Founded in 1970, ENSTA who is also a founding member of ParisTech (hence ENSTA ParisTech), is one of the most prestigious and selective French engineering institutes called grande école. ParisTech (Paris Institute of Technology) is a federation of higher education engineering and business schools around Paris.
ENSTA ParisTech offers its students a broad education in engineering with the aim of enabling them to design, carry out and manage complex technical projects, while meeting economic constraints with international focus. The School provides high quality scientific and technological training, and keeps pace with changes in the cutting edge technologies in various fields.
ENSTA was created in 1970 through the merger of the École Nationale Supérieure du Génie Maritime and École Polytechnique, including a hydrographic engineering college. With 480 students and 100 foreign students (25% with30 nationalities), ENSTA ParisTech has more than 70 agreements with universities from 27 different countries including 18 double-degrees agreements in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
Diplôme d'Ingénieur 1st year is equivalent to the senior year of Bachelor of Science (BSc), the 2nd year is equivalent to 1st year of Master of Science (MSc) and the 3rd - final - year at ENSTA ParisTech is equivalent to 2nd year of MSc.
The Diplôme d’Ingénieur curriculum ends with a final project which takes place during the entire second semester. It usually takes the form of a corporate internship as a junior engineer in a company, in France or abroad. It may also take the form of an advanced laboratory project in a research institute.
The engineer cycle comprises three internships, closely linked with the actual teaching: The industrial environment immersion internship (SIMI), at the end of the 1st year (senior undergraduate year) designed to gain a picture of life in a company; The research project, at the end of the 2nd year, which is a period of training through research in a field chosen by the student; and the final degree project (PFE), at the end of the 3rd year, used to confirm and fine-tune the professional project by clearly defining the activity sector chosen.
Short internships (up to 2 months) or as part of alternating training internships (up to 12 months), are also proposed.
Partner & Host Universities of ENSTA Paristech