Advanced Master in project management of charging infrastructure and electric vehicles

This Advanced Master offers innovative and professional technological training, in direct connection with the expectations of the land transport sector and particularly the automobiles of tomorrow. It aims to present and deepen knowledge on the technologies enabling the transformation from traditional thermal vehicles to electric vehicles.

Presentation of the Advanced Master in project management of charging infrastructure and electric vehicles

Echoing the general desire of industrialists and public authorities to promote mobility that is more eco-friendly and more energy efficient, the Advanced Master in Project Management of Charging Infrastructure and Electric Vehicles (formerly Electric Vehicle Engineering) is offered jointly by three engineering schools of ParisTech in partnership with Renault, with the support of the EDF group and professional automotive associations. It is registered in the National Directory of Professional Certifications.

Objectives of the course

This course is the first in France to deal exclusively with this topic, which responds to a strong need of businesses to recruit engineering experts capable of identifying the markets associated with the transformation towards the electrification of individual and collective road vehicles, of designing electric vehicles, deploying and managing recharging infrastructure projects in line with the innovation strategies of transport companies and their ecosystem. The educational goals relate to the following three areas:

  • The first area is more informational in nature: necessary modification of human behaviour and the use of new computer resources to confer virtual autonomy compensating for the real loss caused by the use of energy storage in electrical form (less efficient than fossil fuels).
  • The second area is related to electrical systems. The objective is to provide knowledge of the technological solutions currently available to perform the various electrical functions optimally, ensuring the storage and management of energy flows within a hybrid or pure electric vehicle.
  • The third area of work concerns the impact of this change on traditional automotive professions. The objective is to review the design and sizing methods of vehicle architecture in the disciplines of mechanics, materials, acoustics and mechatronics.

The course relies on the "Distributed Energies" technological platform
 of the Lille campus as well as on the e-Vehicle platform presenting innovative industrial means (real-time network simulator, charging stations for electric vehicles, storage benches, engine test benches and industrial variators enabling the emulation of the traction chain for electrified vehicles, etc.).

Course content

The course lasts for one academic year from the end of September to the end of September of the following year:
Theoretical course (academic sequence) (45 ECTS):

  • Sustainable mobility issues and impacts of Electric Vehicles
  • Energetics of Electric Vehicles
  • Electric Vehicle Design Tools
  • From classic electromechanical conversions to wheel motors
  • Static conversions (Power electronics)
  • Energy storage
  • System control-command by project approach
  • Battery, acoustics, operational safety, mechatronics, HMI

Industrial sequence (30 ECTS): Professional assignment in a business or an organisation lasting 6 months full-time from April to the end of September. This work is the subject of the drafting and defence of a professional thesis at the end of September.

Acquired skills

This Specialised Masters offers the acquisition of extensive professional skills that enable:

  • Identifying the markets associated with the transformation towards the electrification of autonomous vehicles;
  • Collecting scientific data in a relevant way and selecting the technical information needed to define a new product by being part of an innovation strategy of a transport business;
  • Carrying out design studies;
  • Carrying out production and/or construction studies;
  • Carrying out technical tests.

Opportunities for the IRVE advanced master graduates

This Specialised Masters opens up careers abroad or in France in businesses or national/international organisations focused on the design and production of electric / hybrid vehicles and the development of infrastructure related to their use. The graduates will be rapidly guided towards jobs of high responsibility in an emerging sector with the major global car manufacturers, or their subcontractors. They may in particular be recruited by:

  • transport equipment businesses and car manufacturers;
  • businesses managing passenger transport networks;
  • service companies: urban transport authorities, vehicle rental companies, taxis;
  • design offices and consulting firms specialising in land use planning, town planning, management of transport infrastructure.

Professions exercised by graduates of the IRVE advanced master's degree

Training of applicants in all trades of the sectors related to the emergence of electric vehicles:

  • Design engineer;
  • Research engineer;
  • Economic studies officer;
  • Tests and trials engineer;
  • R&D engineer;
  • Engineer in charge of technological purchases;
  • Patent engineer;
  • Environmental process engineer;
  • Calculation engineer.

With experience:

  • R&D project manager;
  • Industrial project manager;
  • Director of design office;
  • R&D programme director.

Advantages of the course: This course is the first Advanced Master in France which addresses this topic. It meets a strong need of businesses because a real demand exists today to recruit experts in Electric Vehicle Engineering.

Academic partners

Co-accredited by the Arts et Métiers centre of Lille, ENSTA Paris and Mines ParisTech.

Business partners

The Renault Group is the main partner of this course, which received support from:
•    professional automotive groups (SIA, ARIA, GP27);
•    the EDF Group through its subsidiary EDF Direction Mobilité Electrique;
•    the competitiveness centres of Moveo, I-Trans and Véhicules du Futur, which have shown the desire to certify this course;
•    the RT3 MEGEVH Network (Energy Modelling and Energy Management of Hybrid Vehicles) bringing together ten national laboratories and seven industrial partners;
•    the MEDEE research centre on Energy Control of Electrical Drives, of which L2EP is the pilot laboratory, and the regional centre of excellence ENERGIE 2020;
•    the International Campus on Safety and Intermodality in Transport (CISIT);
•    the Regional High Council of France and the Regional Delegation for Research and Technology (DRRT), which participate in the financing of the distributed energy platform allowing the study of on-board energy management as well as the impact of electric vehicle charging on the electricity distribution network

Admission requirements

All the details concerning the programme, the schedule, the admission requirements and the application file are available on the website of Arts et Métiers ParisTech


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