Industrial Project

Course Director(s): Claire Morin, Eric Serris

Description

The industrial project is a work that can be carried out in pairs or individually, its main objective is the efficient and autonomous management of a project with an external client. As a result, it places the student in the position of a service provider responding to a client's request by drawing up and then producing specifications and supplying the expected deliverables to the client. It should enable students to apply the managerial and scientific knowledge and skills acquired during their studies.

The student is responsible for the progress of his project: communication between the different actors is an essential aspect of the industrial project..

Links between the other projects / multi-disciplinary projects / internships

If appropriate, the project can be combined with a research project (semester 10), while conserving two distinct parts.

The project could follow on from a 2nd year internship and/or the Innovation/Creation/Entrepreneurship project.

Positioning within the overall programme

The student must have acquired (during Major 2A, Societal Challenges, or previous training) or acquire during the semester, the scientific skills necessary to carry out the project.
The industrial project directly follows the work experience and internships. Unlike the latter, it explicitly aims at mastering the associated project management and communication tools. The project must be led by the student, who must take the initiative for interactions with his tutors.
The project can be proposed by the student (business creation project initiated during the Innovation/Creation/Entrepreneurship project for example).

Key words

Application engineering tools, project management, written and oral communication, autonomy, multi-partner project, deliverables

 

Number of work hours per student

220

 

Intended learning outcomes

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

Classification level

Priority

Managing the relations between the School tutor and the industrial representative

 

3. Apply

 

Essential

 

Identifying the engineering knowledge and skills and resources necessary for carrying out a project

 

4. Analyse

 

Important

 

Knowing how to apply the skills and resources necessary to respond to a problem

 

4. Analyse

 

Essential

 

Understanding the industrial problem and conveying it

 

4. Analyse

 

Important

 

Structuring the problem with a scientific engineering approach and planning the phases in terms of time

 

5. Summarise

 

Essential

 

Linking the realisation to the industrial problem, and knowing how to assess the limits and remaining steps

 

6. Assess

 

Essential

 

Providing a response, solution or a finished product to the company

 

7. Create

 

Important

 

Being autonomous in the execution of the project

 

7. Create

 

Essential

 

Learning assessment methods

Percentage ratio of individual assessment

Percentage ratio of group assessment

Written exam:

 

0

 

%

 

Project submission:

 

0

 

%

 

Individual oral exam:

 

0

 

%

 

Group presentation:

 

0

 

%

 

Individual presentation:

 

30

 

%

 

Group practical exercise:

 

0

 

%

 

Individual practical exercise:

 

0

%

 

Group report:

 

0

 

%

 

Individual report:

 

30

%

 

 

 

 

Other(s):Continuous work assessment during the up-dating sessions 40%

Programme and content

Type of teaching activity

Content, sequencing and organisation

Project based learning

 

The Industrial project is sequenced as follows:

  • Meeting for the project launch, beginning of October
    • An identity file of the partner company
    • The context of the mission
    • A list of objectives to be achieved during the project
    • A description of the scientific skills to be applied during the project,
    • forward planning of the entire project sequenced into tasks with success indicators and associated milestones.
  • Intermediary up-dating sessions

At each milestone date (maximum spacing: 1 month) the student must present to his tutors the deliverable defined in the specifications:

    • Work done during the milestone
    • Adequacy with the objective initially set
    • Difficulties encountered explaining the possible delay
    • Initiatives taken
    • Proposals for adjusting planning and objectives
    • Definition of the next milestone (date and associated objective).

  • Final Presentation at the end of January
    • 20 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes of questions from a jury composed of the school tutor, the company tutor and an external member.
    • At the end of the technical defense, the jury decides on the technical content of the project.
    • If the defense is validated, the student writes a technical report to the company, containing all the elements (procedures, codes included) allowing the company to operate / continue the work. The validation by the company of the final report allows the validation of the industrial project.
    • In case of insufficient technical content during the defense, the student must complete his work before writing the final report.