ECE’s mission is – to give meaning to technologies so that they become innovations and become part of the progress of our society, – to train daring engineers who create value in new technologies and finally – to promote the values of entrepreneurship and innovation in a CSR approach.

‘François STEPHAN’

‘Directeur Général de l’ECE’

What is an engineer?

TheFrench engineer is a construction protected by the CTI (Commission des Titres d’Ingénieurs), which oversees the specifications of its skills. And they are not limited to scientific knowledge and mastery of technologies. In its definition, the CTI reminds us that, in addition to technical means, engineers mobilize financial and human resources. And for Generation Z, which is looking for its actions to be meaningful, CTI reminds us of the objective of ” collective well-being “.

The school of digital technologies connected to societal issues

Transition, evolution, revolution, digital technologies have not finished making news. These changes create ruptures that go beyond the technological field, they disrupt economic models, established paradigms and forms of learning. These innovations create worries and rejections, but they do bring progress, and we must accept that they are a challenge to what exists. This uncertainty may seem anxiety-provoking, but we must see it as an opportunity to reinvent our society.

Reinventing society means puttingpeople at the heart of innovation. Reinventing society with digital technologies places the engineer as a central player, committed to building a more inclusive and human world.

The freedom to choose your path

At ECE, each student chooses freely his or her path according to his or her tastes, personal aptitudes and professional project.

ECE is the school of 1001 possible paths – no path is identical, our students are all different. We give our students the building blocks to build the path of their dreams, the path that resembles them and that will best guide them towards their professional and personal ambitions.

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Our students tell you about their ECE experience!

The integrated preparatory cycle (ING1 and ING2)

The students of the ECE integrated preparatory program do not wait for the entrance in the engineering cycle to discover and practice the technologies that will be useful throughout their professional life. Learning these technologies begins in the first month of the first year and continues into the second year.


The ECE CUP is a team project that takes place during the 2 years of the integrated preparatory program. The goal of this project is to combine technical and scientific knowledge bricks within a robotics project.

The engineering cycle

The 1st year of the engineering cycle is divided into a 1st semester ofharmonization of knowledge for the “newcomers” and the international semester for students from the integrated preparatory program. The harmonization program differs according to the students’ origins (CPGE, L2/L3, DUT, Spé TSI, ATS): the “scientists” follow technological courses, and the students from technological streams follow science courses. In the second semester, students who enter the engineering cycle directly also have the opportunity to study abroad at a partner university. More than 65% of these students choose to go abroad.

For their 2nd and 3rd years of the engineering cycle, students must choose their specializations from among 8 majors, 8 minors and 11 in-depth options.

The Engineering program can also be taken as an apprenticeship.

Discover our specialisations

The 8 technological majors are freely chosen by each student in the 2nd year of the engineering cycle. 
A major covers a very broad technological field.
It allows students to go into this field in greater depth while developing a general interest in information technology.

The minors

En choisissant une “mineure” dont le contenu est transversal aux technologies et dont l’objectif est d’aider à préparer activement leur projet professionnel, les élèves ingénieurs acquièrent des compétences décisives pour leur carrière.

Advanced options

Les options d’approfondissement complètent le dispositif de dernière année en permettant aux élèves d’approfondir un secteur porteur ou une expertise dans les technologies de pointe.

Project-based teaching

Since 2012, thanks to the “Investissements d’Avenir” program, and labeled
IDEFI, the VPE program(Valorisation of Student Projects)
is the central pivot of the innovative pedagogy of the ECE. Real
field of observation of pedagogical innovations, it allows
the JIT to establish privileged relationships with industrialists of the
national laboratories and educational institutions

The EVP is a program based on an inductive pedagogy
which tends to cover all the stages of development of a
innovative project, from the idea to its implementation. This device
engages all students in the last two years of
ECE towards excellence. It is reflected in a major device
project support (mentors and experts).

Be engineers and high-level athletes/artists

To be an engineer and a high level sportsman or artist at ECE, it is possible! It is even strongly encouraged by the school. The latter offers its students who practice a sport or an artistic activity at a high level to benefit from various arrangements allowing them to conciliate their engineering training at ECE with their sport or artistic passion.

Schedule, calendar and evaluation modalities, course and exam catching up, international stay, individual follow-up, … the high level athletes and artists of the ECE benefit from specific arrangements allowing them to adapt their academic career and the regular practice of their sport or artistic activity.

Follow a double-diploma

In ING5, our engineering students can choose to follow a double degree program to obtain a second Grande Ecole diploma in addition to the ECE diploma or to follow a more specialized program by becoming an engineer-manager for example.

Updated 1 July 2022