École des mines de Nantes

The École des Mines de Nantes, or École nationale supérieure des mines de Nantes (Mines Nantes) is a French high-level engineering school (grande école), part of the Institut Mines-Télécom. The school is based in Nantes, in the west of France. It was merged with Télécom Bretagne in January 1st, 2017, the new school's name is IMT Atlantique.

École nationale supérieure des mines de Nantes (Mines Nantes)
TypeGrandes Ecoles
AffiliationsInstitut Mines-Télécom (Mines Télécom Institut of Technology), Groupe des écoles des Mines,Conférence des Grandes Ecoles

The school offers 10 majors :

The EMN has also signed agreements with Audencia Business School to offer a joint degree in management of information technologies. The school depend on the French minister of industry.

Teaching philosophy

Although it offers a fairly typical education for an engineering school, the EMN strives to give its graduate a practical, pragmatic approach to the technical and business skills it teaches. Manifestations of this philosophy include programs such as the Apprentissage Par l'Action ("Learning through interaction"), a case-based approach to sciences that places students in front of industry-inspired puzzles and develops students' analytic skills and intellectual curiosity. The EMN is also a partner of "La main à la pâte" ("hands in the dough"), an innovative initiative to teach sciences in primary courses supported by Georges Charpak, who won the Nobel Prize in physics in 1992.

Programs taught in English

EMN offers 4 Master of Science programs fully taught in English. The programs are:

  • MOST (MSc in Management and Optimization of Supply Chains and Transport).
  • PM3E (Master of Science in Project Management for Environnemental and Energy Engineering).
  • ME3 joint masters (European joint Masters in Management and Engineering of Environment and Energy) in collaboration with 4 other partners (UPM Madrid, KTH Stockholm, BME Budapest and Queen’s University Belfast). This program has obtained the prestigious Erasmus Mundus label of the European Union.
  • SNEAM (Master of Science in Sustainable Nuclear Energy - Applications and Management)

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