Engineering Curriculum



Objectives

GUARANTEED EMPLOYMENT FOR ISMANS ENGINEERS

The 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 ENGINEERS

ISMANS, 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 ENGINEERS

ISMANS engineers are found in the following fields of work:
  • Research and Development (design offices; structural calculations)
  • Engineering consultancy
  • Production
  • Quality
  • Logistics
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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)


Skills

LIST OF JOBS TARGETED BY 'ISMANS ENGINEER' GRADUATE

Graduates 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 accordance with their chosen major, a graduate's work can be more specifically focused on:
  • 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
Comprehending the problems of using the PLM solution


Constructing and putting into place an automated and tailored PLM solution
Completing the maintenance and improvement of the PLM solution
Distinguishing materials 

Modeling and simulating the behavior of materials at an atomic level
Expanding and implementing methods and tools available to a company's services for the support and development of quality
Writing, reading and interpreting scientific data and documents relevant to advanced mechanics
Distinguishing a system of mechanical measurement

Estimating the capacity of a digital software program on mechanics
Modeling and simulating complex mechanical programs
Optional choices:
  1. Distinguishing materials from a mechanical point of view (“crash”)
  2. Optimizing a structure by finite elements

Validation

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

Teaching

TEACHING SCHEDULE

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     A modular and personalized schedule for three years

  • CORE MODULES

    Engineering Science (200 hours)

    Applied Mathematics
    • Mathematic tools for engineering, Descriptive Statistics, Digital Analysis, Advanced Mathematics
    Engineering
    • Office Automation, Computer Programming, Digital Engineering, General Computer Science and Networks, Instrumentation
    Material Science and Technology (160 hours)

    Chemistry – Physics
    • Atomic/Mineral Chemistry, Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, Corrosion
    Non-Metallic Materials
    • Polymer Materials, Discovering Composites, Lab Work on Composites, Lab Work on the Identification of Polymers
    Crystalline Materials
    • Solid Forms 1, Quantum Mechanics, Solid Forms 2, Lab Work on Material Forms
    Mechanical Science and Technology (130 hours)

    Design and Simulation
    • Industrial Graphics, Computer Assisted Simulation
    Mechanics of Deformable Solids
    • Material Resistance, Discreet Systems
    Humanities (250 hours)

    Management – Economy – Business
    • Project Management, Negotiation, Employment Law, Accounting and Financial Management, History of Science
    • Projet Prospective-Innovaction, Prix de l’Innovation, Les Entrepreneuriales
    • Internal teaching exam
    • Various conferences (alumni, recruitment office)
    Languages
    • English (Level 1)
    • German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Russian (Level 2)
    Additional Optional Activities
    • Societies (Student sports club, 4L Trophy, RUG’ISMANS, sailing club, sport ...)
    • Literature-Writing Workshop
    • French Workshop
    • Introductory Research Project
    SPECIFIC MODULES (65 hours)

    Mechanics of Indeformable Solids

    Applied Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics

    Work placement at a company (6 to 13 weeks)
  • CORE MODULES

    Engineering Science (140 hours)

    Applied Mathematics
    • Probability and Statistics, Signal Processing, Vector Fields and Operators, Approximation Methods
    Engineering
    • Characterization Techniques, Thermal Transfers, Fluid Mechanics
    Material Science and Technology (90 hours)

    • Characterization of Polymer Materials, Rheology, Adhesion, Application of Plastic Materials
    Metallic Materials
    • Metallic Materials, Steel, Phase Diagrams
    Mechanical Science and Technology (120 hours)

    Dynamics of Discrete Systems
    Continuum Mechanics
    Mesh
    Calculation of Structures through Finite Elements: Linear Statistics, Isotropic Materials

    Humanities (250 hours)

    Management
    Projet Prospective-Innovaction, Prix de l'Innovation, Les Entrepreneuriales
    Internal teaching exam
    Various conferences (alumni, recruitment office)
    Languages
    • English (Level 1)
    • German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Russian (Level 2)
    Additional Optional Activities
    • Societies (Student sports club, 4L Trophy, RUG’ISMANS, sailing club, sport...)
    • Literature-Writing Workshop
    • French Workshop
    • Introductory Research Project
    SPECIFIC MODULES (180 hours)

