ENSTA Bretagne – Project coordinator

ENSTA Bretagne (ENSTA) is a national multidisciplinary graduate and post graduate engineering institute, founded in 1971, that hosts 930 students (20% of students are of foreign origin).

It offers three year postgraduate engineering programmes to both civilian and military students. ENSTA Bretagne employs approximately 230 staff members (researchers, lecturers, technicians, research engineers, post-docs, support and supervisory staff).

ENSTA Bretagne trains multidisciplinary engineers (mechanics, electronics, informatics, hydrography, human and social sciences) who are immediately operational in the most innovative industries: naval, offshore, automotive, aeronautical, defense, energy, hydrography, etc. The courses are designed to ensure that students have an excellent level of expertise in their chosen field of Engineering. ENSTA Bretagne graduates are able to design, build and manage complex electronic and mechanical systems.

The excellence of ENSTA Bretagne’s engineering training is based on the expertise of its research centre and the “systems” approach of its teaching.

Its research activities are divided into three departments: IT Department, Materials Department, Human and Social Sciences Department.

The Human and Social Sciences Department of ENSTA aims to increase knowledge in the area of education and training in relation to the role of an Engineer.

The research team in ENSTA Bretagne who focus on Engineering Training (FPI – Formation et Professionalisation des Ingénieurs), are also part of the Formation et Apprentissages Professionnels (FOAP) of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM, Paris) to which it is attached. This team is composed of researchers in Education Research, Sociology and Management Sciences (10 permanent lecturers, 3 research fellows, and 12 PhD students). The team has a collection of works relating to the training of engineers and is closely linked with the CTI (Engineering Degree Commission), SEFI (the European Society for Engineering Education), CGE (Conférence des Grandes Ecoles) and Ingenium network (research on Human and Social Sciences in engineering schools).