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Interview September 2015
Before joining the Specialized Advanced Master in Pyrotechnics and Propulsion at ENSTA Bretagne, I worked in the air force as an aeronautical systems engineer. This AM complemented my first degree and knowledge acquired during my career in defense (in the aerospace and propulsion field).
I am very satisfied with my specialized advanced master. I learned a lot. In fact, I appreciated it so much, I recommended my brother come to study here after his engineering degree. He has just joined the Specialized Advanced Master in Naval and Offshore Architecture at ENSTA Bretagne!
I was at the PRISME Laboratory for almost 6 months (Laboratoire Pluridisciplinaire de Recherche en Ingénierie des Systèmes, Mécanique, Énergétique or Laboratory for Multi-disciplinary Research into Systems, Mechanics and Energy Engineering) part of INSA Centre Val de Loire and the University of Orleans. My mentor was a very good trainer. He had just left his job to become a scientific ambassador for France in Indonesia. For 6 months I was able to work on project management, carrying out missions not only for the Ministry of Defense and industrialists, but also discovering the research side of things, mostly by writing a scientific article. At the end of the mission, the laboratory offered me a job. Since then, I have been working as a research engineer.
As I am a foreigner (originally from Tunisia), I profited from several exchange sessions and receptions as soon as I arrived in Brest. The ENSTA Bretagne integration program is really nice. Together with the other foreign students, I was received at Brest City Hall. We were fortunate enough to have a sea trip around the Brest Roadstead.
The studies advisors and the international relations service always kept us well informed and answered our questions. For an advanced master, we only spend 6 months in lessons at ENSTA Bretagne, so I did not have the time to make a real go of the student union but I joined in the many opportunities for sports activities on campus.
When I arrived at ENSTA Bretagne, I chose to live in a hall of residence and after 3 months, I left to become a roommate with friends. Brest should be recommended for studying: there is a lively student life and the cost of living is not too expensive!
There was a good atmosphere in our year, we made a good team and the conditions for working on our different projects were very good. I also thank the administrative and teaching staff who helped us in our efforts and were always available.