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

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In their future working environment, our students will have to communicate, work together, negotiate and manage teams in a multicultural context. Lectures and activities on intercultural communication provide them with concepts and tools to decipher behaviour and understand various perspectives, to work efficiently and appropriately in another culture.

Students must complete a minimum 8-week intercultural, international  internship between Years 2 and 3.

The department’s teaching staff includes 6 permanent lecturers and approximately 12 international guest lecturers.
The IMT Lille Douai syllabus includes comprehensive English language and intercultural management courses. This programme is unique in France and prepares each of our students to join international teams in business.

An international team of 6 permanent lecturers and around 12 guest lecturers monitor students. Teaching programmes are designed by the lecturers and are regularly updated to meet the needs of students and business. The aim of this course is to give students effective oral and written skills.

Language skills acquired are certified by external exams (TOEIC and BULATS).
In their future working environment, our students will have to communicate, work together, negotiate and manage teams in a multicultural context. Lectures and activities on intercultural communication provide them with concepts and tools to decipher behaviour and understand various perspectives, to work efficiently and appropriately in another culture.

English

Engineering degree programme Year 1

  • Intensive language-learning week 1, in Swansea (Wales). Language and culture lessons.
    TOEIC test (Test Of English for International Communication) at the end of the week.
  • Intensive language-learning week 2, introduction to business English.
  • Intensive language-learning week 3, telecom English. Lessons given by guest professors from Télécom Sud Paris (TSP).
  • Classroom-based lessons during the week – improving your business English. Creating a company newsletter. Case studies.

 

Engineering degree programme Year 2

Classroom-based lessons during the week – take part in and run a meeting, negotiations, report writing, advertising and marketing.

An IMT Lille Douai lecturer also provides individual, optional lessons by telephone (during internship periods).

 

Engineering degree programme Year 3

Students still to pass their TOEIC tests use the Global Exam platform.

Intercultural communication

IMT Lille Douai is a pioneering school in intercultural courses. This coupled with language learning, helps students gain the knowledge required to effectively manage international teams, while embracing cultural diversity.

Putting together and managing international teams, starts with thinking about your own culture. So, IMT Lille Douai familiarises its students with international cultural differences, to train engineers who can work effectively, while respecting and enjoying the mutual benefits from a multicultural context.

 

Engineering degree programme Year 1

Intensive learning week – introduction to intercultural communication and applying business theories. Project: presenting the student’s business values.

 

Engineering degree programme Year 2

TIIC2 (Telecom Institute for Intercultural Communication and Competency) – an advanced intercultural communication course by international professors, specialists in their own subjects.

Each year, 4th Year students take part in an intercultural seminar, organised by guest professors from the USA, Japan, Finland, Canada and France. Workshops focus on key topics about managing international teams:

Communicating Across Cultures: Japan, Asia and the World Developing Bicultural Competence for the Professional Workplace Sources and Consequences of Globalization of Telecommunications and Cyberspace What is within affects what is without: The importance of “intra-cultural”  understandings for developing “intercultural” competencies Building Your Intercultural Competency – Intercultural Effectiveness at Home and Abroad Living and Working Abroad : Professional Effectiveness and Personal Satisfaction Visualizing Culture: Basic intercultural concepts for interpreting imagery and working across cultures

Pre-departure training: preparing for an international internship, to be completed in Years 2 to 3. This is an introductory internship in any type of company and in any business sector.  After their internships, students  submit a report presenting and analysing the company, using intercultural concepts studied in lectures. Students must also present their reports.