Maritime Engineering Engineer


The “Maritime Engineering” specialty is a scientific and technical training consisting of theoretical courses, practical work, professional simulations on simulators, and internships in companies.

ENSM trains engineers at the Nantes site for the issuance of the engineering diploma, accredited by the Engineering Titles Commission (CTI) and with a master’s degree level (employment rate close to 100%).


I3 Maritime Engineering

Admission in I3 Maritime Engineering

  • Applications for the CPGE PT Bank Competition
  • Applications from January to May on for holders of a scientific BUT, a CPGE PSI or MP, a CUPGE, or candidates from a preparatory ATS class.

International candidates can obtain information at:



I4 Maritime Engineering

Admission in I4 Maritime Engineering

Applications from January to May on for candidates with a level: :

  • Scientific Master 1
  • First year of engineering cycle training recognized by the CTI

International candidates can obtain information at:


Duration of the “Maritime Engineering” specialty (2 or 3 years)

  • Access in I3: 3-year curriculum
  • Access in I4: 2-year curriculum (apprenticeship contract possible for both years)

The “Maritime Engineering” specialty: divided into two tracks

  • EGN Ship Eco-Management
  • DMO Deployment and Maintenance of Offshore Systems

Some areas are common to both tracks: entrepreneurship, regulation, professional English. The scientific and technical fields are specific to each track.

  • The EGN track: optimization of onboard energies, waste treatment, ecological orientation of construction, use of ships, and deconstruction.
  • The DMO track: deployment of offshore installations, exploitation of marine renewable energies, industrial maintenance, optimization of production and transport of offshore energies.

For both tracks, internships in companies are part of the curriculum (including a mandatory semester).

Professional Opportunities

The “Maritime Engineering” specialty trains for the following professions:

  • Superintendent,
  • Energy transition engineer for a shipping company or shipyard,
  • Lead engineer within a certification society,
  • Project engineer or maritime coordinator within a certification society,
  • Project engineer or maritime coordinator within an offshore wind farm,
  • Engineer responsible for the operation and maintenance of offshore installations,
  • Consulting engineer.

Further Studies

It is possible to continue the training with:

  • Specialized Master’s (port, cybersecurity, economic management, …)
  • PhD // Additional Information

Additional Information

ENSM Scholarship Awards

ENSM awards its own scholarships; its students are not eligible for CROUS scholarships.
Information related to the ENSM 2024-2025 scholarship campaign, the social criteria scholarship file, and the merit aid request are to be downloaded from the ENSM website.

Additional Costs

Travel and accommodation expenses may be anticipated for attending conferences, interviews with companies… ENSM may contribute to covering part of these costs through its Foundation.