The Blois campus offers engineering courses with the Industrial Systems Engineering (GSI) department, and landscape architect courses with the School for Nature and Landscape (ENP), the INSA Centre Val de Loire’s 5th department, which was set up on 1 January 2015 following the integration of the Blois National Graduate School for Nature and Landscape.
Industrial systems engineering (GSI) department
The aim of this cross-training in the engineering sciences is to train engineers who are capable of taking on the industrial production activity in its entirety – including R&D, manufacturing and the “support” professions (QHSE, maintenance, purchasing, etc.).
The course is based on 4 main scientific fields :
- Industrial data processing and Electrical engineering
(automatic control, electronics, electrotechnology, signal processing, IT, etc.)
- Mechanical engineering
(CAD, fluid, structural and continuum mechanics, etc.)
(Mechanics, electronics, automatic control and IT for the design and manufacture of new products)
- Industrial systems management
(maintenance, methods, automated production, quality, environment, dependability, etc.).
4 options :
- Automated Systems, Instrumentation and Industrial Data Processing
- Production, Methods, Motor Vehicles, Transport
- Dependability and Industrial Systems
- Industrial Purchases Engineering
Landscape architecture course
Students learn how to tackle projects through modules looking at all the technical, scientific and visual aspects involved. Throughout the five-year course this approach is built on by setting increasingly complex challenges for students covering the analytical and preparatory stages of a landscape project, as well as those concerning the students' personal and increasingly independent development.
The course is organised around theoretical and practical knowledge concerning the multifaceted question of landscapes and the skills specific to the landscape architect's profession of assessing, programming and designing.
There are five core groups of modules making up the course syllabus over its 5 years:
- Modules in the landscape project through a workshop from the 1st to the 4th year and an end-of-course assignment in Year 5
- Scientific and technical modules
- Engineering science modules in the landscape project
- Human and social science modules
- Visual art and representation modules
The five-year course encompasses some 3,700 hours of teaching, in addition to five placements (one per year) and the end-of-course assignment. Graduates will be awarded the State Landscape Architect Degree (DEP), which is a Master's qualification.