Ecole des Hautes Etudes d'Ingénieur

Introduction

History and figures

In 1885-1886 HEI was founded in Lille, by the Industrial Leaders of Northern France, to meet their engineering needs. HEI has since extended its activities to the training of polyvalent engineers, open-minded to the world, humanistic in managerial approach with the added plus of an international and intercultural profile.

Some 125 years later, the school continues to pursue this mission through three core activities: the training of engineers and executives, industrial applied research and development and the providing of extension services to the business world including technology transfer. Since the creation of the school, these dimensions have defined the identity of HEI. We coach each student, personally, in the design and realization of his or her personal and professional project, enhancing learning outcomes in line with the needs, expectations and requirements of the global economic world. HEI, in the service of the private business and industrial sectors, revealing individual talents and insight, fostering innovation, developing competency and creating competitive advantage. HEI is founding member of the HEI ISA ISEN Group, inaugurated in 2012.

Key facts

  • 15 114 Alumni
  • 2000 students
  • 200 full-time teaching staff
  • 350 part-time teachers
  • 4 research disciplines
  • 12 majors
  • 90 Partner universities

6 reasons to come to HEI

1. AN ACCREDITED DEGREE OF ACKNOWLEDGED PRESTIGE

Our graduates are renowned as HEI engineers throughout all areas of specialization, due to the reputation HEI carries with the leading companies in France and Worldwide. HEI engineers are capable of efficiently resolving complex problems and are at ease in carrying out complex tasks in an efficacious systematic manner, within budget. They are also well versed in teamwork, organization and structure, leadership, and project management, with clear, precise communication skills. They are sought after for these competencies and also their humanistic and multi-cultural approach to project management and problem solving.

2. IMMEDIATE JOB PLACEMENT IN TOP POSITIONS

Our students are often recruited prior to finishing their studies. Some of the top companies which hire our students : Bouygues, Logica, Eiffage, Renaut, Alten, Altran, Cegelec, Sopra, Decathlon, EDF, SOGEA, Toyota, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Rabot Dutilleul, Areva, Total, L’Oreal, Coca Cola, Cap Gemini, Thompson, to name only a few.

3. CLOSE INTERACTION WITH STUDENTS, PROFESSIONAL PROSPECTS

Each of our future engineers is accompanied throughout their personally developed training program. All students are advised on a one-to-one basis, allowing them to successfully complete the engineering program of their design, both in terms of polyvalence and practical specialization. Successful engineers immediately take on management responsibilities within industry, or choose to further develop their skills in graduate school completing M.Sc. and/or PhD. training. All students, faculty members and post-doctoral staff contribute to an active international research program.

4. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: A CORE ACTIVITY

R&D is organized into 4 areas of expertise on which HEI’s reputation has been built :

  • Electrical Power Networks and Intelligent Transport
  • Innovative Materials
  • Sustainable Health and Chemistry, and the transversal discipline
  • Energies, Building and Environment.

5. COOPERATION WITH THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY

Industrial relations are in fact our driving force in every aspect of our activities : teaching and class work, various training periods, Eleven Week Projects, many forms of internships, industrial projects, industrial and private sector involvement on-campus and in our curricula as well as through recruitment fairs.

6. WORK PLACEMENT AND INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

HEI engineers possess strong practical experience; all courses are highly industrial business world oriented. Students must spend three separate periods, during their studies in industry and must also undertake an industrial study/research project within a company or university research laboratory. In addition all students undertake an international experience during their studies within this framework or within the context of an exchange programme.

This school offers programs in:
  • French

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Master

Diploma Engineer General

Campus Full time September 2017 France Châteauroux Lille

The engineer HEI? It is above all a truly generalist engineer who has a strong scientific and technical background. It is also a curious engineer, humanist, listening to others, sensitive to its environment, international profile. [+]

Diploma Engineer GP - full-time The engineer HEI? It is above all a truly generalist engineer who has a strong scientific and technical background. It is also a curious engineer, humanist, listening to others, sensitive to its environment, international profile. It is finally a manager, a business executive, enterprising, creative, a Managénieur ®. The diploma is accredited by the CTI (Commission for engineering qualifications) since 1935. The degree is awarded in three different teaching methods: the initial full-time training, initial training by learning and continuing education (sector Fontanet). A common approach All engineering students HEI have common approaches to graduation: - Training combines the teachings of core (underlying the general dimension of the diploma) and fields (to professionalize). - They are accompanied to mature their project throughout the course through the PPP (personal and professional project). - They must experience a international mobility are trained in foreign languages ​​and are aware of interculturalism. - The course is structured around four major themes: - Science, techniques, technologies from the various engineering professions - the world of business, environment, organization, management methods and management - human and social development, knowledge and Human Sciences, the ethical dimension - but also behavioral, relational dimensions of communication "construction, realization, self-fulfillment." Training that gives meaning Students on the campus of Lille formulate wishes domain upon entry into the first year to give meaning to their training. Throughout the course, they explore different routes (courses, workshops, meetings with professionals, company visits, cultural openings ...) to confirm their... [-]

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HEI - Master of Science and Engineering Smart Cities

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Lille

The HEI Master of Science and Engineering Smart Cities proposes a positive response to the growing demands of increasing urban densification, worldwide, urban centers suffering from insufficient planning and infrastructure, Responsible Social Development, at all levels economic and environmental. [+]

Academic context In September 2016, the 2 year, HEI Master of Science and Engineering Smart Cities (English as teaching language), designed for International Students, having obtained Bachelor of Science in an appropriate field and a level in French of B1 or equivalent, will open. The HEI Master of Science and Engineering Samrt Cities is also open to French Nationals residing in France or abroad, is accredited by the French Government. Professional Context The HEI Master of Science and Engineering Smart Cities proposes a positive response to the growing demands of increasing urban densification, worldwide, urban centers suffering from insufficient planning and infrastructure, Responsible Social Development, at all levels economic and environmental. The HEI Master of Science and Engineering Smart Cities Smart Cities carries viable solutions in transportation, housing, energy, planning, zoning and management plus the various services in quality and environmental conservation. New career paths and organisations required by these major changes see trained Engineers to assist businesses, local and National authorities and organisations in addressing these challenges and to resolve the stakes imposed by design, construction and management and sustainable urban centers. Objectives: HEI Master of Science and Engineering Smart Cities, offered in English over 2 years, enables students to gain capacity and professional skill in Sustainable Urbanism, Sustainable Building, Energy, Economy and Environmental Management. 2 Professional paid internships of 7 to 9 months complement interactive learning and job experience. Internships are offered in France and throughout the World, for Graduates to quickly launch their professional career. Professional Opportunities:... [-]

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HEI Campus Lille
13 rue de Toul

Lille, Nord-Pas de Calais, 59046 FR
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HEI Campus Centre
Site Balsan
2 allée Jean Vaillé

Châteauroux, Centre, 36000 FR