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Master’s Level Academic Semester – Fall Semester

Program at a glance

This semester-long program is designed to expose the future engineer to the various engineering domains that are central to today’s increasingly complex interrelated environment. 

Technical training in Mechanical & Electrical engineering, Digital automation, are supplemented by subjects and projects in Industrial Management, Entrepreneurship and Social Sciences, equipping the student with skills needed as future decision-makers and leaders.

The Master’s Level Academic Semester (FALL) – shown in orange below is part of a 4-semester course allowing students to choose to study at Icam for different durations, from 1 to 4 semesters.

Theory meets practice and exposure to industry in these modules. Focus is placed on an integrative approach to the fields of engineering, industry and business. The program is open to undergraduate students in their final year.


Note: Depending on their professional and academic goals, students may choose to participate in one of the following options:


  • Option 1a: Master’s Level Academic Semester – Fall
  • Option 1b: Master’s Level Academic Semester – Spring
  • Option 2: Master’s Level Academic Year (combination of Options 1a and 1b)
  • Option 3: Master’s Level Scientific and Technical Research Semester (Fall or Spring Semester)
  • Option 4: Icam General Engineering Dual Degree – 4 semesters, with 2 Academic Semesters + Research Semester + Internship (Option 2 + Option 3 + Internship)


Why choose this program?

Icam strongly believes that today’s increasingly complex and interconnected world needs engineers who are capable of seeing the bigger picture. An academic semester at Icam can give you this helicopter view on the other fields of engineering that you might have had previous limited exposure to, as well as additional management training.


TIP: Make the most of your time in France and stay for a full year!

Invest a whole year at Icam with the first semester taught in English or French and a second Master’s level concentration semester in French at one of the 4 possible locations. It will let you truly experience French culture, gain valuable foreign language skills and have access to French companies.


Program highlights

  • A balanced dosage of the different academic and applied fields: 
    • Multidisciplinary competencies in engineering and technology 
    • Management Training
    • Humanities 
    • Management training with emphasis on the decision making
  • Includes an exciting 12-week Entrepreneurship project
  • Personalized coaching by a French entrepreneurial coach


Icam Pedagogical approach

This master’s level program calls on an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving thanks to the core engineering and technical courses that make up the undergraduate program.

For example, the business development project requires students to combine skills in pluritechnological areas, project management as well as business creation abilities.



Students may enrol in an academic semester at any of Icam’s campuses in France: Lille, Paris, Nantes or Toulouse. 



Two separate tracks are available, either in English or French

Depending on the students’ proficiency in French, they may choose to follow the Academic Fall Semester offered in English or in French. 

The full English track is available at Icam’s Toulouse campus, whereas the French track is available at all 4 French campuses (Lille, Paris-Sénart, Nantes and Toulouse).

A B1 level in English is recommended for Toulouse’s full English track. A B1 level in French is recommended for the French track. 

Program Structure


  • The academic semester starts with a 2-week integration class. To ensure a balanced exploration of the different engineering and management domains, the courses in this program are grouped as follows: 

    • Multidisciplinary scientific and technical competencies – 10 ECTS
    • Management – 11 ECTS
    • Humanities & Decision making approach – 9 ECTS

    The table below indicates the modules typically offered during this academic semester at Icam.





Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Industrial process control & 




Mathematics, IT Engineering and Automatic Control

Numeric automatics

Numerical Simulation



Mechanical Engineering

Vibration of structures



Management, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Organization

Industrial management

Business management and law



Project Management Approach

Business Creation Project

French as a second language



Humanities & Foreign Languages

Social science thesis



Decision Making Approach

Life & training project, vocational project








Each module  uses a mix of lectures, labs, tutorials, case studies and personal research

For the project of business creation, you experience within a team the development of a company in all its aspects thanks to a structured project methodology. You finalize and must defend the business plan.

An adviser is associated with each team, and in addition you have access to expert resources (legal, financial, marketing) during the workshops.


End of term exams, continuous assessment

For the business creation project: intermediate stages of evaluation, validation of the methodologies and conclusions of the market study, progress report, final defense.


Admission and fees
  • Application deadline:  (info to come)
  • Important dates: (info to come) 
  • Admission criteria
    • Open to students currently enrolled in a  scientific or engineering bachelor’s program, from Junior-level and above
    • Personal motivation
      • Eager to get exposure to the different engineering fields, and management practices
      • Interested in entrepreneurial projects
      • Keen to participate in case studies, hands-on group work, presentations to industry experts
  • Language requirement

A B1 level in English is recommended for Toulouse’s full English track. A B1 level is recommended for the French track available at all Icam France campuses. 

  • Tuition fees
    • Students from Partner Institutions: Students are bound by the general terms and conditions of registration at their home institution. Student exchange contracts stipulate that students will pay tuition and other administrative fees at the home institution. 
    • Students from non-Partner Institutions: 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.
How to apply
  • Students from Partner Institutions

Students coming from Partner Institutions are advised to contact their local International Office to apply to Icam’s programs.

The names of the students selected by the home institution will be communicated to Icam five months before the beginning of the fall semester. Icam validates the application based on their qualifications.


  • Students from non-Partner Institutions

(information to come)