International Preparatory Cycle
The program is open to both French and international candidates following successful completion of their high school diploma. Classes are in English: sciences, soft skills, and project management, with more computer science and mechanics options introduced in the second year.
The pathway gives the option of a third year outside France at one of our partner universities, such as Coventry University, and the opportunity to obtain an undergraduate degree or diploma. Students return to France for their fourth year at Junia HEI or Junia ISEN to earn their Master’s in Engineering. Students also have the option of staying in France during their third year if they prefer.
Advantages of the International Preparatory Cycle
- All classes are in English
- Possibility to earn a Bachelor's Degree from a host university
- Project-based learning and group work
- Specialization in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering in the second year
- Scientific General Baccalaureate or an equivalent international high school diploma
- Minimum B1 level in English
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Two Years in France in English
The first two years are taught entirely in English in France. During the first year, students cover common core subjects, including sciences, soft skills and project management.
The second year consolidates this core knowledge and introduces more specialized modules in mechanics and computer science, which are prerequisites for the degree at Coventry.
Possibility to earn a Bachelor's Degree from Host University
Students spend their third year at one of the top-ranked international partner universities, such as Coventry University. At the end of the third year, depending on the partnership, students may be awarded a Bachelor of Science from the host university.
Courses (1st and 2nd year)
- Control and Instrumentation
- Sensors and Networks
- Digital Electronics
- Structural Mechanics
- Mechanical Design
- Database Systems
- Intercultural Communication
- Project Management
- Business Practices
- Second Language
- Advanced Programming
- Software Design
- Web Development
- Computer Architecture and Networks
- IT Team Project
- Probability and Statistics for Data Analysis
- Fluid Dynamics
- Materials for Mechanical Engineering
- Information Systems
- Industrial Engineering
- Design & Mechanics
- Mechanical Team Project
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.
- EU tuition fees: €8,000 per year (Years 1 and 2)
- Non-EU tuition fees: €9,150 per year (Years 1 and 2)
- Tuition fees for the third year are determined by the partner institution
Prospective Bachelor’s Degree from Coventry (or another host) University
Degrees awarded: BSc Informatics or BSc Applied Mechanical Engineering (internationally recognized classification).
About this institute
HEI was founded in Lille in 1885 by the Industrial Leaders of Northern France to meet the high demand for engineering skills during the local industrial boom at the end of the 19th century. HEI has since extended its activities...
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