Today all economic sectors are driven by innovation and so the need for expert engineers coping with the most advanced technologies is in high demand.
An expert engineer is capable of handling multidimensional problems to provide creative solutions based on scientific expertise and overall knowledge of the appropriate technological field. The capacity to act both as a leader and as a team member is essential to build fruitful partnerships in a global and complex environment with social, environmental, ethical and multicultural issues.
With these goals in mind, a network of French universities (FIGURE**) has established specific, top-level, 5-year curricula leading to Master of Engineering degrees (known as CMI) in different fields. This new selective programme strengthens the link between teaching, training and research with strong commitment of industry and businesses. Besides, during the 5-year training, student mobility is allowed within the university network.