A graduate and post graduate school
A founding member of the INSA Group
Full CTI accreditation
EUR-ACE label

International stream

The first two years of study at INSA Rennes are based on a core curriculum designed for all engineering students. It also gives them the knowledge of human sciences that are so vital for anybody wishing to choose one of 7 masters of engineering.

Courses in Sciences and Techniques for Engineers

  • Mathematics, Computing, Physics, Chemistry, Industrial Technology and Science
  • Human and Social Science, Culture-Communication, Economics-Management, Modern Languages
  • Business culture: Personal professional project, Job interview simulations, Examination : written evaluation and viva voce

Advantages of the course

  • Students are paired (one French-speaking and one non French-speaking)
  • Work in small groups (with individual support)
  • Advanced courses in French and English
  • International awareness courses : Geopolitics – international political economy (IPE), Practicals, lectures

Language-based travel and cultural activities

  • Excursions to Rennes, Saint-Malo, Mont Saint-Michel, Paris, Strasbourg, etc.
  • Language-based travel abroad
  • Lectures, concerts, exhibitions, culinary differences, etc.

Internship, 1st Year, international curriculum

  • One-month internship recommended in a company abroad (non French-speaking country) for French students.
  • One-month internship in a company in France for international students.

Language preparation before the international stream

Language and scientific training is organized for non-native French speakers before they join the international stream, during a preparatory semester or summer school.

  • The Preparatory Semester (SPIR*) from February to June (4 months)
  • The Summer School in August (4 weeks) : French as a Foreign Language lessons (grouped according to level), host family accommodation (full board), themed visits and cultural outings

* In French