Ecole doctorale Sciences de l'Ingénierie et des Systèmes


Welcome meeting

Frédéric Grondin, director of the ED, welcomed the new students on November 22, 2022 at the École Centrale de Nantes. More than 80 PhD students from the three sites were present.
You can find →HERE← the presentation


On this occasion, doctoral students were invited to participate in groups in a climate workshop.
Atelier fresque du climat

ED SIS presentation to Thesis supervisor

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Individual Monitoring Committee (CSI)

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Each year the PhD student must meet his Individual Monitoring Committee (between April and June).

The CSI can also meet at any time

Step 1: The PhD student writes a report on the progress of his work and sends it to the CSI members.
Step 2: The PhD student and his supervision organize an evaluation meeting, face-to-face or by videoconference, with the CSI members.
Step 3: Process of the assessment appointment:
ØThe PhD student presents his work to the CSI members and his supervisors,
ØA scientific discussion is conducted (all members are present),
ØThe PhD student talks alone with the CSI members,
ØThe supervisors talk alone with the CSI members.
Step 4: The CSI completes the evaluation report, formulates recommendations and writes a detailed notice of re-registration which he sends to the PhD student, as well as to the thesis supervisor.
The evaluation report
  1. must be signed by the CSI members even if the interview is carried out by videoconference.
  2. It is returned to the doctoral school site or download on Amethis by the CSI correspondant (Do not hesitate to ask the ED site direction)
CSI composition rules →HERE

CSI procedure - Nantes Site

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Administrative registration at Nantes Université →HERE
Administrative registration at Centrale Nantes →HERE←
Administrative registration at ONIRIS →HERE←

CSI procedure- Angers Site

CSI procedure - Le Mans Site

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2023 Pays de la Loire Doctoral college CSI presentation

Individual Monitoring Committee guide

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ED SIS Seminar

The 2023 seminar is only open to doctoral students who have registered for their first thesis between January 1 and December 31, 2021.

Séminaire de l'ED SPI 30 juin et 1er juillet 2022- Vannes
2022 Seminar, Vannes

This mandatory two-day event gives doctoral students the opportunity to present their research topic to a jury and an audience that is not necessarily specialized in the field of research (other doctoral students, researchers and teacher-researchers from the units).

Each year, more than 100 presentations contribute to the success of this meeting.

Attending these days is highly recommended for other doctoral students, especially first-year students, who have the opportunity to open up to the different thematic areas covered by the ED and to stimulate their scientific curiosity and open-mindedness.
  •     Each exchange, in French or in English, will last 25 minutes

    •         15 minutes to present successively :

      •                 the general context of the preparation of the thesis (location, financing...)

      •                 the presentation of the problematic and the methods used,

      •                 at least one slide of bibliography with references from your lab and from outside,

      •                 the presentation and analysis of the results already obtained,

      •                 the scientific production achieved and to come,

      •                 the current situation in relation to the objectives set,

      •                 any problems encountered,

      •                 the current and future valorization of the thesis work, the scientific production (publications and communications),

      •                 the definition of the professional project.

    •        10 minutes for discussions between the doctoral student and the audience.


Step before defence :

1. At least 100 hours of training.
Among the trainings
  • One training course in scientific integrity and research ethics is mandatory,
  • One training course in Open science is mandatory,
2. Presentation ar the ED SIS seminar is mandatory,
3. At least one publication’article 13.4 of the RI details l'Annex 4,
4. The manuscript must be submitted in electronic format along with your defence fil. The manuscript may be written in French or English. If the writing language is English, the doctoral student must also write a substantial abstract in French.

The file before defence concerns your Institution of administrative registration and is different from an institution to another. Please refer to the information given by your institution of administrative registration and ask question to your gestionnaire ED SIS de site.
Mis à jour le 14 November 2023 - Marie-Line CHAMPIN.