thANNEX 2: ACADEMIC PROGRAM OF ESIGELEC– 6 YEAR IN FRANCE
HUMANITIES AND LANGUAGES
1 - ENGLISH 30 h. tutorials.
Low-level and intermediate groups having less than 670 points at the TOEIC
Preparation for TOEIC:
Consolidate the bases, improve oral and written comprehension, pass the TOEIC.
Students taking the International Engineer option (if TOEIC) The Business of Culture:
Concepts and theories of culture. Analysis and comparison of various cultures from different
sources (press, Internet). Negotiations in a multicultural context, case studies, simulations,
3 selective themes:
? English Short Story Workshop:
Study of form, contents and style of the novel through reading writers such as
Asimov, Poe, Vonnegut, Maugham. Writing workshop.
? Really Communicate in English:
Express oneself orally and in writing in various situations and professional contexts:
meetings, presentations, current affairs, reports.
? Media Studies in English:
Study the impact of the media on popular thinking and the impact of culture on the
media. Research, case studies and analysis of different types of media: publicity in
all its forms, the Press, cinema, television series, cartoons, music.
2 – THE CAREER OF THE ENGINEER
2.1 SELECTIVE VALUES UNIT (according to preference): 30 h. tutorials.
*Scientificalness and the real world
Objective: Awareness of otherness and cultural diversity. Put forward a methodology for
action in the face of complex human situations.
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Content - Description of ethnology
- Perceptive plurality
- Cultural plurality
- The science of otherness
- Systems, networks and complexity
*Ethics and company performance
Objective: Give information concerning the various ethical applications in the company.
Demonstrate that ethics promotes performance. Encourage the student to acquire ethical
Content - Economic account
- Social account
- The bases of ethics
*Controlling a change in organizations
Objective: Understand the mechanisms of change at individual and group level.
Understand and respect the basic processes implemented during change. Recognize the phases within companies
Content Principles to be respected
. Ethics of change
. Relational parameters
Change as a human resources management process
. The various phases prior to the acceptance of change
. Carrying out the change
. Implementation of the change
. Evaluation of the change
*Company human relationships
Objective: To describe the approach and flow chart for the main HR functions.
Make aware of the expectation of recruiting staff.
Content Stakes and strategy of human resources
Preparing for recruitment tests
The employment contract
Pay and length of employment
Training and skills management
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Objective: Give thought to management practice(s).
Understand the management dimension to the trade of Engineer.
Management in questions
Types of management
New management methods
The 13 basic concepts
The coach/team manager
*The Engineer as responsible citizen
Objective: Definition of a concept which is difficult to define: citizenship
Revisit the values of citizenship.
Highlight the concept of practising responsibility
. Participating in the life of the society
. A requirement for responsibility
. The concept of European citizenship
. The rights and freedoms linked to citizenship
2.2 PROFESSIONAL APPROACH (depending on choice) 30 h. tutorials.
The Engineer as entrepreneur
- Technical management tools
- Case study
Objective: Awareness of quality professions and dissemination of a dynamic image of quality.
Make it understood that the reliability of a product as well as its competitivity (or that of a service) are the responsibility of the quality engineer. Putting quality back in a company undergoing changes: globalisation, new technologies, environment, etc.
- Introduction: place and role of the Engineer in a "quality" policy
- Quality: definition; why quality in a company?; quality for which company? - Behind the term "Quality Engineer" there are several functions.
- Skills and qualities of the Quality Engineer
- Leadership, communication, advice and training.
- The quality challenges (see objectives). Size and future of the profession.
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Project engineer - Project manager
Content Summary of project experience (by group)
Presentation of each team to the whole group
The principles of management by project
- Management of human resources:
- Knowing oneself for better management
- Staff motivation
- Promoting new ideas (by group)
- Discovering problems
- Specific features of small and large projects
- Personal experience of an R & D project manager
- Project feedback from the first day and a new study in the light of the seminar - Rights and obligations of the project engineer/project manager - Personal experience of an international project manager
Objective: Understanding the challenges of an international profession, especially in the area
of human relations; understanding inter-cultural exchanges and the management of multi-cultural teams; provide a place where students can confront their experiences on the international stage and prepare themselves for others; developing intercultural communication.
