diploma "Ingénieur Civil des Mines"
(ICM) is a trademark: the three "Écoles
des Mines" (Paris, Nancy and Saint-Étienne)
are the only schools authorised to award this
diploma. Also called a diploma in civil mining
engineering, today's qualification is far removed
from that awarded in the early years of the century.
In France, an engineer's training is founded,
after secondary school, on two academic periods:
- A three-year undergraduate study period, generally
in the preparatory classes for the Grandes Écoles
and then in the Grandes Écoles themselves.
- A graduate study period made up of the last
two years in the Grande École. The graduate
school combines the coursework of these two
graduate years as a whole.
The Saint-Étienne Diplôme d'Ingénieur
Civil des Mines is a Joint Master in engineering
and management which rewards a double major course:
- An in-depth technological training in a given
field (the student's future professional field),
comparable to the syllabus of a traditional
- A general methods course for engineers, common
to all programs in all fields. This includes
acquisition of essential mathematical tools
(design, decision-making), foundations of management,
notions of law, economics, international perspectives,
new human and social challenges, requirements
and challenges of sustainable development as
well as humanities...
The "ingénieur civil des mines",
trained by the École nationale supérieure
des mines de Saint-Étienne, is a high level
generalist engineer, capable of operating in a
A key player in today's economy, his/her role
is to conceive, set up, manage and direct large-scale
industrial systems. His/her profile not only enables
him/her to rapidly become established in a variety
of different sectors but also to adapt to an ever
more about diploma "Ingénieur Civil