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École Polytechnique opens three new Graduate Degree Programs

École Polytechnique offers three new Graduate Degree Programs exclusively taught in English for the academic year 2016/2017. These industry-oriented programs are designed for highly qualified undergraduate students with a solid background in science and/or engineering. Registration opens in March.

Starting from September 2016, École Polytechnique offers a new industry-oriented Graduate Degree whose key features are:  close industry collaboration for real-world education, high-level research training combined with innovation management know-how and multidisciplinary à la française. These two-years long programs entirely taught in English prepare talented students from all over the world to take on leadership positions in technology-driven organizations.

The first programs to open are on the following topics:

Connected Objects for a Digitized Society
This Graduate Degree program combines technical training in electronics, communications and software with an in-depth study of the legal, social and economic contexts in which connected objects are now launched. Parallel to coursework, students undertake a two-year Graduate Project, working in teams to manufacture their own connected object, from idea and design to pitching the finished product.

Energy Environment: Science Technology and Management
Leveraging École Polytechnique’s leadership in the field of research and engineering, this Graduate Degree program offers a multidisciplinary approach bringing together the study of energy and the environment, while empowering students through essential management training. Featuring a strong experimental focus and extensive interactions with industrial partners, the program enables students to join the engineers and entrepreneurs already tackling the challenges of renewable energy production and supply in the 21st century.

Corporate Strategy & New Markets
This Graduate degree program involves applying advanced quantitative methods to the study of new and transforming markets and their competitive environments, allowing for a truly economics-based interpretation of corporate strategy. 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 specific market segments and business models.

Frank Pacard, Vice-President of Academic Affairs comments: “Structured in close relation with industry, École Polytechnique Graduate Degree programs combine fundamental research, technology application and development, and innovation management. They are designed to equip students with practical skills and initial work experience to prepare them for a successful international career.

Registration for these new programs are open.

> More information available on École Polytechnique's Graduate Degree programs website

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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