Second year by apprenticeship

The 2nd year takes place with 20 weeks at the School, 34 weeks in a business, at a rhythm of four weeks in School followed by four weeks in a business until mid-May and then full-time in the business. The student begins specialising in the areas of excellence of the School with a major in “Fundamentals of complex systems design” and a minor in “Mechanical design”.

The lessons of the minor are designed in project-based learning around a common thread project, proposed by a partner business (with EDF: design of an offshore wind farm).

Details of the education by apprenticeship - Second year

Scientific and Technical Education


  • Object-oriented programming in C++
  • Principles of computer networks
  • Databases
  • Operational research initation
  • Statistical modelling
  • Automation
  • Internet of things
  • Introduction to machine learning
  • Computer Aided Design


  • Modelling of slender structures
  • Non-linear behaviour of materials
  • Dynamics of mechanical systems: waves and vibrations
  • Digital modelling in mechanics 1
  • Digital modelling in mechanics 2

 Engineering methods and tools

  • Introduction to methods of systems engineering

Openness and personal development

  • Corporate sociology
  • English
  • 2nd language (German or Spanish)
  • Sports

Professional integration and corporate knowledge

  • Accounting and financial analysis
  • Project management
  • Preparation for the business assignment
  • Preparation for professional integration
  • Strategic and financial analysis of the business

Business assignment

  • Evaluation of the assignment
  • Choice analysis sheet

This programme may be modified according to changes decided by the School's bodies (education board and board of directors).

Execution and rhythm of the business assignment

  • Until mid-May: four weeks at the School, four weeks in a business
  • From mid-May to the end of August: full time in a business
  • 20 weeks at the school, 34 weeks in a business (including vacation and international stay)