L'École des Mines d'Alès : A French Grande École
L’École des Mines d‘Alès : A French 'Grande École'
Part of the prestigious École des Mines Group of engineering schools (grandes écoles d'ingénieurs), L'Ecole des Mines d'Alès is a graduate Institute of Engineering and Applied Science in Alès, southern France, with additional campuses in Nîmes and Pau.
The 'Grandes Écoles' represent the French standard of excellence in academic education for the fields of science, technology, engineering and management. They lead to the postgraduate French degree of 'diplôme d'ingénieur' (equivalent to a master's degree) and attest a high level training, founded on a rare blend of broad-based studies in science, engineering and management.
More than 20,000 Grande École graduates per year find jobs in most industrial sectors, but also in new firms, business, services, public administrations, research institutes and consulting companies.
Samples of ambitious technological programs performed thanks to graduates of Grandes Écoles:
- The world-famous Eiffel Tower
- The Channel Tunnel
- The TGV (High-Speed Rail) Network
- Safe Nuclear Energy Production
- Space and Aeronautic Technologies
An Institute for Multidisciplinary Engineering
Whilst the name of the school hints at its mining related past, École des Mines d'Alès is now an institute for multidisciplinary engineering, covering areas from civil engineering and risk management to information systems engineering and nuclear engineering.