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CENTRALE Nantes

Master of City and Urban Environment

This Master's programme offers a world-class education to future engineers and town planners by providing the skills necessary to address environmental and health issues in the context of sustainable urban development, in Research and in Urban Engineering. The 2-year-courses are fully taught in English. This Master's programme includes a 6-month-internship in a company of in a lab.

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Entry Requirements: Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science or Equivalent
Duration: 2 years (3 semesters of courses and 1 semester of Master’s thesis or internship)
Location: Nantes (France) 
Language: English
Selection: academic application 
Member of the Conférence des grandes écoles

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2017-12-05

Analysis

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Participants:

  • Anne-Laure Frémondière - International Cooperation Manager, Centrale Nantes
  • Angela Matamoros - Master's student in 2d year
  • Mohamed Saadi - Master's alumni, currently PhD candidate
  • 00:16

    The Pitch

    01:35

    How fluent should I be for the second year taught in French? Is it really feasible to work at an academic level after only one year of languages courses?

    03:21

    Do we need an engineering or sciences background to apply to the Atmosphere, Water and Environment master’s?

    05:35

    What’s the proportion of theory to hands-on practice or projects through workshops and assignments?

  • 08:45

    Can we be part of the school life? Associations?

    11:40

    Who are the professors teaching the courses? Are they academics or urban planning practitioners?

    14:00

    Do you organize study trips?

    14:55

    Three Words Max

  • 16:57

    Is it possible to do study exchange with other universities?

    17:55

    Is there an internship requirement?

    19:46

    Is it possible to get a scholarship for this program?

    20:43

    Can my good maths grades make up for my science grades, which are not that great?

  • 21:52

    Guest change

    22:05

    What proportion of former students are working in the field?

    23:44

    Do Centrale Nantes academics in this program contribute published work to the research community?

    25:26

    Are we trained as architects in the Architecture, Ambiances and Urbanity degree?

  • 27:34

    Will I have the right to work in France after graduating if I come from outside the EU?

    29:22

    The Expert Question

    29:33

    The Expert Question: What are the primary challenges facing urban planners today and how is Centrale Nantes addressing these issues in its curriculum and its research?

    32:43

    Question for alumnus: What have you liked most about the program? What would you change?

  • 34:25

    What did you achieve in this master that couldn't have been achieved in another?

    36:11

    How does the master help students to fit in the work market after finishing?

    39:03

    Coming from India, I do not know Centrale Nantes. Why study here? Is it a recognized expert on city and urban issues for France?

    40:14

    Conclusion