Final Diploma Thesis

Course Director(s): Joséphine Drapier

Description

The 3rd year internship involves the engineering student taking on a scientific or industrial project in a complex environment. It will enable the validation of the professional project by an in-house experience. It includes assuming the necessary autonomy related to choices of means and methods to successfully carry out the mission. As with other internships, it reinforces general skills and competencies and self-awareness.

 

The preparation of internship research, in continuity with the 2nd year, covers the acquisition of job seeking tools (CV, cover letters and interviews).

 

The internship can be combined with a Research Master’s internship, and take place in France or abroad.

 

Assessment by the School is in the form of a short summary including a contextual perspective of the experience, in terms of the professional project, and feedback from the company. The assessment (for example for a Master’s research programme) will be specific and independent of the validation of the Civil Engineering programme diploma.

 

The objectives of the internship are as follows :

 

Principle objective: taking on and successfully completing in an autonomous manner, a scientific or industrial project in a complex environment.

 

Secondary objectives :

 

- to validate the professional project by an in-house experience

 

- to manage the standard tools of communication for job-seeking purposes (CV, cover letters, interviews)

Links between other projects/ multi-disciplinary projects / internships

The industrial or research project may be followed by an internship based on the same theme, notably in the context of a Research Master’s programme.

The multi-disciplinary projects “professions” and “activities” are valuable aids to explain how the Final Diploma Thesis can be a natural form of validating an experience favouring access to a first job posting.

Positioning within the overall programme

The 3rd year internship validates the professional project and should therefore be coherent with the choices of majors and multi-disciplinary specialisations.

The 3rd year internship is an important element in the general review of the Engineering Master’s diploma during the final oral.

Key words

Internship, 3rd year, Engineer

Number of working hours per student

26 weeks

Intended learning outcomes

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

Classification level

Priority

Identifying/formulating a problem/ proposing problem solving tools and methods

 

4. Analyse

 

Essential

 

Establishing a link between engineering sciences and the project

 

3. Apply

 

Essential

 

Carrying out documentary research / identifying resources

 

2. Understand

 

Essential

 

Planning/organising/piloting a project, knowing how to put one’s self into question

 

6. Assess

 

Essential

 

Taking into account the human factor, assessing and using it to benefit the project

 

6. Assess

 

Essential

 

Identifying and understanding the decisional processes of the host organisation

 

2. Understand

 

Important

 

Adopting responsible behaviour /assessing the consequences of one’s acts

 

6. Assess

 

Essential

 

Managing job-seeking tools (CV, cover letters, interviews)

 

3. Apply

 

Important

 

Learning assessment methods

Percentage ratio of individual assessment

Percentage ratio of group assessment

Written exam:

 

 

%

 

Project submission:

 

 

%

 

Individual oral exam:

 

 

%

 

Group presentation:

 

 

%

 

Individual presentation:

 

 

%

 

Group practical exercise:

 

 

%

 

Individual practical exercise:

 

 

%

 

Group report:

 

 

%

 

Individual report:

 

70

 

%

 

 

 

 

Other(s):évaluation de l'élève par l'entreprise        30  %

Programme and content

Type of teaching activity

Content, sequencing and organisation

Role play

 

The student has the possibility, under the same conditions as in the 2nd year, of obtaining information on different engineering professions and to test himself directly with recruiters (mock interview sessions).

 

The 3rd year internship should last 26 weeks in a company, a laboratory or in an international organisation. Student prospection is autonomous, with the School managing the contract.