An alliance between renowned institutions with varied profiles
The most prestigious French higher education institutions are part of SEIST: Grandes Ecoles d’ingénieurs [elite private higher education engineering schools], Universities and an Ecole normale supérieure (ENS) [elite private higher education institution].
The quality of French engineering courses is widely recognised internationally. The Paris-Saclay School of Engineering provides access to a hub of educational excellence at the highest French and international level, combining engineering, science, research and education with innovation and entrepreneurship.
An outstanding scientific and industrial environment
At the centre of the Paris-Saclay innovation cluster, SEIST relies on a unique concentration of academic and industrial research laboratories:
- laboratories affiliated with Grandes Ecoles, Universities and the Ecole Normale Supérieure,
- laboratories at the largest French research institutes,
- research centres at large industrial groups and numerous innovative SMEs.
This proximity allows for a large part of the curriculum to be project-based (research projects, industrial projects), founded on experimental technology platforms.
A world-class multidisciplinary academic program
SEIST stakeholders are tasked with training future engineers and managers by providing them with a sound scientific foundation within a broad spectrum of disciplines, and instilling in them a culture of innovation.
Their world-class academic program is characterised by :
- a very high scientific level,
- a strong research focus,
- assured practical experience through industrial partnerships and internships,
- a strong culture of innovation and entrepreneurship,
- a broad international outlook.
All major disciplines in Engineering Sciences (ES) and Science and Information Technology and Communication (SICT) are taught here for bachelor’s, master’s and engineering degrees.
Certain courses are inherently multidisciplinary. Numerous associations are set in place to allow for students who wish to change focus during their studies in order to attend multidisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary courses.
A profound change in the academic program
The implementation of a coherent and streamlined master’s program, beginning in autumn 2015, is already a very important change to the existing academic curriculum.
This coherence process will gradually extend to all education levels, including engineering degrees. Thereby, every student can find the most suitable course for his or her education plan.
Stakeholders in the School will be conducting an extreme overhaul of the academic program in order to achieve greater clarity, a constant search for scientific excellence, and maximum adaptation to the needs of companies, while upholding the particular strengths that have made member institutions a success.