National School of Mineral Industry
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (February 2013)|
|École nationale supérieure des mines de Rabat (Mines Rabat)|
|Motto||Théorie et pratique (Theory and practice)|
|Affiliations||PSL*, Institut Mines-Télécom (Mines Télécom Institut of Technology), Groupe des Écoles des mines, Conférence des Grandes écoles|
The National School of Mineral Industry called École nationale de l'industrie minérale or ENIM Rabat in French is a leading engineering school in Morocco. The school is also known as École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Rabat.
Based in Rabat, ENIM Rabat is one of the oldest engineering schools in Morocco. ENIM is a member of the Conférence des grandes écoles (CGE). The course for the engineering program lasts three years and the admission is done mainly by the common national competition (CNC) after making two or three years in preparatory classes.
Despite its small size (fewer than 300 students are accepted each year, after a very selective exam), it is a crucial part of the infrastructure of French industry.
In the limit of available places candidates can be admitted to this title and by level:
- Bachelor / CUES or equivalent
- New License
- Master of Science and Technology and bachelor
- Master science or technique.
The admission to National School of Mineral Industry in the normal cycle is made through a selective entrance examination, and requires at least two years of preparation after high school in preparatory classes. Admission includes a week of written examinations during the spring followed sometimes by oral examinations over the summer.
The school was established in 1972 and now about 300 Moroccan students are admitted each year. Foreign students, having followed a classe préparatoire curriculum (generally, African students) can also enter through the same competitive exam. Finally, some foreign students come for a single year from other top institutions in Africa.
The Diplôme d’Ingénieur
Grandes Écoles of Engineering usually offer several Master’s degree programs, the most important of which is the Diplôme d’Ingénieur, the Moroccan/French Master’s degree in Engineering.
Because of the strong selection of the students and of the very high quality of the curriculum, the Diplôme d’Ingénieur, which gives right to bear the title of an Ingénieur, is one of the most prestigious degrees in Morocco; it is protected by law and submitted to strict government supervision. It is more valued by companies than a university degree in terms of career opportunities and wages.
Preparatory classes: The classic admission path into Grandes Écoles
To enter the Diplôme d’Ingénieur curriculum of Grandes Écoles, students traditionally have to complete the first two years of their curriculum in the very intensive preparatory classes, most often in an institution outside the Grande École.
At the end of these preparatory classes, the students take nationwide, extremely selective competitive exams for entrance into Grandes Écoles, where they complete their curriculum for three years.
Thus the 1st year of the Diplôme d’Ingénieur curriculum in Grandes Écoles corresponds to a senior undergraduate year, and the two final years correspond to the graduate part of the curriculum:
1st year at ENIM - equivalent to - senior year of BSc. 2nd year at ENIM - equivalent to - 1st year of MSc. 3rd (final) year at ENIM - equivalent to - 2nd year of MSc.
The ENIM has a total of 15 engineering options:
- Energy Engineering (GE)
- Operations Planning Protection of Soil and Basement (AEPSSS (Mines))
- Environment and Industrial Safety (ESI)
- Computer Engineering (GI)
- Production Systems (PS)
- Electromechanical (ELM)
- Industrial Maintenance (MI)
- Mechanical Engineering and Development (GDM)
- Industrial Management (MGI)
- Process Engineering (IP)
- Materials and Quality Control (MCQ)
- Hydro-Geotechnical Engineering (HG)
- Renewable energy (RE)
Agreements signed with:
- Central Group of Schools (École Centrale Paris, École Centrale de Lyon, École Centrale de Marseille, ...)
- Groupe des écoles des mines (GEM) (Mines ParisTech, Mines Saint-Étienne (ENSM SE), École des mines d'Alès, ...)
- National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine (INPL)
- École Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et des Microtechniques (ENSMM)
- Aix Marseille University
- University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC)
- INSA Lyon
- United States:
- Official website
- ENIM on fr.wikipedia.org
- "Grandes Ecoles" organisation scheme vs. the classic university scheme
- Rankig Web of Universities
Grandes Ecoles d'Ingénieurs (Common national pageant)
International Academy Mohammed VI of Civil Aviation (AIMAC) • Hassania School of Public Works (EHTP) • Mohammadia Engineering School (EMI) • National School of Mineral Industry (ENIM) • National School of Airline Pilots (ENPL) • National School of Electrical and Mechanical (ENSEM) • National School of Computer Science and Systems Analysis (ENSIAS) • National Institute of Posts and Telecommunications (INPT) • National Instistute of Statistics and Applied Economics (INSEA) • Agronomy and Veterinary Institute Hassan II (IAV) • Graduate School of Textiles and Clothing (ESITH, cycle state engineer)
Engineering School (Integrated preparatory classes)
National School of Arts and Crafts (ENSAM) • National School of Agriculture of Meknes (ENAM) • National School of Forestry Engineering (ENFI) • Agronomy and Veterinary Institute Hassan II (IAV) • National Schools of Applied Science : Agadir - Al Hoceima - El Jadida - Fes - Kenitra - Khouribga - Marrakech - Oujda - Safi - Tanger - Tetouan
Private Engineering School