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Bachelor of Industrial Engineering – Innovation and Industrial Development (vocational)

The vocational Bachelor of Industrial Engineering – Innovation and Industrial Development (in French, GI-IDI) is a State diploma obtained through an apprenticeship, which enables graduates to find employment quickly.

This vocational bachelor’s trains assistant engineers qualified to   
             design and development of industrial products
in the mechanics and technology fields, using classic or new materials.

In the course of their work, graduates will be required to:

  • develop functional specifications and prepare a complete technical dossier including analysis of quality problems.
  • participate in design activities, looking for mechanical solutions and calculating dimensions, resistance of materials…
  • set up and run experiments and analyse results.  
  • use computer-aided design (CAD) to create a 3D image of the product and edit the plans.  
  • take charge of production and identification of financial risks.
  • This 1 year course is organized as an apprenticeship by UPMC’s Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Department in partnership with the Centre de Formation par l'apprentissage (Training by Apprenticeship Center) CFA SUP II MECAVENIR.


By the end of the course, students will have acquired skills in several areas: methodology of industrial design and production in applied mechanics, management and communications. 

  • ability to analyze and summarize scientific and technical information
  • ability to generate diagnostic elements from a real need and provide coherent solutions
  • ability to conform to rigorous methodological processes
  • ability to innovate (research and development)
  • know how to conduct competitive intelligence
  • Master the use of 3D CAD software (Catia V5, SolidWorks)
  • Understand the company’s micro and macro economic issues
  • Mastery of English
  • Ability to integrate quickly in a new professional environment
  • People skills, ability to communicate
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • be able to work in a project team
  • ethical commitment: work in companies remains confidential

Industrial engineering, mechanics, design, production


The vocational Bachelor of Industrial Engineering – Innovation and Industrial Development trains operational managers in the mechanics sector, specialized in industrial engineering or applied research as:

  • Research project manager, or manager of research and development laboratories
  • Quality control manager
  • Project manager
  • Business manager

They work for SMEs or major corporations in the following industries and sectors:

  • Mechanics and metallurgy
  • Electricity, electronics,
  • Industrial research and development laboratories
  • Computing centers
  • Automobile, aeronautics
  • Arms, manufacturing, capital goods
  • Plastics, petrochemistry, environment, nuclear.

This one-year course runs from October to September 30 and includes academic classes taught by UPMC, CFA SUPII MECAVENIR and professionals in the field, which alternate with work experience in companies (about 50% of the time).

Students switch between classes, which are held on the UPMC and CFA SUPII MECAVENIR campuses, and work experience every fortnight.

The total volume of contact time for the course is 550 hours, plus a specific 125-hour program on CATIA software.

The course is made up of common papers (21 ECTS) which are shared with the Vocational Bachelor of Industrial Engineering – International Business Manager, specialization papers (24 ECTS) and an internship project in the industrial sector (15 ECTS):


Common Papers

  • Industrial Science and Technology – Semester 1 (3 ECTS) and Semester 2 (3 ECTS)

Mathematical tools for mechanics
Technological tools, CAD
Industrial Design
Metallurgy - Materials

  • Organization, management of a business and its environment – Semester 1 (3 ECTS)

Business economics and management
Labor law and business start-ups
Quality control

  • Innovative project management – Semester 1 (3 ECTS)

Project management
Innovation and creativity tools

  • Human relations and Communications – Semester 1(3 ECTS) and Semester 2 (6 ECTS)

IT and office automation
Written and oral communication
Intercultural communication
Leadership of meetings and personal development


Specialization papers

  • Mechanical Engineering - Semester 1 (9 ECTS) - Semester 2 (6 ECTS)       

        Statics, Kinamatics and R&D in Mechanics
        Mechanical construction
        Modelling tools
        Industrial Mechanics
        Continuum mechanics  

  • Design of Industrial Products - Semester 1 (3 ECTS) - Semester 2 (3 ECTS)

         Modeling with CATIA     
         Projects with CATIA

  • Industrial Research and Development - Semester 1 (3 ECTS)    

         Industrial Management
         Quality and standards awareness


Industrial Project and Internship - Semester 1 (3 ECTS) and Semester 2 (12 ECTS)

  • Industrial project within a company: case study, methodological tools of project management.
  • Internship in a company alternating with classes
Well-targeted public

The GI –IDI Vocational Bachelor’s is intended for students under 26 (at the time the contract is signed), authorized to work in France, having successfully completed one of the following scientific or technological courses:

  • The vocational stream of UPMC’s Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, L2 (2nd year) level.
  • L2 level of UPMC’s general Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Physics or Bachelor of Electronic Engineering.
  • L2 level of other equivalent scientific university courses.  
  • Two years of preparatory classes for the grandes écoles in PSI, PT or PTSI.
  • A DUT in Mechanical Engineering
  • A BTS in Design of Industrial Products, Technical Assistant to Engineers, Microtechnology Design and Industrialization
  • certains DEUST (depending on level and specialization).>

The degree is also open to students in continuing education.


Candidates must first submit a written application. If their written application is accepted, candidates are invited to an interview where their knowledge is tested by a selection panel made up of UPMC and CFA SUPII MECAVENIR staff.

Definitive enrolment depends on the signature of an apprenticeship contract (two months after the start of classes at the latest).  

Applications submitted before mid-June will be given priority.

Administrative coordinator
CIMON Françoise 
01 44 27 70 55
Tour 55- couloir 55/65 porte 216

e-mail address : lpro.meca@upmc.fr
Person responsible for the schooling department
Brosselin Nicole 

More information

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