École catholique des arts et métiers
ECAM offers a five-year engineering curriculum and is designed for students with a French or equivalent Baccalaureate. It encompasses a 2–year preparatory curriculum followed by a 3-year graduate engineering degree in engineering sciences and technologies.
The ECAM curriculum comprises scientific and technical courses together with practical training in the 5 following departments: Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical and Electronical Engineering, Automation, IT and Production Engineering or carrying out projects. Besides, 3 Trainings are made compulsory in France and abroad (12 months in all). The general knowledge includes: communication techniques, social and economic studies together with foreign languages. The preparatory classes are located on the ECAM Engineering School campus. The curriculum is composed of 3 modules: the scientific courses, the engineer’s general knowledge and literary courses among which: foreign languages (English, Japanese, Chinese or German). The engineering curriculum provides the students with 6 semesters identical for every student. The basic sciences for the engineer encompass the major topics of Mechanical Engineering, as follows: Solid and Fluid Mechanics, Vibrations, Structures Calculation, Energetics, Automation, Materials Sciences, Manufacturing together with those of Electrical Engineering, namely: Electrotechnics, Power Electronics, Microelectronics, Servomechanisms. Besides, IT and Engineer’s Math are to be added. The general and professional knowledge comprises: foreign languages, the discovery of foreign cultures through their successive stages, the corporate life: management, strategy, labor law, etc.
The numerous laboratory courses and projects offer the students the opportunity to work with the latest hardware and software, thus allowing them to be immediately operational in a wide range of scientific and technical fields. With more than 350 on-line computers, ECAM has access to the most advanced communication technologies. Four self-access computer-rooms are available 24 hours, 7 days a week. High-speed internet together with video-conference facilities, among others, allow efficient remote design cooperation. Every ECAM student has their own mail address.
- 694 students, 14% of whom are female,
- 14 month internship (average) during the whole curriculum, with 6 month abroad,
- 116 students in the Institut des Techniques d'Ingénieur de l'Industrie cursus,
- 50 Industrial contracts in research and development,
- 92 teachers
- 25 teacher-researchers in 5 departments,
- 5762 engineer graduates since its creation in 1900.