EIGSI trains general engineers. But what is a general engineer?
EIGSI general engineers are able to perform any of the major engineering functions, whether in the area of research, studies, design, industrialization, production, operations or marketing.
In other words, unlike specialised engineers, general engineers are multi-skilled. They have scientific and technical knowledge in all types of engineering, enabling them to work in most sectors and functions.
They acquire this flexibility through high-level science education based on fundamental engineering sciences (algebra, geometry, calculus, complex series, etc.), applied science (electromagnetism, strength of materials, mechanical systems, thermodynamics, sequential control systems, computer science, etc.) and a true knowledge base in humanities and organizational management.
In addition, general engineers must be able to understand the technical and organizational implications of any project and provide solutions. They must have a good command of both general and specialized science and technology.
Therefore, throughout the study programme, there is a strong emphasis on multidisciplinary classes. The internships and project management activities provide real hands-on experience to cement their theoretical knowledge.