Lorient and Pontivy Institute of Technology

Lorient and Pontivy Institute of TechnologyThe Lorient and Pontivy Institute of Technology welcomes 840 students each year on two different campuses in medium-sized cities. With a rural campus in Pontivy and a seaside campus in Lorient, students enjoy hands-on research opportunities and excellent quality of life. 150 staff and numerous industry speakers are deeply committed to the success of each student.

The Institute offers eight 3-year Degrees of Technology in:

  • QHSE management
  • Logistics, Industrial Organisation and Quality Control Management
  • Electricity, Energy and Sustainable Development Management
  • Food Quality Control
  • Waste Management
  • Automated Systems: Engineering and Maintenance
  • Nautical and Maritime Industry Construction and Shipbuilding
  • Biomedical Instrumentation


Once they complete the course, our students can choose to get a job immediately (76 % are employed in the company they were trained in), continue onto a Master’s degree or join an Engineering School.

What are our key strengths?

Our Institute is very well connected with our local business community, regional companies and large international corporations located nearby. In addition to hiring our students, these companies regularly offer apprenticeships, internships. They back our courses and continuously help us improve their contents and formats.
Students are free to choose whether they want to study either in traditional full-time mode with a compulsory internship or as an apprentice. If they choose to be hired as apprentices they are supervised within the company by a qualified professional who works together with a counterpart among our teachers.
The Institute also caters for mature age students and job seekers who wish to upskill or retrain. The Institute acknowledges Recognition of Prior Learning and Experience (in French “Valorisation des Acquis de l’Experience” (VAE).

More information in French about our Institute