INSA Toulouse, located in the European capital of aeronautics and an active memberof the competitive cluster “Aeronautics, Space and Embedded Systems” and the future Institut de Recherche Technologique has privileged links with companies in this sector and its graduates are naturally drawn to it.
But these partnerships must not mask the great diversity of the sectors of activity in which the 12,000 INSA Toulouse engineers are present: building and publicworks, computing, energy, agro-food industry, transport, consultancy,pharmaceutics…
Graduates find employment easily thanks to the close relations the school has with various professional fields. For example, all departments discuss their strategy to update their course to meet changing social-economic needs with industrial experts from their field. More than 325 experts from the business are involved in teaching.
- Time spent looking for 1st job: 1,5 months
- Firstannual salary of € 36,000
- 14% go on to do PhD studies
- 13% find their first job abroad
36 weeks of internships
Studentsare required to do three internships during their studies in companies,institutions or research laboratories.
1 200 individual professional interviews each year
Throughout their course, guided by the Professional Path Initiative, students are able to determine their personal priorities and decide on the type of work they want to do and in which sector.This reflection increases their motivation and has proved to be a great asset during job interviews.
INSA Toulouse also develops its links with companies through training courses for their employees, degree courses open to all, and above all courses leading to diploma in innovative technologies, linked to develpments in research.
Innovative PhD graduates
INSA Toulouse awards round 50 PhD degrees each year and is part of 7doctoral schools. It offers 8 Research Master programmes and has around 240 PhD students, half of whom come from abroad.
In collaboration with the other engineering universities of Toulouse,INSA Toulouse would like to create an “École de docteurs” in order to facilitate the transition from Master studies to PhD studies so that more engineers go onto study for a PhD, thus developing a real “doctor of engineering”. This will involve developing the courses with companies and accompanying the students in their professional projects.