Bordeaux-Talence campus

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Based in one of the leading university areas of Europe, the Bordeaux-Talence campus is at the heart of a particularly dynamic ecosystem. The Aquitaine region brings together several high-tech industries: civil and military aviation, space, composite materials, electronics, etc. This provides many opportunities for partnerships with the whole of the regional industrial fabric, from SMEs to large groups.

Focus on aeronautics and sustainable development

The Bordeaux-Talence campus revolves around three strategic fields: aeronautics and space; environmental processes engineering; materials for sustainable development. Arts et Métiers is a key player in and a founding member of the Aerospace Valley competitiveness cluster. The establishment also hosts the Aquitaine centre of the Institut de recherche technologique Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on the campus, which is dedicated to aeronautics and space research. In addition, close relations have been forged with Nobatek, a private technology centre in the areas of sustainable planning, reclamation and construction.

The strengths of the campus are based on the i2m laboratory, the Institute of Mechanics and Engineering of Bordeaux in particular, which covers the spectrum of mechanics in broader terms. The partnership research and the responses to the needs of industry are also supported on a technological platform dedicated to developing prototypes from design to manufacturing.

A message from the Director

Xavier Aubard, formerly the Director of the IRT Saint-Exupéry Aquitaine site, took up his post at the start of the 2017 academic year. Aware of the issues and challenges related to the involvement of Arts et Métiers in the industry of the future, we intend to develop the strengths of the Aquitaine campus, the dynamics of the training courses and our partnerships with industry and the regions.

He also referred to the strength of the relationships that he has established with Arts et Métiers over the past few years: "The arrival of the IRT at the Bordeaux-Talence Arts et Métiers campus has helped to strengthen research activities with the I2M laboratory and to facilitate the professional career paths (from internships to employment contracts) of passionate young engineering students in the fields of aeronautics and space. I will now make sure that we build on the success of this mission, the knowledge I have acquired as an engineer and a teacher, team and site management and the knowledge of financing mechanisms and my numerous industrial, academic and institutional relations. “


  • Bachelor's degree in technology
  • General Engineering: apprenticeship curriculum; two fields of expertise in the 3rd year – Aeronautics and Space Engineering; Engineering of environmental processes and materials for sustainable development
  • Specialised Engineer: Mechanics, maintenance production option
  • Research master's: Mechanical systems and energy, aeronautics and space engineering course or course in Engineering of environmental processes and materials for sustainable development
  • Mastère spécialisé: Aeronautics and space Project Manager – space and aeronautical applications management
  • Doctorate

Main partners


Specialties and strengths
Aeronautics and space
Environmental process engineering
Materials for sustainable development

address and contact

Campus Arts et Métiers de Bordeaux - Talence
Esplanade des Arts et Métiers
33405 Talence Cedex


Esplanade des Arts et Métiers - 33405 TALENCE Cedex

Tél. : 05 56 84 53 33

Getting to the campus : plan


The Arts et Métiers Bordeaux campus in figures

- 65 bachelor's degree in technology students
- 429 General Engineering students
- 128 Specialised Engineering students
- 14 Mastères spécialisés® students