GUARANTEED EMPLOYMENT FOR ISMANS ENGINEERSThe training given at ISMANS provides graduates with a professional qualification in management and truly guarantees a job:
- 1 in 3 students are recruited by a company before obtaining their diploma (with a viva at the end of their studies)
- 2 months after their viva 7 in 10 young graduates are employed (5 of which have permanent contracts)
- Finally, during the 6 months after obtaining their diploma, 90% of ISMANS engineers find a job while the others choose to follow an academic career (a PhD, a dual degree abroad, etc.)
A WIDE-RANGE OF WORK SECTORS FOR ISMANS ENGINEERSISMANS, above all else, creates general engineers, able to work in a wide variety of industrial sectors. ISMANS engineers understand the development of various mechanical devices and materials in a diversity of functional applications. Graduates work in engineering jobs in structural calculations, design, project management and quality, in accordance with their personal route and chosen major. They are recruited by the automotive, aeronautical, railway, naval and construction industries as well as by engineering consultancies. The distribution of work sectors followed by ISMANS engineers is presented in the chart below.
ACCESSIBLE JOBS FOR ISMANS ENGINEERSISMANS engineers are found in the following fields of work:
- Research and Development (design offices; structural calculations)
- Engineering consultancy
LIST OF MODULE CODES CORRESPONDING TO AN ISMANS ENGINEER'S STUDIES
- H1206 – design engineering in industry/industrial engineering systems
- K2402 – scientific research engineering
- H1502 – management methods of engineering in industry/industrial methods of engineering
- H1402 – quality engineering in industry
- M1703 – production engineering
REGONITION OF AN 'ISMANS ENGINEER'
- Accreditation of an 'ISMANS engineer' by the Commission des Titres d'Ingénieur (CTI) from 1995 up until today
- Level 1 diploma from the Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelle (RNCP)
- In compliance with decree n099-747 from 30th August 1999, the title of engineer confers to the same grade as a masters (or BAC+5)
LIST OF JOBS TARGETED BY 'ISMANS ENGINEER' GRADUATEGraduates can work in the following fields:
- Product development and optimization
- Design and optimization of technical solutions
- Contribution to the research and development activity of a company
- Team management and the managing of a company
- In general engineering: the centralization and provision of a company's data
- In engineering materials: the design of practical materials
- In mechanical engineering: modeling, structural calculations and optimization
Whichever major is followed, the added value of an ISMANS engineer is, above all, their contribution to the competitiveness of their company.
SKILLS GAINED DURING THE 'ISMANS ENGINEER' COURSE
Particular general skills come under the title of an ISMANS engineer:
- Designing and finalizing new products or new technologies
- Transforming current technologies in the aim of commercial development and innovation on an industrial level
- Defining the ways, methods and techniques of development and implementation of research results
- Leading a qualitative study with existing processes and methods
- Identifying the strategic focal points for improvement and designing a plan of action to implement
- Describing trials, the supervision of study and the analysis of results
- Following and evaluating the process of industrialization and carrying out any adaptions which might be necessary
- Following one (or more) program(s) of research
- Developing and releasing results to the scientific community, institutions or companies
- Taking part in works of research and development and scientific study
- Facilitating the transfer of technologies or research and development projects
- Supporting and developing a team of qualified technicians, assistant engineers and operators
- Communicating efficiently with spokespersons
- Working with various stakeholders of a company
Specific skills acquired in accordance with the chosen major at ISMANS:
|For general engineering||For material engineering||For mechanical engineering|
Constructing and putting into place an automated and tailored PLM solution
Modeling and simulating the behavior of materials at an atomic level
ORGANISATION OF TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT
- Engineering Sciences: 30 ETCS
- Material Science and Technology: 19 ETCS
- Mechanical Science and Technology: 19ETCS
- Human and Social Science, Selected Modules and Languages: 30 ETCS
- Chosen Major: 23 ETCS
- Work Placement: 52 ETCS
- Final Year Project (PFE): 7 ETCS
CONDITIONS FOR PASSING TO THE NEXT YEAR AND OBTAINING A DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING FROM ISMANS :
- Passing to the following year can only occur if all modules are passed with a general average of more than or equal to 10 out of 20.
ATTRIBUTING CONDITIONS TO THE ISMANS ENGINEERING DEGREE
- General average >= 10/20
- Score TOEIC 2013 >= 775 points; Score TOEIC 2014 >= 785 points
METHODS OF ASSESSMENT :
- Final year exams, impromptu testing/quizzes
- Technical and scientific projects and reports
- Methods of assessment used: impromptu tests (QCM), language tests (TOEIC, BULAT in Spain or Germany or the HSK in China), written exams, internship report, viva, various projects and final year project.
AT AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL :
- Over the course of the three years, all students must spend at least two months in a work placement abroad, at either a company or a laboratory. This period abroad can be extended to a maximum of six months of work experience.
