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Master’s level Academic Year – Full Time

Overview

Program at a glance

 

This year-long program is designed to expose the future engineer to the various engineering domains critical in today’s complex interrelated environment, while experiencing French culture.

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 for future decision-makers and leaders. Representatives from the industry also participate in some modules, ensuring a practical and applied notion of various concepts.

 

This option is Option 2 in the options below. Depending on their professional and academic goals, students may choose to participate in one of the following: 

  • 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 – Academic Fall and Spring Semesters shown above)
  • 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 capable of seeing the bigger picture. A year 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. You can also take advantage of the following experiences:

  • The courses are taught by experts from specialized companies. Case studies and projects are taken from real technological and industrial problems.
  • You have the opportunity to acquire both theoretical and applied knowledge and skills in your choice of concentration areas to be selected from the main themes below. The availability of topics are specific to each of the Icam campuses-  contact us for more details.
  • A concentration area will be designated as a Major, whereas 1 to 2 modules will be designated as Minor modules, depending on the campus.
  • Major concentration areas have more course and project hours and credits compared to the selected minor concentration areas.
  • Thanks to the different locations and concentrations specific to each campus in France, you can choose where to study by preferred region, courses, or language of instruction.

 

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 solving problems thanks to the engineering and technical core courses that make up the undergraduate program.

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

 

Location

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

 

Language

The program is in French, although students may choose to start the year with the  Academic Fall Semester offered in English in the Icam Toulouse campus. 

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

Program Structure

The program ensures a balance between engineering, management and liberal arts courses. 

As you see in the table, the program has three elective scientific and technical modules. 

The major concentration module has supplementary project hours and credits compared to the minor modules.

A full semester corresponds to 30 ECTS minimum.

Due to the close links with industry partners and the evolving industrial trends, parts of the content and ECTS distribution may vary depending on the Icam campus.

 

SPRING SEMESTER

FIELD MODULE  HOURS ECTS 
Scientific & Technical

Concentration area 1 (major)

Concentration area 2 (minor)

Concentration area 2 (minor)

Cross topics

276

184

184

16

10

7

7

/

Management, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Organization

Aptitudes for leadership

Industrial strategic analysis

29

17

1

1

Humanities & Foreign Language

Engineering ethics & corporate responsability

French as second language

92

92

4

4

Decision Making Approach

Life & training project, vocational project

Review of the studies

20

8

 

Humanities

French as Foreign Language

Social Science Thesis

92

60

4

3

FALL SEMESTER

FIELD

MODULE

HOURS

ECTS

Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Industrial process control & 

command

75

3

Mathematics, IT Engineering  and Automatic Control

Numeric automatics

Numerical Simulation

17

1

Mechanical Engineering

Vibration of structures

92

4

Management, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Organization

Industrial management

Business management and law

46

2

Project Management Approach

Business Creation Project

French as a second language

92

4

Humanities & Foreign Languages

Social science thesis

60

3

Decision Making Approach

Life & training project, vocational project

46

2

   

598

30

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

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