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Industrial Field Study

  • It takes place during the second year, in February and March (S4). During this 8-week period, 13 days are spent in a company (in the Rhône Alpes Region) for the Field Study and the rest of the time is spent at school.
  • A specific project is given to a group of three engineering students; they are supervised by an Engineering professor and a Social & Human Science professor as well as a tutor from the company.

Main Objectives

For companies:

  • become familiarised with the Engineering Curriculum at Grenoble INP - Génie industriel'
  • provide a mission each week for the students to work on
  • a solution to the problem at hand must be provided at the end of the mission

 For students:

  • apply Industrial Engineering knowledge and skills in a real-life situation
  • successfully adapt to a professional situation
  • organise and manage working in small groups

 For the school:

  • supervise and evaluate a group of engineering students in a professional situation
  • be aware of current issues in industry and take into account changes and development when updating training programmes
  • use some of the Industrial Field Studies as examples for study cases

Written by Marie-Brigitte De Mathan

Date of update July 30, 2011

Grenoble INP Institut d'ingénierie Univ. Grenoble Alpes