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New Motorsport Training Program

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ESTACA is launching the first Post Master Degree in Motorsport Engineering and Performance in partnership with ORECA

To meet the growing demand for qualified personnel to work in motorsports, in September 2020 ESTACA is opening the first Post Master Degree in “Motorsport Engineering and Performance”. Accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Écoles, it has been designed with the ORECA Group, a leading company in the motorsport sector. The first of its kind in France, the purpose of the MS® is to acquire high-level skills and expertise in the field of motorsport.

A unique program 100% in English to work in the field of motor racing

The goal of the Post Master Degree "Motorsport Engineering and Performance" is to train in design, optimisation and organisation of all technical solutions in the field of motorsport but also to master the specific production and manufacturing methods used in the sector. This Master's degree will meet the human, technical and operational needs of companies working in the motorsport sector. Graduates of this MS® will be able to fulfil the demanding productivity and quality requirements of the motorsport industry. After several years of experience, graduates will be able to manage a team or a department and manage its budget.

The Post Master Degree "Motorsport Engineering and Performance" is a twelve-month program intended for students with a minimum of 4 years of higher education, or for working engineers wishing to acquire specialist expertise. Taught exclusively in English, the program consists of a first academic semester of 6 months which includes 7 course modules and a major application project within the facilities of ORECA Group, the program partner. The second semester will be devoted to the completion of a professional thesis prepared as part of a 4 to 6-month integration mission in a company. The issue studied will have to respond to a real concern of researchers in the Motorsport sector.

A program developed with ORECA, the European leader in the motor racing sector

This program has been developed with ORECA, a leading company working in all sectors of activity related to motorsports and in particular ORECA Technology, the "Engineering & Production" department containing all the know-how and tools required in project management, from the blank sheet to the finished product. The partnership includes construction of training content, joint teaching of course modules, the availability of business experts and premises for the “projects” part.

A Third ESTACA Campus in Bordeaux

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Alain Rousset, President of the Regional Council of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, and Ludovic Busson, President of ESTACA, made the project to open a new ESTACA campus in Bordeaux by 2021 official at the Le Bourget air show.

This third establishment represents a new step in the development of the school which has seen a continuous rise in the number of students over the last few years. With 2,160 students on two campuses and an increasing number of excellent candidates, the School is experiencing positive growth with considerable appeal to students.

The transport sector is also facing an increased demand for engineers to cope with new challenges in mobility: digital transition, development of connectivity and electric motors, embedded systems, artificial intelligence, etc. A new campus will lead to more engineers and enable us to develop our course in line with emerging needs.

The decision to locate the campus in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France’s 3rd aeronautics pole and a pioneer in new mobilities, was strategic to foster close new ties with industry. Bordeaux Métropole and the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine are essential pillars in the worldwide competition cluster Aerospace Valley “Aeronautics, Space and Onboard Systems”. With 140,000 jobs, 1,900 companies, 11% of people employed by members of GIFAS (Thalès, Dassault Aviation, ArianeGroup, etc.) and 1/3 of French aeronautics jobs, the region ranks as the third basin for jobs in the sector in France.

Measuring Pollutant Emissions in Maritime Transport

News ADEME june 19

ESTACA researchers mandated by the ADEME

The maritime sector is lagging behind in terms of pollutants (sulphur dioxide, nitrogen and fine particles) making controlling these emissions an essential environmental challenge. To obtain tangible data on the levels of pollutants generated by the French fleet, a research team at ESTACA has been asked by the ADEME to launch project CAPNAV (Characterisation of emissions of fine particles from ships) from September 2019. Over 3 years, this study will quantify pollutant emissions generated by maritime transport, eventually to propose technical solutions and new regulatory standards for reducing these emissions.

This is an ambitious project that meets a major environmental and health challenge.

Pollutants and emissions of fine particles from navigation are some of the most harmful. They can lead to heart and respiratory disease, causing premature deaths in the inhabitants of coastal regions. The CAPNAV project, led by ESTACA’s QUAD research team (Quality of Air and Depollution), and supported by the French environmental agency (ADEME), aims at finding solutions to this problem. From September 2019 for 36 months, teacher-researchers will apply a fine particle measurement method to ships that is similar to the one used in the automotive and aeronautics sectors.

Measurement System Tested on Brittany Ferries and Pen Ar Bed Ferries

Several French ship owners have agreed to participate in the ESTACA/ADEME initiative. The Breton company Penn Ar Bed (ships running on marine diesel), and Brittany Ferries, specialised in passenger ferries, are partners to the experiment. Onboard their ships, they will host ESTACA teacher-researchers, but also staff from the École Nationale Supérieure Maritime in Nantes (ENSM) and IMT Atlantique Bretagne-Pays de la Loire, also participating in the project, to conduct the necessary measurements.

This is the first time that onboard instrumentation will be used to quantify emissions in real-time and provide many parameters on the fine particles emanating from ships manoeuvring or tied up in port. Sensors applied directly on the ships’ stacks will estimate particulate emissions at their source. At the same time, ESTACA-led research teams will measure the impact of the emissions on the air quality on board the ships.

Finally, polluting emission reducing solutions will be assessed: the additional of additives to marine diesel and the use of Liquid Natural Gas (LNG).