Lifelong learning

In-school training courses

IMT Lille Douai organises long and short-term skills training sessions, as well as technique information day-events for:

  • company managers and technicians
  • engineers and technical managers
  • officers working with the DRIRE, DREAL or DIRECCTE
  • technician job-seekers



Training course in industrial systems design and maintenance

Région Haut de France

IMT Lille Douai is supported by Région Hauts-de-France

Target groups

Technicians (with a 2-year higher education diploma), working, or seeking employment, in a consultancy firm or industrialisation methods

Number of participants

21 (maximum)


Free for job-seekers and open to employees, subject to conditions


Certificate of attendance issued by the Regional Council and IMT Lille Douai

Dates for your diary

Training course period: 14 November to 25 April 2019

Information meeting: 9am, Thursday 11 October 2018 (IMT Lille Douai Research Centre)

Application deadline: 26 October 2018 (Download the application form)

Selection interviews: 29 to 31 October 2018


This course supplements an on-the-job training and broadens vocational skills acquired by students during their full-time education. It also refreshes knowledge in areas such as industrialisation processes (design, automated systems, supervision, etc.), to better understand the digital transformation for production tools.

The goal is to provide trainees with skills-sets that meet business needs. Once trainees complete the course, they have the required skills to work as design, manufacturing and maintenance technicians.

Study programme

The course includes theory-based lectures, presentations and exercises with practical work and a workplace project, to be completed in teams of two, in the following subject areas: computer-aided drafting, design and manufacturing, numerically-controlled machine tools, production system management, robotics and dimensional metrology. Workplace projects can be undertaken with partner companies or with IMT LIlle Douai. The training course finishes with a 7-week work placement.

Trainees are jointly supervised by a business tutor and a professor from  IMT LIlle Douai. Practical work features highly in this training course.

Core curriculum

  • Sustainable development and eco-design
  • Computer-aided drafting and design (CADD)
  • Numerically-controlled machine tools (NC)
  • Robotics
  • Programming

Option in « Computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) »

  • Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)
  • Computer-aided production management (CAPM)
  • Computer-aided process engineering
  • Industry-based project to be completed in the workplace

Option in « Automation and industrial system supervision (ASPI) »

  • Signals and systems
  • Programmable controllers
  • Industrial vision
  • Field networks
  • Supervision


Material resources required for this  course include, Computer Science and Control Systems Department laboratories, lecture rooms and practical labs, especially a room equipped with workstations to teach CAD/CAM. Some of the equipment used includes:

CAD/CAM option

  • for CAD-CAD/CAM: Windows-operated workstations + CAD/CAM software applications (Creo Elements/Pro, Solidworks, Inventor, Catia V5)
  • for robotics: development workstations, programming and simulation tools:
    CNC 760
  • machine tools: lathes, milling machines, non-standard machining (water jet cutting systems)
  • for computer-aided process engineering: eMPower

ASPI option

  • Programmable controllers (Schneider, GE-Fanuc, Siemens, Allen-Bradley, etc.),
  • 4 and 6 axis KUKA robots – software and robotics,
  • SCHNEIDER – TELEMECANIQUE learning platform,
  • COGNEX vision system,
  • IFIX industrial supervision software application,
  • MAT LAB Simulink, etc.

Trainees can access equipment and materials outside lecture times. Anyone who wishes to, can access equipment during building opening hours.

Teaching staff include full-time members of staff who train engineers, conduct research and develop technology transfer activities for industry



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