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Academic Programs (engineer)

The engineer cycle is a particular cycle as it is only accessible to students that have followed two years of “preparatory school” focused on mathematics and physics. The first year of our engineer cycle corresponds to a traditional 3rd year of Bachelor. And the last two years are equivalent to a 1st and 2nd year of Master degree.

Geomatics engineers graduating from ENSG know how to model, represent and analyze the territory. They participate in the project management or can execute major GIS projects. The engineering cycle is registered in the National Directory of Professional Certification (RNCP). The school is authorized to issue the engineering degree by the Commission des titres d’ingénieur (CTI).

An engineering cycle in three years

1st and 2nd year of the program
The first two years (core curriculum) provide basic knowledge of all areas of GI science:

  • Scientific knowledge in mathematics, computer science;
  • Knowledge in geomatics: acquisition (geodesy, photogrammetry, topometry), modeling and exploitation (specialized computer science, information systems including geographic ones, programming), restitution of localized data (cartography, web mapping...);
  • General knowledge in law, economics, management of information systems, human sciences, project management and modern languages (English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese).

At the end of the first year, the engineering students carry out a practical internship of 10 weeks in Forcalquier (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) giving them a first experience of fieldwork in teams.
The second year ends with a multidisciplinary internship in a public or private company, in a research laboratory or for a local authority, from May to the end of July. This internship is very often an opportunity for an experience abroad in a professional setting. To graduate from the Engineering cycle, students at the ENSG must spend 12 weeks abroad (studies or internship).

3rd year program
The third year is a year of specialization chosen according to the professional project of the student. It can be done at ENSG or at one of our partner school.

At the ENSG

“3D acquisition, remote sensing and geolocation technologies”: this sector allows students to master the advanced concepts of imaging, especially in 3 dimensions, photogrammetry, remote sensing, positioning and measurement of deformations (structures of art, plate tectonics...) and to integrate major research, development or development projects.

“Computer science and information systems”: this course offers the student the opportunity to master the concepts of information technology and reasoning related to geomatics. Depending on the options selected, it can deepen the analysis and development of information systems for major IT projects.

“Spatial analysis and cartographic web”: this course focus on the analysis of territories and the dynamic processes of either natural or human origin unfolding on those territories: such as the study of the urban evolution, the natural or agricultural spaces, risk prevention ... and working with the actors responsible for managing the territories.

At one of our partner school

The last year of study can be done at another partner institution:

  • École des ingénieurs de la ville de Paris (EIVP) (possibilité de double diplôme);
  • École nationale des travaux publics de l’État (ENTPE) (possibilité de double diplôme);
  • École nationale supérieure de géologie de Nancy (possibilité de double diplôme);
  • École et observatoire des sciences de la terre de Strasbourg (EOST) (possibilité de double diplôme);
  • École nationale de la météorologie (ENM) (possibilité de double diplôme);
  • École nationale de techniques avancées (ENSTA Bretagne) (possibilité de double diplôme);
  • École nationale du génie de l’eau et de l’environnement de Strasbourg (ENGEES);
  • École supérieure des géomètres et topographes (ESGT);
  • École spéciale des travaux publics, du bâtiment et de l’industrie (ESTP)...

This last year ends with an end of studies internship, local authority or research laboratory for 5 or 6 months.

ENSG-Géomatique offers a wide range of highly sought-after specializations in various fields: sustainable development of territories, transport, IT, energy, aerospace, defense, health... The careers to which students are prepared are currently in full expansion: GIS manager, design engineer, GIS consultant, spatial planning engineer, territorial analysis project manager, and GIS software developer.

Companies recruiting civil engineers are very varied, both in terms of status (private sector, public, semi-public) and size (large group, SMEs, start-ups). As an indication, our engineers are recruited by the following companies and organizations: Altran, Bouygues Telecom, BRGM, Capgemini, Cerema, CGG, ESRI, FIT Conseil, IGN, Ikos Consulting, Ingérop, Isogéo, Magellium, Mobigis, International Office of Water, National Forest Office, RATP, Safran, Schlumberger, Urban Planning Services of Local Authorities, SNCF, Soldata, Star-Apic, Steria, SopraGroup, Systra, Total, Veolia, Vinci Construction.

Engineers graduating from ENSG can also pursue their education with a PhD. The research can thus be carried out in organizations such as IGN, CNRS, Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), Commissariat for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies (CEA ), CERN...

For further information: contact the international relations department

Updated the 4 December 2018