Thematic analysis

Since it was set up in 1934, the CTI’s objectives include defining the generic profile and expected competences of graduate engineers (professional title and academic grade of master). The CTI is consulted and issues opinions on all matters concerning the title of graduate engineer. In this way, the CTI contributes to the ongoing development of engineering education and its adaptation to the needs of companies and society in general.

In 2020, the Ministry of Higher Education and Research has extended the CTI’s missions to include the assessment of accredited engineering schools’ Bachelor of Sciences and Engineering (BSE) programmes. The CTI has therefore drawn up a specific set of standards and guidelines that comply with and complement the criteria defined in the decree of 27th January 2020 on the specifications for bachelor’s and master’s academic grades.

The CTI therefore has a duty to keep constantly up-dated on scientific, technological and societal developments in France, Europe and the rest of the world. It conducts ongoing studies and analyses of engineering professions, teaching methods, quality assurance, its own procedures and so on, in order to reach relevant conclusions that will help to develop and guarantee the quality of education in science, technology and engineering.

This work of assessment, analysis and forward thinking is carried out either directly by the CTI, using the data it has been able to collect and its experience of the evaluation processes it conducts, or is the result of workshops and working groups that it organises or in which it participates, or is supported by the dissemination of the work of other organisations, often partners.

The documents published here are a compilation of reports and in-depth studies on the training and careers of engineers and middle managers in science, technology and engineering, higher education, quality assurance and the CTI’s missions.