Polytech Nantes

Introduction

Polytech Nantes, a French "Grande École"

Polytech Nantes is the graduate engineering school of University of Nantes. It's accredited by the Commission des Titres d'Ingénieur (CTI), the French institution which awards engineering degrees.

Polytech Nantes is a founding member of the Polytech group, a network of 13 graduate engineering schools. The school is a part of an academically stimulating and scientifically driven environment. Polytech Nantes is proud to offer a complete and comprehensive engineering education program thanks to its strong links with the business world, both at national and international levels.

Key Figures

  • 2 campuses: Nantes and Saint-Nazaire
  • 6,200 graduate in the workforce
  • 1,120 current students
  • 300 students take part in our special "Parcours des écoles d'ingénieurs Polytech (PeiP)", which corresponds to the first two years of a scientific degree
  • 300 engineering graduate per year
  • 120 PhD Students
  • 127 academic staff
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Campus

Polytech Nantes is located at the heart of "Atlanpole", the technology park of Nantes. Its modern and well equipped buildings provide an ideal learning environment for engineering students. Nestled amongst the aeronautics and shipbuilding industries of Saint-Nazaire, the Gavy campus enjoy an industrial harbor environment. This campus also benefits from its proximity to the exceptional Guérande Peninsula and a number of seaside resorts.

Student Union

The Student Union (B.D.E.) brings together students from all study programs at Polytech Nantes. The B.D.E takes care of all the clubs of the school, including the student sports association (B.D.S).

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International Master Degrees

A a student of Polytech Nantes, you will also be entitled to free classes to learn French throughout the semester or the year and will benefit from an international environment.

With its international partnerships, Polytech Nantes has developed a complete range of programs taught in English thanks to the quality of its research and teaching staff. We pride ourselves in offering very high-quality training programs in an ideal studying environment : Nantes, one of the most lively cities in France.

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Prerequisites for the courses are :

English Proficiency: the minimum recommended level required is B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or equivalent).

French Proficiency: Only required for everyday life. The minimum recommended level is A1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master degree in Multimedia and Data Management

Campus Full time 1 year France Nantes

Polytech Nantes (University of Nantes engineering school) offers a Master degree in computer science, specialized in Multimedia and Data Management Research and Development. Through this program, students will acquire the scientific and technological knowledge, as well as the practical experience, to understand and contribute to innovative R&D processes. [+]

Polytech Nantes (University of Nantes engineering school) offers a Master degree in computer science, specialized in Multimedia and Data Management Research and Development. Through this program, students will acquire the scientific and technological knowledge, as well as the practical experience, to understand and contribute to innovative R&D processes. The program is meant for international students and is taught in English (introduction to French language and culture are provided). It starts at the beginning of September each year, until end of August the following year. Objectives The program aims at acquiring a high level scientific and technological knowledge and working experience, in the field of multimedia and data management. Half of the program is dedicated to the development of a high-level research project, co-supervised by professors from two research laboratories (IRCCyN - IVC research group and LINA - DUKE research group), to which students will be integrated. Both laboratories have strong recognition from the French Ministry of Research (UMR CNRS status) and parternerships with industry. Program Each course is associated to a specific day of the week, with lectures and associated exercises in the morning, and personal work in the afternoon. This personal work includes further exercises, hands-on lab work and projects, and revising lecture notes. Each student will be provided with a set of reference scientific books, covering the scope of the master program, to keep for the duration of his studies in Nantes. After four months in Nantes, every student starts his master degree research & development project (master thesis), in parallel to courses. A few weeks later and until the end of the master course, the student works full time on his research & development project. This project may be conducted in our research labs, or in the R&D team of a private company, typically near Nantes. Validation of both the exam session and of the master thesis (defense and report) lead to the French Master degree. If your participation to the master program is part of a specific bilateral agreement between Polytech’Nantes and your home institution, you may obtain a joint master degree (i.e. you obtain both the French master degree and the master degree in your home country, from the same work). Skills and career opportunities The master’s environment should facilitate future involvement in international PhD top level programs. The research teams are involved in high-level international research cooperations and have joint research projects with a variety of large and small private companies. Both teams actively contribute to projects in the Images and Network R&D cluster. The Little Extra in the Program Cultural trips and outings organised for International students of International Master programs. Location Courses are located in Nantes, on La Chantrerie Campus which hosts 5 Grandes Ecoles, with over 2,000 students, two university restaurants, a technology library, as well as about 30 businesses at Atlanpole that deal in advanced technology. Nantes (600,000 inhab.) is located close to the Atlantic Ocean and is regularly rated as one of the most pleasant French cities to live in. Thanks to its beautiful parks, efficient public transport and other policies for substainable development, Nantes has been awarded the status of European Green Capital. Travelling to Nantes from Paris, either from Paris CDG Airport or from city center, is easy and direct with the fast train (TGV). Lodging Accommodation is available on the university campus, but most students seek accommodation in town. Rent may vary between €200 and €300 per month (allow for a deposit: usually 1 month rent). Housing market is saturated by September. It is highly recommended to seek accommodation in June or July. Expect to pay for insurance for any accommodation, as well as the housing tax for accommodation in town. [-]

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