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Guide GUIDE for MASTERS students 2011 2011 2 master students Editorial page Welcome to the University of Technology of Compiègne ! F rom its creation onwards, the UTC, thanks to its innovative pedagogical methods, its international connections and its close relations with the professional world, has been able to develop a training structure within which each student can build a custom-made career path and reach his/her own personal goals. The UTC’s ambition is to prepare you for being the “entrepreneur” of your own professional and personal life, as well as for your role as a member of society. We hope to teach you how to be an actor rather than an onlooker, to establish plans for the medium term, how to work in a team, and to be capable of taking risks… The companies or laboratories which will recruit you as trainees or young graduates will all have the same objective : that of looking for actors rather than consumers, for creators and not spectators. The UTC offers you a wide variety of course units and of ways of working (internships, projects, study semesters abroad…), all aimed at allowing you to reach your training objective and to embark upon your career plan. So it’s up to you to take advantage of the opportunities we offer! The objective of the Guide for Masters Students is to present you with the information you need concerning courses and student life. You will also find a list of course units, and the UTC’s intranet and internet sites will provide you with complementary information an all aspects of UTC activities. Finally, no document, however complete it may be, can replace the discussions and exchanges you will have with those who accompany you during your time at the UTC, especially those with your tutor. Pierre Charreyron Jean-Pierre Cocquerez President of the UTC Director of the “Science, Technology” Master master students 3 Contents ourses and student life 7 Diagram of study programs 8 Organizational chart for the Masters Degree 9 General organization and conditions required for graduation 12 Presentation of the different courses available 15 Masters courses : programs and specializations • Mention Industries and agro-ressources 15 • Mention Sciences, technologies, quality 20 • Mention Méchanics and systems 25 • Mention Sciencs et technology for information and communication 30 Other UTC courses • French engineerng degree 35 • PhD's 36 • Continuing education 37 tudent life 39 tudy regulations 55 ontacts 62 6 master students Degrees D In this period of great economic and environmental changes, it is very important to train specialists capable of bringing solid skills to sectors such as transport, health, agro-industry, renewable energy, etc. The objective of the "Science, Technology" Masters degree of the University of Technology of Compiègne is to meet this need, which concerns both jobs in industry and research positions in research centers. master students 7 COURSES Organizational Chart for the Masters Degrees DIPLÔME DIPLÔME D’INGÉNIEUR UTC DE MASTER UTC Confère le grade de Master “expert” formation d'ingénieur en branches formation de Master semestre 6 projet de fin d’études professionnelle stage de fin d’études année 5 recherche semestre 5 initiation aux finalité métiers finalité de la semestre 4 recherche année 4 semestre 3 stage industriel semestre 2 Licences L3 ou 180 crédits ECTS validés année 3 semestre 1 Tronc commun UTC classes Prépa DUT 8 master students courses Courses The UTC is at the same time a French “elite engineering school” (grande école d’ingénieurs) and a “university”. It has a double capacity for the conferral of graduate degrees : the standard “engineering degree” which is the equivalent of a Masters degree, and the “Masters degree”. These two degrees are closely articulated, with regard to complementarity in recruitment, the way the courses function, as well as the opportunities which they open up on the job market. • Our double capacity for the conferral of that they can specialize in a particular domain of graduate degrees gives graduates a wide application. An engineer is a generalist within range of career choices : continuation with a an academic field (Computer Science, for PhD (in a research laboratory or in industry) example) while the Masters graduate is a must be a natural, accessible opening, as specialist ready to intervene in a particular must the possibility to embark directly upon domain of application (the agro-resources a career in industry. industry, or transport, for example). • This double capacity for the conferral of Consequently, an engineer is destined for graduate degrees is based on a requirement industrial sectors in their entirety, a Masters for identical standards so as to guarantee the graduate for sectors of specialization same level of employability for our graduates such as those incarnated today by certain competitiveness clusters with a worldwide in the different sectors of the economy and of vocation such as IAR, (Industries and research. Agro-resources) and I-Trans (Innovation in The UTC’s policy is thus to include Transport). professional and academic aspects throughout This multidisciplinary vision of the Masters its Masters and PhD programs, going beyond graduate has led the UTC to broaden its the “élite engineering school”/ “university” range of courses to include subjects for which duality, thanks to the integration of the degrees there were not always pre-existing in-house conferred by its various courses into a single human resources, and which have opened conferral policy. The Masters graduates are up opportunities for cooperation with other specialists who offer two specific capacities institutions. These partnerships are based on which distinguish them from the “generalist cooperation between different research teams, engineer”: with particular attention given to the applicative aim which is constitutive of the Masters degree, a/ They are competent in complex professional thereby calling upon sectors of the economy situations and can apply specific technological likely to hire this type of candidate, participate in solutions, teaching, and propose subjects for internships. b/ they draw upon specialist knowledge of These partnerships are more specifically based various professional fields. on regional cooperation (notably through the Thus, whereas students pursuing an engineering intermediary of the competitiveness clusters: degree are trained within a single UTC the Jules Verne University of Picardy, IAR and department, such as Computer Engineering, Biotechnologies, or Valenciennes – I-Trans in order to become a generalist Computer and Rail Transport Safety), and international Engineer, independently of the applications cooperation, (notably European, like the generated by the department, the training of a University of Technology of Braunschweig / Masters student is carried out at the intersection Technische Unversität de Braunschweig for of several departments (Biological Engineering Mechatronics). and Computer Engineering, for example), so master students 9 courses Organizational Chart for the Masters Division Direction Formation péDagogie Ghislaine JOLY-BLANCHARD secrétariat : Christine DUMONT et Béatrice LEGENT-RAMONELL Responsable du MasteR Responsable adMinistRative sciences technologies santÉ FRançOisE MEREssE JEan-PiERRE COCQUEREZ technologie et sciences de l’hoMMe Relations inteRnationales FoRMation continue Hugues cHopLin martin morgeneYer Véronique Fort Secrétariat : Marie-Hélène CORDINA Secrétariat : Sabrina DOMINGUEZ Secrétariat : Sylvie DUPLESSIER-BERNARD Mentions Mention Mention Mention Mention Transformation et Sciences, technologies, Mécanique et Sciences et valorisation qualité, santé (STQS) systèmes (SIMS) technologies de industrielles des agro- l’information et de la ressources (TVIA) communication (STIC) Biotechnologies : Mise Sciences et Systèmes Systèmes intelligents en œuvre des fonctions technologies mécatroniques pour biologiques pour la santé Christine PRELLE les transports Daniel THOMAS Catherine MARQUE et Philippe BONNIFAIT François LANGEVIN Elaboration des Technologies durables structures innovantes Innovation, Eugène VOROBIEV et durables connaissance, Management qualité Génie des produits Alain RASSINEUX interaction Gilbert FARGES formulés Jean-Pierre CALISTE Olivier GAPENNE Isabelle PEZRON École doctoRale Chantal PEROt Administration : Martine Drewniak master students 11 COURSES General Organization and conditions required for graduation Pedagogical Organization All our programs are organized on the basis of semesters. Each program is defined by a "student profile" which specifies the course areas in which students must obtain a minimum number of credits in different categories. The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is applied in all sections of our Masters courses. A decision is taken as to whether or not the appropriate number of credits is to be awarded on completion of each part of the course. For certain specialties, the 2 semesters of the 2nd year may be organized around alternating periods of study and internships outside the UTC. The language of the different course units (UE or Unités d’enseignement) is principally French, although English may be used in some of them, for all or part of the course. This is indicated in the catalog of course units. Tutors On entrance to the Masters Division, students are assigned a teacher/ tutor in their chosen specialty, who will provide guidance in defining a personalized training plan in accordance with their career plan. If the student does not express any particular choice in the matter, this mission will be accomplished by the teacher in charge of the specialization or program. 12 master students courses Course units Evaluation Programs are divided into course units. One The regulations concerning evaluation are course unit corresponds to the quantity of determined by the President of the UTC. The work required during one semester to achieve practicalities for the application of these a given objective : regulations, including remedial examinations • the acquisition of knowledge within a clearly for each course unit are decided by the defined domain President of the UTC one month after the • learning a method or language beginning of each semester at the latest. • the discovery of an aspect of professional Evaluation may be of various forms: life • continuous assessment in the form of • the completion of a project or study in or practical work, tests, short examinations, outside the university presentations • knowledge of the outside world. • intermediary examinations, individual written or oral examinations In conformity with European regulations, • final examinations each course unit corresponds to a number of • oral presentations, written reports credits, according to the number of teaching • projects. hours and hours of individual work required from each student. Guidance and orientation panels Language teaching Panels for student guidance and orientation In compliance with article number 6 of the are set up for each section of the Masters government decree of the 25th April 2002 degree. regarding the national Masters degree, the At the end of each semester, after the results latter may only be conferred after validation from the various course units, a guidance of the aptitude to master at least one foreign and orientation panel examines the situation language. Taking into account the nature of of each student. Its role is to draw students’ the "Sciences, Technology" Master, and the attention to any unsatisfactory results. The reduced length of the course (2 years), the students concerned may be summoned before foreign language demanded of native French the panel to provide explanations regarding speakers is English, and the minimum their situation. requirement level for graduation is B1 (CEFR, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). However, we strongly recommend that students should validate a Internships B2 level in English. If the B2 level is acquired During their curriculum, Masters students or validated, students may follow classes complete internship periods, either in organized by the university in the language industry or in a university laboratory. The of their choice. Non-native French speakers length of such internships is stipulated in the must validate a B1 level in French before pedagogical brochure for each specialty. The they can enroll in classes for one of the other subjects for internships are initially approved languages taught at the UTC. No equivalency by the person in charge of each specialty. An credits for languages will be granted without internship contract is then signed between in-house evaluation. the UTC, the host organization (even if this is a master students 13 COURSES UTC laboratory), and the student. All students must take out third party liability insurance before starting an internship. The validation of an internship depends on the following elements : • a written report • an oral defense • the appraisal of the student’s tutor in the company or laboratory where the internship was completed. The internship is evaluated by the same grading system as for the course units. After validation of an internship, the number of ECTS credits stipulated in the pedagogical brochure of the specialty is awarded. Conditions required for graduation In order to graduate, a student must obtain at least 120 ECTS, respecting the following distribution : • 30 ECTS for the internship which must be validated by a written report and an oral defense before a panel of experts, • at least 24 ECTS in course units in the "General Knowledge/Knowledge of the Professional Environment" category, • at least 66 ECTS in course units in the "Scientific and Technical" category corresponding to the program chosen by the student. 