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The Figure® Network launches the Bachelor’s Degree Program in Engineering (CBI: Curus Bachelor en Ingénierie)

The general assembly of the Figure® Network (Formation à l’InGénierie par des Universités de REcherche) launched on May 14, 2020 the Bachelor in Engineering programme (called CBI) for the start of the 2021 academic year by adopting the framework of the training and the referential for the evaluation of the quality of the programmes. (link toward the document CBI « CBI-Réseau Figure-2020-2024 »)


An innovative new model

CBI, tachelor’s degree programme in engineering of the Figure® Network is a professional integration course at an intermediate qualification level corresponding to level 6 of the European Qualification Framework (EQF), of the “Honors program” type ( Oriented towards both industry and services, the bachelor’s degree of the Figure® Network aims to train creative and collaborative professionals, able to participate actively in the various changes in companies, based on reinforced technical and digital skills.


The CBI, was nourished by the experience accumulated during eight years of deployment of a master’s degree in engineering (CMI), in France and abroad. Highly ambitious in terms of the quality of professionalization, and anxious to adapt to multifaceted needs, the training reference system makes it possible to offer different formulas for initial and continuing training, whether or not on a work-study basis. It is supplemented by a quality assessment reference framework for training programmes, which aims to develop a continuous improvement process. This evaluation frame of reference integrates the criteria allowing the collation of the Bachelor’s degree in France, the European ACcredited Engineer (EUR-ACE®) criteria, the main references and guidelines for the quality of training in the European Higher Education Area.

A demanding programme


The CBI totals 216 ECTS (European Credits Transfer and Accumulation System) credits and its main characteristics are :

  • coherence and continuity built on selective and varied training pathways (reinforced bachelor’s or professional bachelor’s pathways, differentiated bachelor’s pathways or specific pathways within the framework of establishment diplomas);
  • four training components contributing to the attainment of the targeted learning outcomes and making it possible to acquire fundamental knowledge, a foundation of knowledge and skills in a disciplinary or multidisciplinary field, digital skills, specialization in a field of professional activity, and organizational, social, environmental and cultural skills;
  • a support by research that reinforces training on the most advanced knowledge;
  • a reinforced partnership with the socio-economic world in order to meet the requirements of the job market and the transformation of professions, and to develop work-linked training formulas and to easily adapt the CBI to the continuous training needs of the employees;
  • a pedagogy of experience calling for numerous activities of situational simulation of the type of short projects and long integrator projects, internships in laboratories and companies, including a professional qualification lock of a minimum duration of six months;
  • a recommended international mobility of at least three months.


The year 2020-2021 will enable interested universities to draw up their projects and submit them for accreditation by the Network, which will take all the necessary steps to enable the opening of the new curricula from the start of the 2021 academic year.


For more information: link to the press release