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MAI Higher National Diploma has been designed to provide technical training in the areas of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Automation.

The programme also provides the flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for progression to further study .

2 - Application procedure

First a person must have the interest and motivation to work complete the program.  But a person must want to be successful as well.

a) To qualify for admission, applicants should have one of the following : 

  • French Baccalaureate in S, SI,  STI (GM or GE),  ( in sciences, industrial sciences and technologies), vocational baccalaureate (MSMA or PSPA)

b) Applicants will be selected according to : 

  • Marks and teachers' appreciations from the last two years of high school.
3 - Aims and Objectives

The purpose of this program is to help graduates prepare for career opportunities in a variety of entry-level positions in various fields involving  mechanical engineering and industrial automation.

The program offers instruction in electronics applications and computer aspects of automated manufacturing, including both theory and applications of digital and industrial electronics, mechanics, hydraulics/pneumatics, robotic systems, and industrial management.

This program allows you to either graduate as a technician after two years, or continue for additional study:

  • Vocational  licence
  • Professionalised  University Institute (IUP)

4 - Career opportunities

 Automation, computer-assisted manufacturing and robotics have opened new fields in the planning, installation and service of automated equipment and systems. Many industrial companies are improving their production operations in order to meet changing technology.

Graduates of this program may begin to pursue career opportunities in a variety of entry-level positions such as technical sales representative, automation technician, machine technician, manufacturing technician, process control technician, field service technician and production maintenance technician.

5 - Course description : units of study

One academic year is composed of two semesters .

Each semester is  organised in 6 accredited subject units.

In order to facilitate student mobility, to each subject unit is attributed a number of credits (European Credit Transfer System).

SubjectsFirst year
( 30  weeks + 6 weeks
of work placement)
2nd year
( 30 weeks + exam )
French1 + 2*1 + 2*
English1 + 1*1 + 1*
Physics2 + 2*2 + 2*
Design of control procedures3 + 5*3 + 4*
Design of operation procedures3 + 6*3 + 6*

Achievement , test and integration of a SAP (automated production systems)

0 + 4*0 + 6*
Business economics,  Management techniques.1-

Weekly  hours:
34 h34 h


FrenchWritten4 h2
EnglishWritten + Oral2 h + 20 mn2
MathsWritten2 h2
PhysicsWritten2 h2
Design of operating proceduresWritten7 h4
Design of control proceduresWritten8 h4
Professionnal ExamAssessmentTimeCoef
SAP design projectContinuous
Achievement , test and
integration of a SAP
Oral50 mn4
Work placement report
(industrial project)
Work placement report
(company project)
Oral25 mn1,25
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