14 master students courses Presentation of the Masters degree, its programs and areas of specialization 9 areas of specialization (M2) spread between 4 programs are offered at the UTC Industries and Agro-resources (TVIA) Credit courses P rogram Industries and Agro-resources TVI01 – Biochemistry - TVIA TVI02 – Thermodynamics The objective of this program is to train TVI03 - Separation Procedures technology managers with an academic level equivalent to 5 years of study following TVI04 - Agroindustrial Operations high school graduation, who are capable TVI05 - Methods for Physicochemical Analysis of dealing with the problems involved in TVI06 - Risk control the transformation of agro-resources. The course structure, which associates TVI07 - Biotechnological Procedures Biotechnologies, Process Engineering, TVI08 - Waste Treatment Procedures and Chemical Formulation is based on recent progress in scientific knowledge and TVI09 - Colloidal systems research. TVI10 - Structure and Physicochemistry of Biological The program’s pedagogical organization Molecules allows students to personalize their own TVI11 - Agro-Resources study plans in order to specialize in the domains of bio-molecules, agro-materials, TVI12 - Calculation Methods for Industrial Operations bio-fuels or ingredients. The first year (M1) ST01 - Internship : Introduction to the Professional is common to the program’s three areas of World (intersemester) specialization. Specialization is a gradual process all along the Masters course, taking each student’s previous training and individual characteristics into account. master students 15 COURSES The Biotechnologies Specialization : Environment, research, and partnerships Implementing Biological Functions and The course is essentially run in association Sustainable Technologies - BFB with the mixed CNRS 6022 "Enzyme and Cell Engineering" research unit. The research Training Objectives carried out in this unit is centered on the The "Biotechnology and Implementing study and implementation of biocatalyzers. Biological Functions" specialization has its The scientific approach common to all the roots in the growth of Biotechnologies and subjects consists in creating new functions the use of renewable carbonated organic unprovided for by nature, in order to explain molecules in the aim of replacing fossil fuel the reality of living systems and to produce reserves. The program’s objective is to train biotechnological tools. technology managers with an academic The UTC’s active participation in the research level equivalent to 5 years of study following programs of the Industries and Agro-resources high school graduation, who are capable of competitiveness cluster with a worldwide dealing with the problems involved in the vocation also enables it to involve other social transformation of agro-resources through a and economic partners concerned by the biotechnological approach. industrial valorization of agro-resources. Educational context This specialization has its roots in the growth Professional openings of Biotechnologies and the use of renewable Graduates can easily integrate either public carbonated organic molecules in the aim of or industrial research programs. replacing fossil fuel reserves. Biology has long been a science involved with Sectors of activity : the discovery of that which already exists. • biotechnologies Biotechnology, on the other hand, implies a • biorefineries creative, inventive, and innovative approach. • biofuels To meet this challenge, the UTC has been • pharmacy, parapharmacy and cosmetics creating new ways of implementing biological • the agro-food et agrochemical industries functions, both to explain the behavior of living systems, and to develop technological tools, for 25 years now. The rapid growth in knowledge in the Biology field, the ever shorter time lapse separating scientific discoveries from their industrial applications, be they agricultural or medical, a "Bioindustry" increasingly dependent on state-of-the-art techniques developed by research, are all strong arguments in favor of such a specialization, and further proof of the continuum which exists between fundamental and applied research. 16 master students courses Credit courses The "Sustainable Technologies" specialization TD BFB50 - From Genes to Macromolecules BFB51 - From Macromolecules to Biological Functions Training Objectives BFB52 - From Biological Functions to Physiology The objective of the specialization is to BFB53 - Gene Transfer in Plants inculcate in our students the knowledge and BFB54 - Plant Molecular Genetics methodology necessary to integrate principles of sustainable design and eco-efficiency in BFB55 - Plant Responses their professional approach in industry or in BFB56 - Interaction,Supramolecular Recognition, and research. It is more particularly turned towards Biomimetism the optimal transformation of agro-resources BFB57 - Biocatalystic Systems and the development of new energy concepts. BFB58 - Industrial Metabolic Systems It deals with bio-transformations, bio-energy, ST02 - Final Project the minimization and the valorization of waste and effluents, and the capture of CO2. master students 17 COURSES Educational context the chemical and parachemical industries, The pedagogical approach is based on a energy, the agro-food industries, and the command of the common practices, tools and environment, or to continue their studies with concepts of Process Engineering, common a PhD course. practices which are applied to biotechnologies, and to those clean and innovative technologies which will be omnipresent in tomorrow’s Credit courses factories. In the second year, M2, the first semester TD50a - Research methodology (theory) includes specialist courses, enabling students TD50b - Research Methodology (laboratory projects) to acquire fundamental knowledge as well TD51 - Processing Technologies for Divided Solids as solid training in the domain of industrial applications. During the second semester, TD52 - Biotransformations students do an internship Their training is TD53 - Innovative Processes in Agro-Industry completed by courses in languages or general TD54 - Reactive Solids and Catalysis knowledge. A minimum level in English is TD55 - Processing and Handling of Divided Solids required for graduation. TD56 - Valorization of Ecoproducts and Effluent Minimization Environment / Research / Partnerships TD57 - Biomass Energy Valorization The course benefits from the competencies of TD59 - Biomolecular Extraction, Separation and the "Integrated Transformations of Renewable Purification Processes Material" laboratory, which was created as a ST02 - Final Project result of the partnership between the UTC’s Industrial Process Engineering Laboratory and the research team of ESCOM (School of Organic and Mineral Chemistry located in Compiègne). It also contributes through its various activities to the "Industries and Agro- resources" competitiveness cluster with a worldwide vocation. Professional openings The objective of this specialization is to train technology managers with an academic level corresponding to five years of study following high-school graduation in the Bioproduction, Biorefineries and Energy Engineering sectors, placing sustainable development at the heart of issues related to production, recycling, industrial reliability, environment economy (energy, water and solvents) and emissions of polluting or greenhouse gases. Graduates will be able to intervene in the domains of 18 master students courses The "Formulated Products Engineering" Professional Openings specialization - GPF The objective of the specialization is to train technology managers with an academic level Training Objectives corresponding to five years of study following high school graduation, whose principal The objective of this specialization is to provide mission will more specifically consists in students with the knowledge and research research concerning new products adapted methods necessary to develop and put into to the market in the sectors of parachemistry use formulated products, and to apply this (paints, inks, glues and adhesives, knowledge to the valorization of bio-molecules phytosanitary products, fertilizers, lubrifiers, derived from agro-resources. Faculty detergents, cosmetics…), pharmacy, the members from UTC and ESCOM (School of transformation of raw materials industries (the Organic and Mineral Chemistry located in agro-food industry, fuels, catalyzers, paper, Compiègne), together with professionals textiles, plastics, rubber, cements, concrete, from related industries (cosmetics, paints, glass…), as well as their development and the agro-food industry, glues and adhesives, implementation. Graduates will be able to pharmaceutical products, treatment of join companies in the private sector, public surfaces) all participate in teaching. research institutes, or local authorities. Educational context This course also enables students to continue their studies with a PhD course. The first semester of teaching will enable students to acquire solid training both in fundamental knowledge in the domain of Credit courses specialization (physicochemical aspects of formulation, implementation of procedures…) BFB55 - Plant Responses and in the domain of industrial applications. GPF50 - Physicochemical Principles of Dispersed The second semester of the second year (M2) is an internship in industry or in a university Systems research laboratory. GPF51 - Interface Phenomena Their training is completed by courses in languages and general knowledge. A GPF52 - Physicochemical Principles of Color minimum level in English will be required to GPF53 - Process Technologies for Complex Fluids obtain the Master’s degree. GPF54 - Formulation : Cosmetic Applications Environment / Research / Partnerships GPF55 - Coatings, Paints and Inks The course benefits from the competencies of TD50a - Research Methodology (theory) the "Integrated Transformations of Renewable TD50b - Research Methodology (laboratory projects) Material" laboratory, which was created as TD51 - Process Technology for Divided Solids a result of the partnership between UTC’s Industrial Process Engineering Laboratory ST02 - Final Project and the research team of ESCOM (School of Organic and Mineral Chemistry located in Compiègne). It is linked to the "Industries and Agro-resources "competitiveness cluster with a worldwide vocation. master students 19 COURSES Program Science, Quality Credit courses P rogram 2 Science, Quality - STQS One of the specificities of this program STQ01 - Cell Biology STQ02 - Anatomy, Physiology, Phsyiopathology is the integration into the first year of STQ03 - Physico-chemical and Spectroscopic the course (M1) of candidates from very Analyses of Biomolecules diverse academic backgrounds (Biology, STQ04 - Basic Mathematics and Statistics for Physiology, Physical Measurements, Bioengineering Mechanics…). The M1 year is common to the STQ05 - Basic Experimental Techniques in Biomedical various specializations of the “Science and Engineering technology Sector” program. STQ06 - Introduction to Solid and Fluid Mechanics The aim of the M1 year will be to provide STQ07 - Signal and Image Acquisition students with sufficient knowledge for them to be able to follow one of the specializations STQ08 - Introduction to Mechanical Material of the STQS program in the second year, M2. Properties and Materials Engineering The choice of modules undertaken by students STQ09 - Foundations for Digital Signal and Image will be made according to their academic Processing background, as well as the specialization STQ10 - Biosynthesis and Interactions of towards which they wish to turn, thanks to Macromolecules personalized guidance at the beginning of each semester. STQ11 - Basic Statistical Concepts for Engineers STQ12 - Units, Measurements, and Mastery of Metrology STQ14 - Basic Quality and Process Management STQ15 - Database Design STQ18 - Human Resources and Social Relationship Management STQ20 - Safety of Technological Systems and Human Security STQ21 - Service Quality : Values, Framework and Methods STQ22 - Literature Reviews / Foundations for Research ST01 - Internship : Introduction to the Professional World (intersemester) 20 master students courses The "Quality Management" Specialization - MQ Educational context The "Quality Management" speciali-zation of Training Objectives the Masters course provides students from multidsiciplinary academic backgrounds The objective of the "Quality Management" (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Science, professional specialization (MQ) is to train Management, Organization, Health or graduates able to efficiently implement Social Studies) and who may have already and follow up quality projects, improve had professional experience (continuing performances and introduce changes for professional development, or CPD), and all types of organizations, be they public, who therefore possess the basic scientific parapublic or private ones. The type of and technological knowledge for the service positions targeted require a combination of sector, with the knowledge and skills managerial, technical and tertiary skills. necessary for quality approaches After completion of the training program, and the associated social sciences. students will possess the necessary Intensive practical sessions competencies to perform the following are organized around collective functions : integration projects and prolonged 1. Coherently analysing the individual internships, which are then requirements of an organization, made available on the Internet the complexity of the stakes (www.utc.fr/mastermq, under involved and the relations the "Travaux" reference). between the various actors in In the second year, M2, the the system. first semester includes 2. Designing, defining, courses organized in modules, guiding, implementing and which enable students to leading quality programs, acquire the knowledge, develop integrating the process the aptitudes, and prove approach, and listening they have the competencies to the points of view of all required for working in the involved. quality sector. The second semester is devoted to an 3. Developing review and internship during which audit procedures, and methods to students work in a French or measure the success of changes foreign organization, company introduced. or laboratory. Their training 4. Leading or advising a is completed by courses in team, managing a budget, and languages and humanities. communicating with all the actors involved in quality procedures. 