The Renault Foundation and ParisTech have teamed up with the Sustainable Mobility Institute to develop a Master's program dedicated to electric vehicles. The sixteen-month long program is claimed to be the first Master's-level program and is broken down into four distinct phases. After three months of focusing on the general aspects of sustainable mobility, students will choose one of the following options:
  • mastering electric vehicle energy: electro-mechanical conversions, static conversions and storage; or
  • electric vehicle architecture and design: engineering for the mechanical and electric systems used in electric vehicles.
After three additional months in one of the specialized fields above, students will hit the real world, spending 12 weeks in an internship position at a research laboratory, followed by six months of professional training at an established company in the chosen field. Twenty-six students are enrolled in this first Master's program and most are seeking jobs with automotive manufacturers or engineering offices as infrastructure planners. Hit the jump to learn more about the program or click here to head over to the Renault Foundation site to discover exactly what the Master's program entails.

[Source: Renault]

PRESS RELEASE

RENAULT FOUNDATION AND PARISTECH INNOVATE WITH THE FIRST MASTERS DIPLOMA IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES


• The launch ceremony for the ParisTech-Renault Foundation Masters in "Mobility and Electric Vehicles", a new program 100% dedicated to electric vehicles developed by the Renault Corporate Foundation in association with ParisTech, will be held on October 12.

• The course, taught at four ParisTech engineering schools, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, ENSTA ParisTech, Mines ParisTech and Ponts ParisTech will bring engineers specialist training in the technologies required for the design and production of future electric vehicles.

A unique program in France

The official launch will be held on October 12, 2010 in the presence of Patrick Pélata, Chief Operating Officer of Renault and a Director on the Renault Foundation board, and Cyrille Van Effenterre, Chairman of ParisTech. The event will also be attended by personalities from academia and research, together with public authorities, industrialists and students. The proceedings will kick off at 6.30 pm at Arts et Métiers in Paris (13).

A sixteen-month course dedicated to new forms of mobility

Mindful of the new skills required for the technological revolution of zero-emission vehicles, the Renault Foundation and ParisTech have, in partnership with the Sustainable Mobility Institute, developed an ambitious program 100% dedicated to new forms of mobility and electric vehicles in particular. The Masters course, lasting sixteen months includes four phases.

After a three-month period covering the main issues in sustainable mobility, students choose one of the following options:

- mastering electric vehicle energy: electro-mechanical conversions, static conversions and storage,
- electric vehicle architecture and design: engineering for the mechanical and electric systems used in electric vehicles.

This specialist training is followed by a three-month internship at a research laboratory and a six-month professional mission at a company.

26 students in first class Half of the 26 students in the first class, all with at least an M1 Masters diploma, come from international partner universities of the Renault Foundation1, and thus receive a monthly grant from the Foundation. After 16 months they obtain a Master 2, readying them for a career at transport equipment or passenger transport management firms, automotive manufacturers or engineering offices specialized in town and country planning and transport infrastructure.


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