or the Bureau des Etudiants (BDE). The BDE is the link between the management and the students, and is also responsible for organizing the biggest events of the year such as the Christmas dinner, the 12H of Icam, the ski weekend, and various themed evenings! The BDE is also a platform to bring forward new ideas, and projects to improve pedagogy and life within Icam.

  • Bureau des Sports (BDS):  The BDS is composed of several sports associations and organizes training and university championships (Our team won the famous rowing race, the Garona Cup, this year!). Alpicam – a mountain hiking association, Gliss’Icam – for gliding fans, E-sportIcam – for video game and online tournament enthusiasts, Icam’Voile – to participate in InterIcam cruises, Edhec cruises and other outings as well as Cocor’Icam – the number one association of our students’ enthusiastic supporters, are also part of the BDS.
  • There are also a variety of student associations related to engineering, some of which are: Icam Flight – for aeronautics, Ica’Méca – for DIYers (or not!), Robot’Icam – which offers the opportunity to participate in national student competitions, and the Fablab and Space’Icam – for astronomy and space lovers.
  • The BDSpi, Office of Spirituality, is part of the opening pole. It offers spiritual exploration through activities covering both religious and spiritual perspectives. All students are welcome!
  • The International Club offers an opportunity to experience other cultures and helps integrate international students on campus.
  • Environ’Icam participates in the renewal of the campus in terms of sustainable development and raises awareness among students.
  • Concept’Icam is the Junior-Enterprise. This association operates like a business – a consulting firm. It allows students to put their theoretical teachings into practice by carrying out projects for professionals and industry partners.
  • Icam’Usique is an association of passionate people who learn or share their knowledge in the field of music. Its members also host most of our student events!
  • Icam’Edia offers students the opportunity to learn about photography, participate in photo outings and immortalize student events.
  • Finally, there are student associations around cuisine. Icam Toulouse has a bar managed and run by students which brings together all students and employees for events. The Bar Icam works in collaboration with Cuisine-Toi – which offers students the opportunity to learn new recipes, with Brasser’Icam – which creates its own beer cuvée and Vin Coeur – the oenology association.

The Toulouse campus is brimming with student associations, all run by students. They all provide an opportunity to learn, meet students from other classes and grow. And there is something for everyone!


Student Handbook
Download Toulouse Student Handbook: click here.

Practical Information

A student residence, known as the MIE (Maison des Icam and EI Purpan), is located on the same street as Icam. A ten-minute walk is all it takes to get to class every morning.

Each apartment is composed of:

  • 7 individual rooms of 15 m² equipped with bathroom (shower, sink, WC), bed (90×190) with mattress and slatted bed base, desk, wardrobe, shelves, drawers,…..
  • An internal computer network allows access to the Internet via Wi-Fi.
  • A common area of 25 m² with living room, dining room, kitchenette (freezer, refrigerator, microwave, hob,…), TV socket and a balcony-terrace

The student residence is also equipped with:

  • a playroom with a pool table, a table football and a piano
  • a room with a projector and a cable subscription to watch movies or games at parties
  • a laundry area with 3 washing machines and 2 dryers. The machines are operated with tokens of 2€/machine. The tokens can be bought at the reception desk and from the BAM (Bureau d’Animation de la Mie).
  • an air-conditioned work room
  • football and basketball playgrounds
  • ping-pong tables
  • mailboxes assigned to each resident

  • A food truck, Pasta before friends, created in January 2017 by Icam engineering students (now alumni) offers boxes of pasta, rice, sandwiches, and soups in winter and salads in summe They also make special menus for special occasions! 
  • Carrefour Purpan offers the highest standard of service, accessible 5 minutes by car from the residence. Myth, elegance, well-being, business, gastronomy, are the main characteristics of this large Toulouse area.
  • Carrefour Arène

  • Metro line A: Patte d’Oie stop
  • T1 and T2 tramway: Cartoucherie stop
  • Bus 45 Turenne stop
  • Toulouse bike station in front of Icam