UniLaSalle EngineerPre-engineering cycle

Entirely redesigned for the start of the 2019 academic year, the pre-engineering cycle (1st and 2nd years of the various UniLaSalle engineering courses) gives you the opportunity to build your training path according to your profile and your desires.

 

The pre-engineering cycle, 2 years to refine your project

The pre-engineering cycle concentrates on the fundamental teachings of the engineer and prepares students to choose a world for the next three years of their curriculum.

It consists of :

  • a core curriculum (50% of the hourly volume)   
  • a block of thematic courses (40% of the hourly volume), to be chosen among :       
    • Geosciences (Beauvais campus only)       
    • Environmental Sciences (Rennes campus only)       
    • Life Sciences (Beauvais and Rouen campuses)   
  • Optional courses (10% of the hourly volume).
Adapting
to your wishes

You are not sure of your orientation when you join UniLaSalle? Thanks to the modularity of the courses, you have the possibility of changing "thematic path" during the pre-engineering cycle:

  • at the end of each semester if the change of path can be made within the same campus ;   
  • at the end of each year if the change of path also implies a change of campus.

And after these 2 years?

After two years of pre-engineering studies, and depending on the technical orientation you choose at the end of the second year, you will enter the engineering cycle of the corresponding program:

i-SAFE
An engineering program 100% in English

The i-SAFE program is the engineering program 100% in English dedicated to innovation in agriculture and agribusiness for a sustainable world. The pre-engineering cycle (1st and 2nd years) as well as the 3rd year are taught entirely in English on our campus in Rouen. In the 4th and 5th years, it leads to some 15 more advanced courses, divided between the Rouen and Beauvais campuses.

A program "on the menu"

The core program of the pre-engineering cycle includes the core courses and a block of optional courses.

It is enriched by the IES program - Innover, Entreprendre, Servir - whose objective is to encourage student commitment.

 

50% of the hourly volume in years 1 and 2

The core curriculum is the essential foundation for all engineers, whatever their future direction.

They include fundamental sciences (math, physics, chemistry, etc.), humanities, languages and engineering tools.

  • Semester 1: Basics of organic chemistry - Tools for the engineer - Combinatorial logic - Descriptive statistics - Introduction to ethics - Basics of general physics - Climate and earth envelope - Cellular biology, systematics and biodiversity - English LV1 - LV2 (German, Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Semester 2: Algorithms and programming - Geographic information and positioning - Probabilities - Ethics and sustainable development - Internal geodynamics: life of a mountain range - Biogeochemical cycle and functioning of ecosystems - General economics - English LV1 - LV2 (German, Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Semester 3: Chemical kinetics - Database - SQL - Introduction to research / metrology - Linear algebra - Inferential statistics - Epistemology - Physical thermodynamics - Water, waste management, minerals in everyday life and society - Law: bases and principles - English LV1 - LV2 (German, Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Semester 4: Thermochemistry - Interculturality - Fluid mechanics (static and dynamic) - Management tools - Introduction to political science and governance - English LV1 - LV2 (German, Spanish, Portuguese)

10% of the hourly volume in years 1 and 2

The opening courses allow you to explore various fields, from general culture to specific aspects of a particular field.

Each semester, you will have to choose 2 subjects from a block of options.

Enjoy yourself, discover, explore, these courses are made for that!

Themes

  • Culture and creativity   
  • Societal issues   
  • Sports   
  • Digital   
  • Expressions   
  • Discovering the world of business

The IES program is...

  • Innovating through open, social and solidarity-based innovation projects;   
  • Entrepreneurship by taking on responsibilities in campus associations or by carrying out entrepreneurial projects;   
  • Serving the common good of the school, student life or public interest associations;   
  • To serve those in need by developing solidarity actions and benevolent and fraternal aid relationships.