5. Contributing to the development of good managerial practices, to the satisfaction of the different parties involved, clients or users, to innovation, and to the continual improvement of performances. master students 21 COURSES Environment / Research / Partnerships Employment potential UTC - AFNOR* agreement concerning quality The European certification and accreditation training and normalization applicable in all initiative requires managers to be capable production and service sectors. of leading quality programs. The UTC’s experience enables it to train quality UTC - CNRS** partnership "Engineering managers who are particularly well- and Informatics Science and Technology equipped to deal with quality issues in the Department" for the development of quality service sectors. approaches in research. The high level of training provided in the The principal positions occupied by UTC "Quality Management" specialization is graduates specialized in Quality : based on the competences of the UTC’s • Heads of Quality Departments or Quality faculty members, its research units and its Managers - 50% partners : • Quality Directors - 25% • UMR UTC/CNRS 6600 Biomechanics and • Quality executives - 8% Bioengineering • Accreditation Directors - 5% • UMR UTC/CNRS 6022 Enzymatic and • Sustainable Development Directors - 5% Cellular Engineering • Quality Consultants - 5% • UMR UTC/CNRS 6067 Industrial Process • Accreditation Executives - 2% Engineering • UMR UTC/CNRS 2833 Mechanical Systems Research • UMR UTC/CNRS 6599 Heuristics and Diagnostics of Complex Systems • EA 2223 Knowledge, Organization and Technical Systems Credit courses * AFNOR is the leading French organization for the certification and evaluation of products and services. QP01 - Performance and Improvement Management ** The CNRS is the National Center for Scientific QP02 - Standardization, Metrology and International Research Exchanges QP03 - Organization and Functioning of Metrology Departments QP04 - Organization Management, Team-Building, and Self-Evaluation of Performance QP05 - Organizational Risk Management QP06 - Management of Information Systems QP10 - Integration project ST02 - Final Project 22 master students courses The "Science and Technologies ” specialization (STS) Training Objectives The objective of this specialization is to provide students from different study backgrounds with transversal training. This course is based on the specific knowledge available on different scales in our various research teams (Nano- and Micro- Technology, Cell Technology, Whole Body Imaging, Health Systems) to provide an outlook turned towards technological innovation in the health sector. Three study paths are proposed in the second year (M2) : Micro-nanotechnologies for Biology and Health, Modeling in Biomechanics and Bioengineering, and Biomedical Technologies. Educational Context The UTC through its Biological Engineering Department remains a pioneer in the field of Biomedical training , and is one of the leaders in this domain in France. The STS specialization builds on the multidisciplinarity of the UTC’s research teams as well as of that of its partners, to optimize this new transdisciplinary course (Engineering Sciences, Living Systems Sciences). Environment / Research / Partnerships Examining an organ on a nanometric scale means analyzing the biology and physiopathology of the systems explored, developing experimental protocols which enable the characterization of the behavior of these systems on different levels (cells, tissues, organs, the human body), representing the phenomena involved by mathematical models, and finally comparing the results of these models with experimental data. This multilevel approach therefore requires multidisciplinary collaboration. master students 23 COURSES The UTC’s advantage in this domain is that Credit courses of already having many of the necessary tools at its disposal through its various STS50 - Mechanical Properties of Biological Materials research units ("Biomechanics and and Biological Fluids Bioengineering", "Enzymatic and Cellular Engineering", "Integrated Transformations STS51 - From Sensors to Biomedical Instrumentation of Organic Matter", "Roberval Laboratory of STS52 - Cell and Tissue Engineering Mechanics", "Heurisitics and Diagnosis of STS53 - Logistical Foundations of Applied Research, Complex Systems"). In the specific domain of Innovation Management in the Biomedical biomedical technologies, the partnership is Field especially orientated towards hospitals and industrial suppliers of hospital equipment. STS54 - Mini Project : Team Working and Capitalization of Data This course is also based on numerous partnerships in the industrial (Decathlon, STS55 - Physicochemistry of Surfaces and Biological Control Exerted by Surfaces Draëger, Flüke Medical, Fresenius, General Electric, Siemens …) and clinical sectors (the STS56 - Surfaces and Interfaces – Preparation and Compiègne and Amiens hospitals, and the Characterization following Parisian hospitals : Henri Mondor, STS57 - Microhydrodynamics and Microfluidics Robert Debré, Saint-Louis, Pitié-Salpétrière, STS58 - Microfabrication and Microtechnologies Mayo Clinic…). applied to Biology STS59 - Nanobiotechnologies and Biomimetic Professional Openings Systems Professional openings can be found in various STS61 - Modeling of Musculoskeletal and careers both in the public and private sectors : Cardiovascular Systems researcher, design engineer, research STS62 - Physiology and Modeling of the and development manager, biotechnology Neuromuscular System production / pharmacology / biomedical STS63 - Image Acquisition and Reconstruction instrumentation director, production / product / manufacturing manager, STS64 - Biomaterials and Biomedical Devices micro/nanotechnologies consultant, STS65 - Clinical Medical Imaging project manager, commercial product / STS66 - Anaesthetics, intensive Care Units and the instrumentation / procedures / clinical trials / Operating Theater manager, project leader, strategic foresight manager, trials / development / hospital STS67 - Hemodialysis, and Artificial Organs, engineers manager, purchasing manager, Radiotherapy manager for the implantation of new hospitals, STS68 - Clinical Analysis Laboratories clinical study leader. STS69 - E-Health Technologies for the Handicapped . and the Elderly STS70 - Management of Biomedical Organizations ST02 - Final Project 24 master students courses "Mechanics and Systems" Program (SIMS) Credit courses The first year (M1) of the Mechanical Systems SMS01 - Probabilistic approach, optimization and program is common to the two areas of experimental design specialization, ESID (Elaboration of Innovative and Sustainable Structures) and SyM. SMS02 - Scientific Computing (Mechatronic Systems). SMS03 - Solid and Fluid Mechanics : theoretical and The objective of this first year is to numerical aspects provide students with the theoretical and methodological knowledge, and the SMS05 - Dynamics of Structures familiarity with digital and experimental SMS06 - Material and Process Selection, tools essential to further studies in Development the domains of mechanics, acoustics or mechatronics : solid and fluid mechanics, SMS07 - Techniques for Materials Characterization acoustics and vibrations, automation, tools ST01 - Internship : Introduction to the Professional for scientific calculations and computer World (inter semester period) assisted design, optimization, mechanics of materials and surfaces, signal treatment and diagnostics, , composite materials, and control of mechatronic systems. master students 25 COURSES The “Elaboration of Innovative and Sustainable Environment / Research / Partnerships Structures” specialization (ESID) Analysis of Environmental and Urban Vulnerability, and on an international level on Training Objectives the research structures of the Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and of the Chalmers University On this course, strong emphasis is placed of Technology (Sweden). on the transversal aspects of the processes of design, manufacturing, and control of Examples of research projects : the design of structures during their life cycle : silent technology for the modern automotive industry, glass/metal interactions on • Knowledge of materials in the procedures of bodywork, innovative uses of new materials, transformation of matter and assembly (metal mastering the acoustic dispersion of vehicles, alloys, composite metals, agro-materials). steel-based multi-materials emerging in • The integrating characteristics of vibro-acoustics, the introduction of organic computerized digital models (computer fibers in the design of automobile structures. assisted design, finite element calculation, Internships : the variety of national and identification of parameters, optimization, international academic and industrial data acquisition…) partners, together with the complementarity • The reduction of the costs of development, of the research laboratories, give students integrating mechanical performance, process the opportunity to do research internships reliability, lifespan, acoustic comfort, and involving multi-partner transversal respect for the environment. initiatives. Educational context • 1st semester : solid and fluid mechanics, CAD, scientific calculations, probabilistic approaches, choice of materials, development procedures. 2nd semester : mechanics of materials and surfaces, structures in their environment, Professional openings signal treatment, non-destructive control, The ESID specialization qualifies students acoustics and vibrations. in the skills associated with the i-Trans 3rd semester : four study paths are and Industries and Agro-Resources proposed to students in the second year (M2) competitiveness clusters with a worldwide Procedures for the development of materials vocation and structures Sectors : transport (automobile, rail, • Procedures for the elaboration of materials aeronautical and spatial, maritime and and structures fluvial), elaboration and transformation • Durability, performance and structure of materials, energy, the environment, control capital goods, building and public works, the • Acoustic environments and structure biomedical field, Biomechanics vibration analysis • 4th semester : Research internship in a Applications : leading multidisciplinary company or laboratory projects in mechanics, developing innovative 26 master students courses products, consulting, scientific marketing, Credit courses industrial foresight, management of technical, financial and human resources in Research ESI01 - Materials and Surface Mechanics and Development policies in design or ESI02 - Signal Treatment and Diagnostics, Non- evaluation offices, public or industrial design destructive Control offices, or higher education and research after a PhD. ESI03 - Foundations in Acoustics ESI04 - Structures in their Environment (thermic, luminous and acoustic surroundings) ESI05 - Composite Materials with an Organic Matrix ESI50 - Calculation by Finite Elements and Multidisciplinary Optimization ESI51 -Numerical Methods in Fluid Mechanics and Transfer ESI52 - Inverse Problems and Parameter Identification ESI53 - Propagation and Radiation of Acoustic and Elastic Waves ESI54 - Simulation of Implementation Procedures for Structures and Crash Resistance ESI55 - Lifespan of Industrial Structures : Experimental, Theoretical and Numerical Aspects ESI56 - Probabilistic Approach to Mechanical Coupling in Reliable Control Design Procedures ESI57 - Surface Treatments and Coatings : Procedures, Functions, Lifespan ESI58 - Numerical Analysis in Acoustics and Vibro- Acoustics by Finite Elements and Integral Equations Methods ESI59 - Experimental Techniques and Signal Treatment ESI60 - Silent Design : Numerical and Experimental Methods in Vibro-Acoustics and Coupling with Absorbant Materials ESI61 - Behavior Laws : Formulation and Identification ESI62 - Transformation Procedures ESI63 - Implementation, Design and Sizing of Composite Materials ST02 - Final Project master students 27 COURSES The “Mechatronic Systems” specialization (SyM) Environment / Research / Partnerships Mechatronics systems are also a subject for Training Objectives state-of-the-art research. The Masters course covers the dominating The course benefits from the competencies trends of a sector in full expansion, providing of three laboratories which have students with a background which corresponds complementary research activities and to the current and future expectations of strong industrial partners : industry in the fields of Mechanics and Electronics : • T h e C o m p i è g n e E le c t ro m e c h a n i c s Laboratory (Laboratoire d’Electromécanique • Miniaturization of mechatronic systems, de Compiègne,LEC–EA 1006), specialized • Mechatronic actuation systems with in mechatronic actuation systems with embedded energy, embedded energy. It carries out research with • Multi-physical modeling, the VALEO company in a joint laboratory. • Robustness and reliability of mechatronic systems. • The Roberval