École Centrale de Nantes

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École Centrale de Nantes
TypePublic, Graduate engineering school
47°14′54.599″N 1°32′58.29″E / 47.24849972°N 1.5495250°E / 47.24849972; 1.5495250
AffiliationsCentrale Graduate School
Conférence des Grandes Écoles

École Centrale de Nantes is a graduate engineering school in France.[1] Its campus is in Nantes.

It awards the following French & European degrees:

  • Ingénieur Centralien de Nantes (Centralien Graduate engineer Masters level program)
  • Masters Recherche & Doctorat (PhD doctorate studies )
  • Mastères Spécialisés (MS)

Classes are mainly in French and English languages. The school has students from a dozen nationalities.

Most of the 2000 graduate engineer students at École Centrale de Nantes live in dedicated housing buildings. These are near the research laboratories and metro public transport. The campus is shared with Audencia. The school is a member of France AEROTECH.[2]

Admission[change | change source]

Admission to the college is possible after two- or three-year scientific undergraduate studies. It requires success in either:

  • an admission exam for Bachelors of Sciences (2-year curriculum)
  • a French nationwide selective exam with numerus clausus : concours Centrale-Supelec[3] (3-year curriculum including at least 2 years in France)
  • a selective application as per Top Industrial Managers for Europe (TIME) double degrees[4] procedures applicable in Europe (2+2-year curriculum, including 2 years in France)

The central course typically lasts three years and results in a master's degree. It involves work experience in another country. Undergraduate studies plus the central course account for more than 300 ECTS credits in the European education system.

However, graduate students enrolled in the TIME double degree procedure are required to spend two years at École Centrale de Nantes and spend two years in the TIME-partner institute for a total of four years resulting in a double master's degree.

Research labs[change | change source]

Research activities at École Centrale de Nantes relate to the following topics:

  • Hydrodynamics, Energy and Atmospheric environment
  • Architecture
  • Cybernetics
  • Civil engineering and Mechanics
  • Mathematics
  • Supercomputing.

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