Commercial Production


General Introduction:
The Professional Bachelor degree in Industrial Production is meant to complete the skill bases acquired by those who already have a two year post baccalaureate degree within the domain of Mechanical Engineering and Productics.
There are three specializations possible:
- “Developmental and Industrial Engineering” (I.D.I.), dedicated to consulting engineering, planning, realization, and evaluation
- “Robotics” (Rob), dedicated to integrating mechanical, electrical, electrotechnic and computer systems into industrial robotic units
- “Industrial Management” (G.I.), dedicated to project management, production management, quality management and managing maintenance within any type of company

Program Organization:
These three specializations are organized in three parts:
- Core Curriculum: all the courses in Communication, English, Mathematics, Programming and Project Management.
- Specialization Curriculum: courses specific to the chosen specialization and therefore very different from one department to the next.
- Professional Curriculum: for “students” this part includes the project and the work placement. For those enrolled in the “work-based learning program”, it is the work-based portion.
On top of that, the “Developmental and Industrial Engineering” specialization is broken into 4 different paths:
- “Computer Aided Design Development” (C.A.O. Dév.): development of computer applications using computer aided design software.
- “ Industrialization of New Products ” (I.N.P.): developing abilities in design and production of innovative mechanical systems.
- “ Design and Production of Tools ” (C.R.O.): developing skills in design and production of formatting tools.
- “ Design and Geometry of Bodywork ” (C.G.C.): developing skills in the design and production of all types of vehicle bodies.
Neither “Robotics” nor “Industrial Management” have different paths.

How to Enroll:

One must download the application form from the site:, and send the completed copy to the I.U.T. de Cachan, Secrétariat de la L.P.P.I., to the attention of Madame Martine NAUROY (martine.nauroy @, 9 Avenue de la Division Leclerc, 94234 CACHAN
The application should be returned before the end of April in order to be considered by the preselection jury. Preselection is followed by an interview which will be scheduled by the secretary of the department. Important inscription dates in L.P.P.I. are:
- Application preselection and interview: in May and June
- Finding a job, for work-based learning candidates: from June to July
- Beginning of the training program and inscription in L.P.P.I.: Mid-September

Career Paths:
Each professional bachelor’s degree candidate in Industrial Production will receive top notch training geared toward the career path they choose. In each of the 3 specializations described, candidates may further specialize within their domain. This is allowed not only just within the “Developmental and Industrial Engineering ” specialization, but also through specific projects in “Robotics ”  et “ Industrial Management ”.
A list of career paths and the appropriate training programs are listed below:
- Robotics Systems Technician: design, development and simulation of robotic work cells. Enroll in Rob.
- Robotics Installation and Maintenance Technician: installation, maintenance and optimization of robotics production. Enroll in Rob. 
- Production Manager: establish, size and optimize production. Enroll in G.I. 
- Quality Manager: ensuring that industrial processes meet customer needs. Enroll in G.I. 
- PDM & PLM Manager in CAD: develop and manage structures which allow data exchange among CAD. Enroll in C.A.O.-Dev. 
- Designer and programmer for an engineering and design department, or head of mechanical projects, who designs and redesigns products:
   -> in order to work exclusively with CAD software, meanwhile developing computer applications, enroll in “C.A.O.-Dev. ”,
   -> in order to work with all traditional mechanical functions, enroll in “I.N.P.”,
   -> in order to work on forming tools like molds, models, presses, etc...enroll in “C.R.O.”,
   -> in order to do body work on cars, trains, airplanes, etc... enroll in “C.G.C.”,
- High level Technician in Products-Process, who prepares and tests mechanical components for the market
   -> in order to work in traditional mechanics, enroll in “I.N.P. ”,
   -> in order to work on forming machines, enroll in “C.R.O.”,
   -> in order to do body work, enroll in “C.G.C.”,
- Metrologist and Quality Specialist who does quality control and the organization thereof within the company, enroll in “I.N.P.”,
- Mechanical Body Architect/Surveyor, working with the geometry and ergonomics of mechanical bodies, enroll in “C.G.C.”.

Obtaining a degree:
Evaluation takes place over the course of the program. There are no makeup sessions.
Degrees are awarded if the cumulative GPA of the UEs attempted is greater than or equal to 10/20 and if the cumulative GPA of the Synthesis activities is greater than or equal to  10/20. Each UE is worth a certain number of ECTS credits which the student earns upon receiving a mark greater than or equal to 10/20. Students can earn up to 60 ECTS credits.

Who can enroll?
Candidates must have obtained one of the following:

  • BTS: with pertinent specialization and concentration (Productics, CPI, MAI, CRC, Microtechniques, Electronics and electricity...)
  • DUT: GMP and having specialized in GEII or G.I.M.
  • Students who have already completed a two year bachelor degree program (having obtained 120 ECTS credits) in either Sciences and Technologies or in Science and Engineering
  • Students who have met the necessary criteria to qualify for Validation des Acquis Académiques.

    Candidates may enroll as a continuing education candidate if they have a salaried position and have obtained a DUT, a BTS or an equivalent degree and have shown sufficient professional experience.

What is your status while enrolled in the training program?
You can be enrolled in the training program and receive a degree with a variety of different statuses: « Etudiant », « Apprenti » or « Formation Continue ». However, each type of candidate follows a different schedule and studies different content.

University Cycle: Mid-September to June
The program is made up of 24 full time weeks of course work and project development at the IUT. This is followed by a 12 week industrial work placement.
The Professional Bachelor Degree is obtained in July and the candidate has student status.

Work Based Learning Cycle with alternating classroom/in-company time: Mid-September to Mid-September
The candidate must obtain a contract (for minimum 1 year) with a company. S/he is employed and paid 49% of the minimum wage if s/he is younger than 21 or 61% if s/he is older. The candidate has the status “apprenti”. The candidate must be younger than 26 years old at the beginning of the contract. The company is committed to ensuring a practical training program directed by a training supervisor, and to allowing the candidate to attend his/her courses at the IUT.
The training program takes place in two periods. The first one is 14 weeks of alternating classroom and in-company time. In the company, this time is devoted to the acquisition of complementary skills necessary to work on a specific project. During the second period, the student works full time in the company except for 2 weeks of  academic defense and supplementary coursework. Diplomas are awarded in September. The candidate is considered “salaried”.

Continuing Education:
Available to salaried people who have a DUT, a BTS or an equivalent degree if they can prove sufficient professional experience (evaluated by the Commission of Validation des Acquis de l’Expérience of the Université de Paris Sud 11 according to the rules in effect). If awarded the VAE in order to take up studies again (law of 1985), the admission panel can decide to exempt the candidate from certain courses.
Details of the V.A.E. are based on the law of 1985 (validation for taking up studies again) or according to the decree of 2002.

Applying for Work Based Learning Program
The applicant must find a contract with a company themselves.
Applicants are recommended to submit their applications in the beginning of May. After the interview, admission is offered contingent upon the applicant’s obtaining a BTS or DUT and upon his or her obtaining a work contract. The month of June must be devoted to finding a company.
When possible, we send applicants’ CVs to certain industrial partners who may offer a work contract.
Once a host company is found, the candidate must contact the program head and then s/he must contact Sylvie GIBOUDAUD (sylvie.giboudaud @, the contact person from L.P.P.I au C.F.A.-Union (, who will assist the candidate.

For More Information: Any questions concerning the program may be directed to:
- Martine NAUROY (martine.nauroy @, LPPI Secretary
- Pierre-André GOUGE (pierre-andre.gouge @, LPPI Coordinator