Laboratory (UMR UTC/CNRS 6253), specialized in mechanics, and especially in the design of miniature mechatronic systems and the robustness/reliability of Educational Context systems, collaborates with the AIRBUS, The course begins with three semesters of SNECMA, and RENAULT companies…. It also study and ends with a semester’s internship participates in the activities of the joint LATIM in a company or laboratory. The international laboratory with the CETIM. dimension is also increasingly dominant in the • The Institut für Microtechnik (IMT) of the field of mechatronic systems. Student mobility University of Technology of Braunschweig (TU is therefore strongly encouraged. As well as Braunschweig), specialized in Microsystems recruiting students from different countries, collaborates with the German automotive and the "Mechatronics Systems" specialization aeronautical industries. is jointly run with the Technische Universität de Braunschweig (TUBS, University of Technology of Braunschweig - Germany), . recognized in the mechatronics field, and Professional openings especially in the design and manufacture of Microsystems. The "Mechatronics Systems" specialization provides openings in innovative industrial Depending on their career plan, students will sectors that integrate mechanical components, be able to spend up to a year in Germany, actuators, sensors and embedded electronics, giving them an internationally-recognized and in which engineering systems approaches qualification. Mechatronic systems are in are increasingly relevant in an international increasing demand in industry. The UTC and context. Examples include the design and CETIM (Centre Technique des Industries validation of high technology products or de la Mécanique) thus decided to combine consumer goods, in the microtechnics or their training and research and development microsystems domains, but also the transport initiatives in a joint mechatronics institute. sector (the aeronautical and automotive industries…) 28 master students courses The study paths offered by the "Mechatronics Credit courses Systems" specialization prepare students for various careers requiring cross-disciplinary SYM01 - Electronic Functions skills : SYM02 - Control : Foundations for the Control of • Mechatronics Project Manager Mechatronic Systems • Technical Sales Manager / consultancy • Research and Development Manager for SYM03 - Multiphysics Modeling and Systems mechatronic products Engineering • Robustness/ Reliability Manager for SYM05 - Mechatronic Applications of Digital mechatronic products Electronics • Validation Manager for mechatronic systems SYM06 - 3D Integration and Management of Multiphysics Data SYM07 - Measuring Systems and Experimental Data Acquisition (workshop) SYM50 - Robust Design SYM51 - Modeling and Optimal Design of Electric Actuators SYM52 - Sensors and Actuators for Micromechatronics SYM53 - Non-conventional Fabrication Methods and Characterization Techniques SYM54 - Modeling, Control and Identification of Dynamic Systems SYM55 - Design and Fabrication of Mechatronic Systems ST02 - Final Project master students 29 COURSES Credit courses "Science and Technologies for Information and Communication" Program (STIC) STI01 - Innovative Project Management STI02 - Computer Science This program is representative of the UTC’s main scientific and technological policy. It STI03 - Ergonomy, Mobility and Communication stands at the crossroad of the three research STI04 - Foundations in Stochastic Modeling themes (Complex Socio-technical Systems, Science and Technology for Information STI05 - Innovation and Knowledge and Communication, and Transport), and STI06 - Graphic Design and Communication two axes of application, (Information and Communication Technologies for Intelligent STI08 - Systems and Computer Networks Transport, and Man Equipped). ST01 - Internship : Introduction to the Professional The objective of the course is to train World (intersemester) students after a bachelor’s degree for either a job in industry or in the tertiary sector, or for a PhD course. It is organized in semesters to facilitate student mobility, especially in Europe. The subjects covered by the course concern intelligent transport systems, knowledge management, design of interfaces and products (for systems and in environments of varying complexity), and technical documentation. The course benefits from the competencies of several renowned laboratories and of national and international partners. The co-existence of the SIT (Intelligent Systems for Transport) and ICI (Innovation, knowledge, and Interaction) specializations in the first year, M1, gives students the time to choose their final study orientation. In order to allow students to give careful consideration to their career plans over a period of time, in the first semester of M1 students select seven course units among the nine on offer, plus one « resource » course unit (for the SIT specialization), to be chosen from the catalog in function of students’ academic backgrounds. 30 master students courses Intelligent Systems for Transport (SIT) The second year, M2 consists of a common core, followed by a choice of two study Training Objectives options : 1/ embedded systems option (real- It is forecasted that the greatest progress in time systems, reliability, data fusion, transport systems at all levels of mobility computer vision, GNSS systems (Global will be linked to the widespread introduction Navigation Satellite System), inter-vehicle of Information and Communication communication, etc. Technologies. The new embedded systems will 2/ management of traffic infrastructures profoundly change the domains of passenger option (sensor networks, logistics data information, driver assistance (especially mining, geographic information systems, car drivers), and logistics. For road accident multimodality, etc). prevention, "cooperative systems" will use The objective of this course is to train both sensors and radio communications to specialists capable of introducing emerging anticipate potentially dangerous situations technologies into design procedures : and warn drivers as soon as possible. 1/ embedded computer systems for Systems linked to traffic infrastructures are autonomous, communicating vehicles also undergoing significant changes. Thanks 2/ systems for the management and to special sensors and to more generalized optimization of transport infrastructures. communication with vehicles, surveillance of traffic conditions and the optimization Environment / research / partnerships of journeys are concrete examples of The course closely corresponds to the technological progress which will enable us to research domains of the IEEE’s (Institute enhance mobility and reduce gas emissions. of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) In this way, the “Intelligent Systems for Intelligent Transport Society. It is supported by Transport" Master is an initial qualification for the I-Trans competitiveness cluster, (www.i- future architects and technical experts who trans.org), and actively benefits from the wish to be involved in projects for the design competencies and knowledge of the faculty and development of Information Technology members of the UTC’s Heudiasyc and LMAC in transport. laboratories and of the LAMIH laboratory of the University of Valenciennes. Industrialists from the automotive Educational Context industry (carmakers and car equipment In the first year, M1, the subjects of machine manufacturers), from the rail industry, vision, signal processing for embedded and from the domains of transport and sensors, automatic control for autonomous communications systems have a share in the vehicles, networks for inter-vehicle teaching, and participate in seminars, as well communication, statistical methods for as helping to define subjects for internships data processing, numerical analysis for the and projects. processing of data from information systems, On the international level, agreements and modeling, process optimization and real-time contracts with universities and research systems are introduced. A technical project centers give students the possibility of must be carried out during the inter-semester undertaking a semester abroad, especially period, or during the second semester. for their final project. master students 31 COURSES Professional openings Credit courses The industrial leaders in this field are looking out for young graduates with a broad spectrum SIT01 - Real Time Principles and Architectures of knowledge, especially if it goes hand in hand with the interpersonal skills which will enable SIT02 - Numerical Methods applied to Traffic them to lead or participate in multidisciplinary Modelization projects, and a global understanding of SIT03 - Modelization and Introduction to Optimization systems and their constraints. Problems Recruitment potential : SIT04 - Signal and Image Processing • Transport equipment companies and major operators of transport networks SIT05 - Observation and Control Methods • Carmakers and car and rail equipment SIT06 - Project and Individual Work manufacturers • Service companies: transport SIT50 - Reliability and Functional Safety administrations, car hire companies, other SIT51 - Diagnostic Methods services involved in the mobility of goods and people. SIT52 - Distributed Computing Environments and • Local, regional and national authorities Transport Protocols • Design and consultant offices specialized SIT53 - Information Fusion in urban planning and management of transport infrastructures. SIT54 - Transport Problems and Discrete-Event Simulation SIT55 - Seminars and Conferences SIT56 - Embedded Vision Systems and Treatments SIT57 - Dynamic Networks for Inter-Vehicle Communication SIT58 - Control and Observation of Embedded Real Time Systems SIT59 - Perception and Multi-Sensor Localization Systems SIT60 - Wireless Sensor Networks SIT61 - Traffic Data Mining SIT62 - Geographic and Intermodal Information Systems SIT63 - Optimization for Logistics ST02 - Final Project 32 master students courses Innovation, Knowledge, Interaction (ICI) be accepted in the research teams of our partners. The ICI specialization offers three study A course with four special academic paths : partners : • Knowledge • Chiba Institute of Technology (Japan) for • Interaction Innovation, • Technical writing • University of Technology of Eindhoven G i ve n t h e c u r re n t co n tex t o f (Netherlands) on Design and Interaction, internationalization, a series of teaching • University of Sussex (United Kingdom) for courses leading up to graduation are proposed Cognitive Sciences and Intelligent Systems in English. • University of Neuchatel (Switzerland) for Information and Communication Science and Technology. Training Objectives Other existing partners in Europe, North The objective is to train specialists in the America, South America, and the Far East may design of products, tools and procedures for also become involved in various initiatives. the fields of interaction and knowledge, who are capable of the following : • designing and/or leading scientific and Professional Openings technical projects concerning human/ Interaction Designer system interaction in various domains Designer of single or multi-user systems (training, transport, services, health, responsible for developing an original telecommunications…) approach to products and services , • designing and/or leading scientific and entrusted with missions such as: technical projects concerning knowledge • Developing innovative products and and content , giving special consideration to services for a specific social context collaborative and cultural aspects, • Developing user protocols for new tools or • writing and structuring technical documents systems which are useful or indispensable for • Developing simulation projects using industrial products, from their initial creation virtual reality in automotive companies or till the end of their lifespan, administrations • undertaking a PhD in one of the above- Knowledge Manager mentioned fields. Responsible for structuring and formalizing sets of knowledge / documents / enrolments / Environment / research/ partnerships traces (immaterial capital ) to allow for their manipulation and exploitation, and entrusted The ICI specialization calls upon faculty with mission such as : members from three UTC laboratories: Costech (Humanities and Social Sciences), • Implementing knowledge capitalization Heudiasyc (Informatics, Automatics and projects in small or medium-sized Intelligent Systems) and Roberval (Mechanics, companies. Design). The students are integrated into • Developing tools for surveillance and different research structures, and may master students 33 COURSES the study of Internet traffic (economic Credit courses intelligence) • Developing ontologies for technical ICI01 - Research Methodology documenation in a company. ICI02 - Project Workshop Phase 1 ICI03 - Computation and Enactivism Designer/writer of technical documentation ICI04 - Philosophy, the Science of Techniques Responsible for writing and structuring ICI05 - Organisation-Society-Knowledge documents which are useful or indispensable for industrial products from their design ICI06 - Management, Capitalization and Knowledge through to their use by the buyer. Management ICI07 - Documentation Engineering and Content Management ICI08 - Interaction Engineering ICI09 - Prospective Design Workshop ICI10 - Interaction Design ICI50 - Project Workshop Phase 2 ICI51 - Decision Support Systems and Knowledge Management ICI52 - Interaction and Knowledge ICI53 - Emerging Themes ICI54 - Project Workshop Phase 3 ICI55 - Documentation and Content Management ICI56 - Development Cooperation and Knowledge ICI57 - The Semantic Web ICI58 - Decision Sciences and Organization ICI59 - Man-Machine