Individual programmes to help you build your future.

The engineering courses at the Caen ESITC offer both an educational project and professional and personal development. They enable students to acquire knowledge, professional and self-management skills while emphasising the importance of human qualities such as solidarity and teamwork.

The course is flexible and enables the student to refine his or her professional ambitions year by year.

The courses and teaching techniques offered by the Institute are constantly evolving in line with developments in the construction and civil engineering industry, the requirements of accreditation bodies and learning methods.

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Study Program

The first three years are intended to reinforce the students’ basis of general, scientific and technological knowledge. The stimulating and fulfilling program includes training internships, courses in social sciences, digital simulations and collaborative projects. There are lessons devoted to construction and civil engineering topics from the very first years, including land surveying, drafting, operating machinery, an introduction to construction and civil engineering, construction materials etc)

The course continues with numerous projects and case studies applicable to project engineering and management. 

  • 4th year students choose to major in ‘Civil Engineering and Land Use Planning’ or ‘Buildings and Urban Planning’ (depending on their chosen field).
  • In their 5th year, depending on their choice of major in the 4th year, students have the options of ‘Structural Design’, ‘Techniques and production’ or ‘Entrepreneurship and innovation’ (as minor subjects) which serve in the context of one of their specialised disciplines (as major subjects): ‘Major Engineering Structures’, ‘Infrastructure, Roads and Networks’, ‘Residential, Commercial, Office and Service Buildings’ or ‘Technical and Functional Buildings’

To see the course :

To discover the study programme (2016-2017)

Projects and internships

One of the strengths of this demanding training is that it meets the needs of companies by ensuring that skills are learned on a very practical level through numerous internships and a variety of projects.

Internships - learning by experience
Whether they involve working as a labourer or in a design office, or going on a language course, internships are an essential part of the curriculum. They make up more than a third of the course duration and represent almost a year spent in a company environment.

Projects – learning by doing
In their experimental, technical or management projects, student engineers have to deal with the realities and the requirements of the professional world: they need to demonstrate autonomy, initiative, innovation, professional behaviour, social skills and respect for contractual terms of reference. The number and scale of projects increases during the course, especially in the 4th year.

Engineer as manager

During the course, students have the opportunity to develop their management skills. Management of projects, the many internships, the considerable part of the curriculum devoted to subjects such as managing human resources, law and communication skills, are designed to equip the future engineer with essential managerial attributes.

It is possible to take a double degree as ‘engineer-manager’ in partnership with the IAE Caen (Institut d’Administration des Entreprises) during the 3rd year of the engineering degree.

Apprenticeship

The ESITC Caen offers 20% of its students the chance to follow profession-based training within the framework of an internship. This training can cover up to the complete 3-year studies program. This possibility offers students the chance to work as a paid member of staff in a company as well as following their studies at the school.

Each apprentice is followed up and supported by a tutor from the school as well as an internship coordinator within the company.

Apprentices are subject to the same requirements as students following other courses at the school. Learning program is validated via equivalent-level examinations that result in obtention of the same degree.

The choice of company: in order to ensure a successful internship, students must have a clear idea of the career plan they envisage. Apprentices will then be able to choose the field of work and company best suited to their professional project.

An international perspective

Envisaging a future career at an international level by obtaining a good working knowledge of English as well as understanding of cultures and experience abroad is an undeniable asset for student engineers.

Possibilities for gaining experience abroad: