École des Mines d'Alès


Founded in 1843 in Ales, École des Mines d'Alès has developed and adapted to the evolution of industry and society. Founded to train cadres for the mining industry, it is now a big school of multidisciplinary engineers with international influence. The school is a member of the Institut Mines-Telecom, the Carnot M.I.N.E.S Institute, the Conference des Grandes Ecoles and associate member of the COMUE Languedoc-Roussillon.

Following the different opinions by SIC (commission as an engineer), the School of Mines of Ales is authorized to award an engineering degree (general) and also ongoing top up training, and to deliver three engineering degrees with the following specializations: computers and networks, design and construction management and mechatronics.

The school also offers two Specialized Masters "Industrial Safety and Environment" and "Operating Environment and Mining"; and three Masters: "Bioengineering in partnership with the University of Montpellier"; "Bioengineering in partnership with the University"; "Communication and digital technology jointly accredited with the Celsa" and diplomas through the VAE.

Mission of École des Mines d'Alès

Created in 1843 to support the needs of the mining industry, the Ecole des Mines d'Ales is now a Grande Ecole general engineers, with 203 diploma engineers in 2011.

With an innovative teaching method and a very strong scientific and technical training, the school focuses on entrepreneurial and management skills that help the students become "entrepreneurs-engineers." The school also provides specialized training in the areas of information and communication technologies and the environment; it has a total of 870 students.

In the three research centers, the 110 research-focused faculty conducts high scientific research projects, industrial contracts in the areas of public use and the environment of materials on its site of Ales, and management of complex systems on the Nîmes site.

Established under the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry, the school aims to be a dynamic player in the economic development of its industry. Its technology business incubator is the first of France; it is an active partner within Technopolis Ales (Ales Myriapolis) and Nimes (NRCT).

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French

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International Master DAMAGE : Disaster Management Environmental Impact

Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 France Alès Nîmes Pau + 2 more

The International Master DAMAGE aims to train managers able to anticipate and manage major crises which can have health and environmental consequences for the affected countries. It will allow students to deepen their knowledge base by integrating an international dimension on large-scale crises. It also incorporates the emergency humanitarian concept that is organized in crisis situations, usually conflicts or natural disasters. [+]

The Master Damage is co managed by Ecole des Mines d'Ales and Université de Nîmes : Ecole des Mines d'Ales (part of Institut Mines-Télécom) is a public institution dedicated to higher education, research and innovation in engineering, materials and environment The institution is under the authority of the Minister for Industry and Electronic Communication. Always attentive to the economic world, it combines strong academic legitimacy, close corporate relations and a unique focus on 4 key transformations of the 21st century in information Technologies, Energy, Ecology and Production. Its activities are conducted in ten Mines and Télécom graduate schools. The schools of Institut Mines-Télécom are listed amongst the leading Grandes Ecoles in France. Geared towards economic stakeholders, the activities of the institution involve research, innovation and education for engineers, managers, specialists and professors, and are acknowledged for their excellence at both national and international level. Each year, approximately one hundred start-up companies are formed from the incubators of the schools. University of Nîmes, has a professional vocation. With the adoption of its statutes and rules of procedure, Unimes instances (university councils, guidance, commissions Research, Education ...)manages three departments of training - Science & Arts; Psychology, Literature, Languages ​​and History; Law, Economics and Management COURSE AIMS The International Master DAMAGE aims to train managers able to anticipate and manage major crises which can have health and environmental consequences for the affected countries. It will allow students to deepen their knowledge base by integrating an international dimension on large-scale crises. It also incorporates the emergency humanitarian concept that is organized in crisis situations, usually conflicts or natural disasters. The Master International DAMAGE rests on two pillars (humanitarian care and civil protection) and is defined at the interface of these two fields of application. The students will incorportate update competences and skills enabling to assess the on-site risks (risk analysis methods), to propose solutions for risk reduction and preparedness planning, and to evaluate the vulnerability. At the end of the cursus, students will be able to critically analyze the different types of risks and their potential consequences. the technical, human and organizational vulnerabilities that affect (eg individuals and companies ability to return to a normal situation) human perception that influences the risk assessment PROGRAM Over two academic years (three semesters), the master is 120 credits ECTS. Practical training courses (offered by professionalists) are representing 90 credits. The year M1 is constituted by the Module 1 to Module 6, year M2 consists of Module 7 to Module 10. A Master internship (6 months) is representing 30 credits. Modules Risk Assessment Methods Management of humanitarian emergencies Social Sciences Personal development module Health emergencies Science and Technology Communication Information Technology Personal Development Module Project management Master internship ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Admission Participants must hold a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree in the field of engineering (environmental sciences, logistics, and management, etc…) or sciences (chemistry, mechanics, etc..) or social sciences (humanitarian, etc…). Participants holding a strong and justified experience on a professional activity are also welcome. LANGUAGE English Mother tongue or Bachelor degree taught in English or English test such as TOEFL IBT 105, IELTS 6.5, TOEIC 800, Cambridge CAE. No prerequisite in French, but TEF II or an equivalent level may be required to obtain a visa. In addition, it's recommended that candidates begin to prepare the required English language qualification as soon as possible to facilitate the admission and visa acquisition processes Some costs may be funded by certain French embassies or within the framework of agreements between certain international institutions and Ecole des Mines d'Ales LOCATIONS Two semesters (Y1 & Y2) will be held on the main campus of Ecole des Mines in Ales, in the Occitanie French southest Region. The Occitanie Region is known worldwide for its businesses and research clusters in aeronautical and space sectors at Toulouse (with the headquarters of Airbus, Montpellier (the oldest Medicine University in the world), Nîmes (famous for its cultural heritage) STRONG POINTS OF THE SCHOOL/PROGRAM Mines Ales is accredited by the French Ministry of Industry Université de Nîmes is accredited by the French Ministry of higher Education and research Study in Ales and Nîmes, in the south east region of France, International Faculty Masters taught entirely in English and in small groups 6-month master thesis in professional conditions or in a research lab Intercultural seminars Free French language courses A MSc program boosted by reputed research departments An international team for international students A quality-chartered “Welcome to International Students” package COMPETENCIES ACQUIRED knowledge in engineering science with a particular attention for research applied to disaster management, environmental impact and social sciences in the specific field of disaster management with an objective of emergency management enhancement. understanding of the disaster management sector and response operations in all its technical, economic, organizational dimensions and regulatory issues. understanding of the strategies and methodologies specific to assessment, mitigation and risk reduction management techniques, ethics, communication, waste management, environmental impact, project management, geo-Information, health in emergencies, risk analysis methods ability to lead a complex project in compliance with quality procedures, to take into account the standards and regulation; to develop a sense of responsibility and of decision-making; and an ability to act effectively. a good ability to integrate into real working life, into an organization, to animate and evolve in it: project management, communication ... a strong ability to work in an international context: fluency in English, cultural and international awareness, knowledge of French culture & language good skills in written and oral communication, to present convincingly and argue a case behind an audience, write and present a summary document, communicate and explain decisions TYPICAL JOBS Emergency management specialist Emergency dispatcher Junior Project manager Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) [-]


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