The general engineer syllabus enables students to work on projects and internships and gain experience in research and innovation. This develops their observation, experimentation and creativity skills, as well as critical faculties, applying rigour and method.
Research training throughout the syllabus
Right from Year 1, students are trained in research procedures by teacher-researchers and access to the FabLab.
In Year 3, students learn the principles of innovation processes, bibliographic research and benchmarking. They are introduced to entrepreneurship and intellectual property. The open project enables them to put these concepts into practice.
In Years 4 (M1) and 5 (M2), student engineers carry out a research project (scientific or technological project, or an introductory research project). These projects are completed with support from the school’s teacher-researchers. They help students develop a research-related project (R&D type study, illustrating a phenomenon, developing a product, etc.).
In Year 5 (M2), students can choose to gear their studies towards research and development, by either preparing for a Research Master’s degree, or by doing research in one of the school’s laboratories, in parallel to their engineering syllabus.
Throughout their studies, future engineers will acquire a vital knowledge base to implement innovative, tangible and sustainable projects that they can adapt to the workplace.
Students can benefit from optional one-to-one monitoring for their entrepreneurial projects, including advice, support and scientific and technical collaborative input from IMT Lille Douai lecturer-researchers.
Those doing projects can also access the school’s wide network of regional or national partners. Full-scale events help aspiring business owners to test the appeal and viability of their ventures, through the Enterprise Projects Challenge, jointly organised each year with other graduate schools in the Hauts de France region.