FAQ/FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Questions and answers about our engineering school in Marseille
WHY GO TO A SPECIALIZED ENGINEERING SCHOOL?
Initial engineering schools as well as university masters 2 programs provide an increasingly general education. Graduates therefore have a wide range of skills in many fields. Attending a specialization school allows students to acquire more specialized skills in certain fields, in this case civil engineering, through pragmatic teaching provided by professionals who are partners in the program.
Students graduating from ISBA TP are therefore more quickly operational in companies and can expect to develop their careers more quickly. Their integration is all the more rapid as the school has strong partnerships with companies in the construction engineering sector.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SPECIALIZED ENGINEERING SCHOOL AND A SPECIALIZED MASTER?
Specialization engineering schools deliver an engineering degree recognized by the State thanks to their certification by the Commission des Titres d’Ingénieurs (CTI). There are 5 specialized engineering schools in France recognized by the CTI. This recognition allows students to have their diploma recognized internationally.
The hourly volume of courses given at ISBA TP is 1,110 hours over 9 months followed by 6 months of internship. The training gives the right to 90 ECTS credits. For more information, ask for the details of our programs!
The specialized masters are accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles. They also provide a high level of specialized training spread over approximately 400 to 500 hours of courses for 75 ECTS credits.
WHAT ARE THE ABSOLUTE PREREQUISITES FOR APPLYING TO ISBA TP?
The students applying must have a solid foundation in mathematics and resistance of materials. Any additional skills in reinforced concrete, steel structure, structural dynamics, soil mechanics are real advantages.
Moreover, students must have a sufficient level of English to justify a B2 level at the end of the training.
WHO CAN APPLY TO ISBA TP?
The students recruited must have a minimum level of BAC+5:
Graduates of French schools (of French or foreign nationality) must have obtained a Master’s degree or an engineering diploma.
Graduates of foreign schools must prove that they have obtained an engineering degree.
CAN FOREIGN STUDENTS APPLY TO ISBA TP? WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO TAKE?
Foreign students who have obtained a French diploma at the BAC+5 level can apply. They must download the school’s application form and send it back completed. At the same time, they must apply for a student visa extension in France. ISBA TP will issue registration certificates allowing them to complete these procedures.
Foreign students who have obtained a foreign engineering degree can apply. The steps to be taken are
Register with the CAMPUS France organization in their country, if it exists, in order to start their visa application process as soon as possible. The registration on CAMPUS France is to be done between January and the end of March.
At the same time, they must download and complete the school’s application form and send it back to us so that the school can decide on the validity of their application.
If the application is accepted, and the candidate confirms his or her willingness to enroll in our program, the school will issue all the necessary certificates to allow the candidate to continue the visa process.
WHAT ARE THE MAIN STEPS AND DATES FOR APPLYING?
The application file is put online on the school’s website in October. Applications are closed from June 30.
As applications are received, juries examine the validity of the files received. If the applicant’s file is deemed admissible, a letter of eligibility is sent. This letter details the rest of the registration process: the candidate has until June 30 at the latest to confirm his/her registration with the school’s management.
ATTENTION: final registrations will be established within the limit of the 120 places available.
Foreign students must have submitted their application on CAMPUS France between October 1st and the end of January.
For more information, visit the ISBA TP Admissions page.
WHAT ARE THE TERMS OF PAYMENT FOR THE COURSE?
Upon receipt of the letter of eligibility, the candidate has until June 30th to confirm his registration. To do so, they must send a registration confirmation form with a check for 1 000€ (a bank transfer is also possible).
For foreign students who have confirmed their registration but have not managed to get their visa, their check will of course be returned to them.
The student will be able to pay the rest of the tuition fees (TOTAL SCHOLARSHIP FEES – 1 000€) in a spread out way according to a schedule set up with the administration.
If necessary and upon request, ISBA TP can offer to put its students in touch with the partner banks of the CCI AIX MARSEILLE PROVENCE to obtain advantageous student loans.
WHAT ARE THE JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR ISBA TP STUDENTS?
ISBA TP graduates can apply for jobs in France and abroad:
Structural design engineer positions in design offices or companies,
To positions of methods engineer,
Work management positions,
To positions of project manager in control office,
To positions as project managers for project owners.
To learn more, go to the page of opportunities after training.
HOW TO FIND ACCOMMODATION AROUND THE SCHOOL ?
There are several types of accommodation available in Marseille as a student.
ISBA TP is located on the Luminy university site, which includes several major schools (POLYTECH MARSEILLE, AIX MARSEILLE UNIVERSITE, KEDGE BUSINESS SCHOOL and other research laboratories). There is therefore a lot of student housing around the site.
ISBA TP students can also apply for a room at the CROUS. The process must be initiated before May 1st.
ISBA TP has developed partnerships with private housing organizations that allow students to benefit from advantageous rates. There are also specific student housing assistance programs.
For more information, contact us!