Apprenticeship engineers

Computing and Telecommunications

The apprenticeship study programme accepts students/apprentices for three-year courses, who join the engineering study programme directly for Years 3 to 5.

Students cannot join directly in Years 4 and 5.

The selection process for the course is mainly open to students with technological training backgrounds (DUT and BTS diplomas).

The advantage of this course is that it alternates periods at school and in the workplace. Apprenticeship students benefit from structured professional experience and robust education on scientific, technological and human subjects


Computing and networks

Within the wide and in-depth range of knowledge about computing, our students must get to grips with areas such as programming, security, networks, computer graphics, information systems and multimedia.

The main aim of the course is to take a project-based approach that gradually enables students to design a programme, understand basic algorithms and their complexities, transmit digital information (images, sounds, etc.) in networks and ensure this information is secure.

After having learned about methods and tools to analyse problems, code them in computing language, assess and test them, students go on to develop their knowledge by modelling networks (architecture, routing, traffic indicators, service quality), by programming and finally, by using open and interoperable operating and information systems.

The department’s teaching staff include 15 permanent teacher-researchers and more than 80 guest lecturers from teaching and research (from France’s graduate schools, universities and INRIA). Professionals from the business world (SSII, telecom operators, start-up firms, etc.) also contribute to courses.

Communication systems

Two streams: telecommunications and computing

Students taking the telecommunications option study system electronics and signal processing (coding, encryption and  speech modulation and video signals), found in all telecommunication systems. Studying information theory, statistical estimations, detecting, filtering and logic synthesis of digital circuit design, helps understand the technological choices leading to new norms and new-generation networks.

Students studying the « computing » stream, learn about software engineering with programming projects undertaken in teams. They learn how to further develop Java script for mobile applications and to set up software developments, while carrying out corrective maintenance and upgrades for applications.

The department’s teaching staff includes 17 permanent teacher-researchers, as well as telecommunication business professionals and graduate engineers from IMT Lille Douai.

Economics and management

Students study theoretical and practical content to develop their abilities to tackle economic, financial and human problems that they will inevitably encounter in their working lives as engineers.

They are introduced to the constraints weighing on companies and the inter-dependence of various operations (sales, production, etc.). This is done by analysing the overall financial and accounting results and understanding key financial balances and how they change.

Students also get to grips with some management techniques, such a project management (overviews, key strategic and operational management concepts, methods and techniques), human resources and labour law (recruitment, flexibility, pay, equality, workplace satisfaction  and incentives, etc.) and marketing (the marketing process and main techniques used).

The department’s teaching staff includes 6 permanent teacher-researchers and some fifteen guest lecturers.