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Summer Program in Engineering Technologies for Energy Transition


Monday, May 27th (arrival) – Friday, June 14th


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.


  • 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 (10 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
  • 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


Icam Bretagne Campus, in the city of Vannes



English with French language classes



Admission and fees
  • Application :
    • Application deadline: March 29, 2024
    • Rolling admissions: acceptance letter by April 15, 2024 at the latest
    • Payment deadline: April 30, 2024
  • Admission criteria:
    • Open to university students from around the world in engineering or other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) major, having completed at least 1 year.
    • 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
    • Requirement:
      • Language requirement: English. 
      •  A personal laptop (Mac or PC) is required.
  • Tuition fees (2024)
    • 2,000 €: Students from partner universities (and member universities of IAJES)
    • 2,200 €: 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.


What students say about the course :

About Icam campus in Vannes : “the campus is very nice and there are a lot of machinery and resources available to us to work on the program”

About company visits : “I really like the sea cleaners because it’s a company that builds boats that will pick up trash in the ocean and use it as renewable energy”.

About activities : “My favorite excursion that we went on was actually a kayaking trip” 

About classes : “I’ve really enjoyed our heat transfer class, as well as material science and digital electronics, as well as our fablab class where we’ve gotten to actually design and make things.” 

“We really get individual attention and time from the professors, which is awesome.”