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CESI - École d'Ingénieurs

CESI - École d'Ingénieurs

CESI - École d'Ingénieurs

Introduction

Excellence outside the box

CESI - École d'Ingénieurs founded in 1958 by industrial companies, today has 28,000 students across 25 campuses throughout France, fitted with state-of-the-art educational equipment, 106,000 alumni, 8,000 partner companies, and 130 partnerships with universities around the world.

CESI has developed a unique model within higher education. Our Graduate School of Engineering assists its students in areas such as

  • Industry & Innovation
  • IT and Software Engineering/Digital Technology
  • Quality, Safety, Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Civil Engineering and Construction

through its training offer comprising the following programs: ‘Grande École’ Program, Bachelor’s Degree, Professional Master’s Degree, Executive Post-Graduate Programs®, Executive Programs, Ph.D. Program and Programs for International Students. Convinced of the need to combine science & technology with social sciences, CESI also stands out due to its programs in Human Resources and Management.

Choosing CESI’s International Programs

As an international, French-speaking, and English-speaking student, you have the opportunity to study different CESI programs in France, depending on your education level, ranging from undergraduate degrees to post-graduate degrees, or equivalent degrees obtained abroad:

  • ‘Grande École’ Program (Master’s Degree)
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering
  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science
  • Executive Post-Graduate Programs®

Some of our programs offer a so-called preparatory year, enabling you to improve your academic or language skills and, thus, making it easier for you to continue your studies: Engineering Degree Pathway.

Because welcoming you is one of CESI’s commitments, our teams will support you in preparing for your arrival and taking care of all administrative procedures, whatever program you choose.

The international aspect is at the heart of our strategic and educational plan. What’s the goal? To offer you a truly multicultural experience, an opportunity to broaden your horizons, and a window to the job market in France and abroad. All CESI training programs meet European and international standards, particularly by splitting the academic year into semesters or delivering ECTS credits. Moreover, CESI holds the ERASMUS+ charter and works with many international players such as Campus France or the CDIO Initiative.

Statistics

Key figures

  • 60 years experience in engineering training
  • 106,000 alumni
  • 28,000 trained students each year on our 25 campuses
  • 9 Executive Post-Graduate Programs® certified by the CGE
  • 130 partner universities worldwide
  • 8,000 partner companies

    Campus Features

    25 campuses in France

    CESI covers the entire French territory with its 25 campuses.

    Associations packed with experience to develop your skills

    The BDE (Student Council) and the BDS (Sports Council) contribute to the community life on campus. Elected each year by the students, the BDE is in charge of all events on campus.

    There are over 100 clubs and associations on our 25 campuses.

    Thanks to these activities, students develop additional skills.

    Students can lead or participate in a variety of activities, and join different sports, cultural or humanitarian events, often on a national scale:

    • Participation in competitions of the Grandes Écoles: e=M6, Course Croisière de l'EDHEC, Euromanager, 4L Trophy, 24H de Stan, Coupe de France de robotique, Défi H, Challenge du Monde des Grandes Ecoles.
    • Organization of humanitarian missions: drinking water in Nicaragua, library in Mexico, mutual aid for Haiti.
    • Cultural and sporting activities: music, karting, football, volleyball, salsa, organization of weekends (skiing, European capitals).

    Our campuses also participate in ErasmusDays and offer a range of European and international events throughout the year, often organized by our students.

    The Integration Seminar

    The year begins with an educational integration seminar on campus. This seminar allows you to know your class and the problem-based and project-based teaching methods used at the school.

    The Integration Weekend (WEI)

    Every year, a team organizes the WEI. This key event gathers new students and those in upper years from each campus to help them integrate more easily.

    An exceptional place is always chosen for the WEI, where many sporting and recreational activities are offered!

      Admissions

      Undergraduate Level

      The Undergraduate Level (five-year engineering program) is accessible after a scientific or technological secondary education diploma equivalent to French secondary education.

      The program consists of two years of undergraduate studies (which do not lead to a degree), followed by three years in an engineering program, leading to an engineering degree (Master’s Degree).

      Graduate Level

      The Graduate Level (three-year engineering program) leads to an engineering degree (Master’s Degree). It’s accessible after a Bachelor’s Degree, a Bachelor’s Degree (bac+3), or a CPGE (Undergraduate courses for Higher Education), as well as certain undergraduate degrees bac +2 (Vocational training courses (BTS), technical degrees (BUT2), Bachelor’s Degree bac+2) under certain conditions.

      This program is available in French or English (Industrial Engineering or Digital Science) at certain campuses.

      Post-Graduate Level

      The Post-Graduate Level (Executive Post-Graduate Programs®) is a 12-month program that enables you to acquire a very specific specialization or to enhance your knowledge in a particular field. It’s accessible after a Master’s Degree (bac +5), a Bachelor’s Degree (bac +4) with at least three years of professional experience, or an equivalent degree obtained abroad.

      Engineering Degree Pathway

      French engineering pathway

      • Academic requirements:

      You must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in the subject you are aiming to study in the Master’s Degree, which does not include the language and/or science requirements.

