A Unique Partnership: Close Collaboration between Industries and University
The Industrial Projects are truly unique. They involve real projects proposed and supervised by a company and carried out at Esisar in very close collaboration. A team of 3-4 students in their fourth year work full-time for one complete semester under the supervision of both an Esisar and a company tutors.
More than 500 projects have been successfully completed with more than 300 companies, from Start-ups to SMEs and international companies (such as Thales Avionics, Schneider Electrics, Airbus, Volvo, Valeo...).
Excellent project facilities
Our industrial projects are provided with high-end instruments, cutting-edge technologies, and services.
Corporate collaboration: We offer companies opportunities for collaboration, as well as possibilities for networking with researchers, teachers, and active student teams.
Learning infrastructures: The projects’ technical support includes expertise, specific training, a research laboratory, and a technological platform.
Inspiring Environment: Our school offers a fully equipped and dedicated environment for each project.
Data protection: We are committed to confidentiality and respect for intellectual property, according to a non-disclosure agreement.
Examples of project themes
Projects themes are usually multidisciplinary and can combine Embedded Systems and IT competencies.
- Embedded systems: IoT, sensors, communication systems, radiofrequency, instrumentation...
- IT & Security: multiplatform softwares, infrastructure, protocols, networks, big-data, responsive HMI, virtual reality, BIM
Phases of the industrial project
Inger Berge Hagen, Exchange student from NTNU (Norway)
"As an exchange student, I had the opportunity to choose the project I wanted, which was good because I was sure to get a project corresponding to my degree back home. It is a valuable experience, especially the fact that it is teamwork and the project management forces us to plan the whole project from beginning to end. It’s also about working in a team with people who don’t have exactly the same background and are from different study options. You have support for the technical side of things, both from teachers and the company. It’s also a good experience because you are integrated in the student group and it’s impossible not to get to know people.
- Do I have to come up with a project proposal?
No, Esisar finds all the projects and submits an exhaustive list of projects each year. By exhaustive, we mean that we have as many projects as necessary for all the students but not more.
- How do I choose my project?
Exchange students can select a project from the available list. Students are then interviewed by the Esisar project coordinator to identify projects that would best fit their curriculum and their interests. This interview usually occurs in October or November.
- Can I work with my best friend who comes from the same university?
No. We allow only one exchange student per project. Other students are our "regular students". This is the best way for you to integrate and adapt to French methodology, as well as make French friends and have a better experience in France.
- When do I choose my project?
Usually, all projects are chosen and approved by the beginning of December.
- What is the language used during the projects?
Most of the projects are carried out in French but some projects can be done in English.