At the heart of the Nantes University project, interdisciplinary and university bridges pave the way for departmentalization of sectors and diversification of skills and knowledge. Many resources are needed to train students for tomorrow’s professions like architect-engineer, doctor-engineer or engineer-pharmacist.
“Our gateway system offers several gateways for many current problems and allows better management of their complexity.“, Valuable Emily PoersonDeputy Director of Centrale Nantes where, since 2007, has been a dual training “engineer-architect” or “architect-engineer” in partnership with École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture (ENSA) Nantes.
The initiative has expanded to the scale of Nantes University, especially with the development of new bridges between a number of training courses conducted by component institutions and components in engineering, architecture and health. Polytech Nantes will embark on this path with dual engineer-architect training from next year.
“We want to create a coherent and adaptive learning path, encouraging collaboration between institutions and elements. Courses will be arranged to facilitate a demanding curriculum: preparatory cycles, modules, specific courses and discounts, semesters of work in a partner organization, etc.Emily Poirson says.
This is shared by opinion Harvey PutinMember of the teaching team in charge of the Double Engineer-Architect course at ENSA Nantes: “My students often come from preparatory classes with profiles very based on science and math. At school, they open up to other models and further express their creativity. This phenomenon of savings encourages dialogue and breaks the old partnership between the professions of architect and engineer.“Moreover, double graduates enjoy very good integration in the job market:”There is a huge demand for their skills, especially in site management or project management.”
“Winning combination of tomorrow’s career challenges”
“If there is a tendency to oppose the professions of engineers and architects, this dichotomy is more artificial than ever. In fact, they often work together. Moreover, if we consider the concept of “design” in a broader sense, creative innovation and functionality come together and it is not uncommon for architects or engineers to encounter problems in issues such as corporate social responsibility (CSR) or sustainable development.“Point out Philip DePinsDirector of Polytech Nantes.
“The training of dual-skilled personalities makes it possible to respond to the growing complexities of the work world. Thanks to this gateway system, problems are no longer dealt with sequentially. That is why today we are working on the development of Engineer-Doctor and Engineer-Pharmacist courses. Emily Poerson confirmed: “Ultimately, these winning combinations are important for tackling the challenges of emerging new professions, not only in architecture but also in health.”
“Establish a real common vocabulary between engineer and doctor”
Neurologist and professor of neurology at Nantes University Hospital, Philip Demier Welcoming an initiative that deserves to provide an academic framework for a fact that is already observable on the ground:
“University bridges make it possible to establish a real common vocabulary between engineers and doctors. Whether it is research, diagnosis or the development of new therapies, technology occupies a more important place.
Some of the skills expected of a doctor now go beyond the traditional framework. In my specialty, technical tools are involved in establishing the brain-machine interface and are especially used in imaging or functional neurosurgery. When we think of the relationship of technology with the body and medicine, we often think of transhumanism, enhanced human or artificial intelligence, but first and foremost when it comes to fixing people. “
All medical specialties are now concerned: “To highlight the mathematical and statistical methods required for the analysis of medical data from Big Materials (Prostheses), Biofabrication, Artificial Intelligence applied to scientific data, Personalization of Implantable Devices, Telemedicine, Assistive Operations, Medical Data from Big Data. “Project Emily Poerson.