Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Founded in 1992, the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering program prepares the managers of tomorrow to work in production, methods, industrialization, quality, and many other fields.
Working with the ITII, this 3-year program develops strong technical and managerial skills that lets future engineers master their respective fields.

  • Key Features
  • Program
  • Core tasks
  • Careers
  • Tuition fees
  • Admissions

Recruitment is open to candidates with a diplôme de technicien supérieur:

  • DUT : MPH, GMP or GIM
  • BTS : ATI, AVA, CIM, CPI, CRC, CRCI, CRSA, CPRP option A et B, MCI
  • API ECAM : Engineering Foundation Year

Admission Procedures

  1. Request an application at
    (After approval by the ITII de Lyon, applicants will receive login information to continue the online application process)
  2. Application Form
    The application form must be completely filled out and given with all requested documents before March 6, 2019 on the ITII de Lyon’s website.
    Application screening is carried out by ECAM Lyon and interviews are organized with the participation of the ITII de Lyon 
  3. Applicants retained after the application review go on to take admissions tests.
    • Written tests on: mathematics, mechanics, and English on March 28 or 29, 2019 at the ITII's Lyon
    • Individual interviews April 2, 3, 4, 26, 29 or 30 2019 at the ITII's Lyon
      Students interning abroad can receive different times to take these tests/.
  4. The admissions jury decides on candidates
  5. Final admission is given when the applicant finds a host company.
    Applicants must send the signed form, “CONFIRMATION D’INTENTION D’EMBAUCHE D’UN APPRENTI."


The number of places for this program is limited. Applicants must have their degree and be employed by their host company before starting the program.

Tuition fees are entirely paid for by UIMM and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region as well as by the Taxe Apprentissage.

Students pay a €120 service fee per year during their first two years.

Students are paid by their host company according to two different schemes: contrat d’apprentissage for students under 26 years old or formation continue for continuing education employees.

ECAM Mechanical and Industrial Engineering graduates go on to work as:

  • Production Manager
  • Consultancy, Industrialization, and Methods Engineer
  • Quality, Continuous Improvement, Lean Management Manager
  • Purchasing and Logistics Engineer
  • Business Engineer

The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering program mixes academic courses at ECAM Lyon (1,800 hours) and professional experience at a host company (2,800 hours). During the last semester, the student works full time in the host company. The core tasks at the host company are linked to the fields of mechanical and industrial engineering.

  • Industrialization: defining work positions, applying new production procedures, industrializing new products
  • Supply Chain/Logistics: production management (MRP, KANAN, GPAO, SMED), applying an ERP
  • Maintenance : Applying a CMMS, reorganizing spare parts, TPM, contract management
  • Environment, Health, and Safety: Quality management, certification, continuous improvement actiosn, risk analysis, material management …

Companies that have trusted ECAM Lyon 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, …


In addition to the time spent in the host company, students must carry out a minimum 2-month internship abroad. Students in host companies that focus exclusively on the French Market and cannot give students the possibility to carry out their tasks abroad can be seconded in an ECAM Lyon partner company during this time to carry out a project that builds upon their host company’s.

The 3-year program is made up of 1800 hours of class time at ECAM Lyon.

After the second year, students choose between two options:

  • Operational Excellence: comprendre les principes de l’excellence opérationnelle, identifier les problèmes et leurs causes racine, impliquer le personnel dans leur résolution, choisir les méthodes et outils adaptés, pérenniser la démarche.
  • Ingénieur d’Affaires : Assurer le suivi de projets industriels, depuis la prospection jusqu’à la réalisation, la réception clients et le suivi de l’affaire : réalisation de cahier des charges, consultation des devis, mise en œuvre des contrats, suivi de chantier.