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Master Year 1 in Sciences and Technologies for Energy

Master Year 1 in Sciences and Technologies for Energy
Year

Master Year 1

Program

Sciences and Technologies for Energy

ECTS Credits

60

Language

English (some courses in French)

Orientation

Research

Location

Palaiseau Campus

Course duration


12 months, full time

Course start

September

Degree awarded

Master’s degree obtained on completion of the second year of the Master

WHY ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?

Asset n° 1 

Prepare for a PhD

Asset n°2

Customize your learning to specialize in a specific energy-related field

Asset n°3

Gain experience through an internship

The first-year Sciences and Technologies for Energy Master’s program encompasses mandatory and elective scientific courses, French language learning, various projects and an internship. This first year allows students to acquire advanced scientific and technological knowledge. The elective courses cover an array of topics including physics, engineering, applied mathematics and network management. Through their choice of specialized courses, students will be able to customize their learning to pursue one of the following second-year majors: Clean Energy Production, Energy Infrastructure Management or Optimizing Energy Utilizations.

Objectives

This first-year program will allow students to:

  • Acquire a high-level understanding of the science underlying the energy sector including physics, mechanics, chemistry, thermodynamics, chemical engineering, applied mathematics, and communication sciences
  • Grasp the working principles of different techniques for energy production, storage and distribution
  • Understand wider environmental and climatic issues, as well as the economic and societal impacts of the energy transition

To complete the Master’s degree, first-year students can enter the following second-year programs:

  • Master Year 2 Towards Clean Energy Production
  • Master Year 2 Energy Infrastructures Management
  • Master Year 2 Optimizing Energy Utilizations

After completing the second-year of the Master, students will be able to pursue a PhD or occupy a wide range of positions in the energy sector including:

  • R&D engineer specializing in wind or solar technologies, developing batteries or fuel cells, treating pollutants and waste in the energy industry
  • Smart grid developer
  • Wind farm or solar plant project manager
  • Consultant in sustainable development
  • Power analyst for energy markets
  • Public policy advisor

Meteorology and environment

36h

4 ECTS

English

Mechanics for wind energy

36h

4 ECTS

English

Physics and engineering of photovoltaic devices

36h

4 ECTS

English

Power Electrical Engineering for renewable energy

36h

4 ECTS

English

Material sciences for energy conversion & storage

36h

4 ECTS

English

Fluid/structures interactions

36h

4 ECTS

English

Thermodynamics and heat transfers

21h

2 ECTS

English

Introduction to process engineering

21h

2 ECTS

English

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

  • Bachelor of Science from a top university
  • High level of understanding in fundamental disciplines (mathematics, physics, mechanics, chemistry)

Language prerequisites

English (B2)

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 4243€
  • Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 6243€
  • Engineer students enrolled in one of the five member schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Ecole polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis): 159€
  • Special cases: please refer to the "Cost of studies" of the FAQs

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Coordinator

Didier Dalmazzone

Program office

Anne Richard

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr

Description

The first-year Sciences and Technologies for Energy Master’s program encompasses mandatory and elective scientific courses, French language learning, various projects and an internship. This first year allows students to acquire advanced scientific and technological knowledge. The elective courses cover an array of topics including physics, engineering, applied mathematics and network management. Through their choice of specialized courses, students will be able to customize their learning to pursue one of the following second-year majors: Clean Energy Production, Energy Infrastructure Management or Optimizing Energy Utilizations.

Objectives

This first-year program will allow students to:

  • Acquire a high-level understanding of the science underlying the energy sector including physics, mechanics, chemistry, thermodynamics, chemical engineering, applied mathematics, and communication sciences
  • Grasp the working principles of different techniques for energy production, storage and distribution
  • Understand wider environmental and climatic issues, as well as the economic and societal impacts of the energy transition

To complete the Master’s degree, first-year students can enter the following second-year programs:

  • Master Year 2 Towards Clean Energy Production
  • Master Year 2 Energy Infrastructures Management
  • Master Year 2 Optimizing Energy Utilizations

After completing the second-year of the Master, students will be able to pursue a PhD or occupy a wide range of positions in the energy sector including:

  • R&D engineer specializing in wind or solar technologies, developing batteries or fuel cells, treating pollutants and waste in the energy industry
  • Smart grid developer
  • Wind farm or solar plant project manager
  • Consultant in sustainable development
  • Power analyst for energy markets
  • Public policy advisor

Meteorology and environment

36h

4 ECTS

English

Mechanics for wind energy

36h

4 ECTS

English

Physics and engineering of photovoltaic devices

36h

4 ECTS

English

Power Electrical Engineering for renewable energy

36h

4 ECTS

English

Material sciences for energy conversion & storage

36h

4 ECTS

English

Fluid/structures interactions

36h

4 ECTS

English

Thermodynamics and heat transfers

21h

2 ECTS

English

Introduction to process engineering

21h

2 ECTS

English

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

  • Bachelor of Science from a top university
  • High level of understanding in fundamental disciplines (mathematics, physics, mechanics, chemistry)

Language prerequisites

English (B2)

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 4243€
  • Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 6243€
  • Engineer students enrolled in one of the five member schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Ecole polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis): 159€
  • Special cases: please refer to the "Cost of studies" of the FAQs

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Coordinator

Didier Dalmazzone

Program office

Anne Richard

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr