Dangerous message from Etienne Klein who seems to ignore (perhaps drawing) that we no longer produce engineers worthy of the name since the early 2000s.
France awards the title of engineer on average to 35 students each year (sometimes more, sometimes less):https://www.letudiant.fr/educpros/actua ... lomes.html
That is as much as the USA, which has a population of 330 million inhabitants.
The title of engineer has for some time been applied to a wide variety of training including training where mathematics is limited to the rule of 3, arithmetic and geometric series and some probabilities.
For others it is also a disaster. In 2008 in a leading French weekly, an INSA teacher launched a paving stone in the pond by asserting that the integrated prep course was no longer taught because otherwise after two years there were no more students.
I translate, 2008 no INSA student is able to cover the sup / spé program (INSA school with integrated prep).
Unfortunately too few of his colleagues followed and we should not count on the last teachers who came out of this false system to denounce it. The students of yesterday make the teachers of tomorrow (what a disaster).
No engineering student is therefore able today to cover the sup and special program of the 80s which is normally prior to engineering studies and has been for a long time now.
To understand the extent of the damage it is necessary to know that the mathematics of the engineer has nothing to do with that which one studies in high school. This is something else (much more difficult) and this is what is used in engineering (admittedly very much assisted today by expert software).
One example among others, the sine / cosine is studied in the first scientific today. He was in 3rd in college in my time (by everyone) and I remind you that we are very far from the level of mathematics of the engineer.
Engineers are no longer engineers, at most they have an 80s technician level and sometimes even worse they have no level.
So don't be impressed and don't trust them.
Some companies have engineering firms for the gallery. And these order their studies in China (this is a personal testimony). The others are doing IT development.
It is in this sense that Klein's speech appeals to me, it is a dangerous speech today that would have been relevant in the 70s and 80s.
Today we must especially not give the floor to these false engineers, the people are not aware of the fraud represented by this industry.
A France of lies and mediocrity is settling in and it is a shame that many teachers who witness this phenomenon do not have the courage to talk about it.