- Diploma prepared: Polytech Marseille Civil Engineering specialization.
- Average number of students in a class: 55
- Student profiles on entry*: Mechanics, physics, civil engineering.
- Areas of training concerned (among the 12 areas of the Polytech network): Civil Engineering
- Possible courses: Initial training (FI), Continuing training (FC), Professionalization contract in final year (CP)
- Campus : Château-Gombert
Purpose of the program
This program trains engineers to meet the challenges of modern construction and the needs of the building and public works sector.
Students learn the techniques specific to buildings and structures, and can work on a wide range of issues, from calculations and dimensioning to superstructures and infrastructures, risk prevention and management, bioclimatic construction and more.
"Passionate about the construction industry and intrigued by its various trades, I chose polytech after high school. I completed my preparatory cycle at Peip in Marseille and I'm now studying civil engineering. What really impressed me when I entered the school was the diversity of student activities on offer. Now that I'm in my first year of engineering, I wanted to try my hand at the BDE, so as to be able to offer even more activities and keep student life at my school going".
Scientific and technical training
Mathematics, computer science, numerical analysis, probability and statistics, mechanics (analytical, solids, fluids), heat transfer, vibrations, materials, topography, 3D surveying, civil engineering laboratory, concrete, technical drawing, blueprint reading, actions on structures.
English, law, expression techniques, computer-aided drafting: AutoCAD, health & safety, site visits.
Scientific and technical training
Strength of materials, Eurocode structural design:
Reinforced concrete, steel construction, wood, soil mechanics, infrastructures & foundations, hydraulics, numerical and applied analysis (Python), BIM (Revit, Dynamo), road infrastructures, construction technology, worksite (organization, materials, visits).
English, law, management, communication, project management, quality management, negotiation techniques, pricing, risk management and prevention.
Scientific and technical training
Sustainable development, non-destructive testing of structures, risks and safety, building design and optimization, BIM.
Buildings & Sustainable Development
Renewable energies, construction processes and new materials, building acoustics, building networks, bioclimatic and BBC design, thermal machines and building heating, solar energy, BIM (Revit), Pleïades electrical installations, construction insurance.
Structures and structures
Advanced structural calculations: reinforced & prestressed concrete, finite element calculations, Castem 2000, Robot, geotechnics (Plaxis). Structural dynamics and earthquake resistance.
Applied engineering. BIM (Revit, Structural analysis).
Design offices, engineering structures, formwork/shoring, tunnels, marine works, dams, sanitation, industrial civil engineering, reinforced concrete, CAD: Mensura, AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks, Civil 3D, BIM, earthworks, roadworks, planning, phasing, themed conferences.
English, economic management of works, contractual and financial management of construction sites, construction and public procurement law, project management.
Dual Master's degree in management
With a view to training dual-skilled engineers in high demand on the job market, all Polytech Marseille courses offer a dual degree program: engineering diploma + master's degree in management, in collaboration with Kedge, the Marseille business school.
Double degree Architect
The Civil Engineering stream enables students to pursue a double degree: engineering diploma + architect's diploma. This course starts exclusively in the first year of the preparatory cycle at Polytech Marseille. Once admitted to the PeiP program (via the Gipi-Polytech competitive entrance exam) + the Archi competitive entrance exam (via the ENSAM competitive entrance exam).
The teaching and research staff in this program work in laboratories associated with the school, on subjects such as modeling fiber-reinforced concrete, self-placing concrete, smart concrete and housing thermal engineering, as well as other topics related to issues in the world of construction and public works.
This training program is the subject of close, ongoing consultation with the main players in the region's building and civil engineering sector. Numerous professionals (prime contractors, design offices, control offices, project managers, etc.) are involved in its teaching; worksite visits and conferences are organized on a regular basis.
Example of equipment :
To make it easier for students to enter the workforce and develop their entrepreneurial spirit while providing theoretical training, Polytech Marseille offers students project-based teaching, internships and the possibility of a professionalization contract as part of their engineering curriculum.
Graduates in civil engineering are mainly employed in the building and public works sector in the PACA region, but also nationally and internationally.
Whether working on construction sites or in offices (price studies, calculations and dimensioning, inspections), in the private or public sector (administrations and local authorities), career opportunities are as varied as they are attractive.
Examples of graduate employers
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Projects in partnership with construction companies are carried out throughout the curriculum, in 4th year during the end-of-year project (PFA), in 5th year during the methods office (TP option) or design office (SO & BDD options), then during the end-of-studies project (PFE).
Students in the program take part in three compulsory internships, and the skills acquired are assessed by the internship supervisor and the school's teaching staff.
- 3rd year: 4 to 6-week company discovery internship, beginning in June.
- 4th year: minimum 8-week internship in a company or laboratory, starting in June.
- 5th year: minimum 5-month industrial internship starting in March.
Engineering students have the opportunity to complete their final year of the engineering cycle under a work-study contract with the following work-study schedule:
- September to January: Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday at school, Thursday-Friday at the company
- January to April: Monday-Tuesday at school, Wednesday-Thursday-Friday on the job
- From April: full-time at the company
International mobility is a requirement for the Polytech Marseille engineering diploma. It must be 12 weeks "cumulative post-baccalaureate", with a minimum of 4 consecutive weeks. The mobility options provided for in Polytech Marseille's study regulations are as follows:
- Study semester abroad
- Foreign students who have completed part of their studies in their home country.
- Gap year
Study semesters abroad
Semesters abroad, mainly in 4th and 5th year (Semesters 7, 8 and mainly 9 and/or 10), are encouraged by all the bilateral agreements (ERASMUS, Hors Europe, CIVIS, BRAFITEC...) linking the University, the School and the program with other foreign universities (Japan, Canada, Taiwan, South Korea, USA, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Spain...).
Universities that have welcomed Polytech Marseille students include
- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
- University of Sherbrooke (Canada)
- Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) (Canada)
- University of Toronto (Canada)
- Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (Canada)
- Kobe University (Japan)
- Instituto Tecnologico de Queretaro (ITQ) (Mexico)
- Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (USM) (Chile)
- Università di Bologna (Italy)
- Sapienza Università di Roma (Italy)
- Universidad de Oviedo (Spain)
- Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
- University College Dublin (Ireland)
Internships, particularly in 3A and 4A, are also carried out in foreign companies or research laboratories. (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Great Britain, China, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Taiwan, Australia, Ecuador, USA, Belgium, Turkey, Ivory Coast, Andorra, Togo, Switzerland, Lebanon).