Terms

  • A minimum of 20 hours of service within the campus   
  • In the form of:       
    • a solidarity commitment       
    • a UniLaSalle associative commitment       
    • help with an innovation project

campus : Beauvais

The Geosciences course of the pre-engineering cycle is intended for students interested in the study of rocks and its application in the professional field.

It is characterized by a strong "field" dimension, which represents up to 50 days over the first two years:

  • Geological field trips in Normandy, Brittany and Belgium (2x5 days)   
  • Mapping schools in the sedimentary domain in the South-East of France (11 days)   
  • Mapping school in magmatic domain (11 days)   
  • Semi-autonomous mapping school in the Alps or Pyrenees (3 weeks)

Main teachings

25% of the hourly volume in years 1 and 2

Semester 1

  • General geology   
  • Cartography   
  • Petrography: the main families   
  • Mineralogy   
  • Biochronology   
  • Statics

Semester 2

  • Structural geomorphology   
  • Cartography   
  • Strength of materials   
  • Descriptive tectonics   
  • Internal geodynamics   
  • Crystallochemistry

 

Semester 3

  • GIS and geodesy   
  • CAD   
  • Cartography   
  • Macroscopic mineralogy   
  • Orogen - Geology of France   
  • Environments of ancient and current deposits

Semester 4

  • Geomorphology   
  • Object-oriented programming (Java)   
  • Cartography   
  • Mechanics of deformable solids   
  • Endogenous petrology   
  • Sedimentary basins

15% of the hourly volume in years 1 and 2

Semester 1

  • Topometry   
  • Field school: the main principles of geology (Brittany and/or Normandy)   
  • Mineralogy

Semester 2

  • Issues and challenges of geosciences   
  • Biochronology : deepening   
  • Field school: structural mapping in sedimentary terrain (Alps)   
  • Petrography: deepening

Semester 3

  • Microscopic mineralogy   
  • Depositional environments: application   
  • Quantitative tectonics

Semester 4

  • Microfacies analysis   
  • Field school: mapping in a volcanic area (La Bourboule)   
  • Endogenous petrology   
  • Cover tectonics (balanced sections)

campus : Rennes

The Environmental Sciences program of the pre-engineering cycle is intended for students interested in environmental and sustainable development issues, and more specifically in the sectors of water, energy, waste and the environmental performance of companies.

Main teachings

25% of the hourly volume in years 1 and 2

Semester 1

  • Biochemistry   
  • General Ecology   
  • Survey and data collection

Semester 2

  • Human physiology and impacts of pollutants   
  • Functional organic chemistry   
  • Earth Sciences   
  • Applied ecology

Semester 3

  • Human physiology and impacts of pollutants     
  • Solution chemistry     
  • Biology of organisms     
  • Earth Sciences

Semester 4

  • Biochemistry     
  • Solution Chemistry   
  • Biology of organisms     
  • Pedology   
  • Applied ecology     
  • Industrial systems     
  • Mechanics of materials   
  • Management of the company

15% of the hourly volume in years 1 and 2

Semester 1

  • English: Basic Environmental awareness     
  • Energy issues     
  • Introduction to waste: types of waste and collection methods     
  • Context, issues and history of sustainable development     
  • Introduction to urban material issues   
  • PACT_DD: discovering the hidden facets of a technique

Semester 2

  • English: Basic Environmental awareness     
  • Conducting projects and meetings     
  • Introduction to environmental assessment and approaches     
  • PACT_DD: Telling the story of sustainable development

Semester 3

  • English: Environmental factors     
  • PACT_DD: sharing sustainable development     
  • Environmental physics   
  • PACT_DD: Environmental processes

Semester 4

  • English: Environmental factors   
  • The challenges of sustainable development   
  • Eco-design (project)   
  • Recycling and process optimization   
  • PACT_DD: identify and innovate

campuses: Beauvais and Rouen

The Life Sciences program in the pre-engineering cycle is intended for students interested in biology and related fields.