Interaction ICI60 - Computer-based Environments for Human Learning ICI61 - Immersive Environments and Enactive Technology ICI62 – Mechatronics ICI63 - Rapid-Prototyping CAD ICI64 - Information Acquisition and Document Structure ST02 - Final Project 34 master students courses Other UTC degrees • internships in France and abroad according to the student’s choices Engineering Degree • training in Humanities and Social Sciences At a time when technology is evolving rapidly, engineers must acquire solid foundations The International Dimension : a UTC reality during their training which will enable them • semesters abroad to work in domains which do not yet exist at • 10 double degrees, the time of their graduation. • off-shore campuses (China and Chile) The training objective is thus to train future engineers, thanks to the scientific and technical knowledge transmitted, in such The UTC belongs to the Universities of working methods as will allow them to Technology network, together with UTT assimilate and apply new technologies as (University of Technology of Troyes) and they are developed. UTBM, (University of Technology of Belfort- Montbéliard). These are all public institutions A general, multidisciplinary common core of higher education which train “generalist which covers the foundations of engineering. engineers”. A unique, custom-made study program : Student Admissions granted in February and • guaranteed access to the department of the September student’s choice (All admissions: www.utc.fr) • choice of internships and credit courses • admission at different levels of qualification Contacts : • personalized accompaniment by a tutor Anne Barriquand : +33 (0) 3 44 23 73 85 • choice of a “mentor” (alumnus) from the Denis Masquelier: +33 (0) 3 44 23 43 16 third year onwards Valérie Kopinski: +33 (0) 44 23 43 15 Johanna Albin : +33 (0)3 44 23 73 79 Companies are involved in the daily running of the engineering programs. master students 35 COURSES PhD's The UTC’s PhD programs prepare students to be scientifically and professionally versatile thanks to close contact with research structures and with the reality of industry. Our PhD students are closely supervized during their thesis preparation and are given guidance to facilitate their professional insertion. 6 main fields of study : • Bio-engineering, Biomechanics, Biomaterials • Biotechnology • Advanced Mechanics • Industrial Process Engineering and Sustainable Development • Information and Systems Technologies • Cognitive technologies, Management of Innovation and Complex Systems Our laboratories put all available resources at the disposal of PhD students to assist them in carrying out their research, and they are also guaranteed a salary and social security coverage. Various initiatives have been put in place to assist our PhD students with their professional insertion : • "les Doctoriales", a residential seminar • A New Chapter in the Thesis • The i-doc program • The "Doctorant-conseil" scheme : Doctoral students work as junior consultants • The Guy Deniélou Thesis Prize Day For more information about our PhD programs, please consult the "Guide for Research Students" Website : www.utc.fr/formations 36 master students courses Continuing Education Paris) Missions - Biomedical Technicians "TSIBH" The Continuing Education Department of the (Professional Certificate) UTC plays an active role in society and in the - University Diploma (DU) undergoing transmission of knowledge. capacitation : extra-renal therapy / dialysis ; Its aim is thus to develop partnerships with Biomedical Equipment Manager (dialysis companies and their employees, offering equipment) them the benefit of the UTC’s knowledge • Short-term courses under the May and skills, developed thanks to research and 2004 Individual right to Training scheme undergraduate training : ( Droit Individuel à la Formation DIF) ; all - Implementing face-to-face or e-learning UTC courses, or custom-made courses : content, schemes or programs to meet technology, production, environment, individual needs, as well as those of companies management, innovation, health, transport, or public organizations. biotechnologies… For more information on continuing education Activities training programs, the catalog can be obtained - Long-term training programs leading to a at the following address: degree, a diploma or a certificate - Custom-made short-term training Contact programs UTC - Service Formation Continue - Attribution of credit course equivalence Centre Pierre Guillaumat for professional experience and skills in the BP 60319 ; Rue du Docteur Schweitzer pursuit of an academic degree 60203 COMPIEGNE cedex – France Current programs http://www.utc.fr/un_savoir/formation_ • Engineering degree through a continuing continue.php education program (Fontanet initiative, 1974): e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org preparatory cycle Tél : +33 (0) 3 44 23 49 56 ; Fax : +33 (0) 3 44 E-learning options for programs of all 23 45 62 departments of the Universities of Technology network • The "Science, Technology Sector" Master, which offers four different programs (see section on Masters courses). • MBAs recognized by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles : biomedical equipment, normalization, quality, certification and trials Guided rail transport systems (in partnership with the elite engineering school « l’Ecole des ponts” and the industrial rail network). • University Diploma (DU)) - Diploma for Advanced Management and Information Studies "DESMI" (Institute for Information and Management, based in master students 37 38 master students student life T he UTC offers a convivial social scene and a dynamic associative and sporting environment. master students 39 student life 40 master students student life First administrative registration Masters Administration All new students must register at the UTC during the first week of the semester in Administration for the Masters degree is September in compliance with the dates and carried out by the Masters Division which procedures outlined on the UTC website. The works in close collaboration with the list of accompanying documents is specified secretarial offices for the different programs. on the application form. One of its roles is to provide various documents On registration, students will be given the and information : following items : • university attendance certificates at the • a student card (Sesame badge) beginning of the university year • 3 university attendance certificates • certificate of payment of university fees • notification of results each semester, after • a UTC e-mail address. the evaluation panels, on student demand • The Masters degree It can also provide or complete other Subsequent registrations administrative documents : Registration is compulsory for any first-year • course certificates (a list of all credits student who has been given the authorization obtained at the date of delivery) to enter the second-year after defending his/ • internship contracts her case before a July evaluation panel. This administrative registration guarantees admission to courses: • presentations, Demeter : The Computer Administration System • reports, What is the student Demeter website ? • practical sessions. Students are entered in the Demeter information system and after signing the "Charter for Correct Use of the UTC Information System" they receive a LOGIN and password enabling them to obtain a connection to the information system (VEGA server, Demeter portal…), a UTC e-mail address, (firstname. email@example.com), a badge in their name, a student card, access rights to various UTC premises and to Demeter, and they are placed on the UTC student photoboard. Demeter is a portal : http://demeter.utc.fr through which students have access to their computerized administrative file. master students 41 student life Demeter offers several options to UTC students : • in "my file", students have access to course enrolment data and academic results,a set of temporary applications, according to the stage in the semester, which allow students to make modifications or express choices in their personal Demeter files (asking to change a course unit, choosing a department or specialization…) and communication by electronic mail • collective messages : on registration, students are placed on various mailing lists, known as administrative lists, used by the Masters Division or by teachers in the various course units units to communicate information of general interest. • individual messages are also generated and posted via Demeter ( course results, results of evaluation panels, etc. …) 42 master students student life The UTC Library (BUTC) The Benjamin Franklin Center Library, The BUTC is open to all. The opening mainly geared towards student engineers and hours are 8-30 a.m. to 7-00p.m from Masters students, has reading rooms on 3 Monday to Friday and 8-30 a.m. to 12- levels in the F building. 00p.m. on Saturdays (Benjamin Frankin Students will find : Centre only). - The latest editions of French and foreign Opening hours are shorter during newspapers and magazines university holidays and the inter - Loans and returns services semester period. The library remains -The UTC boutique (sale of coursepacks, closed for one week in August, and photocopy cards, various items carrying the during the Christmas vacation. UTC label) Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org Level 4 - Scientific and technical collections The virtual library portal - The Bibliographical Information Service Level 5 http://eliot.utc.fr - General knowledge and press collections The virtual library portal gives students - Bibliographical Information Services access, conditional to certain authorizations, - PEB point (interlibrary loans) to all or part of the electronic documentation available at the UTC: The Royallieu Library - the library’s catalog listing the paper books More especially geared towards PhD students, and periodicals available in the reading lecturer-researchers and ESCOM students, rooms the premises are situated on the first level of - electronic resources : books and periodicals, the B building. Students will find : UTC coursepacks, UTC theses, and bibliographical databases, which are available - Scientific and technical collections outside the UTC buildings to all students who - UTC theses (paper versions) own computers equipped with VPN software. - Loan and returns service - PEB (Interlibrary loans) : possibility to order Consultation and loans at the library documents unavailable at the UTC Research and Information Monitoring The recording of loans and returns is carried Services. out at the reception desks of the Benjamain Franklin and Royallieu libraries. The number and duration of loans are established in function of the reader’s status and the type of document (see University Rules and Policies). Most audiovisual documents and periodicals may be consulted at the library only. The collections at Compiègne’s Municipal Libraries are also accessible to UTC students through their UTC badge. master students 43 student life Guidance in career or study choices Careers Observatory During their time at the UTC, students The Careers Observatory puts information may hesitate as to their choice of further at your disposal online (www.utc.fr/interne/ studies at the university, or of a career. In rubrique.php3?id-rubrique=234) concerning the Admissions Department it is possible to the professional insertion of graduates from consult careers advisors. Students will be our academic departments and from the given the “student passport”, documentation various specializations. designed to help them to prepare their future. This information, which is updated annually, Other documentary sources are available to helps to enlighten students on the following assist students in finding the information and points : addresses they need. - companies’ sectors of activity email@example.com - Tél 03 44 23 43 16 - positions occupied by graduates - proposed salary levels The 3E Service for Students, Companies and Jobs - the rapidity of access to employment - …. (in French : Etudiants Entreprises Emploi) One of the objectives of this information is The 3E service can also offer you considerable to give you assistance in making the right assistance by putting you in relation with decisions when faced with the different companies, in order to help you with various choices you will have to make during your steps in connection with your choice of career, studies at the UTC : choice of department, an internship or final project. This assistance specialization, course units may take the form of meetings at the UTC - your professional life: salary negotiations, with the Human Resources Departments of choice of company… companies, or Recruitment Managers, of presentations by representatives of different careers, round tables, interviews with professionals, or company visits. You will also find company brochures and various career guides, such as the “GO” guide,(a guide to career opportunities). The 3E Service also puts information concerning VIE opportunities (International Volunteer Service in Companies) at your disposal, including job offers or contacts with graduates who have taken part, or are taking part in the scheme at the moment. Approximately fifty UTC graduates are currently on missions throughout the world. 