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Groupe des Ecoles Centrales 09/03/2008. Centrale Pékin. Scientific Higher Education in France: a two-track system. EGIM, membre associé. PhD programmes. Master degree. Degree of « Ingénieur » (Master degree). « Grande Ecole » 3 « Grande Ecole » 2 « Grande Ecole » 1 CPGE 2 CPGE 1.

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Groupe des Ecoles Centrales

09/03/2008

Centrale Pékin


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Scientific Higher Education in France: a two-track system

EGIM,

membre associé

PhD programmes

Master degree

Degree of « Ingénieur » (Master degree)

« Grande Ecole » 3

« Grande Ecole » 2

« Grande Ecole » 1

CPGE 2

CPGE 1

Master 2

Master 1

Licence 3

Licence 2

Licence 1

Groupe des

Ecoles

Centrales

National competitive examination

Non-selective admission to universities and

admission to 5 year course engineering schools

Selection for « Grande Ecole » track

(15 000)

Scientific « baccalauréat » (150 000)

Class of age (760 000)


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The French Grandes Ecoles

  • Highly selective admissions process

  • State of the art education and training in science, technology and management

  • Strong interaction with research teams and close links with industry

  • Hands-on training for professional life (Student Office, Junior Entreprise, social work, etc.)

  • Strong European and international dimension

    More than 60% of CEOs of the 100 major French companies are graduates of Grandes Écoles

    • The Grandes Écoles Diplôme d’Ingenieur course is the most prestigious in French higher education


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The Ecoles Centralesengineering training process

  • Recruitment after 2 year intensive course in mathematics & physics or chemistry : Classes Préparatoires (CPGE)

  • Highly competitive national entrance examinations

  • Broad-based multidisciplinary engineering course :

    2 year common core course + 1 year elective pre-specialisation course

  • Strong links with industry :

    Administrative Council, project activities, full-time internships, research contracts

  • Strong interaction between teaching and research

  • Accreditation by French national commission :

    Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur

    • More than 60% of Chief Executive Officers of the 100 major French corporations are graduates of the Grandes Ecoles

    • The Ingénieur course is the most prestigious scientific higher education course in France


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TheIngénieur Centralien:engineer – managerthe French touch: the“Ingénieur généraliste”

  • Profile

    • Strong basis in mathematics and physics and /or chemistry

    • Knowledge of broad range of scientific and technical disciplines

    • Competence in economics and management skills

    • Hands-on experience of industry

    • Experience of team-work and project-work

    • International profile

    • Global vision & open-minded approach

    • High management potential

  • Career

    • All sectors of economy (public & private industry & services)

    • Research, development and innovation

    • Senior positions as expert or manager


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Groupe des Ecoles Centrales:an alliance between five French Grandes Ecoles5 partners -- 1 philosophy

Size: 6 500 graduate students

1 570 master degrees per year

600 full-time academic staff

2000 visiting or part-time lecturers

500 technical & administrative staff

Budget : 110 million euros

60% public / 40% private

Research : 650 PhD students

260 full-time researchers

32 laboratories

42 million euros

Alumni: 20 000 professionally active graduates

  • Close links with industry

  • Official recognition at national & international level (MEN, Erasmus, CAPES, CSC, etc.)


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Groupe des Ecoles Centrales : a highly selective admissions process

Age class 760 000

Baccalauréat 470 000

Scientific Baccalauréat 150 000

Admission to CPGE 23 000

Candidates for EcolesCentrales admission 12 000

Rank of last student admitted 2 400

Number of places at EcolesCentrales 1 350


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Ecole Centrale Ph. D. degree process

Companies

Companies

PhD year 3

PhD year 2

PhD year 1

M.S. degree

Ecole Centrale Engineering degree (M.Sc)

M.Sc degree

Junior / Senior Executive courses

(Year 5) : Centrale Advanced course

M.Sc. Year 2

M. Sc.

(2 years)

(Year 4) : Centrale Generalist core course

M.Sc. Year 1

(Year 3) : Centrale Generalist core course

Selection

National Competitive

Entrance Examination

B. Sc.

(3 years)

European

& International

admissions

(Year 2) : CPGE (maths/physics)

(Year 1) : CPGE (maths/physics)

Selection of top 10%

French scientific « Baccalauréat »


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The 7 educational objectives of the Ecole Centrale course process

  • To achieve a high level of scientific & technical competence

  • To learn to deal with complex technological systems

  • To understand the working of companies and the professional

    activities of engineers

  • To develop a sense of initiative and a critical and innovative mindset

  • To achieve a fully-developed personality and a broad cultural background

  • To learn to communicate and to work in a team

  • To develop an international dimension


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The « Ingénieur Généraliste » process

  • « Généraliste » :

