In the first part of the program
, students follow a demanding, both in-depth and multidisciplinary scientific curriculum. During this period, they are brought to excel at 6 different subjects: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Mechanics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics. They also benefit from a high level education in Humanities and Social Sciences
, which aims at giving them a global understanding of the scientific and social issues at stake in today's world.
In the second part of the program
, students choose a specialization among a wide range of topics, spanning from fundamental fields to more applied ones such as Energy for the 21st Century, Bioinformatics, Innovation Technologies, System Modeling for example.
Courses are mainly given in French.A specific intensive language preparation
is offered to the international students who need it (speaking French is not a pre-requisite to take the entrance exam; the written and oral tests can both be taken in English. More about admission exams
Diplôme de l'École Polytechnique: an Advanced MSc. in Science and Engineering. In addition to this degree, graduates are also awarded a second Master's degree from Ecole Polytechnique or from a partner institution in France or abroad, depending on the specializations taken in the final year of the curriculum.