Why the CMI program?

Faced with societal challenges related to climate, energy, health, mobility, regional development and digital technology,
Faced with the challenges tackled by companies in France and abroad,
We need scientific and technological advances,
We need committed, innovative and cooperative engineers.

The CMI are committed to :

Train scientific and technical managers who are experts in their field and capable of taking up challenges,
Offer students an engineering curriculum that meets international standards,
Provide a 5-year, selective and reinforced, university education,
Co-construct with the students their personal and professional project.


CMI aim at the acquisition of knowledge through multi- and transdisciplinary approaches.

1. Reinforced learning of a speciality

The CMI devote half of their programme to the progressive acquisition of a speciality, while guaranteeing the learning of a multidisciplinary scientific base, thanks to a 20% increase in the number of hours throughout the five years of the course.

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2. Interventions, events and conferences

Students benefit from a program of external speakers, engineers, researchers, project managers or entrepreneurs sharing their expertise in order to decipher current and future issues as well as their concrete engineering successes.

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3. Social, economic and cultural openness

To assert the identity of the CMI engineer, the curriculum devotes 20% of its training time to the development of the cross-disciplinary skills required to develop innovative solutions in a complex world.

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The CMI confront students with real-life situations in order to develop their capacity for innovation.

1. Pervasive research

Students benefit from access to more than 200 research laboratories. Researchers take part in in training in the first year and students carry out scientific projects in the second year. A wealth of immediately available resources that gives them easy access to the latest advances.

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2. Project management

The projects allow for the application of knowledge and the learning of teamwork. These simulations question issues and promote the acquisition of the knowledge needed to solve complex problems.

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3. Mandatory international experience

Students spend a minimum of three months of their training abroad, in the form of an internship and/or study semester, in order to broaden their horizons to international cultures and issues.

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The CMI prepare future scientific and technical managers to be efficient and creative players throughout their working lives.

1. Internships and projects in laboratories and companies

Students develop projects, lead them and then carry them out through various sequences from the first year in the company or in the laboratory. Group feedback encourages collaborative work and the ability to self-evaluate.

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2. The acquisition of personal and professional skills

Innovation requires curiosity, agility and autonomy. The programme emphasizes skills that promote cooperation, the ability to listen and act (expressing oneself, communicating, defending one’s ideas, leading controversies…).

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3. Training to international standards

Students benefit from an integrated and comprehensive five-year training programme designed according to the best international standards. It facilitates their mobility and recognition throughout the world.

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