Arts & Metiers

The “Arts et Métiers” courses train engineers destined for careers in industry. The engineers can start just as well in the design and development of products and services as in production and organization.

The titles of the different teaching DEPARTMENTS as well as their teaching content are a good illustration of the multidisciplinary nature of “Arts et Métiers”.

The courses are built around 5 main teaching DEPARTMENTS:

Digital department: 16% of the time spent in face-to-face classes (classes; Tutorials and Practicals)


  • Software engineering, networks, information systems, IT security
  • Industrial computing, electronics, automation and regulation


Energy department: 15 % of the time spent in face-to-face classes


  • Electrical engineering and motor drives
  • Fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, thermal transfers, acoustics


Materials science and structural engineering department: 22% of the time spent in face-to-face classes


  • Materials science and durability
  • Mechanical engineering, materials resistance, structural modeling and mechanical design


Industrial Management department: 10% of time spent in face-to-face classes


  • Manufacturing engineering and production
  • Production management
  • Statistical analysis and Industrial organization


Social sciences and Language department: 19% of time in face-to-face classes


  • English and a 2nd modern language
  • Human and social sciences and economics courses
  • Review the Course Catalogue
  • Commitment and Responsibility

The preparatory cycle corresponds to the French National Education Authority courses in Industrial Physics, Technology and Sciences. The progression from ECAM 2 to ECAM 3 is based on continuous assessment and is granted by a specific jury on which sit the ECAM Lyon directors.

The courses are designed in order to allow the students to acquire the main skills and abilities described below:

  • Expertise in Engineering sciences (Mathematics, Electronics, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering, Solid mechanics, Thermodynamics, Computing, etc.)
  • Acquisition of managerial skills (Management, financial management, Human resource management).
  • Ability to adapt to a company environment (Internships)
  • Ability to work in an international environment (Internships, periods of study abroad).
  • A taste for innovation and entrepreneurship (Fest’Innov, MIME, LEONARD and Research and Development projects).

The time and importance accorded to:

  • internships (an average of 43 weeks for a 5 year program),
  • projects (18% of the hours) of teaching,
  • international aspects (33 weeks on average),
  • allow the student to begin to grasp the demands of the world of work and to acquire the qualities needed to exercise the profession of a field engineer.

Every student following the ECAM programs knows that he or she can build their career path through their choice of internships, the in-depth specialization courses, an exchange semester or year or a double-diploma.

Their objectives could be to acquire skills linked to career internationalization or managerial, sales or entrepreneurial skills or to complete their training by a Research project.