École Polytechnique, also known as l’X, is the leading French institute which combines top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. Its academic programs – Bachelor, Ingénieur Polytechnicien, Master’s, Graduate Degree and PhD – are highly selective and promote a culture of excellence with a strong emphasis on science, anchored in humanist traditions.
In 2017, École Polytechnique launches its new Bachelor program, designed for high potential students from all over the world. Fully taught in English, this 3-year program is based on a scientific multidisciplinary core with an emphasis on mathematics. Students have the choice between three double majors: mathematics and computer science, mathematics and physics, mathematics and economics. On top of their education in fundamental sciences, students follow courses in humanities and social sciences, languages and sports, providing them with the necessary soft skills to complement their scientific background and knowledge. They are also exposed to industry as part of the curriculum. Applications open in November 2016.
In 2016, École Polytechnique has opened two new degrees: an industry-oriented graduate degree and a PhD program.
These two-year long programs prepare talented students from all over the world to take on leadership positions in technology-driven organizations.
Available programs for Fall 2017 include:
- Corporate Strategy for New Markets
Primarily intended for students with comprehensive mathematical training and an interest in economics, this program offers the unique opportunity to gain a complete, economics-based strategic understanding of new, transforming and disrupting markets in 21st century industry.
- Energy Environment: Science Technology and Management (STEEM)
Based on a foundation of engineering and applied sciences training, the STEEM program offers graduates the tools to understand the socioeconomic context of climate change and to master the evolutions of our relationship with energy.
- Internet of Things: Innovation and Management program (IoT-IM)
This program is a complete program for future entrepreneurs, engineers and IT/IoT consultants with a passion for the internet of things, and the curiosity to investigate the many sectors that overlap within the field.
- Metro Economics for Smart Cities
Designed for students with a strong mathematical background and an interest in economics, The Metro Economics for Smart Cities Graduate Degree provides an in-depth understanding of new and transforming metropolitan areas and their competitive environments.
- Big Data for Business
Taught jointly by École Polytechnique and HEC Business School, this program combines a scientific and a business approach to contemporary Data Science issues and challenges.
L’X guarantees an outstanding experience to its international students, from their admission to their careers’ follow-up, providing them with very dedicated services, such as individual academic coaching, administrative and financial support and counseling, or Alumni mentoring. This unique environment, combined with the high-level of the students who go through a very selective process to access École Polytechnique, also attracts some of the most distinguished faculty in the world.
With its Research departments which are joint research units with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), École Polytechnique Research Center explores the frontiers of interdisciplinary knowledge to provide major contributions to science, technology, and society. L’X is also a founding member and a leader of the Paris-Saclay University, a major scientific and economic cluster which brings together top French higher education and research institutions, as well as R&D centers of prominent international companies.
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