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École nationale supérieure de mécanique et d'aérotechnique


École nationale supérieure de mécanique et d'aérotechnique

École Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d’Aérotechnique
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Established 1948
Type Grande Ecole
President Jean-Pierre Métivier (AIRBUS France)
Director Francis Cottet
Location Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, near Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, France

The École Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d'Aérotechnique, ENSMA, or ISAE-ENSMA, is a Grande Ecole located in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, near Poitiers, France.

Graduates generally work as R&D engineers for companies in the aerospace (55%), transportation, capital goods, and energy industry. The school is part of GEA, CESAER,[1] PEGASUS and the ISAE group with the Institut supérieur de l'aéronautique et de l'espace (ISAE).[2]


  • Diplomas 1
  • Admission 2
  • Research 3
  • Notable Alumni 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


French Engineering Degree ("Diplome d'Ingenieur"), equivalent to an MSc in Mechanical Engineering and Aerotechnics in the Anglo-Saxon educational system

3 tracks (options) in 3rd year:

  1. Aerodynamics, Energetics, Thermics
  2. Materials, Structural Engineering
  3. Computer Science

Possibility for some students to earn a double degree with Cranfield University, in the United Kingdom.

In partnership with ENSI Poitiers and Centrale Lille it is possible to perform a Master of science in turbulence.[3]


  • For French students, admission to ENSMA is decided after a competitive entrance exam at the end of preparatory classes. Studies at ENSMA last 3 years.


2 research labs are attached to the ENSMA / University of Poitiers / ENSIP:

  • Institut Pprime for energetics and materials with the French CNRS
  • LIAS for electronics, computer science and automatics.

Notable Alumni


  1. ^ GEA - Groupement des Grandes Ecoles Aéronautiques et Spatiales
  2. ^ (French)L’ISAE ET L’ENSMA S’ALLIENT POUR PESER À L’INTERNATIONAL, 05/12/2011, seen on the 10/30/2011
  3. ^ International Master in Turbulence
  4. ^ (French)Débarquement surprise du patron d'Air France-KLM

External links

  • The official ENSMA website

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