44 master students student life TREMPLIN/UTC (Alumni organization) Activities, associations and sports Tremplin/UTC is an association of graduates Sport which aims to foster relations between graduates and students, in order to facilitate Sport is practised by the majority of UTC access to internships and first jobs through students, and is organized by two associations an active network of 15 000 contacts and which, although completely separate, are very 10 000 listed companies. much complementary : To do this Tremplin UTC organizes : • The University Service for Physical and • a job-career service : publication of 500 job Sporting Activities (SUAPS) offers per month corresponding to the UTC This service is part of the Technology and graduate profile, seminars on techniques Humanities Department, and its overall for job searching, and simulations of job mission is sport and the teaching of sport at interviews (Prép@’COM), workshops on the UTC (sports course units). “how to use a network”, and advice on • The UTC’s Sporting Association (UTC Sport) writing resumes during the COMUTEC which, among other things, enables students seminar. to participate in sport at a competitive level, either through the French Federation for Career guidance and professional University Sport (FFSportU), or in an outside insertion association affiliated to a national federation. • 40 meetings with UTC graduates Although practicing a physical or sporting per year, in France and abroad, activity is not compulsory at the UTC, it is according to students’ centers of strongly recommended. interest, in the aim of sharing professional and cultural Approximately 65% of students practice at • a network of information least one physical activity each university and opportunities to year. accompany your various projects as students and neo- graduates: choice of department and specialization, search for internships, and final project. After your graduation, Tremplin UTC’s mission is to accompany you all along your professional life by giving you access to a rich, active, friendly and supportive network. master students 45 student life UTC Sport Élite Approval by the director of SUAPS will be The UTC is conscious of the needs of high- required for registration in the SP02 course level athletes, and has created a specially- unit. adapted structure : UTC Sport Elite. This structure caters for sportsmen and women who are included on the Ministry of Sport’s lists, or who are in the top 20 of their age Student Associations category for their sport. For all information concerning association To do this, a whole spectrum of services websites, please go to : is offered to help these high-level athletes wwwassos.utc.fr manage their student life and sporting life successfully : The sport/study project (educational and medical support, physical and mental Student representatives in university coaching…). administrative bodies Those interested should contact Marc Day-to-day management of the university, MONETTI (firstname.lastname@example.org), who is in making the best decisions concerning its charge of UTC Sport Elite, at the Sports Office future, implementing specific projects… at the beginning of the semester. Such are the missions of the UTC’s different Tél 03 44 23 43 49 management, administrative and planning bodies. As a student, you are also a “citizen”, and can participate in the UTC’s political life by sitting on one of its boards, or by voting for your representatives. Numerous personalities from outside the university are also members of the various administrative bodies, proof of the UTC’s ambition to be receptive to its industrial and institutional environment. The Strategic Board (CA, Conseil d’Administration) Its missions The UTC’s Strategic Board decides on the university’s strategic orientations, regarding teaching, research and transfer of technology. This essential decision-making body allows all members of the university to express their Sports course units views and take part in important university Students who wish to do so may follow course decisions. units in sport (see course units catalog). These Its composition : 28 members, including 4 are included in the Culture and Technology students. category. 46 master students student life The Scientific Board (CS, Conseil Scientifique) Registrar, the Functional Directors and the Its missions Heads of Department. The Scientific Board proposes orientations for UTC policy concerning research, scientific The MASTERs Courses Improvement Committee and technical documentation, as well as the This committee includes the Director for the division of research funds, to the Strategic Masters Courses, the Course Directors for Board. It guarantees the liaison between each program, the Director of the Technology teaching and research, especially for the and Humanities Department, the Pedagogical graduate school. It is consulted on programs Director, the UTC’s Research Director, for initial training and continuing education, the Director of the Graduate School, the on application for accreditation to deliver Director of the UTC’s International Relations national degrees, on creation projects, or on Department, 4 representatives from the the suppression or modification of diplomas socio-economic sector, and 2 elected student awarded by the university. representatives. Its composition : 22 members, including 2 The Masters Courses Improvement Committee students ensures the coherence of the whole set of courses. It defines the main pedagogical Board for Education and University Life (Le orientations in accordance with the university’s Conseil des Etudes et de la Vie Universitaire, policy in terms of openings in research and CEVU) in the relevant socio-professional sectors Its missions on a national, European, and international The Board for Education and University Life level. It also defines conditions for admission proposes orientations for the distribution and to and for graduation from our Masters organization of teaching in initial training and courses. It transmits its propositions to the continuing education to the Strategic Board. It Board for Education and University Life and gives advice on applications for accreditation, the Strategic Board. The participation of the and new areas of teaching It examines all UTC’s Functional Directors is an indication questions concerning student life, remedial of our ambition to align our courses with the and support schemes, the libraries, and UTC’s development strategy. services such as canteens, accommodation, etc. Student Representation Its composition : 27 members, including 10 As you can see, it is therefore important to students get involved or to show interest if student representation is to play its full role. This obviously means turning up to vote in The Executive Committee (Comité de Direction) elections, or, if these exciting responsibilities Its missions interest you, why not stand for election? The Executive Committee is responsible for implementing policies set out by the Strategic Student Representative contact on the Board Board, and for the general management of the for Education and University Life: university. It is presided over by the President email@example.com of the UTC. Vice-President of the Board for Education and It composition University Life: It is composed of the President, the University firstname.lastname@example.org master students 47 student life Practical information student social security scheme, and will need to contact the "Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Social Security coverage Maladie" (social security offices for French Subscription to the student social security employees) nearest to where you live. scheme is compulsory from the age of Students in continuing education continue 18 onwards, and students sign up when to be covered by their previous health registering at the university. The subscription insurance. becomes effective on the 1st October of each university year, and finishes on the 30th Foreign students (non-European) must September of the following year. subscribe to the student social security scheme, and will have to pay for this. • For students under the age of twenty during the university year, subscription is free. Our UTC Medical Service • For students aged between 20 and 28 during The nurse’s office and the Preventive the university year, subscription is compulsory Medicine Service for Higher Education (MPES and must be paid for. or Médecine Préventive de l’Enseignement Students who receive Ministry of Education Supérieur) are open to students at the grants are exonerated from paying their Benjamin Franklin Center. Students may social security subscription. benefit from a certain number of medical services at the nurse’s office, such as Subscribing to the student social security injections, bandages, removal of stitches, scheme involves signing up to one of the vaccinations, etc. Except for emergencies, two mutual health insurance organizations, all these acts will be carried out on medical the LMDE (La Mutuelle des Etudiants) or the prescription only. The mission of the MPES SMENO ( la Société Mutualiste des Étudiants is mainly to listen to students’ problems, and du Nord et de l’Ouest) which deal with social to practice preventive medicine, rather than security reimbursements and provide a "top general medical care. up" to basic coverage. Students can however meet doctors there What exactly does this " top up " correspond who can either advise them or send them to to ? The student social security scheme see another suitable doctor. does not reimburse the full amount paid for medical costs (appointments with consultants, Accidents glasses, dental care, hospitalizations…) A When a student is the victim of an accident mutual health insurance organization makes on the UTC premises, during an internship, or up the difference. Student mutual health on his/her journey to or from the place where insurance organizations also offer third-party the internship is being done, our nurse must liability insurance and accident insurance. always be informed : For information, contact the student mutual Maryline NEUNREUTHER extension 7308 or health insurance organizations local 03 44 23 73 08. delegates. She will then be able to declare the accident Particular cases to the Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie in Beauvais within 8 hours. Students in employment : if you are employed • If an accident should take place during an during the whole university year, and you work internship, the Masters Division should also more than 60 hours a month, or 120 hours be informed. per trimester, you should not subscribe to the 48 master students student life • If an accident occurs during the practice of in function of a scale which is updated each a sport, contact the Sports Department year, according to families’ incomes and If hospitalization is necessary, and if outgoings. For information, contact the circumstances permit, the nurse should be CROUS in Amiens, or go to reception in your contacted first. If the accident or illness may University Residence. have an impact on the successful continuation Both first and renewed applications must of your studies, a medical certificate must be be made online before the end of April for presented to the Masters Division within 48 the following university year (dates will hours in order for a jury to be able to take it be specified by University Administration into account. Services.) Pre-application forms are available at the University Administration Services. Student Counseling Service (“Point écoute”) Decisions will be sent directly to the students A Student Counseling Service has been set concerned by the CROUS. up for students who find themselves feeling low, depressed or stressed… A psychologist Grants for international mobility (Catherine CARPENTIER) is present every Go to www.picardie.fr Tuesday afternoon on the premises of the Benjamin Franklin Center, where students can consult her by making an appointment. Grants reserved for study periods abroad To see C. Charpentier, contact the nurse at the Benjamin Franklin Center (extension 4169). • For information on French government grants administrated by the CNOUS (National Social Care Centre for University Services), please go to A social worker from the CROUS (Regional reception at your university residence, and for Centers for School and University-Related those administrated by the EGIDE services Benefits) is present from 10-30 to 12-30, (leading international exchange operator), the and from 13-30 to 15-00 on the second address to contact is : Thursday of each month at the University Hall 28, rue de la Grange aux Belles 75001 PARIS) of Residence situated at number 6 bis, rue • Grants from the student’s country of origin Winston Churchill. managed through the intermediary of the Mme CORMIER : 03 22 71 24 07 embassy of the country concerned. Grants Grants for higher education and accommodation are managed by the CROUS They are awarded according to specific social criteria. French students may apply for a higher education grant and/or for accommodation, as may foreign students, political refugees who have a political refugee card, or whose parents have lived in France for more than two years. Grants and / or accommodation are awarded master students 49 student life Loans Bank loans Honor Loans Some banks offer student loans at low interest rates to allow students to continue All students of French nationality (or political their studies (especially to students who are refugees) are entitled to apply for an honor likely to do part of their course abroad). loan. The loan committee meets at the Information can be obtained at the Compiègne beginning of December. branches of the major banks. An honor loan may not be accumulated with a higher education grant, and as funds are very limited, only a few students are likely to obtain a loan. Honor loans, which represent a relatively small sum of money, are granted for one university year. They must be paid back 10 years after graduation at the latest. Honor loans are reserved for French students, however foreign students who find themselves in precarious financial situations may ask for assistance from the Solidarity