Industrial and Mechanical Engineer

Professional immersion
In brief
  • Access : BAC+2
  • Degree : BAC+5
  • Pace : Work-study
  • Back-to-school: September
  • Language: French

Created in 1992, the specialised engineering work-study programme in Industrial Engineering and Mechanics trains future engineers in three complementary areas: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and industrial engineering. It prepares future managers who will work in production, methods, industrialisation, and quality.

This three-year programme, during which students develop their technical and managerial skills, in partnership with ITII, allows future engineers to understand the operations and challenges of the industry.


Skills developed:

Production: acquisition and orientation of production methods of goods, equipment, products and services.

Project management: from scientific and technical knowledge to the mastery of project management methods

Business management: knowledge and experience in the management and supervision of a production facility for goods and equipment, products or services, or to create and develop such structures.

International: English practice and work experience in international companies.


The three-year programme includes 1,800 hours of academic training at ECAM LaSalle.


Starting in the second year, students choose between two options:

  • Operational excellence: understand the principles of operational excellence, identify problems and their root causes, involve staff in their resolution, choose the appropriate methods and tools, and sustain the process.
  • Business Engineer Monitoring industrial projects, from prospecting to completion, to receipt by the customer and follow-up: creation of specifications, review of quotes, implementation of contracts, work site supervision.
Per year
Year 3

Scientific foundations:

  • Electricity
  • Mathematics
  • Strength of materials
  • General mechanics
  • Materials science


Personal development:

  • Engineers and their responsibilities
  • Communication
  • Presentation at the company
  • English


Leadership Training:

  • CSR Project Management
  • Human resources / Labour law


Knowledge of the company:

  • Commercial negotiation
  • Trade
  • Company’s global approach


Support services for industrial activities:

  • Environment
  • Industrial organisation


Technical foundations:

  • Plan reading
  • Computer science
  • Management of information systems


Basic Sciences:

  • Materials
  • Mathematics
  • General Mechanics
  • Electronic engineering


Engineering Science:

  • Information system design
  • Industrial Organisation


Supervision training:

  • Communication
  • English
Year 4

Engineering Science:

  • Information system design
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Statistics


Materials Science:

  • Polymer and composite materials
  • Thermal treatment and durability of metal materials
  • Strength of materials



  • Process control


Leadership training:

  • English
  • Conferences
  • Technical project management


Engineer technology:

  • Fluid mechanics
  • Vibrations
  • Introduction to Factory 4.0


Engineering Sciences:

  • Metrology
  • Maintenance
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Computer database project
  • Dynamic presentation of organisations
  • Life cycle management


Leadership training:

  • English
  • Engineers and their responsibilities
  • Energy issues
  • Management


Excellence or business engineer option

Year 5

Basic sciences:

  • Heat transfer
  • Materials / Failure analysis


Engineering sciences:

  • Industrial organisation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ergonomics


Leadership training:

  • Management
  • English
  • Technological watch


Excellence or business engineer option


A minimum three-month internship abroad in the second or third year. The school can draw on its network of partner companies around the world. 

Corporate assignments

The programme alternates a taught component at the school (800 hours) and an apprenticeship component at the company (2,800 hours). Students spend the last semester working full-time at the company.  The assignments they complete at the company are linked to all the issues related to Industrial Engineering and Mechanics:

  • Industrialisation: definition of workstations, implementation of new manufacturing processes, industrialisation of new products
  • Supply Chain / Logistics: production management (MRP, KANAN, CAPM, SMED, etc.), implementation of an ERP
  • Maintenance: Implementation of a CMMS, reorganisation of spare parts stocks, TPM, contract management
  • Quality Safety Environment: Quality management, certification, continuous improvement actions, risk analysis, materials management,


Companies that trust ECAM LaSalle and host apprentices include: Groupe Alstom, Arcelor Mital, Areva, Bosch Rexroth, Caterpillar, CEA, EDF, JST Transformateurs, JTEKT Europe, Messier Bugatti, Montabert, Renault Trucks, Schneider Electric, ST Microelectronics, Valeo, Vision Systems, …

International mobility

In addition to the period spent at the host company, students must complete a minimum internship of 12 weeks abroad. Some students complete their work-study at companies whose business focuses exclusively on the French market and cannot offer students the opportunity to complete their assignment abroad. In this case, ECAM LaSalle calls on other partners who match the student’s career plans to host them for a minimum of two months. During assignment, the student remains an employee of the initial host company and is seconded by it to the new company.


This training programme is intended for those who have earned an advanced technician certificate:

  • Second year of a University Bachelor of Technology (BUT) in any of the following areas: Physical Measurements, Mechanical Engineering and Production Automation, Industrial Engineering and Maintenance
  • Third year of a University Bachelor of Technology (BUT) in any of the following areas: Physical Measurements, Mechanical Engineering and Production Automation, Industrial Engineering and Maintenance – admission to the third year of the engineering cycle
  • Advanced technician’s certificate (BTS) in any of the following areas: Technical Engineering Support, Automotive Aftermarket, Design and Industrialisation of Microtechnology, Industrial Product Design, Design and Implementation of Vehicle Bodywork, Industrial Boilermaking and Design, Design and Implementation of Automatic Systems, Internal Combustion Engine
  • Preparatory class: Technology and industrial sciences or advanced technician adaptation
  • Bachelor’s degree: Mechanics, Energetics, Mathematics, Physics

Tuition fees are fully covered by funding bodies (UIMM and the Rhone-Alpes region) and by the Apprenticeship Tax.

Each student must pay a service fee of €150 for the entire programme.

Companies pay for the assignment under one of the following statuses: apprenticeship contract for students under 30 years of age or continuing education for company employees.