Content - Introduction: the place of the Engineer in Europe (institutional Europe also) and in the World
- The international context: globalisation, geo-economic and political approach - Structural approach according to the multicultural approach or story - Introduction to international marketing
- Intercultural and interpersonal communication
- Intercultural methodology
- Capitalization of knowledge.
- Multinational view of human resources.
Research, Development and Design engineer
Objective: Position and manage Research and Development in the company.
Define the Research and Development and Design function.
Understand Research and Development and Design techniques.
Obtain information on innovating technologies.
Know how to call others and oneself into question.
Content - Positions held in industry
- Research and development and design techniques
- Information management
- Human relations
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Objective: Awareness of the profession; offer tools to understand particular personal characteristics and give a taste for this type of function and responsibility: the project
engineer controls the whole of a process: prospection, technical and financial set-up,
negotiation, control of the manufacturing process and sales. His objective is customer
- Introduction: place and role of the engineer in the modern company which requires all-
- Functions and qualities of the project engineer: collect and interpret data; build a strategy;
listen to and adapt to the customer and their request
- General culture: economic environment (exchanges, growth, budget, etc.) and legal:
- Introduction to negotiation and sales
2.2 RECRUITMENT SIMULATION: 3 h. tutorials.
Objective: Firstly to put the student in front of the interviewers. Secondly, assess how the meeting went.
3 – PROJECT
3.1 ENGINEERING PROJECT: 140 h. practical work.
During the third year, the project teams execute their project in accordance with the
specifications that they defined during the study phase in the second year.
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GENERAL OPTIONAL MODULES
1.1 DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING: 12 h. lectures, 8 h. tutorials
All majors except AIR
Objective: Automation of production means continues to develop, and the use of sensors in
industry is more and more widespread. They provide, in the form of an analogue signal, a
representation of the changing state of a system, enabling the process to be monitored and
any operating errors to be corrected. However, the information generated by the sensors
necessarily suffers disturbance due to the environment as well as to their internal operation. The information received therefore includes various errors (random, accidental or systematic) which are likely to lead to an incorrect diagnostic of the system analysed. Since the
manufacturing processes are now more and more accurate, it is becoming more and more
important to interpret the measurement results correctly. Data validation consists of
generating information which will be considered as credible by the operators. It can be
broken down into three essential phases:
- Preliminary breakdown according to the observability
- Detection and location of defective sensors
- Correction of measurements
- Smoothing timed signals
- Digital filtering using polynomial methods (MCS, MCG),
- Digital filtering in real time (MCR, KALMAN)
- Validation of data in linear systems
- Validation of data in bilinear systems
1.2 APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT ON MICROCONTROLLERS: 12 h. lectures, 8 h. practical
Public All majors except OSE
Objective: This module gives the basic elements for defining the requirements of an
application, choosing a microcontroller and starting the development phase for this
- Structure of a microcontroller
- The various architects and families of microcontrollers
- Microcontroller choice parameters
- Work on HC12 family or equivalent
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1.3 INTRODUCTION TO MICROWAVES: 12 h. lectures, 8 h. tutorials
Public: All majors except EETS
Objective: This course introduces different functions and different microwave measuring devices designed to enable students to use RF sub-assemblies in their projects.
- Introduction: microwaves: frequency range and applications.
- S parameters
- Main functions
- Measuring devices
1.4 OPTICAL FIBRES AND HIGH SPEED TELECOMS: 16 h. lectures, 4 h. tutorials
Public: All majors except OTE
Objective: Existing applications (Internet) or those to come (on-demand video) require ever higher transfer rates. Fibre optics has a large capacity and has been used for several years
for building high-speed international networks and interconnecting them at metropolitan
level. Techniques of multiplexing by wavelength have reached several terabits per second.
- Optical fibre
- Geometrical optical fibre, characteristics and typical performances, plastic fibres, gradient
silica, G652, G655 single-modes
- Manufacturing and methods of installing and connecting
- Quantification of several phenomena by wave optics
- High-speed optics
- Multiplexing in WDM wavelengths, optical amplification, optical cross connecting, ?
- Calculation of optical budget
1.5 CONNECTING AND EXCHANGING INFORMATION: 16 h. lectures, 4 h. tutorials
Public: All majors except NTS
Objective: Give the main elements used for information representation and handling to optimise circulation in a data or telecommunication network.
