HEI - Ecole des Hautes Etudes d'Ingénieurs

General Presentation
Academic Presentation
Student Life
International Relations
Welcome to HEI (Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieur)
HEI, Engineers for the world of today and tomorrow was founded in Lille in 1885 by the industrial leaders of northern France to meet their engineering and managerial needs. HEI has since extended its activities to the training of versatile engineers, open-minded to the world, humanistic in managerial approach with the added plus of an international and intercultural profile. HEI's vocation is to develop the values of responsibility, integrity and diligenc in carrying out projects and managing teams of all sizes and all international and intercultural dimensions.
Some 130 years later, the school continues this mission through three core activities, the traiing of engineers and executives, industrial applied research and development and the providing of extension services to the business world including technology transfer. Since the creation of the school these dimensions have defined the identity of HEI.
We coach each student personally, in the design and completion of his or her personal and professional project, enhancing learning outcomes in line with the needs, expectations and requirements of the global economic world. In other words...HEI is at the service of the private business and industrial sectors, revealing individual talents an dinsight, fostering innovation, developing and creating competitive advantage.
Lille, a European conurbation
At the heart of Europe, Lille enjoys an exceptional geographic location, reinforced by its easy access to the TGV (High Speed Train), the Channel Tunnel and an extensive motorway network. Lille is located less than one hour by train from Paris and Brussels and one a half hour from London and three hours from Amsterdam.
A campus at the heart of the city
HEI is situated at the center of the Vauban district, a residential neighbourhood in the heart of the city made up of cosmopolitan markets, stylish shops and beautiful gardens. The campus is proud of its unique architectural blend combining neo-gothic buildings with more contemporary constructions.

5 reasons to come to HEI  

1)    An accredited degree of acknowledged prestige: Our graduates are renowned as HEI engineers throughout the world in all areas of specialization. HEI carries a reputation with leading companies Worldwide. They are also well versed in teamwork, organization and structure, leadership, and project management, with clear, precise communication skills.

2)   Close interaction with students to define professional prospects on a one-to-one basis: this allows the successful completion of a personalized program. Successful engineers immediately take on management responsibilities within the industry, or choose to further develop their skills in graduate school completing a Master of Science or a PhD.

3)   An incredible network for students: In collaboration with HEI ISA ISEN Group, HEI provides students with a consolidated structure, promoted under one brand: ADICODE®: a workshop for Innovation and Codesign, where students and companies work to address emerging Challenges.

4)   Community life is rewarding at HEI: with more than 60 societies to share hobbies of culture, sport, humanitarian pursuits, games, business start-ups and other interests.
For example, Cosmopol’Heite, the International student association, creates a bridge between students of all origins by organizing social activities and trips, making the welcome to HEI warm and inviting and also helping students by providing a variety of services.

A spirit which has grown for over 130 years: HEI, over a century, has developed a large alumni network connecting students and companies, both national and multinational, in all business sectors, all around the world.

Professional Network

Cooperation with the business community

Industrial relations are HEI’s driving force in every aspect of its activities: teaching and class work, various training periods, Eleven Week Projects, many forms of internship, industrial projects, industrial and private sector involvement on-campus and in our curricula as well as through recruitment forums.

During their studies students must
- spend three separate periods in industry
- undertake an industrial study/research project within a company or university research laboratory.


HEI students are often recruited prior to finishing their studies. Some of them are hired by top companies such as: Bouygues, Logica, Eiffage, Renault, Alten, Altran, Cegelec, Sopra, Decathlon, EDF, SOGEA, Toyota, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Rabot Dutilleul, Areva, Total, L’Oréal.

Important Dates
Available master
Student Life
45 different student clubs. HEI offers : athletics, badminton, football, golf, judo, swimming, squash, tennis, theatre, wine tasting, photography and many others amongst which the international student association. It aims at creating a bridge between international students. It helps students by providing a variety of services such as : e-mail international students before their arrival to initiate contact, assist them to settle in their new environment, arrange social and cultural events… 
Located at the centre of the Lille Catholic University Campus, the student service association (AEU) is made up of 5 main services: restaurants, housing, healthcare, social services and sports.
Students who plan to study at HEI will be able to find a range of accommodation just next to the school and close to all student services. For more information please visit the AEU website at : http://www.asso-aeu.fr/en/
Accommodation fees
Estimated monthly expenses 
Prices for accommodation range from 340€ to 550€.
Rooms surfaces are from 9 to 16m2. They are furnished with a bed, a closet, a desk and a washbasin. Toilets and bathrooms are shared in some residence halls. Students also share a kitchen and a laundry. The AEU is in charge of the cleaning.
Life in the residence is organised by :
  • A team : a warden-caretaker, housekeepers and student leaders
  • Activities : breakfast, a kitchen for the students, laundry, a TV rooms, ping-pong…
  • Sharing : you can work in groups if you like, you can helps each others as well. Various events bring the residents together.
Choosing accommodation in a student residence requires a personal commitment to community life.
For more information please visit the AEU website at : http://www.asso-aeu.fr/fr/
Some figures
15300 alumni
2000 students
Every year more than 300 students complete their initial and continuing education and graduate from the school
13 research laboratories
12 fields of specialisation
190 teachers, researchers, administrative and technical staff
350 external instructors
95 partner universities
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International policy

Ingénieurs pour le monde, our motto : developing student engineering talent, meeting economic develoment, industrial and humanitarian needs trhoughout the world. HEI fosters diversity and geographical outreach, cultural diversity with an ever growing network of international partners, 120 academic insititutions, 2300 industrial partners over 100 countries.



100% of HEI students go abroad. Mobility at HEI is an essential part of the curriculum for double degrees, exchange semesters, internships or humanitarian experiences.


Academic exchanges

Partnerships : HEI maintains strong ties with 120 academic partners in 61 countries, actively pursuing a policy of establishing double diplomas.

Experience abraod : students can do a semester or a year abroad during the 4th and 5th year of study.

Incoming students : every year HEI welcomes international students from partner universities to do a semester or a year of studies at our school. HEI alos welcome degree-seeking internaitonal students who want to pursue their studies.

Official website
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