      • Language requirements:

      In French: A2 level according to the CEFR is required. If you don’t have this level, you can take an intensive language course before your engineering path starts.

      In English: if you have an A2 level in French, a good level of English is required: IELTS > 6, TOEFL (paper-based test) > 600, TOEFL (online test) > 90, TOEIC > 850. If you are a French-speaking student or if have a level equivalent to B2 in French, the requirement for English is A2.

      Pre-Master’s Pathway, in partnership with the ‘n+i’ network

      • Academic requirements:

      You must have a Bachelor’s Degree in the subject you are aiming to study in the Master’s Degree, which does not include the language and/or science requirements.

      • Language requirements:

      In French: A2 level according to the CEFR is required. If you don’t have this level, you can take an intensive language course before your Pre-Master’s Pathway starts.

      Find out more about nplusi’s PIL (Language Integration Package).

      In English: if you have an A2 level in French, a good level of English is required: IELTS > 6, TOEFL (paper-based test) > 600, TOEFL (online test) > 90, TOEIC > 850. If you are a French-speaking student or have a level equivalent to B2 in French, the requirement for English is A2.

      Scholarships and Funding

      Campus France

      Depending on your profile, or your country of origin, you may also be eligible for other scholarships. Please consult the Campus France scholarship brochure.

      Excellence Major

      Excellence-Major scholarships are awarded based on exceptional performance criteria to international high school graduates from the network of French high schools around the world, so they can pursue higher education studies in France.

      FlyWire

      FlyWire, a global payments enablement and software company, offers scholarships through the Flywire Charitable Foundation, which is committed to improving access to quality education and healthcare. Scholarships are awarded to eligible students to help them manage the costs associated with their education.

      Avenir Scholarship

      For students of Spanish or French-Spanish nationality.

      DAAD Scholarships

      Founded in Heidelberg in 1925, since then DAAD has become one of the world’s leading funding organizations for the international exchange of students and researchers.

      FGYO

      The Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO) can subsidize your stay.

      Locations

      • Lille

        Campus Arts et Métiers 8 Bd Louis XIV, 59000, Lille

        • Arras

          7 rue Diderot, 62000, Arras

          • Rouen

            80 rue Edmund Halley Rouen Madrillet Innovation Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray , 76800 , Rouen

            • Reims

              7 bis avenue Robert Schuman, 51100, Reims

              • Nanterre

                93 boulevard de La Seine CS 40177, 92023, Nanterre

                • Caen

                  Campus EPOPEA 4 place Boston CITIS bat. Ambassadeur Hérouville-Saint-Clair , 14200, Caen

                  • Brest

                    2 avenue de Provence, 29200, Brest

                    • Le Mans

                      44 avenue Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, 72000, Le Mans

                      • Orléans

                        1 Allée du Titane, 45100, Orléans

                        • Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy

                          CESI École d’Ingénieurs 19 Avenue De La Forêt De Haye, 54500, Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy

                          • Strasbourg

                            2 allée des Foulons Parc des Tanneries BP 50016 Lingolsheim, 67380, Strasbourg

                            • Saint-Nazaire

                              24, le Paquebot, 44603, Saint-Nazaire

                              • Nantes

                                1 avenue Augustin Louis Cauchy La Chantrerie CS 10793, 44307, Nantes

                                • Dijon

                                  22 B rue du Cap Vert Quetigny, 21800, Dijon

                                  • La Rochelle

                                    Bâtiment Lab In’Tech 8 rue Isabelle Autissier Lagord, 17140, La Rochelle

                                    • Angoulême

                                      Pôle d’excellence 40 route de la Croix du Milieu La Couronne, 16400, Angoulême

                                      • Lyon

                                        La Doua 15 avenue Albert Einstein Villeurbanne, 69100, Lyon

                                        • Grenoble

                                          7 chemin du vieux chêne Inovallée Meylan, 38240, Grenoble

                                          • Bordeaux

                                            Immeuble le Phénix 264 boulevard Godard CS 90113, 33070, Bordeaux

                                            • Toulouse

                                              16 rue Magellan Labège, 31670, Toulouse

                                              • Montpellier

                                                Immeuble Le Quatrième Zone Aéroportuaire de Montpellier Méditerranée Mauguio, 34130, Montpellier

                                                • Aix-en-Provence

                                                  La Canopée 390 Rue Claude Nicolas Ledoux, 13290, Aix-en-Provence

                                                  • Nice

                                                    13, avenue Simone Veil, 06200, Nice

                                                    • Pau

                                                      8 rue des Frères d’Orbigny, 64000, Pau

                                                      • Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy

                                                        Nancy - Spécialité Informatique de CESI 14-16 Allée de la Forêt de la Reine, 54500, Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy

                                                        • Assat

                                                          Pôle Aéropolis, Cours de l'Industrie, 1, 64510, Assat

                                                          • Nantes

                                                            Chem. de la Censive du Tertre, 44312, Nantes

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