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Chimie ParisTech (Chemistry Engineering School of Paris), founded in 1896 by Charles Friedel, gives its chemical engineering students a strong scientific background, while also providing them with managerial skills and a first experience in industry. Apt to tackle working in an international position, every graduate student speaks fluent English and often a third language, while most of them have done an internship or academic exchange abroad.
We provide :
- A training programme combining high-level scientific and technical courses, many hours of lab work, and human relations skills development,
- A culture based upon open-mindedness about the world through the social and cultural diversity of our students, as well as a social, environmental and economic responsibility.
Through a core curriculum of two years, the Chimie ParisTech students strengthen their scientific and technical skills, before choosing in their third year a more specialized course (molecular chemistry, science and materials engineering, chemical industry process, nuclear chemistry, renewable energy, natural chemistry or cosmetics, analytical chemistry), eventually doubled up with an additional master's degree. A project-based approach is maintained throughout the programme, and extended by means of long internships in 2nd and 3rd year, in companies or universities in France or abroad. Management and entrepreneurship courses are taught throughout.
Chimie ParisTech is a member of the ParisTech network and of the initiative of excellence Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL Research University).
In a world where research and innovation are essential drivers for companies, the Chemical and Physics Industry Engineering School of Paris (ESPCI Paris-Tech),founded in 1882, follows the path traced by Pierre and Marie Curie, Paul Langevin, Georges Charpak and Pierre-Gilles de Gennes by training multipurpose research and innovation engineers in physics, chemistry, biology, and even in the spheres of management and finance.
Our students are mainly recruited through the Classes Préparatoires (CPGE) mode, but seven other recruitment modes (MP, PC-Bio, university education, foreign course of study…) give us a rewarding diversity. Social diversity is not neglected either since 38% of our current students are grant holders.
Teaching through research and lab work starts during the three first years of the four-year cycle, not only through practical studies but also with lab projects and the six month industrial internship in France or abroad (about 60% per year) at the end of the third year. During the fourth year, a true springboard to the professional world, students may increase their skills by selecting additional courses or undertaking double diplomas. Students may choose between a Research Master’s in France or abroad, a specialized Master’s in France, or a specialized school. In addition, 60% of our students pursue a Ph.D. after graduating.
Founded in 1887, ENSIC is one of the few schools to train high-level engineers with an education in both chemistry and process engineering.
This multidisciplinary strategy, combined with an active international openness strategy, allows our graduates a presence in all of the main industrial sectors. Indeed, thanks to an active collaboration with about 60 companies, the ENSIC trains engineers now very sought after in numerous domains such as Chemistry, Pharmacology, Engineering, Energy, Metallurgy, and Nuclear power.
Our students benefit from the importance given to scientific and technical applications thanks to our association with two world-renowned research laboratories with common objectives, namely materials and products conception and sustainable process development. Students also have the opportunity to study abroad in a partner university.
Moreover, ENSIC promotes interactions with the biology sector; pharmacology students have access to the Pharma Plus education at our school and ENSIC students are allowed to pursue pharmacology and medical studies.
The ECPM trains trilingual chemical engineers mainly destined for the Research and Development field. Over the course of their studies, students gain a strong scientific and technical background in nanomaterials, polymers, health, environment, sustainable development and energy. They are also able to evolve in an intercultural and international context.
The education we give at the ECPM is mainly characterised by the trilingualism we seek to develop (instilled through scientific classes in French, English and German, mandatory language lessons in two different foreign languages – English and German or Spanish – and an internship experience abroad), a practical approach (about 40% of school time is dedicated to practical work in the lab), a strong orientation towards the research and development area (R&D), and our policy of internships and projects (mandatory internships abroad, end-of-studies projects, innovations projects...).
In addition to our scientific specialities (Analytical Sciences, Molecular Chemistry, Polymers, and Material Science), the school affirms its European direction through international recruitment and courses given by international teachers. Through human education and social courses, industrial interventions, internships and various other projects, we allow our students to achieve a consistent and efficient knowledge of the European industrial environment.
The ECPM also enables its students to be directly in touch with high level and prestigious research thanks to the presence of four world-renowned laboratories on campus.
After graduation, our students have sufficient knowledge of the worlds of industry and research to be employed as managerial staff and to hold positions with a high level of responsibility in the industry. Chemical engineers from the school develop skills enabling them to adapt to different sectors of the industry in an economy looking for knowledge and innovation.