Hautes études d'ingénieur

Hautes Études d'Ingénieur
Motto French: Ingénieurs Pour le Monde
Motto in English
English: Engineers for the World
Type Private Grande École
Established 1885
Budget 17,75 M€
President Jean-Marc Idoux
Academic staff
170 Permanent
350 Visiting
Students 1,814
Location FranceLille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, FRA
Campus Urban
Affiliations Lille Catholic University, FESIC, IngéFrance, Lille Polytechnicum Institute, CGE, Elles Bougent
Website www.hei.fr

HEI Lille or École des Hautes Études d’Ingénieur (French for School of High Studies in Engineering) is a private school of engineering located in Lille, France, member of Lille Catholic University and a French Grande École. The school trains students during five years and delivers the diploma of Ingénieur (equivalent of a Master’s degree). The diploma is approved both by the State and the CTI. HEI is a member of the Conference des Grandes Ecoles (CGE) guaranteeing the excellence in teaching and selectivity in admissions.


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The five-year curriculum aims at training polyvalent/generalist engineers. In order to achieve that goal, the cursus is divided into two separate cycles:

The fourth and fifth years compose the cycle of specialization and professionalization. Each student chooses a field of study (a major) among the 10 fields of engineering available at the school while keeping an important share of common trunk beside until the end of the program.

The teaching program includes basics in social sciences such as management, economy, and finance.

Specialization domains available in 4th and 5th years:

Domains available in 5th year only:

Students who desire are able to prepare a PhD within the school’s labs in the following fields: Automation, Chemistry, IT, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Building & Architecture, Banking & Finance.


Most of HEI students enter the school after graduating from high school (Baccalauréat (S) or equivalent). Every applicant has to take the "Concours Puissance 11" competitive examination which is composed of written tasks in Mathematics, physics and chemistry (multiple choice questions in each of these tasks) and an evaluation of the student’s academic file. Application files have to be completed on the internet on admission-postbac. More information on Concours Puissance 11

Students who attended classical preparatory classes (MP – PC – PSI – PT) may enter the school in the 3rd year of the program after taking the "FESIC Prépa" competitive examination. (More information at link)

Student life

As a member of Lille Catholic University, the school provides its students with access to all the University facilities: (libraries, dining halls, housing, sports facilities, etc.).

The student life inside the school is organized and run by the BDE or Bureau des Elèves (the Students Bureau). This association encompasses all kinds of clubs and commissions which allow students to take a break from the school rhythm by doing one (or several) activity of their choice. Sport, social, cultural and intellectual activities or events planning such as the HEI Night are accessible to every student who desires it.

Notable associations


HEI sports teams play under the French Federation of Sport for Colleges and Universities (Fédération Française du Sport Universitaire) at the Academic Level, the teams usually perform well in almost every collective sport (Basketball, Football (Soccer), Rugby Union, Volleyball and Handball) reaching very often the nationwide eighth-final and some times further. The teams practice and compete at “Ennetières” sports complex.




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    Coordinates: 50°38′01″N 3°02′42″E / 50.6337°N 3.0451°E / 50.6337; 3.0451

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