Fund for University Students (Fonds de Solidarité Universitaire, or FSU), managed by the CROUS. The Solidarity Fund may also assist French students in certain cases. From a more general point of view, students who meet with personal difficulties, should contact the CROUS services, who work in collaboration with a group of social workers. Application forms are available at the Study Administration Department (undergraduates), or at the graduate school. The final date for applications is the 1st November. Personal loans In case of financial difficulty, students can contact the CROUS social worker, Mme CORMIER on 03 22 71 24 07, to apply for a personal loan. 50 master students student life Accommodation / Restaurants allowance or Personal Accommodation Allowance is eligible. All accommodation is The CROUS provides both single and married furnished, however bedlinen is not provided. students with various types of accommodation, according to a set of social criteria. Groups of students who wish to live together Several possibilities are offered : in such accommodation should mention this A – Individual rooms in university residences, on application. with communal showers and toilets, and a common room. ALESC 6 bis, rue Winston Churchill Association for the accommodation of the B – 3-bedroom apartments, in social students and interns of the University of accommodation in Royallieu. Compiègne C – Studio accommodation (room with The role of the ALESC is to help students in kitchenette and separate bathroom). their search for accommodation, either in one D* - accommodation in 2-bedroom apartments of the university residences it runs (120 beds), in twin rooms, with a separate kitchen and or in private accommodation, by centralizing bathroom advertisements placed by private owners in E* - One-bedroom apartments (priority is Compiègne and its near surroundings. given to couples). The ALESC is an independent association * Accommodation benefiting from a state financed by students and private owners. convention, giving its occupants the right to To learn how to go about your search for claim the “Aide Personnalisée au Logement, accommodation, we recommend the ALESC (APL)” or Personal Accommodation website, (www.utc.fr/alesc). Their phone Allowance. Any student over the age of 20 number is +33 (0)3 44 23 46 94. who does not earn a salary, or any student under 20 whose parents do not receive family master students 51 student life University restaurants and Snack bars Formalities for foreign students The university restaurant, situated near Residence permits (Cartes de Séjour) the Benjamin Franklin Center, caters for Students participating in an exchange system students, and the personnel of the UTC. between the UTC and a foreign institution The Millibar : a cafeteria situated in the are welcomed at the UTC one week before Benjamin Franklin Center. the beginning of the semester for a special information and guidance session. The Minibar : the cafeteria situated in the During this week, they carry out all the research center. necessary administrative procedures to Snack bars in the Pierre Guillaumat Center register for their course and obtain a residence and the Transfer Center. permit. Affiliation to the French social security system is not required for students from the European Union. They must obtain an E111 or E128 form, or apply to an approved health insurance organization. On the other hand, foreigners from non-European countries must apply for affiliation to the French student social security regime, whatever the length of their stay in France. To obtain a UTC engineering degree, foreign students apply for admission in the same way as French students. To improve their 52 master students student life level in French (Learning French as a Foreign Information and Communication Language / Français Langue Étrangère, or FLE), French courses are proposed to all Technology in Education (ICT) foreign students. After a placement test, Digital Tools for Learning students are orientated towards the French The development of digital tools, of the Internet, class corresponding to their level. and of Information and Communication Before the beginning of each semester, a four Techniques has been a strategic vector for week intensive course is organized, principally science, culture, and knowledge. for exchange students. To gain entry to France The ICT pole of the Management of Information initially, all foreign students admitted to the Systems Department (DSI) places shared UTC must be in possession of the necessary tools and resources at the disposal of students documents (passport, or ID card), as well as and teachers, both inside the university and the visas required by current international outside. agreements. Students must also prove that Objectives they have sufficient financial resources. • to put all initial training courses online To stay in France, all foreign students • participation in the development of the registered at the UTC must have a residence region’s digital university (UNR, or Université permit which is valid for one year. The permit Numérique de Région) can be renewed as many times as necessary. • development of a Digital Work Environment (ENT, or Environnement Numérique de Applications for residence permits must be Travail) made at Compiègne’s “Subprefecture” (Sous- • reinforcement and validation of Information préfecture) as soon as students admitted to and Communication Technologies the UTC are in possession of their registration (C2i, Computing and use of the Internet certificates. Certificate) • creation and mutualization of pedagogical resources. The ICT website presents the UTC’s ICT policy, and is accessible from the UTC’s main website. Its address is : http://tice.utc.fr This site gives access to the educational portal, which features all available initial training courses, and has the following structure : • a static section, which presents information on courses (teachers, coursepacks, objectives…) • a section which can be modified by teachers, to include lesson supplements, exercises, old exam subjects, forums, document-sharing possibilities… master students 53 54 master students STUDY REGULATIONS T he study regulations form the general framework for the organization of the UTC’s Master in Science and Technology, and provide an essential reference document. master students 55 study Regulations Article 1 : Governance timetable, admissions, pedagogical guidance, The UTC has been accredited to deliver a industrial and international relations). MASTER in "Science and Technology" which Each program and specialization is placed includes four programs. under the responsibility of a UTC faculty There are two different Masters committees : member. • The Masters Improvement Committee Article 2 : Duration of study, and the Calendar It includes : the Course director for the MASTERS courses are divided into two MASTER, the teachers in charge of the different separate years (M1 and M2). Each year is programs, the Director of the Technology and divided into two semesters, (S1 and S2). There Humanities Department, the Pedagogical are between 16 and 20 weeks of study in each Director, the UTC’s Research Director, the semester. The calendar for the university Director of the Graduate School, the Director year (dates for the beginning and end of the of International Relations at the UTC, four semester, holidays during the semester) is representatives of the socio-economic sector, fixed by a decree from the president. Each and two elected student representatives. week of teaching starts on Monday morning The Masters Improvement Committee is and finishes on Saturday after class. responsible for ensuring the coherence of the course as a whole. It defines the principal Article 3 : Pedagogical Organization pedagogical orientations in accordance with All our programs function on a semester the university policy, with regard to openings basis. in research and in the relevant socio- Each program defines a “profile” whereby the professional sectors, on national, European, minimum number of credits to be obtained and international levels. It also defines in various categories of course units is conditions for admission to and graduation stipulated. from the Masters course. It transmits its propositions to the Board for Education and The ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) University Life and to the Strategic Board. grading and credit system are applied in all pedagogical sections of the Masters courses. • The Program’s Pedagogical Team Credits are awarded to students on successful completion of a course unit. For certain It includes : the teacher in charge of the specializations, the 2 semesters of the 2nd program, the teachers in charge of each year may be organized into alternate periods area of specialization, the Director(s) of of study at the UTC and internships outside the Research Laboratory, the Director (s) the university. of the departments concerned, and four representatives of the socio-economic sector. Most courses are taught in French. However certain course units may be partially or totally The program’s pedagogical team puts the in English. These courses are indicated in the policies defined by the Masters Improvement course catalog. Committee into practice in the different programs and specializations. It ensures the Article 4 : Admission to MASTERs courses at the smooth running of the course with regard to UTC the specificities of the relevant teaching and research domains. It benefits from all the Admission to UTC Masters courses is decided UTC’s main services (internship services, by a Masters Admissions Committee, the 56 master students study Regulations president and the members of which are Article 5 : Applicants for a MASTERS course in designated by the President of the UTC. parallel with the final year of an engineering The programs are designed on a 4 semester degree basis, but a separation exists between the UTC student engineers (or student engineers 1st year (M1) and the 2nd one (M2) to allow from another school having signed an for direct admission into the 2nd year. In agreement with the UTC) who are about to conformity with the ministerial circular, enter their final year may apply for admission admission to M2 of students having validated to the 2nd year of a Masters specialization, the M1 year depends on the decision of a which they will complete in parallel with their jury. engineering degree, after approval by the The following categories of students may evaluation panel of their UTC department. apply : Candidates must successfully validate at least • in M1 : students having completed three 15 ECTS credits in specific Masters course years of post high school study or the units approved by the teachers in charge of equivalent, validated by a minimum of 180 the program. The Masters degree is awarded ECTS credits in the area of specialization. on condition that the students have also • in M2 : students having successfully obtained their engineering degree. completed the 1st year (M1) of a UTC MASTERS course, or having reached a level equivalent to Article 6 : Tutors 4 years of post high school study elsewhere, On admission to a Masters course, students validated by a minimum of 240 ECTS credits are assigned a tutor in their Masters in the area of specialization. specializations, who will provide assistance Candidates applying for a M1 program or a in defining their personalized training plans, M2 specialization must submit an application according to their career ambitions. file. A special Admissions Committee for each Article 7 : Course Units program or specialization examines the files, Courses are divided into Course Units (UE). and then calls a selection of applicants for One course unit corresponds to the amount interview. After examination of the applicant’s of work required to reach a given objective in school files and possibly the result of an one semester. This may represent : interview, this special Admission Committee • acquisition of knowledge in a clearly-defined submits a decision of admission or non- field, admission to M1 or M2. The final decision is • learning a method or language made by the Masters Admission Committee. • discovering an aspect of professional life, The validation of other university courses • carrying out a project or study at the and/or professional experience is decisive university or elsewhere, in establishing the level of admission of • knowledge of the outside world. applicants (1st or 2nd year). In conformity with European regulations, a February entry for the Spring Semester is not certain number of credits are associated with currently possible. each course unit, according to the number of For applicants whose native language is not teaching hours for the course and the quantity French, proof of sufficient knowledge of the of personal work required from students. French language is one of the admission The number of credits associated with each criteria. course is fixed by the university’s Pedagogical master students 57 study Regulations Director, a decision based on propositions methods and expected results from the Masters Improvement Committee, • the number of teaching hours and the and made after consultation with the Board quantity of personal work required. for Education and University Life. • the number of credits awarded to the course unit. Propositions for creations or Article 7 bis : Language Teaching suppressions of course units should be According to article number 6 of the decree presented to the teachers in charge of the of the 25th April 2002 concerning the national various programs or specializations, who then Masters degree, the latter may only be transmit them to the Pedagogical Director. awarded after validation of a certain level in at least one foreign language. Given