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// Eco-design of innovative products

// Introduction and objectives of the course

Eco-design addresses every step of a product life cycle as well as environmental criteria: choice of materials, design, energetic balance, manufacturing, recycling and recoverability. The objective of this approach is twofold: to reduce the negative impact of a product on the environment and foster innovations that can help protect it. Eco-design enhances the mechanical trades and ensures their continuity by implementing innovative technologies that are applicable to many areas of daily life: production of renewable sources of energy, transport (railway, automobile), packaging, home automation.

The technical staff trained in the vocational bachelor’s degree will have the technical, scientific and organizational resources required towards that goal by companies with an eco-designed approach. Through a comprehensive process of designing a product and its life cycle, they will be able to:

  • Interpret environmental regulations
  • Practise environmental management
  • Set up specifications starting from a need and translate them into a functional diagram
  • Practise eco-design and the analysis of the life cycle
  • Negotiate technological solutions with economic partners
  • Support innovative projects and technological challenges

// Admission requirements

This course is eligible for students holding a:

  • BTS: CPI, manufacturing, mechanical and industrial automation, engineering assistant technicians, industrial maintenance, industrial mechanical products
  • DUT: GMP (mechanical and production engineering), civil engineering, GEII (electronics and automatic control engineering), MP (physics and applied sciences), chemical engineering – process engineering, industrial maintenance, thermal engineering
  • 4th semester of year 3 of a bachelor’s degree industrial science and technology (course of mechanics, mechanical engineering or industrial production)

// Course structure and content

S5: 30 ECTS
TU 1: 10 ECTS – sustainable development, eco-design, life cycle analysis, energetic balance, acoustic optimization, electromagnetic constraints
TU 2: 12 ECTS – research of innovative solutions, creativity, thermodynamics, process and quality control, statistics, choice of materials, chemistry and environment
TU 3: 8 ECTS – regulatory and environmental constraints, environmental communication, ecotoxicology, ergonomics, technical English applied to environment
S6: 30 ECTS
TU 4: 8 ECTS – industrial maintenance, production logistics, end of life products, environmental management, recoverability and eco-design marketing, quality tools, corporate development
TU 5: 4 ECTS – mechanical engineering, structural design, mechanical manufacturing processes
TU 6: 6 ECTS – tutored project
TU 7: 12 ECTS – internship (16 weeks)

// Career prospects

Among the potential jobs for graduates entering the job market we can mention:

  • Technical staff for research – research – development – quality control
  • Manufacturing manager; production manager; environmental manager
  • Task-scheduling – launching – planning manager
  • Technical salesman of eco-designed products

// Partnerships

More than 40 % of the courses are provided by industrial and institutional partners: Ademe, Afnor, Alstom, Auchan, CCI Grand Lille, CD 2E, GEA, KSB, SKF, Visteon,…

  • Professional support: poles of competitiveness: I-trans, Maud, Up Tex,…
  • Professional associations and unions: AFAV, Alliances, CETIM, FIM, FEDEREC, UIMM

// Contact

Tel: + 33 3 62 26 82 68 / 70

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Address: IUT A de Lille – Département GMP – BP 90179 – 59653 Villeneuve d’Ascq CEDEX – FRANCE

// Location

CREST, Le Recueil, rue de la recherche, Villeneuve d’Ascq