Studying in a professional, international & academic environment

Professional environment …

The training takes place in the Institute for Industrial Safety Culture. This institute brings together a wide variety of industrial companies. It aims to

  • improve safety in companies through an understanding of all aspects of industrial risk (technical, organisational and human),

  • promote an open and honest debate between at-risk businesses and society at large, through improved safety and risk management training,

  • raise awareness amongst all stakeholders about risks and safety issues.

This institute provides a professional environment and support for students throughout their training: lectures, case studies, internships, etc.


Sandra, graduated in 2015:

    During my internship, I worked in a petrochemical plant owned by Arkema 
    in order to assess the firefighting network. 
    Thanks to the various practical inputs provided by ICSI partners, 
    organisational and technical aspects were successfully taken into account 
    to achieve this project.
    I’ve also been able to contribute to operational activities 
    such as Emergency Response Plan simulation, Observation-based Improvement Process 
    and Feedback from Operating Experience.

… International context …

The course is conducted in English to meet international needs.

Students come from very varied backgrounds and 38 different countries over 5 continents. Sharing their experiences and cultures creates a truly international environment.

Our alumni hail from:

  • Africa: Cameroon, Congo, Egypt, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tunisia, Uganda;

  • Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Venezuela;

  • Asia: Afghanistan, Bahrain, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand;

  • Europe: Andorra, Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, United-Kingdom, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia;

  • Oceania: Australia, New-Caledonia.

The skills acquired during the course open the door to positions in multinational companies worldwide.


Yann graduated in 2009, a « Risk & Safety » Consultant in France and Singapore:

  The international nature of the « Safety Engineering & Management »   course  
  enabled me to intervene very quickly on major overseas projects 
  and more recently to carry out an 18-month mission in Singapore. 
  Education in an international context provides the necessary openness to work 
  in a multicultural environment and to participate in extremely rewarding projects 
  on both technical and human level.

Aina, graduated in 2014, Malagasy, Assistant Safety Engineer, France:

   I’m a Malagasy former student, with an Environmental engineering background (graduating from China). 
   The multidisciplinary knowledge acquired, combined with the international aspect of my profile 
   helped me tremendously in my internship and job applications. 
   I now work in France as an Assistant Safety Engineer for a group that has several sites worldwide.  
   My language skills and the transversal technical skills I developed during the training 
   are both important factors that help me to perform my duties and achieve my professional goals.

… Renowned universities

In France, the equivalent of the Ivy League Universities are called “Grandes Ecoles”. Both INSA Toulouse and INP Toulouse are such “Grandes Ecoles”. These top universities are heavily selective and require competitive written and oral exams to get in. There are a smaller number of students: 2800 at INSA Toulouse with a maximum of 20 for the “Safety Engineering & Management” course.

“Mastère Spécialisé”(R), an Advanced Master’s, is a diploma bestowed by the “Conférence des Grandes Ecoles”, the umbrella organization for all the French « Grandes Ecoles ».

All faculty members at INSA Toulouse and INP Toulouse are also members of research laboratories and have strong ties with industry and international organisations. Students therefore get the direct benefit of this combination as lectures tally with industrial needs and are based on concrete examples; many industry professionals are called upon to participate in lectures (more than 40%).

INSA, INP and ICSI are located inToulouse, a well-known international university city, and the European capital of aeronautics and space.

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