Summer School

We regularly offer students from all over the world short programs of a few weeks’ duration on different themes, in French or English, at some of our campuses in France.

Two Summer Schools


Driven by its values and renowned for its ability to innovate and its commitment to the ecological transition, CESI is organizing two Summer Schools in English, each lasting two weeks (from 8 to 19 July 2024), to raise awareness for challenges ahead in favour of sustainable development.

Aimed at French and international students who are studying engineering, the Summer School is a program that immerses its participants right in the heart of sustainable construction issues in a smart city.

The goal is to allow reflection, exchange and sharing among students from all backgrounds on inputs related to themes such as BIM, Smart Cities, eco-neighbourhoods and decarbonization, in connection with sustainable development.

Following the success of our 2023 Summer School, which focused on BIM for sustainable construction, CESI is excited to expand its international impact with the introduction of two innovative programs in 2024. This year, we are strengthening our commitment to ecology by launching two separate initiatives: the ‘BIM for Sustainable Construction’ Summer School and the ‘Green Innovation’ Summer School.

These educational events, prepared in partnership with companies, are positioned as incubators for innovative ideas. They offer an outstanding framework for international collaboration to fight against environmental degradation. These programs place participants at the heart of contemporary climate issues.

We invite students, professionals, and enthusiasts from all over the world to join us in this educational adventure. Together, we will explore cutting-edge strategies for a sustainable development and look at the implementation of green technologies, working towards a low-carbon world.

Massinissa Benabdellouahed, Head of Studies

Two weeks in France to develop and enhance your knowledge

These events will take place at the CESI campus in Paris/Nanterre from 8 to 19 July 2024.

Discover the schedule

Summer School : BIM for sustainable construction

It mainly revolves around BIM (Building Information Modelling) and Smart Building.

Common thread projects:

  • BIM for Sustainable Construction project
  • Fablab 3D, AR/VR
  • Practical work at the wastewater treatment plant La Cité de l’Eau et de l’Assainissement (Impacts of climate change on urban water management)
  • Diving into Parisian architecture: from the depths to the summits

Summer School : Green Innovation

It revolves around technological innovation by incorporating ecological transitions.

Common thread projects:

  • Fundamentals of innovation
  • Eco-design approach
  • Marketing strategies
  • Technological innovation for ecological transitions


  • ‘Fresque du climat’ initiative
  • Conference and workshop on biomimetics
  • Tour to Paris one month before the Paris 2024 Olympic Games
  • Visit to the Louis Vuitton Foundation
  • Agenda for visits and cultural discoveries of France: gastronomy, fashion, art, and traditions

Applicants who successfully conclude their Summer School will receive, after a project presentation, a certificate of achievement stating that they have obtained 3 ECTS credits. A participation and attendance certificate will also be given at the end of the Program.

« After my first experience as a speaker at CESI’s Summer School in the field of BIM and sustainable construction, I’m looking forward to repeating my experience and I would like to thank CESI for this opportunity. This Summer School is an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas, information, and experiences with international students, with the aim of fighting against environmental degradation together. »

Alexandre Mahfoud, architect & BIM-CIM manager