Centrale Nantes, Ecole navale and ENSM create a Specialised Master

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Within the framework of their collaboration in research and training, Centrale Nantes, Ecole navale and ENSM will offer in October 2018 a Specialised Master in a growing sector, Life Cycle of ship : the Specialised Master « Life Cycle Assessment of Ship (MS LICAS) ».

From design to construction, during operations, when being decommissioned, before scrapping and recycling, it is essential to take into consideration the environmental impact of the life cycle of a ship in order to meet the new statutory constraints. The companies in fisheries, trade, service, boating, science and the Navy, have to involve experts able to evaluate the environmental impact and suggest procedures and actions to mitigate this impact.

The goals of the MS LICAS are to train experts in the life cycle of a ship, competent in research and development as well as in project management. The graduates will apply for engineer-level positions or as designers in design offices, as environmental managers, QSE engineering in shipyards, in design offices or in shipping companies.

The MS LICAS lasts 12 months. It has been approved by the Grandes Ecoles Conference (CGE). It consists in over 350 hours of lectures and a 6-month practical training in-company, validated by the viva of a professional thesis. The specialities of the partner academies cover all the sectors of the operations of a ship according to 5 focuse developed in the programme: environment, eco-design and life cycle, life cycle economy, technological and industrial aspects of the life cycle, construction/scrapping, regulation, project management.

The course targets an audience wishing to gain an expertise, a double competence or willing to further in a sector in order to evolve professionall

The MS LICAS targets students in initial or ongoing training. It is accessible to Bac+6 levels (engineer-level title, M2, French Register of Professional Certification (RNCP) level 1) or an M1+a three-year professional experience. The lectures will take place in Nantes (Centrale Nantes and ENSM) and includes a study visit at Lanvéoc Poulmic (Ecole Navale).

For further information and to apply, access to the Centrale Nantes website.

Jean-Marc Benguigui, lecturer at Centrale Nantes, options manager
Thomas Daday, lecturer-researcher at Ecole Navale
Yann Vachias, research coordinator at ENSM.

What about Centrale Nantes?

Member of the « Groupe des Ecoles Centrales », Centrale Nantes trains engineers, Master and phD students following an academic programme based on the most up to date scientific and technological developments and the best management practices. With research platforms including digital simulators and test tanks as well as on-site tests (sea tests SEM-REV), Centrale Nantes has developed a strong expertise in training, research and innovation in the maritime sector (naval architecture, energies). Created in 1919, Centrale Nantes covers a 16 ha campus, welcomes 2320 students of which 1550 engineer-level students, 200 engineer-level trainees, 260 phD and 400 Masters.

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What about Ecole navale?

Ecole Navale, pole of excellence of the French Navy, of the professionals of the sea and maritime sciences, offers a high-level education in exceptional setting, to the benefits of students from different horizon and of different nationalities. Cadets in initial training for the Navy and other administrations as well as civil or military students in Research Masters or Specialized Masters, phD and post-phD, officers, petty officers and tomorrow’s crews, civil servants as well as students of Grandes Ecoles in ongoing training, all come to study at Ecole Navale for its unique competences, whether in the maritime and technological sectors or the expertise in operational leadership. A melting pot since 1830 for the future chiefs of the Navy, Ecole Navale has opened up successfully and is now turning towards the future.

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What about ENSM ?

ENSM trains engineer-level seafarers, merchant navy officers and specialised engineers in maritime engineering, Eco-ship manager (EGN) and Offshore maintenance manager(DMO). It welcomes every year 1200 students and 3000 trainees.
The academy holds a strong knowledge in shipping and other expertise: regulation, human factors, ship operations and its complex systems. Additionally, the academy offers highly technical pedagogical tools : manoeuvring simulator, machinery simulator , DP simulator, fuel cell enabling the students to become familiar with ship operations.

Press contacts

– Ecole Centrale: Valérie Chilard, valerie.chilard@ec-nantes.fr, T. +33(0)6 30 81 70 69
– Ecole navale : LV Anne Pitois, dircom@ecole-navale.fr, T. +33(0)
– ENSM : Muriel Mironneau, muriel.mironneau@supmaritime.fr T. +33(0)6 09 85 49 14

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