  • Not to be compared with the specialist who is a real expert in his field

  • But

  • A manager with a high potential for assimilating a broad range of disciplines, and for integrating human, information and technological resources in order to develop innovative systems

    The international double degree combines

    • the best of Generalist engineering education (Ecole Centrale Common Core course)

      and

    • the best of Specialist engineering education (4 last semesters of engineering education in Partner university)


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.. processthe “ingénieur généraliste” vs the specialist …… or the Fox and the Hedgehog:

“The fox knows many things,

but the hedgehog knows one great thing” Archilochusπόλλ' οἶδ ἀλώπηξ, ἀλλ' ἐχῖνος ἓν μέγα


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“Classes Préparatoires” undergraduate maths, physics, chemistry

2

years

2

years

Core course = 1800 contact hours+ company placements50% 50%

 International training  Fundamental Sciences

(physics, mathematics, chemistry)

Management training economics, law ..

 Technical & Applied Sciences

Projects / (electronics, mechanical engineering,

experimental work materials, TIC ..)

1

year

Pre-specialisation course + 6 month company placement (final year engineering project)

“Generalist” science and engineering training


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Course design for the Ecole Centrale “generalist” curriculum

1

YEAR

Advanced study = 900 contact hours + thesis

Core course = 1800 contact hours + internships

50% 50%

gTraining for international gFundamental sciences

experience (physics, mathematics, chemistry,

gSocial sciences/ training human sciences, economics, etc.)

for professional activity

gTechnological and applied sciences

gProjects and (electronics, civil engineering,

laboratory work materials, information technology, etc.)

2

YEARS

Undergraduate programme (CPGE)

2

YEARS


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Career prospects curriculum

  • Young Ecole Centrale graduates are active in all sectors :

    - 2/3 work in industry

    - 1/3 work in services

  • 9 sectors recrute at least 5 % of each year class

    consultancy 11.4 %

    information technology services 9.1 %

    banks, finance, insurance 8.8 %

    project engineering 6.8 %

    research & development 6.6 %

    automobile industry 6.4 %

    building & public works 5.4 %

    energy 5.4 %

    chemical & pharmaceuticals 5.0 %


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The Ecoles Centrales & Industry curriculum

  • First Ecoles Centrales founded by companies during the 19th century

  • About 40% of the total funding comes from companies

  • Managed by Administrative Council with 50% of members from outside the school, under a Chairman appointed from industry

  • Compulsory full-time company internships every year

  • Research contracts

  • Continuing education for engineers

  • Customized courses for international engineers

  • Visiting professors from industry

  • Student projects proposed by companies

  • Industry steering committee for 3rd-year courses

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Spin-offs for research valorisation


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Research at the Ecoles Centrales curriculum

  • 32 laboratories covering all fields in engineering sciences

  • Permanent faculty and research staff of 860 members

  • 650 PhD students working on the four campuses

  • 200 PhDs awarded each year

  • More than 500 international papers published each year

  • A budget of 33 M€, half from industry funding


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M.Sc & PhD programmes curriculum

Fluid

Mechanics

Wave motion,

Fluid-structure

interaction

Complex turbulent

viscous flows

Hydrodynamics

Combustion

ElectricalEngineering

Power systems

and Machines

Power networks

Mechanical

Engineering

Dynamics, Robotics,

Material Sc.,

Production,

Energy

Electronic Engineering

Waves,

Acoustics,

Micro- & Nano-

systems

Civil

Engineering

Structures,

Soil

Environment

Partnerships for MSc / PhD Degrees

32 Laboratories

650 PhD students

200 PhDs awarded each year

Physics and

Chemical Eng

Solid state and

thermophysics

Process,

Catalysis,

Environment,

Biotechnologies

Optics

Automatic Control Systems &

Applied Maths

Signal Processing

Non-Linear systems,

Bond-Graphs

Computer Sciences

Industrial process

optimisation,

Discrete systems

Communication and

networks

Industrial Engineering

Cognitive Design,

System engineering,

KM & Information

Systems,

Logistics,


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Research curriculum

  • Laboratories :

    • International recognition

    • Close ties with industry and scientific community

    • Fully integrated with the Ecole Centrale curriculum

    • High growth potential for research teams

  • Research focus in phase with current needs of industry, services and society :

    • Health (bio-engineering, bio-technologies, etc.)

    • Information Technologies and Communication

    • Sustainable Development, Environmentally-friendly Design

    • Nanotechnologies

    • Energy

  • Intensive networking


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    • Several levels : curriculum

    • Double Degree at the Ingénieur (Master) level

    • Joint Masters degrees

    • ECTS credits (semesters)

    • Project works (semester)

    • PhD : co-supervision & joint PhDs

    International Cooperation

    Each year :

    • 500 foreign students within the five campuses

    • 500 EC students at foreign partner universities

    • 2000 international internships

      And

      80 visiting professors within the five Ecoles Centrale

      90 partner universities on all continents.


