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Summer Program in Engineering Technologies for Energy Transition

Overview

Program at a glance

 

Why choose this program?

Located on Icam’s Vannes campus in the amazing setting of the Morbihan Gulf, this course combines theoretical concepts and technical skills with a focus on energy transition and sustainability. Students complete the program with the design and creation of a complex technological solution.

Contents:

  • Applied engineering approach with a multidisciplinary advantage: Materials science – Thermal Transfer – IoT (40 hrs of contact teaching)
  • Technical engineering group project in our Fablab (maker lab) (40 hours of lab and team work)
  • French Language and Culture (40 hrs of contact teaching)

This summer program will challenge you to develop your awareness of and reflect on crucial issues for future scientists and engineers.
Putting theory to practice is a defining feature of Icam’s teaching approach. Designed to explore the challenges of today’s complex issues such as climate change, energy transition, and sustainability, you will have the opportunity to apply technical skills and imagine creative solutions.

You will develop your knowledge and understanding in materials science, thermal dynamics and IoT, as well as project management and team working skills.
You will also be invited to take a step back and reflect on our current way of living, the trends in industrial production, consumption and the care we bring to our common home, our planet, with its limited resources.

Program highlights

  • Icam’s holistic focus on both hard and soft skills, leading to an optimal learning environment
  • Problem-Based Learning to acquire knowledge and apply new skills in core areas of engineering
  • Project management and intercultural communication skills. In a global warming context,
    identify the materials and heat transfer parameters, using an IoT system
  • Cultural awareness and language skills through lessons and new friendships with French
    students, as well as participants from other countries
  • Visits to prominent local companies and renewable energy plants that are actively changing
    the face of engineering
  • Opportunities to meet French Icam students; weekend outings or dinners hosted by French
    families
  • The Gulf of Morbihan provides an ideal backdrop to try out various water sports like kayaking,
    paddle boarding, sailing, and more during your free time
  • Free weekends to explore the region and France with your friends at your own pace

Location

Icam Bretagne Campus, in the city of Vannes

 

Language

English with French language classes

 


 

Admission and fees
  • Application deadline: February 28th, 2022
  • Admission criteria:
    • Open to university students from around the world in engineering or other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) major, having completed at least 2 years.
    • Personal motivation:
      • Curious about the current issues linked to energy transition and sustainability
      • Eager to discover French culture and language
      • Motivated to work on a multidisciplinary engineering project in an international
        context
    • Requirement:
      • Language requirement: The courses and internship are carried out in English. Basic knowledge of french is welcome but not a must. A personal laptop (Mac or PC) is required.
  • Tuition fees
    • 2,600 €: Students from partner universities (and member universities of IAJES)
    • 3,200 €: Students from non-partner universities.

Included: Administration fees, housing, company visits and scheduled excursions, course materials, lunches on field trip days and final farewell dinner.

The fees do not include: airfare, most meals throughout the stay, personal expenses (activities
during free times and on weekends), passport/visa fees, home university fees & costs, mandatory
health, repatriation insurance, and 3rd party liability insurance during your stay.

To estimate your monthly living costs in France, please refer to our sample budget.


Testimonials

What students think about the course

Our lectures on integral ecology, not only went in-depth into technical aspects like wind turbine blades specifications and shapes, but also taught a social dimension, like minimizing the ecological impact of machinery and not just focusing on maximizing output. “Mason - Philippines

For me, my company was pretty good with finding work for me. They also arranged visits of their different sites, which was possible because of the nature of their company. It was definitely a benefit of being at a logistics company.Hannah- USA

 

Activities

“My favorite exploratory activity was definitely sailing. Hubert and Lionel were great guides. After that it would be Paris (even with my béquilles); Clément was a spectacular guide. It was definitely helpful having French students with us to help navigate. I also really liked getting to know them in general.”Hannah - USA