In addition to the common core, training allows each student to construct a personalised programme around research, innovation or engineering, with a general or specialised orientation.
There is an emphasis on the acquisition of scientific and technical skills as well as the transversal skills required for engineering professions.
In this way we train engineers who are:
- top level, recognised in the professional world,
- general engineers, with a wide range of skills gained through a diversity of economic and technical classes,
- specialised in information and communication sciences and technologies,
- capable of adapting to change in the world and their professions,
- and have exposure to the international market.
To this end, the structural elements of the programme are as follows: a flexible curriculum allowing the career goals of the individual student to emerge, task-based learning, skills validation support, compulsory experience abroad, in-company work placements and projects.
Personalising the curriculum
One of the fundamental principles of our pedagogical approach to the Télécom Bretagne engineering degree is the personalisation of the curriculum. Even though students all end up acquiring a common framework of knowledge, throughout their studies they are able to personalise their programme: choice of core and elective credits, choice of inter-semester courses, choice of experience abroad, choice of one or two in-company semesters, choice of specialisation and credits in Year 3. From the first year, students may enrol in an academic excellence through research track or an entrepreneurial track.
Personalisation may extend even further: students may receive credit for external commitments related to their academic programme such as extensive volunteer work, humanitarian involvement or passing other diplomas.
They may also complete their third year in one of the Institut Mines-Télécom schools where admission is based on the Mines-Ponts competitive exam. A number of double degree options are also available.
Students are thus invited to gradually construct their personalised training pathway and entry into the workforce. They are supported by a system of careers advice and individual tutorials. They may also choose a research orientation in selecting a masters programme in parallel with their third year, which leads naturally to enrolment in a doctoral programme.
Task-based or active learning
Active learning is based on the principle that students take ownership of the learning process and the development of their own skills. In other words, students construct their own learning as they question their environment; seeking, sharing and confirming information through projects.
This approach, which develops the capacity to learn, is centred on the learner; teachers become more like tutors - their role isn't so much to transmit knowledge of the subject, nor to direct the group's work, as to facilitate learning and guide the group in their assigned objectives.
A portfolio recapitulating the skills required
Each student may keep a personalised digital log book or portfolio allowing them to organise and highlight the skills acquired during classes and project work or volunteer activities. This log assists the engineering student in establishing action plans for their career path.
The international dimension
The international dimension is omnipresent in the curriculum. Mastering English at C1 level along with a second foreign language at B2 level as well as a semester abroad (or study trip) are requirements for passing the degree. An entire support structure has been set up to help reach these ambitious goals, including the Department of "International Languages and Cultures" and the International Relations and Academic Partnership Department. The presence of international students from many countries provides opportunity in advance for the development of intercultural competence.
The company dimension
The Télécom Bretagne engineering programme has a strong emphasis on professionalisation, which includes in particular a minimum requirement of eight months of work placements and the option of a longer internship of in-company skills development between the second and third years (around half our students choose this option).
The status of Master's, in the Bachelor's Master's Doctorate system is granted to students who graduate from the Télécom Bretagne engineering programme.
Accreditations and certifications
|The IMT Atlantique Télécom Bretagne degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Institution (CTI)|
|The IMT Atlantique Télécom Bretagne degree has obtained the EUR-ACE label|
|The IMT Atlantique Télécom Bretagne degree is a member of the CDIO Initiative|
|The IMT Atlantique Télécom Bretagne degree is listed on the RNCP (French national repertory of vocational certifications)|