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    Philosophy of international cooperation curriculum

    Mobility is a very important and fruitful

    stage in students’educational careers

    BUT

    • The criteria for success should be based

    • not on the percentage of students involved

    • but on the quality of the mobility.

    • That means :

    • Solid partnerships based on mutual confidence

    • Active involvement of students and professors in working out learning agreements

    • Ongoing monitoring of exchange students

    • Support from public and private funding for living expenses


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    Partnerships within Europe curriculum

    The

    Double Degree

    TIME network

    Germany

    TU Dresden

    TU Darmstadt

    RWTH Aachen

    TU Berlin

    Univ. Stuttgart

    TU München

    Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg

    Greece

    TU Thessalonika

    EMP Athens

    Hungary

    BUTE Budapest

    Italy

    Poli Torino

    Poli Milano

    UTN Trento

    UPA Padova

    Japan

    Keio University

    Tohoku University

    Norway

    NTNU Trondheim

    Poland

    Wroclaw TU

    • Portugal

    • IST Lisboa

    • Russia

    • BMSTU Moscow

    • MIREA Moscow

    • TPU Tomsk

    • Spain

    • UPM-ETSII Madrid

    • ICAI Madrid

    • UPV Valencia

    • UPC Barcelona

    • USE Seville

    • Sweden

    • KTH Stockholm

    • CTH Göteborg

    • LTH Lund

    • Switzerland

    • EPF Lausanne

    • ZTH Zürich

    • Turkey

    • ITU Istanbul

    Austria

    TU Wien

    Belgium

    Université Liège

    U. Catholique de Louvain

    U. Libre de Bruxelles

    FP Mons

    VU Brussels

    Brazil

    USP Sao Paolo

    Czech Republic

    TU Prague

    Denmark

    DTU Copenhagen

    Finland

    TKK Helsinki

    • Other bilateral

    • Agreements with

    • UK

    • Cambridge University

    • Cranfield University

    • Imperial College London

    • Spain, Holland, Ukraine, Russia, etc.


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    Partnerships with North America curriculum

    • Ecoles Centrales Double degree partnerships

    • Canada

    • Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal

    • Waterloo University

    • USA

    • Penn Sate University

    • Columbia University

    • Bilateral Double Degree agreements with :

    • USA

    • Stanford University

    • Cornell University

    • Austin Texas University

    • Virginia State University

    • Oklahoma State University

    • Other bilateral cooperation with

    • USA

    • Ann Harbor

    • Michigan University

    • Canada

    • Mac Gill


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    Partnerships with Latin America curriculum

    • Ecoles Centrales Double degree partnerships

    • Brazil

    • Escola Politecnica U. Sao Paulo (USP)

    • Campinas University (UNICAMP)

    • UF Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

    • UF Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS, Porto Alegre)

    • UF Ceara (UFC, Fortaleza)

    • PUC Rio de Janeiro

    • Chile

    • University of Chile (UC, Santiago)

    • PUC Chile (Santiago)

    • Bilateral cooperation with

    • Argentina

    • Rosario University

    • University of Buenos Aires

    • Mexico

    • Instituto Politecnico de Mexico (IPM)

    • Etc.

    Research cooperation with Brazil within

    « College Doctoral Franco-Bresilien »


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    Partnerships with Asia and Pacific curriculum

    • Ecoles Centrales Double degree partnerships

    • Japan

    • Tohoku University (Sendai)

    • Keio University (Yokohama)

    • Doshisha University (Kyoto)

    • China

    • Tsinghua University

    • Shanghai Jiao Tong University

    • Xian Jiao Tong University

    • Southwest Chengdu Jiao Tong University

    • Korea

    • Changwoon National University

    • Indonesia

    • University of Indonesia (Djakarta)

    • Other bi- or multilateral

    • agreements with

    • India

    • New Delhi IIT

    • Kampur IIT

    • Mombai IIT

    • Bengalore IIS

    • Singapore

    • NUS

    • Japan

    • Todai University (Tokyo)

    • Korea

    • KAIST

    • POSTECH

    • Australia

    • UQ Brisbane

    • UNSW Sydney

    • Monash Melbourne

    • Asia Campus of Groupe des Ecoles Centrales

    • Ecole Centrale Pékin (Beihang University)

    • Research cooperation agreement with CSC


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    Ecole Centrale Pékin curriculum

    In 2004, the Chinese Ministry of Education asked the Groupe des Ecoles Centrales to set up an Ecole Centrale in China

    A spin-off from the success of the « 4+4 » Double-Degree progarmme.

    Beihang University was chosen as partner university.

    Centrale Pékin is an independent department of Beihang University.

