Mobility, energy, environment, health, autonomy, education, but also maintenance of industrial employment and relocation are societal and economic issues for which mechanics and robotics develop solutions. The industrial stakes are also considerable: industrial competitiveness (issues of innovation and productivity), upgrading the skills of managers and workers, customization of products requiring new design and manufacturing processes, management of raw materials, eco-design, additive manufacturing. Another challenge is to maintain specialty engineering skills that are uncommon in the major engineering schools.

France has nearly 30,100 companies and 608,000 employees with a turnover of 114.8 billion euros in this sector. Mechanics and robotics are France’s largest industrial employer (21%).

Business sectors

The sectors of activity are very broad and include :

  • automotive
  • aeronautics
  • defence
  • spatial
  • transport
  • energy
  • structural engineering
  • manufacturing output
  • home automation
  • health technologies.
Our programmes
Mechanical, Civil and Energy Engineering Responsable(s) du CMI : Stéphane Morel (resp. CMI MGCE et parcours GC), Denis Teissandier (resp. parcours GM), Bertrand Audoin (resp. parcours ME) Université de Bordeaux
Mechanics Responsable(s) du CMI : Hélène Dumontet / Yves Berthaud / Jean-Luc Zarader Sorbonne Université
Mechanics Responsable(s) du CMI : Michael Baudoin Université de Lille