THE COURSE :
- Student status
- Continuous training and a professional contract (as of 2014-2015)
- Internship: currently in place
- Free application: possibility of achieving the title of an ISMANS engineer by VES or VEP
- Accreditation for work experience: procedure is described in this downloadable document
A modular and personalized schedule for three years
Engineering Science (200 hours)
Chemistry – Physics
Design and Simulation
Management – Economy – Business
Mechanics of Indeformable Solids
Applied Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics
Work placement at a company (6 to 13 weeks)
Engineering Science (140 hours)
Dynamics of Discrete Systems
Calculation of Structures through Finite Elements: Linear Statistics, Isotropic Materials
Humanities (250 hours)
Projet Prospective-Innovaction, Prix de l'Innovation, Les Entrepreneuriales
Internal teaching exam
Various conferences (alumni, recruitment office)
Major in Material Science and Engineering (CMF)
Work placement as an assistant engineer (6 to 13 weeks)
Material Science and Technology (45 hours)
Reliability and Endurance of Materials
Management (360 hours)
Managing the Organization of a Project
Planning a Project
Project in Industrial Research (PRIE)
Languages and Humanities (100 hours)
Ethics and business
Various conferences (alumni, recruitment office)
Major in Materials Science and Engineering (CMF)
A modular and personalized schedule for three years
Teaching through projects (in a group or as an individual) is a strong feature of the teaching at ISMANS.
The teaching of the project takes different forms depending on the size of the group (from an individual up to 20 people), the period of time taken up by the project (some days up to several months), the subject of the project...
Amongst the projects which come around each year, we principally see:
- Thematic Projects: Information Technology, Mathematics, Sciences and Material and Mechanical Engineering. (1st, 2nd and 3rd year)
- Inter-Promotion Projects
- “Innovaction-Prospective” Project: Training in Creativity and Managing an Innovative Project (1st and 2nd year)
- Research Project taught by fundamental research based in voluntary work
- Industrial Research Project (PRIE): 3rd year
- Pont Exam (1st and 2nd year)
Work placements in business are compulsory and one of them must be completed abroad. The duration is dependent on the year of study:
- 1st year: 6-13 weeks
- Discover the company (during the holidays)
- 2nd year: 6-13 weeks
- Work placement as an assistant engineer (during the holidays)
- 3rd year: 4-6 months
- Final Year Project (April to September)
CMF – SHERBROOKE
Once students’ scientific knowledge has been assessed in the first year, it is possible for them to leave for a year to Quebec, to the University of Sherbrooke, in order to obtain a diploma in the second year in nanomaterials and high-tech characterizations. Students return to ISMANS for their third year in order to complete their degree through an intensive, modular schedule. Some return to Quebec at the end of third year, either for a work placement or to move there.
COLLABORATION WITH THE FEDERAL UNIVERISTY OF KAZAN IN RUSSIA
The exchange of researchers and students between ISMANS and this well renowned university in Russia has a long history which began with research collaborations. Every year, some former ISMANS students go to Kazan while former Russian students attend ISMANS as engineering graduates. This collaboration for double diplomas began in 2010 and a joint management of doctorate theses is in place between the laboratories of these two establishments.
INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS TAKE PART IN MASTER’S DEGREES
- Professor E. Galea, specialist in evacuation simulation from the University of Greenwich
- Professor I. Burgess, specialist in digital modeling of fires in civil engineering from the University of Sheffield,
- Director of Research FNRS J.M. Franssen, specialist in digital modeling of fires in civil engineering from the University of Liège
PHDS AND FOREIGN STUDENTS
As an associated member of PRES LUNAM, ISMANS welcomes several national and international PhD students for their thesis work.
The initiative prize from Crédit Agricole
We have been participating in the initiative prize, organized by Crédit Agricole, since 2004. During this period over thirty students have worked on the design and creation of more than ten projects, of which some have received the grand prize from the jury.
ISMANS team and representatives in 2011
ISMANS students - winners of the grand prize in 2005
ISMANS students - winners of the grand prize in 2006
Photos are taken from Crédit Agricole’s website.
We have been participating in the entrepreneurial challenge since 2008. During this period nearly 30 students have worked on the design and creation of nearly 10 business plans.
One of our teams won the entrepreneurial prize in 2008 and since then several teams have ended up as the winners.
The winners of the 2008 entrepreneurial prize.
Two out of the three participants have continued their adventure in realizing their project and founding the society Labelia (environmental advice).
FRENCH-CAMEROONIAN DOUBLE DIPLOMA
The creation of an excellent French-Cameroonian engineering course between the University of Yaoundé (Ecole Nationale Supérieure Polytechnique, ENSP) and ISMANS allows for the obtainment of a double engineering degree specializing in structural calculations by finite elements.
The duration of the course is two years.
The first part happens in Cameroon by joining the ninth semester of the ENSP course.
The second part happens in France, in Le Mans, and corresponds to semesters S8 and S9 at ISMANS. Between these two semesters, a work placement is carried out in the Mechanical Structures and Composite Materials Laboratory.
The last part of the course can happen either in France or in Cameroon or in a different country where a final year work placement must be fulfilled.
Assessment is carried out following the regulations set in place by these two establishments.
Success in this course is rewarded by two diplomas: an engineering diploma from ISMANS and an engineering diploma from ENSP.
The two diplomas confer to a Research Masters from ENSP.
Three students with JC Craveur from the first French-Cameroonian double diploma.
COLLABORATION WITH THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF KAZAN IN RUSSIA
The exchange of researchers and students between ISMANS and this well renowned university in Russia has a long history which began with research collaborations. Every year, some former ISMANS students go to Kazan while former Russian students attend ISMANS as engineering graduates.
This collaboration for double diplomas began in 2010.