    All criteria for an Ecole Centrale are fulfilled : a Généraliste engineering course with an international focus and close links with research and industry

    Centrale Pékin is a full partner of the Groupe des Ecoles Centrale and will be accredited by the French government (Commission des Titres d'Ingénieurs : CTI).

    Ecole Centrale Pekin was inaugurated in September 2005 with :

    107 top level students, beginning with the preparatory cycle of 3 years CPGE (including intensive French language training)

    A 3-year master degree course in Science & Engineering, with the same design as the French Ecole Centrale course, starting in 2008

    Associates and partners providing support :

    French Ministry of Education (funding of 3 French professors in 2005 and 2 more in 2006)

    Groupe des Ecoles Centrales (full time Deputy-Director and Assistant)

    Fondation Nicole BRU and the Honour Committee of the French Year in China

    French companies in China provide support for the engineering course.


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    Groupe des Ecoles Centrales curriculum

    The possibilities for international student mobility:

    - two-year mobility for double degree (Master)

    - one-year with credit transfer

    - project with credit transfer

    - PhD double degree or joint supervision


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    Centrale curriculumdiplôme d’ingénieur Master degree + Partner Master degree

    Year 6 (5)

    Year 5

    Year 5 (4)

    Year 4

    (Year 3)

    Year 3

    Year 2 (CPGE)

    Year 2 (or 2.5 /3)

    Year 1 (CPGE)

    Year 1

    Ecole Centrale

    International Partner

    Double Degree programme (Master)

    • Complementarity : Generalist + Specialist

    • Bi-cultural : 1 or 2 years abroad


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    Groupe des Ecoles Centrales curriculumThe Double Degree programme

    Entry level: 2 years of higher education (120 ECTS )2 year study period abroad (120 ECTS)Ecole Centrale: 2-year “tronc commun généraliste” (multidisciplinary core course)Including : - 2 work placements in a French company (total 5 months) - 1-year group project


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    Scientific / engineering discipline curriculum

    Mechanics / Electronics & Electrical Eng. / Chemical Eng. / Optics-Photonics / Materials Science /

    Mathematics / Computer Science / Automatic Control Systems / Marine Eng. / Industrial Eng./ Economics

    Career Training

    Production / R&D / Logistics / Industrial Management /

    Business Administration / Entrepreneurship

    Full time 6-month

    Internship

    Industry / Research Laboratory

    + Project thesis

    One-year with credit transfer3rd year elective pre-specialisation courseM2 level

    +

    +


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    Joint PhD thesis double degree curriculum

    • International experience for students

    • Research cooperation for laboratories

    Partner universityPh.D

    +

    Ecole CentralePh.D

    Joint thesis

    defence

    Joint supervision PhD also possible

    Ecole Centrale.

    Partner univ.

    Ecole Centrale

    Partner univ.

    Ecole Centrale

    Partner univ.

    3rd Year

    2nd Year

    1st Year


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    Credit transfer for project work curriculum

    Grasp the complexity of the subject of the project

    Environmental effects ?

    Technical dimensions ?

    Socio-cultural uses and practices ?

    Targeted market ? commercial arguments ?

    Organizational changes needed ?

    Costs ?

    Who is going to support them ?

    Grasp the complexity of project-work activity

    Priorities in the concepts and methods ?

    Organization of the team ?

    Motivation over time ?

    Inductive / Deductive

    reasoning ?

    Financial and time management ?


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    The mobility options for curriculumoutgoing and incoming students

    Co-supervision of thesis

    Ph.D

    Joint Doctoral Thesis

    Double degree

    (15-24 months)

    3rd year final project

    (3-5 months)

    Master courses (12 months)

    3rd year

    Gap year

    (10-12 months)

    Credit transfer

    2nd year placement

    (3 months)

    2nd year

    Summer placement

    (1 month)

    1st year placement

    6 weeks

    Double - Degree

    (24 months)

    1st year

    CPGE

    CPGE


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    Student activities and clubs : Student Office (BdE), Arts Club (BdA), Sports Club (BdS), etc.

    Professional experience in student-run organisations:

    • Ingénieurs sans Frontières

    • Junior Entreprise

    • Company Forum

      Sports and other clubs :

    • Jazz, Chess, Theatre, Cinema, Dance

    • Sailing, Rugby, Football, Basketball, Martial Arts, etc.

      International Clubs

    • Club TIME, etc.


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    Accommodation : student residences Club (BdA), Sports Club (BdS), etc.

    Priority for international students

    • 10 minutes on foot from campus

    • Individual or shared rooms

    • Internet connection

    • TV

    • Gym

    • Laundry facilities

    • Other facilities


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    Groupe des Écoles Centrales Club (BdA), Sports Club (BdS), etc.


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