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École Polytechnique expands its offer of Graduate Degree programs

Thanks to the success of its initial Graduate Degree programs launched in September 2016, École Polytechnique will offer seven new diplomas for the 2018-2019 school year. These selective programs propose multidisciplinary courses taught exclusively in English and focus on variety of topics such as environmental issues, the digitization of society and the economic organization of territories.. The candidates must have a licence or bachelor degree in a discipline relevant to the chosen program. The 2018 applications period opened on November 6th, 2017.

In a world facing new challenges like climate change, economic mutations and technological break-throughs; École Polytechnique proposes up-to-date educational programs integrating the most recent knowledge and the expertise of its researchers. These programs aim to understand and analyze all issues that modern businesses are facing in the 21st Century. Graduate Degree programs are built on the strengths and assets of École Polytechnique: proximity with companies and the need of industries, multidisciplinary academic approach closely linked to research while including social sciences classes and sporting activities.

École Polytechnique offers seven different Graduate Degree programs:

Energy Environment: Science Technology and Management (STEEM) 

The Energy Environment: Science Technology and Management (STEEM) Graduate Degree program fosters real-world technical expertise at the intersection between environmental issues and the future of energy. The STEEM program combines management experience with first-class engineering and scientific training, making our graduates highly sought after. The numerous industrial and research partnerships ensure students will be suited to meet the 21st century’s energy and environmental challenges within a variety of sectors.

Economics, Data Analytics and Corporate Finance

The Economics, Data Analytics and Corporate Finance Graduate Degree program offers students a unique opportunity to understand the transformations that are taking place across markets and competitive business environments, based on quantitative economic methods. Through high-level coursework, research projects and internships; our students acquire two complementary skill sets: how to apply quantitative methods including statistics and operations research to competitive environments in new and transforming markets and how to understand corporate strategy in situations of discontinuity and disruption from a sophisticated economics base.

Smart Cities and Urban Policy

The Smart Cities and Urban Policy Graduate Degree program is designed for students with a strong mathematical background and an interest in economics. It provides an in-depth understanding of new and transforming metropolitan areas and their competitive environments. Teaching is resolutely professional-oriented, relying on a combination of methodological teachings and real-world case studies to uncover the hidden trends guiding the evolution of metropolitan areas.

Data Science for Business

The Data Science for Business Graduate Degree program is a double degree with HEC that offers a scientific training associated with high-level management in order to train a new generation of data managers able to deal with data and to take strategic decisions.

Internet of Things: Innovation and Management

The Internet of Things: Innovation and Management (IoT-IM) Graduate Degree program covers the wide-reaching impact of digitization and connected objects on industry, business, technology and society. IoT-IM answers the growing demand for real expertise in connected objects among industry players and across large-scale networks. It’s a complete program for future entrepreneurs, engineers and IT/IoT consultants who are passionate about the internet of things and with the curiosity to investigate different sectors that overlap within its field. 

Eco Technologies for Sustainability and Environment Management

The Eco Technologies for Sustainability and Environment Management Graduate Degree program was developed in collaboration with internationally renowned scientists and experts from industrial research centers and with academic teams.  This program has been designed to answer the demand on a wide variety of sectors, from start-ups to the world’s leading groups, through governmental agencies. It aims to foster real-world technical expertise from resource diagnostic and innovative depollution engineering to integrative strategies for remediation and valorization.

Cybersecurity: Threat and Defense

The Cybersecurity: Threat and Defense Graduate Degree program is designated for students who want to undertake a career in cybersecurity. This field needs a high-level technical multidisciplinary knowledge and a deep understanding of trade, legal and social issues. Two internships complete the formation.

The École Polytechnique’s Graduate Degree programs are aimed for students with high potential desire to specialize in a specific area and to acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge and professional skills to succeed in today’s world. The cursus lasts two years and has two internships in an area of research or in a company. École Polytechnique proposes an interactive environment where students, researchers, professors and entrepreneurs work together.

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About École Polytechnique

École Polytechnique, also known as L’X, is the leading French institution combining top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. Its various undergraduate and graduate-level programs – Bachelor of Science, Ingénieur Polytechnicien (Master’s level program), Master’s, and PhD – are highly selective and promote a culture of excellence with a strong emphasis on science, anchored in humanist traditions. As a widely internationalized university, École Polytechnique offers a variety of international programs and attracts a growing number of foreign students and researchers from around the globe (currently 41% of students and 40% of faculty members).

École Polytechnique offers an exceptional education to prepare bright men and women to excel in top-level key positions and lead complex and innovative projects which meet the challenges of 21st century society, all while maintaining a keen sense of their civil and social responsibilities. With its 23 laboratories, 22 of which are joint research units with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the École Polytechnique Research Center explores the frontiers of interdisciplinary knowledge to provide major contributions to science, technology, and society. École Polytechnique is a founding member of Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

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