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Ecole Polytechnique

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3,030
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636
1,215

Overview

École Polytechnique's full-time English-taught Graduate Degree Programs are industry-oriented and combine state-of-the-art multidisciplinary education and in-depth scientific knowledge. These two-year programs are designed for highly qualified undergraduate students with a solid background in Science and/or Engineering and who are interested in gaining knowledge and skills necessary to play a key role in leading technology and business organizations throughout the world.

Available programs in 2018-2019 include: 

  • Energy Environment: Science Technology and Management (STEEM)
  • Economics, Data Analytics and Corporate Finance
  • Smart Cities and Urban Policy
  • Data Science for Business
  • Internet of Things: Innovation and Management
  • Ecotechnologies for Sustainability and Environment Management
  • Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Visual Computing
  • Cybersecurity: Threats and Defenses


École Polytechnique Ingénieur Polytechnicien Program is a unique 4-year program: 3 years to obtain the Engineering degree and 1 year to obtain École Polytechnique’s Diploma. This 4-year curriculum provides students with:

  • A multidisciplinary scientific training that gives students a broad scientific base (basic sciences, engineering sciences, social economics)
  • A human, military and sports training that allows students to develop their behavioral and relational skills
  • Specialized courses with advanced scientific concentrations that rival the top engineering schools worldwide


The PhD program of École Polytechnique is a five-year program designed to develop outstanding students for careers in leading academic institutions or top companies throughout the world. The program leads to a PhD degree.

Students benefit from École Polytechnique’s dynamic ecosystem and are closely associated to the research activities conducted at l’X right from the beginning of their Master’s studies. They work closely with faculty members who provide them with individual coaching, oversee their progress and help customize their training with regards to their interests and goals.

University Highlights

Total students - 3,030

78%
22%

International students - 1,215

22%
78%

Total faculty staff - 636

245
391

Total students - 3,030

78%
22%

International students - 1,215

22%
78%

Total faculty staff - 636

391
245

Scholarships

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