Engineering course : Organisation of the training

1st year : basic knowledge

  • Common Course : 75% of the training
  • Scientific syllabus : mathematics, computer science, transport phenomena, mechanics, thermodynamics and balance
  • Speciality courses are provided from the 2nd semester
  • Professional experience : 1 to 2 months (“operator” work placement to discover the business world)

2nd year : methods

  • Speciality “Process engineering” : safety, unit operations, modelling, process simulation, treatment process, reactor engineering and chemistry.
  • Speciality “Energy engineering” : industrial combustion, energy management and efficiency, air conditioning and treatment, rational use of energy and industrial engineering simulation.
  • Professional experience : 4 months (engineer work placement which allows the application of skills in a professional environment)

3rd year : application

  • 50% of the training is provided by professionals.
  • A 200-hour common course (public relations, human resource management, business economics…)
  • Project management
  • 4 possible paths :
    • Speciality “Process Engineering”
      • Computer-aided process design (CAPD) course
      • Process and environmental engineering (PEE) course
    • Speciality “Energy engineering”
      • Industrial Energy Engineering (IEE)
      • Building Energy Engineering (BEE)
  • National mobility agreements enable students to complete the 3rd-year training course in other schools (Fédération Gay Lussac schools, the ENSCBP, the UPMC, schools of the Midigep network…).
  • Professional experience : 6 months (specialised engineer work placement which allows to develop knowledge relating to a career plan)

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The ECTS system (European Credit Transfer and accumulation System)

The educational outline of the ENSGTI is designed within the framework of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) with the implementation of the ECTS system (European Credit Transfer and accumulation System) which organises :

  • Education is divided into semesters (academic terms)
  • A competency-based approach
  • The capitalisation of course units (UE for “Unités d’Enseignement” in French)

The training programme is organised in Unités d’Enseignement (UE) that correspond to the main course subjects: Mathematics – Computer Science, Transport phenomena – Mechanics, Thermodynamics – Balance, Language – Engineering, and so forth.

Depending on the workload you have to complete, each Unité d’Enseignement enables you to obtain from 4 to 12 European credits (ECTS).

Each Teaching Unit, depending on the overall workload to be provided, allows ECTS credits to be obtained. One ECTS credit represents 25 to 30 hours of work, both face-to-face and independently. Each semester corresponds to 30 ECTS credits. To validate the engineering degree, 300 ECTS credits must be validated, which represents 5 years of study, including 3 years at the ENSGTI (180 ECTS credits).

The Teaching Units are divided into Constituent Elements (CEs), the content of which is detailed in the Course Booklets. The evaluation of the Constituent Elements is adapted to the competency acquisition objectives of the Teaching Unit.

All the skills are described in the skills frame of reference..

Course books

1st year course book


2nd year course book


3rd year course book


Skills frame of reference

Skills frame of reference




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