    Major in Material Science and Engineering (CMF)
    • Microscopic Descriptors and Industrial Applications
    • Physical Chemistry of Polymers
    • Molecular Modeling
    • Applied Quantum Mechanics
    • Materials and Transportation
    • Techniques of Advanced Characterization
    Major in Mechanical Engineering, Modeling, Calculation and Optimization (MCOP)
    • Calculation of Structures by Finite Elements :
      • Prestressing,
      • Centrifugal Forces,
      • Thermal Forces,
      • Super-Elements,
      • Modal Analysis,
      • Linear Stability Analysis,
      • Composite Materials
    • Link between CAO – Calculations – Interfacing
    • Surface Modeling
    • Lab Work on Mechanical Characterization
    Major in Industrial Engineering, Design and Management of the Production Cycle (G2CP)
    • Design
    • Multidisciplinary Project
    • Marketing
    • Functional Analysis
    • Management of Technical Data
    • Link between CAO – Calculations – Interfacing
    • Operational Mathematics
    • Surface Modeling, Surface CAO, Lab Work Rhinoceros
    • Reconstruction of Surfaces
    There is the possibility of studying the CMF module whilst on a year abroad (Sherbrooke – Quebec)

    Work placement as an assistant engineer (6 to 13 weeks)
  • CORE MODULES

    Material Science and Technology (45 hours)

    Ceramics
    Reliability and Endurance of Materials
    Surface Treatments

    Management (360 hours)

    Managing the Organization of a Project
    Planning a Project
    Quality Tools
    • Experience Plans
    • Functioning Security
    • Hygiene Safety
    Technology Forecasting
    Patent Right
    Value Analysis
    Technology Transfer
    Industrial Creativity
    Project in Industrial Research (PRIE)

    Languages and Humanities (100 hours)

    Ethics and business
    Various conferences (alumni, recruitment office)
    Languages
    • English (Level 1)
    • German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Russian (Level 2)
    Additional Optional Activities
    • Societies (Student sports club, 4L Trophy, RUG’ISMANS, sailing club, sport...)
    SPECIFIC MODULES (150 hours)

    Major in Materials Science and Engineering (CMF)
    • Applied Molecular Modeling
    • Materials and the Environment
    • Materials in Biomedical Applications
    • Advanced Molecular Modeling or Injection Simulation
    Major in Mechanical Engineering, Modeling, Calculations and Optimization (MCOP)
    • Calculations of structures by finite elements (conferences ...)
      • Non-linear Geometrics,
      • Buckling and Post-Critical Behaviour
      • Plasticity
      • Hyper elasticity
      • Contact
      • Defacing of Composite Materials
      • Nonlinear Dynamics
    • Lab Work on Mechanical Characterization
    • Crash
    • Optimization
    Major in Industrial Engineering, Design and Management of the Production Cycle (G2CP)
    • Advanced PLM
    • Prototyping
    • Eco design
    • Injection Simulation
    • Purchasing
    Work Placement in business (4 to 6 months)



Projects

PROJECTS

15Teaching 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:

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  • 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

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)

International

 

INTERNATIONAL LINKS

CMF – SHERBROOKE

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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

international 02 compThe 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.

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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

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international 04 compAs an associated member of PRES LUNAM, ISMANS welcomes several national and international PhD students for their thesis work.



Special Features

INNOVATIVE DESIGN

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.

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ISMANS team and representatives in 2011

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ISMANS students - winners of the grand prize in 2005

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ISMANS students - winners of the grand prize in 2006

Photos are taken from  Crédit Agricole’s website.

ENTREPRENEURS

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.

entrepreneuriales 2008 compOne 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).



Double Diplomas

Double Diplomas

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.

521 2012-03-26 double diplomeThe 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

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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.