A transverse Profile, on
Renewable and non-renewable energy sources
Efficient energy production, use and distribution
Reduction of energy consumption in the fields of building, transport and industry
open to all the students of Polytech Group or from international University partnerships in their last year of a Master of Engineering Degree in :
|biochemical engineering||chemical engineering|
|civil engineering||electrical engineering|
|engineering physics||materials engineering|
It involves a high-level program with a broad spectrum of professional skills development in the fields of energy production, distribution, storage and use, and is addressed to students who terminate their Master’s program while still maintaining their initial specialization.
Sponsorship and partnership
Christian Ngô : Consultant. Former Scientific Director at the CEA. Author of "Our Energy Future: Resources, Alternatives and the Environment" (Wiley) and of many scientific books in French in the field of Energy supply and storage.
Jean-Michel Delbecq : Scientific Director, EDF R&D.
ERDF Auvergne-Centre-Limousin (official partnership since 05/07/2011).
- Nuclear power: EDF, CEA, AREVA...
- Fossil fuels: EDF, l'Air Liquide...
- Renewable energy: EDF, IFPEN...
- Electric power distribution: ERDF
- Efficient vehicle: Michelin
- Outdoor and indoor lighting: Philips
- The Energy profile is a specialty profile offered during the last year of the Master’s program (30 ECTS for each semester).
- Master’s students in engineering physics and in biochemical, chemical, civil, electrical and materials engineering are welcome. These students will graduate with a Master of Engineering from their initial school and department, but will choose to focus on a different area of specialization at the end of the Master’s program, as a complement to their initial speciality.
- The first semester (S9) is dedicated to practical work and lectures, the second (S10) to an internship in the energy industry of at least five months.
The 275 hours of the scientific core of the Energy Profile are evenly divided into five modules which simultaneously cover fundamental and applied aspects of the production and the consumption of energy :
- Energy and engineering thermodynamics: fundamentals and economics: 4 ECTS
- Decarbonated renewable energies (bioenergy, wind energy, geothermal science, hydraulics, solar energy): 3 ECTS
- Carbon fossil fuels and nuclear power: 3 ECTS
- Storage, transport and distribution of electricity: 3 ECTS
- Reduction of energy consumption: building, transport and industry: 3 ECTS
These five modules are completed by :
- a 75-hour module chosen among the “Polycompétences” (6 ECTS)
- a 50-hour module dedicated to Humanities and Social Sciences (SHS) including English, communication and psychosociology
- a “Transverse Project” which involves the application of skills acquired in the various of several scientific modules and which is associated with the lectures of communication (8 ECTS for SHS among which there are 3 for the transverse project).
Time dedicated to this project is 30 hours, taken from the time dedicated to the five scientific modules of the Profile.
Practical work and projects correspond to one-third of the credit hours in the Profile program.
Another one-third is dedicated to lectures delivered by experienced speakers from industry.
Invited speakers occupy various positions in the industry in France or abroad (consulting, training, engineering, management, production, research and development) to cover the various tasks to be accomplished by Engineers.
History and partners
- The Energy Profile opened in September 2010 to satisfy the need for highly-skilled and innovative engineers in the energy industry, with students from four departments of Polytech Clermont-Fd: namely, engineering physics, civil engineering, electrical engineering and biological engineering.
- At the present time, the students of the 2011 class are terminating their internship period among the leaders of the French energy industry (ADEME, AREVA, CEA, EDF, ERDF, Valrea, Veolia Energy, Vinci Energy).
- 40% of the students who graduated in July 2011 have already signed for permanent position as an engineer.
- An industrial partnership was also signed in July 2011 with ERDF which supplies electricity to 95% of France.