Polytech Group

The Polytech Group

The Polytech Group is a national network of 13 graduate schools of engineering within France’s leading science universities. These 13 schools award the French “diplôme d’ingénieur” (equivalent to an MSc.) which is a national diploma recognized by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The 13 engineering graduate schools that make up the Polytech Group are all accredited by the French Accreditation Board for Engineering (CTI). The French “diplôme d’ingénieur” is awarded after 5 years of higher education (10 semesters of study with 300 ECTS credits) passed after the Scientific French Baccalaureate (Equivalent to a school leaving certificate.). A "diplôme d’ingénieur" entitles the holder to enroll in a doctoral programme, or to start professional life.

For more details on the Polytech Group, please visit: http://www.reseau-polytech.org/

Key figures
  • 14,000 engineering students (including 1,250 students in apprenticeship courses)
  • 3,100 graduates a year, 60,000 alumni & 1,200 PhD students
  • 9 broad fields of study. Students can choose from up to 90 engineering majors within these fields.
About Polytech schools

A high level academic programme

  • Selective admission
  • Solid basis in fundamental sciences
  • Advanced level in engineering sciences
  • Individual development and group projects
  • Research training in laboratories
  • Courses in management, economics, communication
  • Project management
  • Practice of languages
  • International certification in English required for graduation
  • French language courses for international students

Strong links with industry

  • 20 % of teaching delivered by industrial partners
  • School Boards headed by leading industrialists
  • Internships in industry an integral part of the study programmes
  • Close partnerships with SME and multinational companies


  • Partnerships with leading research laboratories in all fields
  • Access to state-of-the-art equipment
  • Joint projects with national and European research and technology centres: CNRS, INRA, INSERM, INRIA, CEA, CERN, ESA….
  • Research training in laboratories

An international environment

European Credit Transfer and accumulation System (ECTS) compatible programmes

Every year:

  • More than 100 visiting professors
  • 315 international incoming students
  • 1,800 engineering students going abroad (for study periods, internships or projects)
  • Close collaboration with leading universities in five continents
  • International bridging programmes for top international students
  • Participation in international programmes: Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP), Mundus, FITEC ….