Study track: Industrial Systems’ Organisation and Safety (OSSI)

The Industrial Systems’ Organisation and Safety (OSSI) study track is only available as part of a work-study programme. Students can gain professional experience and operational skills tailored to industrial companies’ needs.  The course receives the support of the Union of Metallurgy Industries and Professions (in French:UIMMorUnion des Industries et des Métiers de la Métallurgie).

Industrial maintenance managers must master technical, organisational and relationship skills. In order to improve their working conditions, they define their rules of action and make sure they are properly implemented by the company’s staff or its subcontractors. They must know how to: 

  • analyse the equipment’s operating and maintenance conditions (reliability, maintainability, availability, safety),
  • define appropriate maintenance methods or organisations depending on the context,
  • implement an improvement plan alongside the maintenance department,
  • perform economic monitoring on maintenance activities, 
  • lead a meeting alongside the maintenance department about how activities are progressing,
  • report to the manager regarding maintenance activities.

Students can pursue careers within any type of industrial production company with its own maintenance division (or wishing to create one).

Essential company equipment:Multi-technology production machinery, a “maintenance method” division or position. 


  • Systems technology
  • Electrical engineering
  • Equipment safety and reliability 
  • Project management and tracking
  • Automation, supervision
  • Management, Communication, English
  • Maintenance management
  • Maintenance methodology
  • Corporate culture
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and continuous improvement

Start: October

Course length: 12 months.

441 hours of classes, taught through lectures, tutorials and practicals.

The work-study programme is structured as follows: three weeks working for a company and one week in class (training at the AFPI Languedoc-Roussillon in Baillargues and/or at the IUT Montpellier).

You will earn 60 European credits (ECTS) credits upon graduating from this course.

Click here to find all information

After the course:

Survey conducted amongst graduates from 2015 by OSIPE (Montpellier University’s professional integration service), 30 months after graduation:

  • In 2017, 100% of graduates were working as either executives or technicians.
  • 85% had found a job 6 months after graduation. 
  • 92% were employed under open-ended contracts.
  • The average net monthly salary amongst our graduates was 1745€ (not counting bonuses and 13thmonth pay), 2081€ including bonuses and 13thmonth pay.
  • Jobs in industrial sectors, specialised scientific and technical activities, manufacturing, gas, electricity, wholesale or retail trade, car repairs.

Department website (in French)


International Office

Tel. : +33 (0) 4 99 58 50 21