The Junior Enterprise is regularly called upon by the Sustainable Development Committee: at the moment it is updating the School’s carbon footprint.
Are you thinking of developing a new product, a new service, a new process? Do you have ideas for research and development, but lack the time or resources?
The Ecole Centrale de Lille can help you …
Since 1992, our student-engineers have carried out around 40 multidisciplinary projects per year in partnership with industry or research.
Each project is composed of six or seven students working on your project for one and a half or two years. Three hundred hours are programmed into the timetable and there are also one hundred hours of coaching and consulting with our research Professors.
These mainly scientific and technological projects begin with studying your needs to writing out specifications, designing and finally creating a prototype to meet your needs.
The Project Activity is at the heart of the curriculum in Centrale Lille. Its aim is to transmit to students the skills of a multi-disciplinary engineer and to teach them how to design, implement, take the lead, train, organize, communicate and undertake through project teaching.
A project can bring you :
During their final year, students at the Ecole Centrale de Lille have to carry out an IMPACT (Initiative, Mission, Project, ACTion). This is a type of project activity the main aim of which is to go deeper into or find out about a given subject and/or apply and integrate a set of skills. Apart from a few exceptional cases, the subject dealt with conforms to the scientific or professional option taken during the final year of study. Around thirty half-days are programmed into the timetable and the activity is carried out under supervision of a tutor and evaluated at the end of the academic year.
Through this project, each student has the opportunity to take on a subject of their choice, deal with it in an autonomous and individual manner, and take responsibility towards a partner. It allows them to customize their study plan and/or to clarify their professional project, through discovering or going further into a defined subject according to their own aspirations.
IMPACT can take on various forms: auditing, feasibility study, preliminary internship work, etc… and is the opportunity for a future engineer carry through to fruition a mission that has been entrusted by a partner and using human, scientific and technological means from the laboratories in the Ecole Centrale de Lille. An agreement is signed between the partner and the Ecole Centrale de Lille.
They are also an important part of the curriculum. They constitute a major area for experimentation.
Iteem : The project activity represents around 360 hours of work per student spread out over the first three years.
IG2I : projects are undertaken as early as the 2nd year of study, in teams. The aim is to design, make and deliver a computer application which answers to specifications imposed by “a client” from outside the school.
=> The involvement of companies in these activities allows the students to get to grips with their constraints and their way of working and companies to take advantage of the student-engineers’ expertise (always supported by a tutor professor) to make progress on an internal project. It is also an excellent means for a company to become known.
A Junior Enterprise (J.E.) is a student association bringing expertise to companies thanks to the students’ skills. Indeed, through J.E., students carry out studies for Small and Medium Enterprises, Major Groups and individuals.
Centrale Lille Projets, which is the Junior Enterprise at the Ecole Centrale de Lille, brings together three axes – Engineering, Computing and Marketing – around twenty fields of expertise. Drawing on 40 years of experience, it can undertake many projects at a very competitive price ranging from Internet sites to business plans, and also prototyping and translation.
Listed in the top 6 Junior Enterprises in France according to the Confédération Nationale des Junior-Entreprises, Centrale Lille Projets is one of the school’s major associations whose 60 or so members contribute to instilling three essential values: commitment, durability and professionalism.