Engineers trainingEngineering program
During their 3 years of studies at ISAE-ENSMA, students put into practice what they have learned and gain hands-on experience of engineering tasks through 3 compulsory internships.
Between the 1st and 2nd year: a 1-to 2 month placement between July and August.
During this first internship, students work as blue-collar workers and discover the world of production. They learn to value the importance of human and social relations within a company.
Junior engineer training
Between the 2nd and 3rd year: a 3-to 4 month placement between June and September.
This internship is carried out within a company or a research organisation, in France or abroad, and is supervised by an engineer. Students work as junior engineers. Through this placement, they discover first-hand what the work of an engineer entails. It should also help them to clarify what field of engineering they are most attracted to and therefore, to choose their third-year specialisation.
Oral presentations take place mid-November.
At the end of the ISAE-ENSMA degree course: a 3-to 6 month placement between April and September.
Placed at the end of the academic training, this last internship can be carried out within a company or a research institution, in France or abroad.
Students are given charge of a study which a junior engineer should be able to conduct. They see the project through, from the design stage to test analysis. This last internship is a real springboard for the integration of young graduates onto the labour market.
Should an ISAE-ENSMA co-supervisor agree to it, the graduation project can also count as a Research Master Project. Such internships (graduation cum Research Master project) can be the opportunity for companies to make the most of ISAE-ENSMA’s research skills.
Oral presentations take place early September.
Examples of internships
- CNES – Kourou, French Guiana
Prevention and consequences in an ICPE of a gas release into the atmosphere.
- CNES – Paris, France
Research for design rules for space turbopumps.
- AIRBUS DEFENSE AND SPACE – Toulouse, France
Simplification of thermal models for satellite simulation.
- ARIANE GROUP – Les Mureaux, France
Avionics architecture modelling engineering study.
- DASSAULT AVIATION – Saint Cloud, France
Falcon composite wing optimization.
- CEA – Site de Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Simulation of two-phase test flows in a beam representative of a fuel assembly of a nuclear power plant core.
- IFREMERS – Plouzane, France
Mechanical characterisation of the composite hydrofoils of the JO2024 Olympic supports.
- NAVAL GROUP – Ruelle-sur-Touvre, France
Design manager for a submarine launch system.
- MBDA – Le Plessis Robinson, France
Optimisation of the calculation tools for the ballistic performances of a propellant.
- ETS MONTREAL – Canada
Analysis of the combustion of jet fuels and blends based on oxygenated biofuels.
- HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY – Japan
Development of a hybrid kick motor for deep-space probes.
Developed in collaboration with companies, this work leads students to understand a concrete problem as a whole.