top General Information


Street:BP 92101
1, rue de la Noë


Post Code:44321


Other Sites

Also 5 research laboratories

Institution Funding



Founded 1919 as Institut polytechnique de l'Ouest by the Chambre de commerce de Nantes, became Ecole nationale supérieure de mécanique de Nantes 1947. Acquired present status and title 1991. A public 'Grande Ecole'. Since January 1, 2022, Centrale Nantes has been a component institution of Université de Nantes

Academic Year

September to June

Admission Requirements

National competitive entrance examination following 2-3 years further study after secondary school certificate (baccalauréat) or equivalent



Accrediting Agency

Engineering Titles Commission (CTI); Conference of Grandes Ecoles (CGE); Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation

Student Body


top Officers

Head : Arnaud Poitou

Job title:Director

Senior Administrative Officer : Annabelle Wajs

Job title:Director of Services

Senior Administrative Officer : Guillaume Moreau

Job title:Director of Academic Affairs

International Relations Officer : Foaud Bennis

top Divisions

Department/Division : Automation Control and Robotics

Fields of study:Electronics and Automation, Robotics

Department/Division : Communication, Language and Business administration

Fields of study:Business Administration, Business Education, English, German, Physical Education, Spanish

Department/Division : Fluid Mechanics and Energetics

Fields of study:Energy Engineering, Marine Engineering, Mechanics

Department/Division : ICT in Education

Fields of study:Computer Education, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics

Department/Division : Material, Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Fields of study:Civil Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Department/Division : Product Design and Industrial Systems

Fields of study:Industrial Engineering, Mechanics, Production Engineering

Department/Division : Social Sciences, Modern Languages and Sports

Fields of study:Modern Languages, Social Sciences, Sports

top Degrees


Fields of study:Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Diplôme d'ingénieur

Fields of study:Architecture, Civil Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management

Mastère spécialisé

Fields of study:Design, Insurance, Marketing, Materials Engineering


Fields of study:Civil Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Industrial Engineering, Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, Robotics, Urban Studies


Fields of study:Architecture and Planning, Astrophysics, Civil Engineering, Earth Sciences, Electronics and Automation, Engineering, Geography, Geography (Human), Mathematics and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics


Mastère spécialisé acteur pour la transition énergétique (MS APTE) is a Centrale Nantes and Audencia Business School co-accredited training programme conducted in partnership with Nantes Ecole de Design and ENSA Nantes. Also BBA Big data and Management in partnership with Audencia. Also certificates in partnership with ENSM (Ecole nationale de la sécurité maritime)

Updated on 08-06-2022