As a private entity, ITECH Lyon is a State-recognized non-profit teaching association, created and supported by the professional federations and their member companies. The Master of Engineering in Applied Chemistry is recognized and accredited by the Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur (CTI) at a national level and by EUR-ACE at an European level. ITECH Lyon is also is a member of the Conférence des grandes écoles and is associated with the University of Lyon.
ITECH Lyon trains engineers in the field of polymers and their applications, in particular in plastic materials, textiles, composites, formulation chemistry (paints, inks, adhesives and cosmetics) as well as in leather and its uses (shoe making, leather goods).
Our areas of expertise
We offer graduate and post-graduate training courses in the following areas of expertise:
- Formulation Chemistry
- Plastic Materials
- Textile Materials
- Paints, coatings and inks
- Industry 4.0
- Circular Economy
An international approach
In order to respond to the demands of European industrials who are eager to recruit specialized engineers in R&D, in September 2014, ITECH Lyon lauched the European Section, a 3-year engineering training completely taught in English.
The project of creating a European section was initiated by ITECH Lyon in collaboration with FIPEC (Federation of French Industries of Paints, Inks, Colors, Adhesives and Wood preservatives) in order to meet recruitment demands of paint engineers in Europe which was identified by CEPE (European Council of Paints, Printing Inks and Colour Artists). This need for recruitment is estimated at 220 engineers per year over the next 5 years. These industries continue to offer numerous opportunities for careers.
ITECH Lyon was entrusted with the task of spearheading this initiative. As Jérôme Marcilloux, Head of ITECH Lyon, explains:
Our project institute was chosen as we are the reference school in terms of engineering training specializing in paints and inks.
A world-renowned institution
ITECH Lyon is also a world-renowned leather institution, with some of the largest companies in the industry, as well as SMEs, recruiting ITECH leather engineers. In fact, ITECH Lyon’s Master of Engineering in Applied Chemistry has a specialization on Leather Manufacturing.
Our strong points
- Guaranteed valuable student work experience: 9 months or more of internships over the 3-year course
- International experience: at least 1 semester abroad + professional experience abroad
- Strong industrial network
- High employment rate after graduation (60% upon graduation day)
- Accredited master’s-level engineering degree: CTI (France) and EUR-ACE (Europe)
- A Master of Engineering in Applied Chemistry available in English and French
- Social sciences and entrepreneurship courses to give students a multi-disciplinary approach to their career.
A strong industrial network
ITECH’s links with industry are amongst its strong points. These are translated through strong partnerships in the R&D fields. ITECH Lyon and its subsidiary, ITECH Entreprises, offer scientific and technical contractual services in the form of industrial studies, trials, consulting, material leasing and vocational training. This allows the teaching at ITECH to be rooted in the real world and always up to speed with technological innovations.