This course leads to several major orientations, which are addressed in the pre-engineering cycle and are further developed in the 3rd year:

  • Sustainable Agriculture / Agronomy (Beauvais and Rouen campuses)   
  • Food science and health prevention, which is subdivided in the 4th semester into:       
    • Agri-food and Bioprocessing (Beauvais and Rouen campuses)       
    • Food and Health (Beauvais campus)

Main teachings

25% of the hourly volume in years 1 and 2

Semester 1

  • Cellular biology     
  • Genetics      
  • General physiology (animal, plant, human)     
  • Animal systematics

Semester 2

  • Structural biochemistry     
  • Plant biology and botany     
  • Formal and molecular genetics     
  • Functional organic chemistry     
  • Solution chemistry

Semester 3

  • Metabolic biochemistry and enzymology     
  • Population genetics     
  • Immunology     
  • General microbiology: bacteriology

Semester 4

  • Agro-industrial biochemistry    
  • Molecular biology     
  • Functioning of ecosystems  
  • Microbiology: mycology and virology     
  • Physics

15% of the hourly volume in years 1 and 2

You choose one of the two following themes:

Semester 1

  • Introduction to agricultural systems and industries
  • Environment, operation of the farm

Semester 2

  • Soil science     
  • Botany     
  • Analysis of the farm

Semester 3

  • General physiology (animal, plant)     
  • Project presentation     
  • Agronomy: soil, climate     
  • Applied animal physiology

Semester 4

  • Agronomy: agronomic sciences and techniques
  • International agricultural sectors     
  • Rural sociology     
  • Introduction to animal nutrition     
  • Applied animal physiology     
  • Functioning of an ecosystem

Semester 1

  • Issues and challenges in food and food processing     
  • Introduction to the world of agrifood and health research     
  • Sectors and professions in the agri-food and health sectors

Semester 2

  • Product processing and safety     
  • Introduction to analytical chemistry     
  • Preparation for the agri-food and health prevention internship     
  • Regulation of major functions and thermoregulation

Semester 3

  • Analytical chemistry applied to the food industry       
  • Food allergies and autoimmune diseases     
  • Digestive and absorption physiology     
  • Return to the internship: productive systems

Semester 4

In semester 4, students are asked to choose between two options:

Agri-food and bioprocessing (Beauvais and Rouen campuses)

  • Sociology of human dietary behavior   
  • Human nutrition     
  • Physiology of development and aging     
  • The ingredient at the interface of food and health sciences   
  • Practical approach to marketing, R&D and quality in agri-food   
  • Introduction to bioprocessing      
  • Organization of industrial systems

Food and Health (Beauvais campus)

  • Sociology of human eating behavior   
  • Human nutrition   
  • Physiology of development and aging   
  • The ingredient at the interface of food and health sciences   
  • Communication and intracellular signaling   
  • Microbiology and virology in health   
  • Organization of health systems

Joining the pre-engineering cycle

Admission procedures

Admission based on application and motivation interview

Registration on the Parcoursup platform under the heading LaSalle Grandes Ecoles / UniLaSalle
After studying the application, interview to be scheduled on the campus of one of the schools (Beauvais / Rennes : Rouen)

Admission proposal via Parcoursup from May 15, 2019

>> calendar, tests... find out more about admission to the 1st year

A training accessible after...

  • an S baccalaureate   
  • an ES bac with Maths specialization   
  • a STAV baccalaureate   
  • a STI2D baccalaureate   
  • an STL baccalaureate

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Contact

Elodie BAZANTAY
Orientation and admission coordinator (Beauvais campus)
+33 (0)3 44 06 76 02
Régine BREEMEERSCH
Orientation and admission coordinator (Beauvais campus)
+33 (0)3 44 06 93 46
Céline JACQUEMOIRE
Orientation and admission coordinator (Rouen campus)
+33 (0)2 32 82 91 47
Adélaïde DOLBEAU
Communication and recruitment coordinator (Rennes campus)
+33 (0)2 90 02 85 22