An engineering curriculum in line with the times
The INSA Toulouse engineering studies are updated regularly in order to:
- maintain good visibility at both national and international levels
- adapt to a rapidly changing socio-economic environment
- take advantage of the multidisciplinary character of INSA Toulouse to propose original courses at the interface of several fields
- meet the professional projects of its students and stimulate their motivation and autonomy.
INSA Toulouse works in close collaboration with industry to offer an educational programme which corresponds to the expectations of companies.
This has confirmed that INSA engineers:
- have a sound, practical scientific education
- are able to communicate well
- follow courses at the interface of several disciplines
- work easily in teams.
Students can choose among 8 specializations and 8 Pluridisciplinary Transversal Paths (PTP)*. The PTPs include as wide a range of specializations as possible so that students have a broader, less domain-specific education.
Students are encouraged to play an active role in their education and spend a significant part of their studies working on full-scale projects.
Problem and project-based learning is a student-centred approach which stimulates the desire to learn and autonomy. The project is the backbone of the course: instead of following lectures then taking exams to check what has been learnt, students, from the first year, spend an increasing part of their time working in teams on complex problems and projects designed by teachers, and guided by a tutor.
From the start, students are guided in the construction of a professional project consistent with their interests and abilities through the Professional Project Initiative (PPI).
Complementary and parallel courses
INSA offers a number of parallel or complementary courses such as the “Mastères spécialisés”, accredited by the “Conférence des Grandes Ecoles”, which correspond to a one-year specialization open to graduates of a Master degree.
INSA students may also follow complementary courses in another establishment such as a specialization in industrial management (IAE) in architecture (ENSA) or finance (ESC).
INSA Toulouse gives people in or seeking employment the possibility of obtaining a Master in Engineering via a three-year course or through the Validation of Experiential Learning. It also organises short courses to update knowledge and skills.
(*) subject to accreditation by the CTI