Internships are an integral part of the EPI Group training.
Internship are compulsory to pass the examination. Therefore, the EPI-Group pays particular attention to their progress.
During these professional training courses, students develop their personal qualities, learn to work in teams and carry out projects. All these training courses must be validated at the end of a viva.
The internships are of three types:
• The introductory training courses (learn about the company): they concern 1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd year students.
• The professional training courses (design and / or completion of projects related to the field of study): they concern 4 th year students.
•End of study project internships (ESP) (implementation of all skills acquired during their schooling for a project which is capable of entering the professional world): they concern 5 th year students.
The EPI-Group supports its students in these professional training courses and provides them with the Internship Service to coordinate with different departments and the host companies (choice, validation, etc).
Students are required to draft a report, which must have one’s viva before a board of examiners that is made of at least three members:
– A president who must be a tutor of the EPI-Group.
– An academic supervisor who should be a tutor of the EPI-Group.
– A work placement tutor who should represent the host company.
Projects are an essential part of EPI training and help develop the skills required to practice their profession. Indeed, at the EPI, we believe that the assimilation of knowledge is better if it is accompanied by an implementation through the various projects carried out in addition to the various internships in company.
From simple themes to a first-year student, these projects become more and more complex with technical content that becomes high-level at the end of the course. Thus, each student of the EPI will have realized during his training 4 projects followed by A VIVA:
In teams of 3 to 6, students work on a project that they have defined. The goal is to prepare a design brief for the creation of an object. Each team is supervised by a Scientific Teacher (according to the chosen ICCS or ICT path), and a tutor of the Language and Personal Development Center (PLDP) and a sponsor, a fourth year student.
2- Supervised Personal Project:
Always in teams of 3 to 6, the students move to the realization of the object of the design brief established during the mini-project, as part of a competition. To this end, they are still supervised by two educational tutors: the first from the student’s attached department, the second from the languages and personal development center.
3- End of year project:
It features a team of 3 to 6 students on a concrete problem, most often proposed by a company. The general idea is for students to carry out a micro-study of development. To do this, they must assess the problem through their industrial visits, know the scientific and technical tools available in the companies. They are accompanied by a tutor from the student’s attached department.
4- End-of- studies project:
This project is generally suggested bu a company. It involves the implementation of all the skills acquired during their education to carry out a project,which is able to project itself into the professional world. Students work full- time within the company, preferably in pairs by subject, and are supervised by a teacher.