FAQ Programme

-If I do speak some French, can I study another foreign language?

Yes, students who have intermediate level French or above can choose to study another foreign language from among the list currently offered to students at INSA Lyon which are: Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese.

-When do classes start?

The academic semester starts in mid September and runs through to mid June with short breaks for Christmas/Easter and half term holidays. Please note, there is no deferred entry at the start of the spring semester.

-What are the course assessment procedures?

Course modules are assessed by a combination of project assignments, homework and tests.

-Will I get industrial experience?

Yes, this is a core part of the course and it is compulsory for all students. Students spend one month in July or August at the end of their first year working as an unskilled worker in industry, followed by a 4 month technical engineering internship as of April in the final year. Both internships may be undertaken in France or abroad.

-Which authority confers the qualification ‘International Bachelor’s in Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace engineering?

The IBMMAE programme has received accreditation from the French "Commission des Titres d'Ingénieur" and the Ministry of Higher Education to award the national "grade de licence" degree.

-What are the main teaching modules?

A description of the course modules and credits can be found on the website under the tab syllabus: https://www.insa-lyon.fr/fr/formation/international-bachelor#0

-Can I continue on to a Master’s course once I have completed the programme?

Yes, the course is designed to allow students either to enter the job market directly on completion of the course or use the 180ECTS credits the course validates to enroll on a Master’s programme in an appropriate field of study.

-Do all students spend a semester at the University of Strathclyde or the University of Twente?

Yes, the second semester of year two is taught exclusively at the University of Strathclyde or the University of Twente. Students will spend a total of 5 months (spring semester) in Glasgow or Enschede and will benefit from all on-campus facilities.