Applied mathematics and computer science


At the beginning of their 2nd year, engineering students can choose a curriculum provided by the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Department (IMI) in order to learn how to handle modelling, computation, optimization, and design tools.    

Four options 

  • Numerical analysis
  • Vision and learning
  • Optimization
  • Quantitative finance


  • Numerical analysis option
  • Quantitative finance option
  • Vision and learning option
  • Optimization option

Alongside the engineering degree, students can obtain a Masters in research 

  • Mathematics for finance and data (MFD)
  • Modelling, Analysis, Simulation (MAS)
  • Mathematics, Vision, Learning (MVA)
  • Parisian Masters in Operational Research - optimization option (MPRO)


From the second year onwards, at the beginning of the Masters or integrated further training program, engineering courses continue within a faculty department.

Program structure

The programs provided by the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Department include compulsory classes, exposure weeks, and elective courses.

The compulsory classes are divided into three groups 

  • Core curriculum classes (e.g. introduction to law, management, foreing languages…) which aim to give you the basics needed by today’s engineers.
  • IMI classes: the component here is mathematical tools and their applications. What will set you apart from engineers from different curricula or schools will be this capacity to innovate through familiarity with mathematical tools that are perceived as difficult (but not by our students!).
  • The classes depend on the program chosen, which will familiarize you with your chosen field of application and decide the nature of your professional profile and therefore potential employment opportunities.

“Mix and match” programs are possible if they form part of a third-year project approved by the School

The School runs exposure weeks with contributions from experts, professionals, and researchers in the fields of finance, Big Data, logistics, and modelling. Trips and visits to companies are also organized. A cycle of lectures where some of France’s most innovative companies present their technical achievements gives students an opportunity to measure the impact of these techniques in the industrial and banking landscape.
A choice of optional courses delivered by the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Department or other departments helps you combine your knowledge of an area of application with crosscutting tools.

The programs in each option

Two-year Masters program

  • Numerical analysis
  • Vision and learning
  • Optimization
  • Quantitative finance
  • Customized program

The integrated additional program (FCI) for civilian polytechniciens and normaliens 

  • Numerical analysis - FCI
  • Vision and learning - FCI
  • Optimization - FCI
  • Quantitative finance - FCI
  • Customized program

The integrated additional program (FCI) for military engineers 

The latter group follows the same program as its civilian counterpart, adapted to reflect the specific needs of the military.

Career opportunities

Dependent on the option chosen

  • The banking sector (quantitative analysis, structuring, trading, risk analysis)
  • Research departments in industry
  • High-tech programs in industry
  • Industrial design offices
  • Scientific computation service providers
  • Engineering and organizational sectors dealing with optimization problems
  • Public research and higher education


Head of the Department

Mohammed EL RHABI
Academic director
Tel. :

Inspector of studies
Tel. : 01 64 15 39 54

Teaching assistant
Tel. : 01 64 15 39 17

Florence RIEU
Tel. :