Professions (O6)

Course Director(s): Laurent Perier Camby


This module will enable students to identify themselves with a profession, in line with their recent choice of final year internship (they start the internship two months later), or prior to this choice if it is not yet finalised.

The objectives of the module are:

On this basis it is up to the student to find contacts of professionals working in this profession in order to investigate the skills/knowledge requirements and its dynamic positioning in a career path.

The work of each student is individual and will be finalised by the production of an electronic document (web page, video ..) which can be published on the School web site under the heading “professional videos”.

The contribution of each student will be assessed by the teachers and by the students themselves, on the basis of the following criteria :

Links between other projects / multi-disciplinary projects / internships

The module is complementary to the “Activity sector” project and is provisioned by all the learning situations of the student, in particular the “observation” exercise in the 1st year and the “actor” internship in the 2nd year.
It constitutes preparation for the 3rd year “Engineer” internship, and its role as a final period of experimentation before starting his/her career.

Positioning within the overall programme

The course takes place during semester 10 in order to take advantage of the reviews of the ICM work produced in the context of the personalised support programme.

Key words

Professions, career, personal and professional project


Number of work hours per student



Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the unit, the student will be capable of:

Classification level


Discovering the engineering professions


1. Knowledge




Approaching and understanding the notion of a professional career path

2. Understand


Developing a "network" approach

3. Apply

















Learning assessment methods

Percentage ratio of individual assessment

Percentage ratio of group assessment

Written exam:





Project submission:





Individual oral exam:





Group presentation:





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Group report:





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Other(s):          %

Programme and content

Type of teaching activity

Content, sequencing and organisation



Feedback from practising engineers, company presentations, and professional unions
Intervention from the Managers Employment Agency (APEC), “Emerging professions” (making students aware of the evolution of professions, providing basic information for piloting a career).
Interventions from professional unions or federations: “Professional prospective” (Teams from GPEC, Provisional Management of Jobs and Skills)


Practical courses


Visits to industrial sites.
Detailed analysis of a survey of senior managers and former students (use of the directory, setting up a professional network, using Web tools).