General framework of the training offer
The specialized modules in Marine engineering are components of the French Maritime Academy’s program for Ingénieur certification, and are taught in Nantes campus over two years. Those two years represent the Master years in an engineer-level cycle.
There are two modules options under the Marine engineering program, recognised as “ingénieur” qualification (Master’s Degree in Engineering) by the French qualification commission (CTI):
– Ship Eco Management (EGN)
– Installation and maintenance of Offshore systems (DMO).
The Installation and Maintenance of Offshore systems option (DMO) focuses on aspects related to the deployment of offshore production plant or energy generation at sea, from marine renewable energies (MRE) for example, plant maintenance, production optimisation and supply of offshore energies, foundations and structures of offshore systems.
The career opportunities include: Engineer in charge of operation and maintenance of installations, Expert/surveyor for companies specialized in marine energies, Engineer for Administration, Expert/surveyor for insurance companies.
This program is delivered on the Nantes campus, a city where a rich academic and industrial background creates favourable conditions for the development of marine engineering activities, which in turn benefits to training partners, Research and Development initiatives and finally commercial production.
The French Maritime Academy has strong links with key stakeholders in the Pays de la Loire region, which hosts numerous companies specialised in marine renewable energies and marine construction.
The program covers general topics such as protection of the marine environment, management of high-risk systems, entrepreneurship, regulations, human and social sciences, labour law or English at professional level. The technical topics are specific to each of the two options. Students select their option during the first two months of the program.
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Specific contribution to MRE
ENSM engineers will understand and consider the particularities of MRE systems, the constraints of the various actors and the marine environment. These skills are essential for the deployment, and safe exploitation of MRE fields.