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Master’s Level Concentration – Spring Semester

Overview

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 (SPRING) – 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?

  • 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 (see in Program Structure).
  • 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.

 

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.

Our teaching staff, who have industry backgrounds and are experts in their field, teach  lectures or coach student projects, providing  a practical and up-to-date approach to real world  challenges in industry.

Case studies and project work for each concentration ensure a very hands-on learning experience

 

Location

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

 

Language

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.

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


 

Admission and fees
  • Application deadline:  (info to come)
  • Important dates: Consult the important dates in the Academic Section of this page.
  • Admission criteria:
    • Open to students currently enrolled in a  scientific or engineering bachelor’s program, from sophomore-level and above
    • Personal motivation : Eager to get exposure to the different engineering fields, and management practices, interested in entrepreneurial projects and keen to participate in case studies, hands-on group work, presentations to industry experts.
  • Language requirement: A B1 level in English and French is recommended. 
  • 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 approves the applications based on the students’ qualifications.

 

  • Students from non-Partner Institutions

(information to come)