the nature of the field of study, “Science, Technology" and Article 9 : Catalog of course units the relatively short study duration (2 years), Every year, the Pedagogical Director, the foreign language required from native establishes the catalog of course units for the French speakers is English, and the minimum UTC Masters courses, based on propositions level required is B1 (European Framework). from the Masters Improvement Committee. However students are strongly advised to At the beginning of each semester, the UTC validate a level B2 in English. If a B2 level is publishes the list of course units available proven or validated, students may choose from that semester, the name of the UTC faculty the other language courses on offer at the member in charge of each unit, and the university. For non-native French speakers, a number of credits. B1 level in French must be validated before students are allowed to follow courses in another language taught at the UTC. No Article 10 : Enrolment in a course unit attestations for language levels will be given Students must enroll in the courses they wish without prior in-house evaluation. to follow so that they can sit the corresponding exams and be judged by the evaluation panels. So that students’ workloads do not exceed a Article 8 : Creation of a course unit reasonable level, the maximum number of Decisions concerning the creation or ECTS credits which can be obtained in one suppression of a course unit are communicated semester (except for internships) is limited to by presidential decrees, based on propositions 35. Students must get their choice of course from the Pedagogical Director and the units approved by the faculty member in Masters Improvement Committee, and after charge of their specialization. consultation with the Board for Education and Enrollment in a course unit implies a University Life. commitment to being present at classes, as Texts concerning decisions to create a course well as participation in the different types unit mention the following points : of evaluation proposed. All enrollment • the objectives to be attained in terms applications must be approved by the teacher of knowledge and skills, and the place to in charge of each unit. Enrolment in a course be occupied by the new course unit in the unit must be withdrawn by a written request educational program concerned to the administrative services, otherwise the • the main points of the program, the teaching student will be marked absent on his results file. 58 master students study Regulations Article 11 : Evaluation The validation of a course unit confers the Regulations concerning evaluation are fixed associated number of credits. The decision of by the president of the UTC. The modalities the evaluation panel is final. for their practical application, including The validation of a course unit is sanctioned remedial sessions for each course unit, are by one of the five grades defined by the ECTS fixed by the president one month after the marking system: beginning of each semester at the latest, • A = EXCELLENT (an outstanding result), according to propositions made by the teachers in charge of the various course • B = VERY GOOD (an above-average result), units. • C = GOOD (a generally good result, in spite Generally speaking, evaluation takes one or of one or two insufficiencies), more of the following forms: • continuous assessment in the form • D = SATISFACTORY (acceptable result, but of practical work, tests, homework, with some weak points), presentations • E = PASSABLE (the result corresponds to • intermediary examination(s): individual the minimum evaluation criteria) written or oral tests, The non-validation of a course unit is decided • a final examination, with one of the grades defined by the ECTS • oral presentations or written reports, marking system in case of unsatisfactory • carrying out a specific study or project results: • FX = INSUFFICIENT (extra efforts would Article 12 : Evaluation Panels have been necessary to validate the course All course units are awarded after the decision unit ), of an evaluation panel, the composition of • F = UNACCEPTABLE (a considerable amount which is fixed by the president of the UTC, of extra work would have been necessary). based on propositions from the Pedagogical Director after consultation with the faculty The non-validation of a course unit may be members in charge of the course units. decided on grounds of non-justified absence, Panels include at least two faculty members, either at the final exam, or at several one of whom must be from the UTC Members evaluation sessions, the total of which are are selected amongst the faculty members equivalent to 50% or more of the total marks lecturing in the course unit. Panels are given in the course. presided over by the faculty member in charge The report on the evaluation panel’s of each course unit. deliberations must include the decision made for each student. At the end of each semester students receive notification of the Article 13 : Validation of Course Units results they have obtained in the course units in which they were enrolled. The evaluation panel for each course unit examines the case of each student enrolled in the unit and makes a decision as to : • validation of the course unit • non-validation of the course unit. master students 59 study Regulations Article 14 : Internships Article 16: Guidance and Orientation Panels During their training, Masters students Guidance and orientation panels are set up complete internship periods, either in an for each program. industry, or in a university laboratory. The At the end of each semester, after the results duration of such internships is stipulated in the from the various course units, a guidance pedagogical brochure for each specialization. and orientation panel examines the situation Subjects for internships are initially submitted of each student. Its role is to draw students’ for approval by the faculty member in charge attention to unsatisfactory results. Students of each specialization. A contract is signed concerned may be summoned before the between the UTC, the host organization (even panel to provide explanations. if the latter is a UTC laboratory), and the The panel may make one of the following student. A third party liability insurance policy decisions : must be taken out by the student. • normal pursuit of studies, together with the Validation of an internship is subject to the panel’s congratulations, recommendations, following conditions : or warnings. • Presentation of a written report, • a change of orientation, for another program • An oral defense, and/or specialization. The decision will be • The report of the student’s tutor in the subject to approval from the Masters Course company or laboratory where he/ she did the Director and from the faculty member in internship. charge of the new program or specialization. The internship is evaluated by the same • reorientation towards other studies outside ECTS grading system as for the course units. the UTC Validation of an internship confers the number • exclusion from the university. of ECTS credits stipulated in the pedagogical The guidance and orientation panel may brochure for the specialization. decide to cancel a semester in the case of proven exceptional circumstances. At the end of the first year (M1), the guidance and Article 15 : Mention of resources used orientation panel gives its opinion regarding admission or non-admission of each student The different forms of evaluation are to the 2nd year, M2. This point of view is then designed to judge the individual and collective transmitted to the admissions panel for M2. contributions of a student or group of students At the end of the 2nd year of the Masters to a given task. In all evaluation modalities course, the guidance and orientation panel (reports, presentations…), the origin of all checks that all the conditions for graduation resources and outside contributions must be have been met, and transfers the file to the referred to, in accordance with the Charter Masters Degree Award Panel. Repeating the for the Correct Use of Informatics Resources M1 or M2 year is only possible in exceptional and the Charter for the Correct Use of circumstances. Prolongation of studies Documentary Resources. beyond 6 semesters after Bachelor’s degree Non-respect of this principle may lead to level is not allowed. disciplinary sanctions. At the end of each semester, students may request an attestation of credits which gives the details of the credits they have obtained to 60 master students study Regulations date, as no diploma is awarded after obtaining The Committee has the obligation to hear the just 60 credits, for example. students and to ask for their tutor’s opinion. The guidance and orientation panel is The decisions made by the establishment appointed by the president of the UTC, after committee are final. The Appeal committee propositions from the Pedagogical Director, is presided over by the president of the UTC. and the faculty members in charge of the It is composed of the Pedagogical Director, courses concerned. the Masters Course Director, the Program Directors, two faculty members appointed by the president of the UTC, after propositions Article 16bis : Conditions for Graduation from the Board for Education and University In order to graduate, students must obtain Life. Any other person whose judgement is at least 120 ECTS with the following susceptible to shed light on a decision may be distribution : consulted by the committee. • 30 ECTS for the internship which must be validated by a written report and an oral defense before the internship validation Article 18 : Masters degree Award Panel panel, Students having successfully completed "the • at least 24 ECTS in course units in the” Science, Technology" course at the UTC are General Knowledge / Knowledge of the awarded the Masters degree. The Award Panel Professional World” category, is appointed by the president of the UTC, after • at least 66 ECTS in course units in the propositions from the Pedagogical Director. It "Science and Techniques" category relevant is composed of the Masters Course Director, to the program chosen by the student. faculty members from the Masters courses, and outside members. The Masters Degree Award Panel examines Article 17 : Appeal Committee the files of all students who satisfy conditions Students (or their tutor) who are concerned by for graduation. a decision of reorientation or exclusion may apply for their situation to be re-examined by the Appeal Committee. Applications must be addressed directly to the president of the Committee within 15 days following the decision of the guidance and orientation panel. The Appeal Committee may make one of the following decisions : • Reorientation to another course at the university • Reorientation to another institution with which the UTC has a reciprocal agreement • Exclusion from the university • Pursuit of studies in the student’s original speciality. master students 61 CONTACTS CONTACTS Jean-Pierre COCQUEREZ : Director of the "Science ,Technology” Master email@example.com Françoise MERESSE : Administration of Masters Courses firstname.lastname@example.org 03 44 23 79 53 office n° CR G232 "The Industries and Agro-Resources" program Director Daniel THOMAS email@example.com Secretary Chantal DAVID firstname.lastname@example.org office n° CR F203a • The “Biotechnologies and Implementation of Biological Functions” program Director Daniel THOMAS email@example.com Secretary Chantal DAVID firstname.lastname@example.org office n° CR F203a • The "Formulated Products Engineering " specialization Director Isabelle PEZRON email@example.com Secretary Josette LEMAITRE firstname.lastname@example.org office n° CR E204a • The “Sustainable Technologies” specialization Director Eugène VOROBIEV email@example.com Secretary Josette LEMAITRE firstname.lastname@example.org office n° CR E204a The "Sciences, Technology, Quality" program Director Catherine MARQUE email@example.com Secretary Catherine LACOURT firstname.lastname@example.org office n° CR D239 • The " Management Quality" program Directors Gilbert FARGES et Jean-Pierre CALISTE email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary Chantal GUILBERT email@example.com office n° CR G201 • The “Science and Technologies sector” specialization Director Catherine MARQUE firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary Catherine LACOURT email@example.com office n° CR D239 62 master students CONTACTS The “Science and Technology for Information and Communication” program Directors Philippe BONNIFAIT et Olivier GAPENNE firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Secretary Christine DEVAUX firstname.lastname@example.org office n° PG K115 • The "Innovation, Knowledge, Interaction" specialization Director Olivier GAPENNE email@example.com Secretary Christine DEVAUX firstname.lastname@example.org office n° PG K115 • The "Intelligent Systems for Transport" specialization Director Philippe BONNIFAIT email@example.com Secretary Céline LEDENT firstname.lastname@example.org office n° CR C224b The "Engineering Sciences, Mechanics and Systems" program Director Alain RASSINEUX email@example.com Secretary Brigitte DUCH firstname.lastname@example.org office n° CR H330b • The "Development of Innovative and Sustainable Structures" specialization Director Alain RASSINEUX email@example.com Secretary Brigitte DUCH firstname.lastname@example.org office n° CR H330b • The "Mechatronic Systems" specialization Director Christine PRELLE email@example.com Secretary Brigitte DUCH firstname.lastname@example.org office n° CR H330b master students 63 A Publication from the Communications Department of the University of Technology of Compiègne
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