Obtaining a degree

The engineering degree program at École des Ponts ParisTech combines advanced scientific and technical education, a project and field based approach to learning, the acquisition of managerial, human, and social skills, and finally preparation for teamwork and international employment.

Engineering Program

An engineering degree program lasts three years 

  • A first year core curriculum
  • Two years of specialization (Masters program)

Students of foreign universities and schools that are partners of École des Ponts ParisTech can join the engineering program in the second year, at the start of the Masters cycle, with the aim of obtaining a double-degree. Only students from foreign universities or schools with which École des Ponts ParisTech has double-degree agreements can be admitted.

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Masters

École des Ponts ParisTech has formed two types of partnership to deliver the Masters program: 

MASTERS PARISTECH

ParisTech Masters programs are taught by the ParisTech engineering schools. They are essentially open to international students holding the equivalent of a four-year Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering degree, awarded by an internationally recognized higher education establishment. The program lasts between 14 and 18 months.

MASTERS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNIVERSITIES

The Masters programs conducted in partnership with universities consist of two years: the first year (M1), a common core of subjects studied at the partner universities and a specialization in year two (M2) run jointly by one or more universities, École des Ponts ParisTech and other grandes écoles. These degrees focus primarily on teaching research methods and passing on knowledge. They prepare students for PhD research at PRES Université Paris-Est or for entry into the working world.

Each Masters program has its own admission conditions.

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Advanced Masters programs (mastères spécialisés®)

The Mastères Spécialisés® (Advanced Masters), a label accredited by the CGE (Conférence des Grandes Écoles), provides comprehensive, higher level professional training to engineers and students who already have degrees but wish to specialize in a particular field.

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PhD

The program, which lasts between twelve and fifteen months, is taught by practitioners and includes an internship.

The research labs at École des Ponts ParisTech are a training ground for many PhD students. 

In 2014, 100 doctoral theses were defended in School laboratories affiliated to Université Paris-Est, and at the beginning of 2016, Ecole des Ponts had around 502 PhD candidates in its laboratories, including 140 international postgraduates.

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