i-MESC is composed of three semesters of classes plus a mandatory fourth semester in a research laboratory in Europe, USA or Australia for a 6 months Master’s thesis. i-MESC students (~30/ year) will therefore be offered to study in up to four different countries within 2 years, depending on their individual mobility choices.
The first meeting of all the new i-MESC students will be in Warsaw around the 1rst of September as they will have few days to set up before the intergration week in Amiens. The consortium will manage the transfer between Warsaw and Amiens.
The first Meeting of the students with the MESC+ Consortium will take place within the Coordinating institution (UPJV Amiens, France) for the Integration Week around 15th of September. The new students will get the opportunity to meet the alumni from the previous cohort who are graduating at the same time.
The whole class will spend Semester 1 in WUT Warsaw (Poland), from ~Sept 15th of Yn to ~Jan. 20th.
After having taken the S1 exams in WUT, lasting 2 weeks around 15th of January, the student cohort will then move to UPS Toulouse (France) for Semester 2 where dormitories will have been booked for them prior to arrival.
Students will have the possibility of moving in Toulouse from Feb. 1st but classes will start around February 15th.
For Semester 3, the Class will be divided into three equal numbers of students, asked during S2 about their preferred location for S3 (UPV/EHU Bilbao, UL Ljubljana or UPJV Amiens) where two TUs (out of 8) are quite specialized and hence give a specific “colour” to the mobility of the student. Importantly, the mobility has been designed so as to expose MESC+ students during S3 to technology-oriented Research Centers (KI, CIC, RS2E) at the forefront of European research in energy storage and conversion. Students will have access to state of the art facilities into brand new multi-million € new buildings hosting cutting edge equipments, prototypes and upscale units.
The EMJMD study period must take place in at least two of the Programme Countries represented in the consortium (i.e. at least two mobility periods for all students, different from the country of residence of the student).
The exams of S3 will typically end around 25th of January after what the whole Class will split and each student will go to her/his Master thesis location. It will typically start from ~February 15th so that the students have time to make a break and settle down smoothly afterwards. Before the start of the Master Thesis, each host institution will take care of booking an accommodation for the student.
Master Thesis defence
Master thesis defence will consist of two parts, graded separately: a public oral presentation of ~15 min including questions, in front of the whole jury (MESC+ Partners Professors + 2-3 invited members from ALISTORE industrial club, CIC Energigune, Privileged partners) and a poster presentation.
The graduation ceremony will be organized the day after the Master’s Thesis defence, within the Coordinating Institution and with all partners involved.