Created by the merger of Mines Douai (est. in 1878) and Télécom Lille, on January 1st, 2017, IMT Lille Douai is the largest graduate school of engineering north of Paris.
IMT Lille Douai uses innovative learning methods to train its future engineers. Open learning approaches, such as Escape Classrooms, flipped classrooms, MOOCs, serious games and agile methods, mean that students play an active role in their own education.
Throughout their studies, future engineers will acquire a vital knowledge base to implement innovative, tangible and sustainable projects that they can adapt to the workplace.For their entrepreneurial projects, Students can benefit from advices, support and scientific and technical collaborative inputs from IMT Lille Douai lecturer-researchers. Students carrying on projects can also access the school’s wide network of regional or national partners.
IMT Lille Douai’s research and innovation activities ensure that the courses continually adapt to the rapid developments in engineering science and techniques.
Students are involved in the research laboratories throughout their studies. They acquire the foundations of innovation management on projects sponsored by companies and through the unrestricted use of the school’s FabLab. They can pursue their entrepreneurship project further with the incubator and benefit from a developed study programme for student entrepreneurs. IMT Lille Douai students can supplement their knowledge through research training.At IMT Lille Douai, research and innovation activities combine engineering science and digital technology.
Each year, IMT Lille Douai, in partnership with the University of Lille, awards degrees to over 500 talented engineers, trained to anticipate economic and social changes.Thanks to its 16000 alumni, the school is well represented in the main industries worldwide.At IMT Lille Douai, to build your professional path, you will benefit from a supportive business network with international companies such as Vinci Construction, Total, Deloitte, EDF, Orange etc.… Careers events are regularly organized, as well as one-to-one meetings offered to students looking for an internship or a job. 90% of the students finds a permanent contract within 2 months after their graduation.
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Four associations runs student life and regularly organises major events: the « bureau des élèves » or Student Union, the « bureau des sports », the « bureau des arts » and the « bureau de l’humanitaire ». Students can enjoy events such as induction weekend, ski trips, cultural visits, sports competitions and the graduation party.
On the Douai site, IMT Lille Douai holds 3 student residences, called the ‘Maison des élèves’ (MDE). It hosts the vast majority of student activities. Everything has been provided for students to be able to work, eat, sleep, relax and organise joint activities there.
The MDE currently offers 825 single rooms with individual or shared bathroom. Recent renovations have been made to supply modern facilities to the students.
An underground carpark, a self-service laundry, premises for student organisations, a gaming room, a self-service network photocopier and a small football picth in a nice garden.Approx. 300€ per month, depending on the residence and room type.
All students have access to a multimedia library where they will find works, books, newspapers, magazines and publications in French and English. A wide variety of films are also available. A good way to discover the French Culture, and everything is free of charge.
At IMT Lille Douai, on both campuses, students will have access to a multimedia library with computers and internet access. Printers are also accessible, and you can print at a low cost.Internet access is also offered on the teaching sites but also in the student residences.
In France, IMT has a phone app where you can easily book an appointment with a doctor or specialist. Just choose the shortest delay or the closest to you.If you are an international student, what will be essential when you arrive in France is to register for health care services and consider a possible health insurance.
IMT has 2 main locations for its campuses: in Lille metropolis with the Campus of Villeneuve d’ascq, and in Douai which is 25 minutes away by car and 20min by train from Lille.
Students of the MSc programmes will be based in Douai, where we have 2 teaching and research sites.In the first one, “Bourseul”, there are classrooms, auditoriums, the FabLab, the library center and « Maison des langues ».
The second one, “Lahure” gathers most of the reasearch labs, some classrooms, auditoriums and a cafeteria.
IMT Lille Douai owns 3 student residences in Douai town center, called « La Maison des Elèves ».
Sports is really important in our cultural and social life, therefore you can find a swimming pool or football pitches few feet from the campus.Sports is also included in our programmes, as practicing physical activities develop team spirit, communication skills, tenacity, concentration or even competitive spirit! Important skills to become a leading engineer in the future.At the campus residence in Douai, a nice garden is accessible with also a tiny football pitch. Nice to stretch your legs while taking a break from your revisions.
IMT Lille Douai have 4 main student unions and more than 30 associations:
The master of science programmes are accredited by the CGE “The Conférence des Grandes Ecoles”.They are EUR-ACE master degrees.
They are co-accredited with the University of Lille.The Msc programmes are offered in partnership with IMT Business School are students will study for one semester at IMT Lille Douai.
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