École nationale supérieure de mécanique et d'aérotechnique

École Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d’Aérotechnique
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Type Grande Ecole
Established 1948
President Jean-Pierre Métivier (AIRBUS France)
Director Francis Cottet
Location Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, near Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, France
Website http://www.isae-ensma.fr

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]


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]



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

Notable Alumni


Coordinates: 46°39′41″N 0°21′38″E / 46.66139°N 0.36056°E / 46.66139; 0.36056

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