ESIX Normandy

ESIX Normandy is the Graduate School of Engineering of Caen-Basse-Normandie University. Our belonging to the University of Caen-Basse-Normandie enables us to benefit from its first-class pedagogic and scientific environment and our engineering programs provide us with a close relationship with industry.

ESIX Normandy is located over three campuses — Caen, Saint Lô, and Cherbourg — all in Western France.



Our three-year program trains future engineers to become knowledgeable about industrial technologies, readily operational, and capable of adapting to technological innovation thanks to their scientific and project management skills. Curricula are developed in partnership with industrial companies such as AREVA, DCNS, Andra, SALVAREM, SPIE and EAMEA — the School for Military Applications of Nuclear Power.

The major in Industrial system engineering at the Cherbourg-Octeville campus is a three-year program. The skills and competences students acquire during the program enable them to be involved in both technical and general activities regardless of the processes in force in the company.

The specialization in Nuclear operations can be pursued either as an initial or continuing education program. It trains engineers to work in nuclear facilities throughout all the stages of their lives — from construction to upgrade, maintenance, and dismantling.

The program focuses on nuclear technology and is meant to develop significant safety culture. Students learn to:

  • Ensure the technical quality of nuclear feasibility studies and construction sites: physics, chemistry, materials, and mechanics;
  • Guarantee the operating safety of nuclear facilities, construction sites, and equipment, the security of people, and the quality of the environment: risk management, occupational health and security, radiation protection, safety;
  • Manage projects: project management, accounting;
  • Evolve in a nuclear, industrial, and international environment: foreign languages, management, and ethics;
  • Perform professional activity: project methodology, initiation to research, site visits, mandatory 6-month internship with a possibility to do it abroad;
  • Be operational in a nuclear environment: students have to take and pass the PR1 certificate (Risk Prevention — level 1).
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international students



years of specialization in nuclear operations



months of internship over two years



partner universities abroad in Austria, Finland, Slovakia, Spain, and Argentina



laboratory dedicated to ceramic materials and components, and electrical energy systems, flows, and transfers.