Engineering at Chimie ParisTech
Chimie ParisTech provides a comprehensive education to future engineers, equipping them with robust scientific knowledge and the ability to expertly manage innovative projects. Graduates of Chimie ParisTech easily find positions in the business and academic research sectors in France and abroad.
The three-year program at Chimie ParisTech is designed to gradually equip students with the full set of skills they will need. The first-year curriculum focuses primarily on providing the necessary foundations in scientific knowledge. Students are then gradually exposed to the humanities and social science, an approach that helps prepare them for successful navigation of the professional world.
In the third year of the program, students focus on engineering as a profession, and specialize through an engineering or research track, with opportunities for pursuing dual degrees and/or participating in study abroad exchange programs.
The engineering track provides specialized training in the major scientific, societal, and environmental issues of today’s world, and includes curriculum closely aligned with the areas of focus of the school’s research laboratories.
The research track leads to a dual degree--a degree in engineering and a Master’s degree from one of the four Master’s programs co-accredited by Chimie ParisTech.
This program is accredited by the CTI (Commission des Titres d'Ingénieur) which is the French body in charge of carrying out evaluation procedures that lead to the award of the engineering degree “titre d’ingénieur diplômé”.
Competitive entrance exams
The majority of students accepted into the first year at Chimie ParisTech have completed two years of CPGE preparatory classes for France’s Grandes Écoles and have passed a “Concours Communs Polytechniques” common competitive technical entrance exam. Quotas by track:
- “PC and PC*” chemistry track: 65 spots
- “MP” track: 3 spots
- “TPC” track (preparatory classes for graduates with an STL high school diploma): 2 spots
- “PC Bio” track (BCPST agronomy and veterinary science preparatory classes): 3 spots
Agronomy and Veterinary Science entrance exam
Three spots are reserved for applicants from the “BCPST” track of the Agronomy and Veterinary Science entrance exam.
Fédération Gay-Lussac entrance exam
5 spots are reserved for graduates of the Fédération Gay-Lussac preparatory classes and two spots are reserved for graduates of the ATS preparatory classes (for graduates with a BTS or IUT diploma).
Admissions based on application and interview
Students eligible for degree-based admissions into the first year of Chimie ParisTech must hold an L3-level Bachelor’s degree, a BTS or a DUT (or equivalent degree for international students) in the following areas of study: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Life Sciences, Materials Science.
Candidates must submit an application package. A select number of applicants will be invited to sit for an interview. Though this admissions procedure, students can enter Chimie ParisTech in the first year or second year of the engineering program. Successful candidates will have excellent academic transcripts and will have displayed motivation and genuine interest in pursuing an engineering degree. No age limit applies.
Second-year admissions (application + interview)
Students eligible for degree-based admissions into the second year of Chimie ParisTech must have completed a first year of study at the Master’s level (or equivalent for international students) in the following areas of study: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Life Sciences, Materials Science. Candidates must submit an application package. A select number of applicants will be invited to sit for an interview. Though this admissions procedure, students can enter Chimie ParisTech in the first year or second year of the engineering program. Successful candidates will have excellent academic transcripts and will have displayed motivation and genuine interest in pursuing an engineering degree. No age limit applies.
Common admissions procedure for ParisTech schools
In addition to admissions based on applications and interviews, ParisTech schools offer a common admissions procedure to students in their first year of Master’s study (M1*), for entrance into the second year.
* Higher education in France:
M1: first year of graduate study / M2: second year of graduate study
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