- Modes to establish relations
- Description of online mode
- Description of offline mode
- Relation, comparison and selection mode
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- Addressing modes
- Description of addressing
- Addressing types
- Addressing mechanisms
- Comparison and selection between the various types - Information routing
- Routing policies
- Routing management methods
- Information routing (fixed, alternate, broadcasting, random, spamming) - Flow control
- Information validation
1.6 INTRODUCTION TO JAVA : 5 h. lectures, 15 h. practical work (a session is made up of 1
h lecture, 3 h practical work)
Public: All majors except ICE and PDSE
Objective: The objective of this module is to acquire a knowledge and practical understanding of the basic elements of JAVA.
- Classes and instances
- Graphic libraries
- Basic concepts of applets
1.7 INTERNET: 5 h. lectures, 15 h. practical work
Public: All majors except ICE and PDSE
The objective of the module is to understand the software architecture of a web site.
- HTTP protocol
1.8 INDUSTRIAL VISION: 14 h. lectures, 6 h. tutorials
Public: All majors except AIR
Objective: To dimension a robotic vision system to an industrial specification. Understand the methods used in image processing. Apply these methods to the quality control and shape
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- CCD Camera, video signal and acquisition board
- Image improvement algorithms, morphological operators
- Shape recognition
- Industrial applications and case study
1.9 PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC COMPONENTS: 12 h. lectures, 8 h. practical work
Public: All majors except OSE
Objective: This module introduces the concept of programmable logic component together with the tools and methods for using them.
- Review of combinatory and sequential logic
- The various architectures and manufacturers of programmable components
- Logic system design methodology (VHDL)
- Use of synthetic tools
1.10 MULTIMEDIA COMPRESSION TECHNIQUES: 16 h. lectures, 4 h. tutorials
Public: All majors except OTE
Objective: The bit rates required by the raw digitising of images and sounds are not compatible with the capacities of the transmission systems. They have to be reduced. The
compression techniques from mathematics are constantly changing with the technology and
the economic requirement to do better cheaper.
- Issues and reviews concerning digitising
- Reversible compression methods, RLE, Huffmann
- Irreversible compression methods, transformations
- Sound compressions NICAM, MP3
- Compression of fixed images GIF, JPEG, Wavelets
- Video compressions MJPEG, MPEG2
1.11 TCP/IP PROTOCOL AND NETWORK SECURITY: 20 h. lectures
Public All majors except NTS
The aim of the module is to describe the basic mechanisms of TCP/IP architecture.
This description will be followed by an introduction to security in corporate networks.
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- TCP/IP architecture
Internet addressing and address resolution
IP and ICMP protocols
Transport level protocols
- Introduction to the security of corporate networks
Definition of the various types of attack
Description of the various scanning techniques used
Fingerprinting (passive and active)
Attacks by denying service (distributed or not)
Overall and uniform thoughts concerning security
Weaknesses in web sites
- Security recommendations
Evaluation of risk level, Evaluation of impact, etc.
Expression of general security objectives
Organization (roles and responsibilities)
1.12 MEMS (MICROSYSTEMS, ELECTROMECHANICS): 16 h. lectures, 4 h. tutorials
Public: All majors
Objective: The objective of this module is to show the use of microsystems and their
application framework. It will enable theoretical and technical skills in the MEMS field to be gained. At the end of this module, you will be able to understand the potential of MEMS and the special features of their use.
This module is part of a module exchange between ESIGELEC and ESIEE Paris. The lectures and tutorials may be accessed remotely via the Internet or CD-ROM.
Communication with the ESIEE teacher is by electronic means.
- Introduction to MEMS
- Technological aspects of integrated circuits
- MEMS technology
- Physics associated with MEMS (integrated micro-sensors, micro-actuators) - Tutorials on the Physics of MEMS
1.13 RELATIONAL DATABASES: 8 h. lectures, 12 h. practical work
Public: All majors except ICE and PDSE
Objective: The objective of this module is to introduce the main concepts of relational
database management systems. The tutorials will enable the student to carry out some exercises on simple cases of data modelling, and practical work to master the basics of SQL.
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