2nd year of the "Diplôme d'Ingénieur" (1st year of the MSc. in Engineering programme)

Choosing a Major and a Minor

At the beginning of the second year of the "Diplôme d'Ingénieur" curriculum (i.e. the first year of the MSc. in Engineering), students choose a major, which is a cohesive set of scientific and technical teachings, to better prepare the third year choices. The major courses are distributed on the first semester, and the beginning of the second semester.

At the end of the first semester, students choose a minor which deepens one of the subjects covered by the major, or brings a double skill.

The second semester of the second year can also be done in a partner university, as part of the curriculum internationalization.

The Research Project

The Research Project is a research internship which lasts between two and four months as from early May. Students work individually on current projects within ENSTA Paris's own laboratories or partner research teams in France or abroad.

Economics, Humanities, Foreign Languages

In addition to their science courses, students take courses in law, economics, management, culture, communications and foreign languages. These courses continue throughout the year, except for the last two months which are devoted to the Research Project.

ATHENS programme - European Week

All students in the second year of Master of Engineering participate in the ATHENS programme, or "European Week". This programme allows students to take an intensive course inside or outside of their field at ENSTA Paris, at another institute, or at a partner university in another European country.