France, Lyon

Science and Engineering

when 11 June 2020 - 15 July 2020
language English
duration 5 weeks
credits 9 EC
fee EUR 2150

5-week programme offering 40 hours of French language instruction from beginners to advanced, scientific courses in the specialities of the IPL (Institut Polytechnique de Lyon) 4 engineering schools, industrial visits and cultural outings.
Scientific courses will be offered in the following topics:
CPE Lyon: Practical and theoretical courses in digital sciences for chemical engineers: Internet of Things (IoT), Data acquisition, Data Analysis, Networks, Big data, Sensors, Distributed Systems, Software Development, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

ECAM-Lyon: Energy and Sustainability: Most of the biggest challenges we will have to face in the future (global warming, increasing scarcity of fossil fuels, the impact of production methods and materials, etc.) are related to the production of energy, its use and consequences. The goal of this course is to teach future engineers the industrial and regulatory context, the technical concepts and tools needed to comprehend these challenges and explore the solutions of tomorrow.

ISARA-Lyon: Develop knowledge in agronomy and Alternative food systems in France: cropping systems and breeding systems, sustainable management of agroecosystems, biodiversity management, food system analysis. Lectures, excursions, case studies and personal research on these themes.

ITECH Lyon: Discover an original and practical approach of Polymer and Material Sciences engineering: practicals on paint, adhesive and cosmetic formulation, textile dyeing and weaving process, leather and plastic.

Course leader

IPL (Institut Polytechnique de Lyon) in which you can find four Engineering schools : CPE Lyon :
Contact : CPE-Lyon :Mrs Maria-Angelina BEAUCOURT (; ECAM- Lyon Contact : Mr Michael MOORE (; ISARA-Lyon

Target group

The course is designed for undergraduate students in Science and Engineering who have completed their first or second year of study and who expect to major in one of the disciplines of the 4 IPL engineering schools.

Course aim

Give students the chance to settle in the French academic environment and also to meet students from all over the world. The programme jointly organised by 4 engineering schools, offers scientific courses and French language classes. Our Summer School also aims at giving all participants the opportunity to discover different facets of life in France through organised excursions.

Credits info

9 EC
- 45-60 hours of class, laboratory work and group projects (6 ECTS. European Credit Transfer System)
- 39 hours of French classes (3 ECTS)

Fee info

EUR 2150: All classes + 5-week accommodation in a residence hall + all visits and social events + transport card.