Smart buildings

Specialization in Construction Engineering


Purposes of the Training

Localized in Châteauroux, this specialization led in partnership with the ITII Centre has a defining feature since it takes place in the framework of a block-release training with 50% of the time spent in a company and 50% at Polytech Orléans.

The main goal is to train field engineers with a strong professional experience corresponding to the industrial field. The specialization in Construction Engineering trains engineers with dual competence in industrial electronics-automatics-computing and building sustainable-thermal-energy construction. Trained engineers are able to understand, analyze and take into account all constraints linked to a building and to the environment where it is located.


Training is supported by real-life work situation in a company chosen for its training features thanks to:

  • a double school-company tutoring (50% of the training time spent within the company);
  • a gradual assumption of technical and economic responsibilities;
  • capacity to lead and handle projects.

Results obtained within the company and assessed by industrial members are crucial to graduation.


Business Segments and Job Openings

Engineers from the specialization in Construction Engineering are able to offer innovative solutions regarding building management techniques and in-home support.

Job openings are related to companies which work in fields such as sizing, energy efficiency, building technical management, energy management, smart grids, smart metering, safety systems, interoperability and communication protocols.


Eco-design; sustainable building; building technical management; smart sensors; building networks; thermal regulation; in-home support; renewable energies.

Industrial Partners

Delta Dore, Schneider Electric, Legrand, Siemens, Somfy, Fagor-Brandt, SPIE, Watteco, Landis&Gyr…

Research Partnerships

This specialization is taught in direct relationship with PRISME Laboratory (through the “signal” team). University lecturers and researchers from this applied research unit especially work on instrumentation and issues linked to blind identification of different electric devices in building as well as in-home support. Proximity between teaching and research encourages engineering students to master high-level skills. They learn how the most recent theoretical developments bring solutions to concrete industrial problems. Engineering students thus benefit from a very rich scientific and industrial environment which fosters occupational integration in high-end fields.