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Overview

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Created in 2010, the Advanced Master in Eco-Innovation and New Energy Technologies or “eco-energy” has been working on the issue of sustainable development and energy transition.

Certified by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles, its main objective is to train specialists in the improvement of energy efficiency and the development of renewable energies.

 

Objectives 

  • Analyze and optimize existing energy systems 
  • Sizing of energy systems integrating renewable energy sources 
  • Assess and reduce the environmental and societal impacts of products or processes.

 

Why choose this program?

Environmental issues are becoming more and more critical for businesses. Given it’s wide and vast nature however, it is important for you to develop more expertise in leading the environmental transition.

At the end of the training, you will be able to ready to fulfill various functions, and would have already been exposed to industry leaders:

  • Project manager, design office manager, technical director;
  • Product manager, business manager;
  • Expert to decision-makers on technological orientations in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

 

Program Highlights

  • Good mix of theory and practice: The program lasts 11 months
    • 5 months of full-time courses (approx. 500 hours) 
    • 6 months of internship in a company
  • You will also be in touch with major players in the energy sector. 60% of the courses are delivered by professionals/industry experts. 
  • This Specialized Master meets the needs of companies (Engie, Véolia, Saunier Duval, Atlantic, Armor Green, EVEA, Systovi…). Some of them provide a pragmatic and concrete vision of industrial eco-energy issues (courses, conferences, project management, etc.).

 

Location

Nantes

 

Language

French

 


 

Program structure

1 year program structure

The program can be divided into 2 phases:

  • Scientific and Technical Modules (September – January)

500 hours of coursework are delivered by a mix of Icam research professors (40%) and professionals/industry experts (60%). These come in the form of the following:

  • Tutorials – 45%
  • Practical Work – 15%
  • Projects and Case Studies – 40%
  • Internship and Professional Thesis (February – July)

 

Renewable energies: 180 h

Photovoltaic solar

  • Family of technologies

  • Sizing

  • Implementation

  • Tutored solar panel implementation project

  • Visits to companies / PV panel manufacturers

Thermal solar

  • State of the art and innovative systems

  • Sizing

  • Implementation

  • Visits to companies / manufacturers of thermal solar panels

  • Wind turbine

Aerodynamics

  • Power transmission

  • Electric power chain

  • Regulatory aspects

  • On-site implementations

  • Tutored wind turbine installation project

Biomass

  • Methods of transformation by gasification and methanation

  • Sizing

  • Tutored project for the development of a valorization unit

  • Visit of a methanation plant

 

Energy efficiency: 130 h

  • Energy storage technologies

  • Electrochemical storage: batteries, fuel cell, super capacitor,

  • Mechanical storage: flywheels, pressurized system, …

  • Low, medium and high temperature heat storage

 

Energy auditing methods in industry and construction

  • Thermal regulations and labels: RT2012, BBC-Effinergie, Passiv’Hauss

  • Audit methods

  • Practical use of RT calculation software

  • Tutored energy audit project

 

System analysis – Smart Grid

 

Eco-design of products: 48 hours

  • Principles

  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

  • Carbon footprint

  • Tutored project on product LCA

 

Innovation and creativity: 28 h

  • Technological watch

  • Intellectual Property

  • Methods of creativity

 

Sustainable development issues: 24 h

  • Principles of sustainable development

  • Public Policy

  • Sustainable development and economic environment

 

Project management and management: 24 hours

  • Project management techniques

  • Financial Analysis

  • Energy management (BP X30-120, ISO 50001 and EN16001 standards)


Study project: 90 h

A key element for professional integration, the internship with a partner company lasts 5 to 6 months, between February and August, in France or abroad.

The internship will respond to a concrete problem-situation of a company, and will require analysis and operational implementation. 

The internship forms the basis of the professional thesis, and is the culmination of the training.


 

Admission and fees
  • Application: May 21, 2021
  • Important dates: Information to come
  • Admission criteria
    • Profile: employees, students or job seekers with 
      • an accredited Master Degree in Engineering or Management
      • Under conditions, an accredited Bachelor in Engineering (International bachelor in 4 years or up)
  • Language requirement: B1 in French language – Ability to adapt quickly to courses taught in French

 

  • Tuition fees
    • Application fees: 130 €
    • Tuition fees: 
      • 9 500€ (student and job seeker status)
      • 14 000 € (employee status)

All students are expected to cover the cost of their travel to and from the host university and their living expenses. To estimate your other essential expenditures, please refer to our sample budget.

Students may benefit from scholarships and grants.

 

TIP: Salary earned during your 6-month internship may help offset part of your expenses. Internships located in France, are remunerated in accordance with French law. As of December 2020, the minimum amount is 546€/month.  

How to apply
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  • Include the following documents: 
    • a CV
    • a letter of motivation and presentation of your professional project
    • a letter of recommendation
    • certified copies of diplomas obtained or certificates of graduation