EIGSI La Rochelle is a post-baccalaureate general engineering school.
Our engineering education focuses on engineering techniques and industrial issues, to enable graduates to adapt to developments in their working environment. The school currently has 1300 students, 65 permanent professors and 300 adjunct lecturers who are teachers or business professionals.
EIGSI La Rochelle, formerly the Ecole d’Ingénieurs en Génie des Systèmes Industriels, is heir to one of the four private Parisian Engineering Grandes Ecoles from the start of the 20th century: the Ecole d’Electricité et de Mécanique Industrielle (EEMI – école Violet) founded in Paris in 1901.
EIGSI is authorised to award engineering degrees by the CTI.
In July 2016, EIGSI La Rochelle was accredited as a Private Higher Education Institution of General Interest. Only institutions created by associations, foundations recognised as being of public utility or professional associations can obtain this accreditation.
Presentation of EIGSI in Chinese
Engineering School | Missions
The main mission of EIGSI is to prepare general engineers with the scientific, technical and interpersonal skills to meet job market demands. Graduates will be operational as soon as they enter the workforce, and be able to perform well in a constantly changing multicultural environment.
Career options include research, mechanical design, industrialisation, production, operations and sales.
EIGSI engineers specify, design, integrate, validate and produce complex systems or services with high technological added value, which require quite a diverse skillset.
General engineering program | 5 years
EIGSI La Rochelle provides general scientific and technical training with high added value, with a strong focus on people skills and international opportunities. And thanks to a strong relationship with business and the inclusion of research and innovation in the program, the school provides cutting-edge education.
Balance and progressive learning are key factors in the academics at EIGSI.
This generalist approach is complemented by industrial projects and internships as well as by the different majors, giving students a better understanding of the specific nature of a variety of technical fields.
EIGSI La Rochelle delivers cross-cutting interdisciplinary expertise to train general system engineers. In addition to focusing on knowledge, expertise and people skills, we also teach our students to engage in relational leadership. The program teaches the following:
- a wide range of multidisciplinary scientific skills,
- leadership and interpersonal skills,
- a strong understanding of industrial practices,
- international experience and a spirit of innovation.
Internships are extremely important at EIGSI, with students spending at least 50 weeks interning with companies during the 5 year program. Another of EIGSI’s key focuses is “project culture”.
During the program, students participate in more than a dozen projects that address real problems encountered in business and industry, where they use their project management skills, cement their scientific and technical skills and develop new ones.
The students learn to work to specifications, stay within budget and deliver on time. And the collaborative work required in project mode helps them develop listening, observation and leadership skills within a group.
EIGSI La Rochelle | Values
EIGSI bases its work on values which aim to place the success of students at the heart of its preoccupations in a framework open to the outside world and its diversity, whilst also maintaining its own identity as a general engineering school.
These values form the basis of the school’s culture and of its general engineering training.
Team spirit: the driving force for our activities
Respect for each one and regular sharing of knowledge and experience.
Respect: the foundation for all our relations
Showing respect and recognising the value of people. Acting accordingly, with professionalism, taking account of our professions’ codes of conduct.
Commitment: the vector for our development
Commitment is conveyed through the attitude of people who, aware of being part of our organisation, place their talent and their thinking at the service of the academic mission.
Openness: the lever for our growth
Showing openness to others means accepting their difference and their uniqueness. We act by welcoming new ideas without preconceptions and by searching for the best choices to make for our students, our staff and for the accomplishment of our mission.
Innovation: the key for our future success
Implementing innovation at the centre of our activities means bringing to light and deploying creative ideas in order to guarantee the development of our school in line with economic and social development.