Ense3 rubrique Formation 2022

Engineering Challenge in a Transition Project - 5EM9REC9

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures -
    • Projects -
    • Tutorials 16.0
    • Internship -
    • Laboratory works -
    • Written tests -


    ECTS 1.5


The aim of this project is to explore, in teams and on the basis of very concrete case studies, successful or unsuccessful transition mechanisms (energy, ecological, etc.) for territories (islands, regions, towns, etc.) or industrial sectors that emit large quantities of greenhouse gases (steel industry, cement works, etc.).
In addition to the engineering aspect, students are given an understanding of the entire working environment of an engineer working on a transition project, and in particular the role and actions of economic partners, decision-makers, the general public, associations, regulations, etc.


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Based on the choice of a transition project presented at the start of the project, the students have an initial group session to explain the project objectives, the tools and methods used, the schedule of sessions and the objectives of each, and the formative and summative assessments planned.
Individual work is then carried out on the case study and a reading sheet is written.

The sessions are organised as follows
- pooling the information gathered during the documentation phase, and synthesising the information by filling in a so-called "Roth model" to provide a holistic definition of all the information, players, decisions, scales, causal links, correlations, distrust, etc.
- definition of a transition grid, i.e. a tool for tracing the various key stages in the transition of the case study.
- analysis of the case study using UN sustainable development indicators
- critical and collective analysis of the case study, but also of the method followed during the project and the tools used.

The final assessment consists of a presentation to a panel of professionals of a summary of the thinking behind the case study, and taking a step back as a future engineer in the management of transition projects.


Classical engineering project management.
An inquisitive mind.


Written deliverable :
1 individual reading sheet following bibliographical work
1 5-page group report

Oral presentation (2 hours for each team)

Assessment criteria:

  • Clarity of the project
  • Discovery of the keys to transition
  • Conviction and quality of argumentation
  • Quality of the presentation
  • Answers to questions and relevance of answers


The course exists in the following branches:

see the course schedule for 2023-2024

Additional Information

Course ID : 5EM9REC9
Course language(s): FR

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