Institut Polytechnique de Paris
Ecole Polytechnique ENSTA ENSAE Télécom Paris Télécom SudParis

Master Year 2 Sciences and Technology for Energy

Master Year 2 Sciences and Technology for Energy
Year

Master Year 2

Program

Sciences and Technology for Energy

ECTS Credits

60

Language

Most courses are in English, some are in French

Orientation

Research

Location

Palaiseau Campus

Course duration

12 months, full time

Course start

September

Degree awarded

Master’s degree

WHY ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?

Asset n° 1 

Pursue a PhD

Asset n°2

Access a wide range of career opportunities in the energy sector

Asset n°3

Acquire multidisciplinary knowledge relating to the scientific and technological aspects of energy

The second year of the Energy Master’s Program at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris consists of three majors with a set of common courses, plus specialized learning and an internship. The common courses cover the energy transition for climate change mitigation, a global approach to engineering systems and the economics of energy markets, as well as French language courses. 

The Energy Infrastructures Management major focuses on optimizing energy distribution, and managing and designing high-performance infrastructure. Students will be able to choose from a wide range of computer engineering courses relating to network management, machine learning and data mining. They will also take engineering courses covering energy storage and specialized courses in economics.

The Optimizing Energy Utilizations major is intended for students interested in building a less energy-intensive society by promoting optimized energy efficiency in buildings, transport and process industries. There are three main specialized courses: physical sciences and engineering, applied mathematics, and computer engineering. There is also a dedicated course in economics.

The Towards Clean Energy Production major is intended for students interested in pursuing a career or a PhD in the energy transition with a specific focus on low-carbon energy production technologies. Students will be able to choose from a wide range of physical sciences and engineering courses related to renewable energies. They will follow courses in applied mathematics and economics.

Objectives

The program will allow students to:

  • Develop an overall awareness of the challenges linked to the energy transition
  • Acquire high-level of knowledge of the scientific and technological aspects of energy storage and distribution ; energy efficiency and distribution ; clean energy production 
  • Gain experience in computer engineering applied to the energy sector 
  • Acquire a broad understanding of energy economics
  • Solve complex problems relating to smart grids, network security and data management in an international context, taking into account relevant technical, economic, social and environmental challenges

After graduation, 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

Core courses

GHG Challenges and observation

36h

4 ECTS 

English

Continuous optimization

21h

2 ECTS 

English

Discrete Optimization

21h

2 ECTS 

English

Elective courses

Organic-based materials for the 3rd generation of solar cells

36h

4 ECTS 

English

Nature-based solutions to substitute fossil resources and adress global warming

36h

4 ECTS 

English

Building and using models for the energy transition

36h

4 ECTS 

English

Energy storage

36h

4 ECTS 

English

Stockage de l’énergie

35h

4 ECTS 

Français

Carburant d’aujourd’hui et de demain

35h

4 ECTS 

Français

Energies 0 carbone : filières renouvelables

21h

2 ECTS 

Français

Core courses

Climate change and energy transition

36h

4 ECTS 

English

Engineering systems

30h

3 ECTS 

English

Project of energy optimization

21h

2 ECTS 

English

Elective courses

Thermal renewable energies

36h

4 ECTS 

English

Climate change and energy transition

36h

4 ECTS 

English

Thin film photovoltaics

36h

4 ECTS 

English

PV technologies in industry

36h

4 ECTS 

English

Smart grid for renewable energy

36h

4 ECTS 

English

Advanced experimental smart grid

36h

4 ECTS 

English

Wind power

36h

4 ECTS 

English

Mandatory 6-month internship starting early April.

Credits: 22 ECTS.   

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

  • Completion of the first year of a Master in Energy at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad
  • Completion of a first-year Master of Sciences or Master of Sciences and Technologies in one of the following specialties: energy engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, material sciences, chemical engineering or sustainable development

Language prerequisites

  • English (minimum B2, preferred C1)
  • A good level in French is appreciated, though not mandatory

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 second year of the Energy Master’s Program at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris consists of three majors with a set of common courses, plus specialized learning and an internship. The common courses cover the energy transition for climate change mitigation, a global approach to engineering systems and the economics of energy markets, as well as French language courses. 

The Energy Infrastructures Management major focuses on optimizing energy distribution, and managing and designing high-performance infrastructure. Students will be able to choose from a wide range of computer engineering courses relating to network management, machine learning and data mining. They will also take engineering courses covering energy storage and specialized courses in economics.

The Optimizing Energy Utilizations major is intended for students interested in building a less energy-intensive society by promoting optimized energy efficiency in buildings, transport and process industries. There are three main specialized courses: physical sciences and engineering, applied mathematics, and computer engineering. There is also a dedicated course in economics.

The Towards Clean Energy Production major is intended for students interested in pursuing a career or a PhD in the energy transition with a specific focus on low-carbon energy production technologies. Students will be able to choose from a wide range of physical sciences and engineering courses related to renewable energies. They will follow courses in applied mathematics and economics.

Objectives

The program will allow students to:

  • Develop an overall awareness of the challenges linked to the energy transition
  • Acquire high-level of knowledge of the scientific and technological aspects of energy storage and distribution ; energy efficiency and distribution ; clean energy production 
  • Gain experience in computer engineering applied to the energy sector 
  • Acquire a broad understanding of energy economics
  • Solve complex problems relating to smart grids, network security and data management in an international context, taking into account relevant technical, economic, social and environmental challenges

After graduation, 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

Core courses

GHG Challenges and observation

36h

4 ECTS 

English

Continuous optimization

21h

2 ECTS 

English

Discrete Optimization

21h

2 ECTS 

English

Elective courses

Organic-based materials for the 3rd generation of solar cells

36h

4 ECTS 

English

Nature-based solutions to substitute fossil resources and adress global warming

36h

4 ECTS 

English

Building and using models for the energy transition

36h

4 ECTS 

English

Energy storage

36h

4 ECTS 

English

Stockage de l’énergie

35h

4 ECTS 

Français

Carburant d’aujourd’hui et de demain

35h

4 ECTS 

Français

Energies 0 carbone : filières renouvelables

21h

2 ECTS 

Français

Core courses

Climate change and energy transition

36h

4 ECTS 

English

Engineering systems

30h

3 ECTS 

English

Project of energy optimization

21h

2 ECTS 

English

Elective courses

Thermal renewable energies

36h

4 ECTS 

English

Climate change and energy transition

36h

4 ECTS 

English

Thin film photovoltaics

36h

4 ECTS 

English

PV technologies in industry

36h

4 ECTS 

English

Smart grid for renewable energy

36h

4 ECTS 

English

Advanced experimental smart grid

36h

4 ECTS 

English

Wind power

36h

4 ECTS 

English

Mandatory 6-month internship starting early April.

Credits: 22 ECTS.   

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

  • Completion of the first year of a Master in Energy at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad
  • Completion of a first-year Master of Sciences or Master of Sciences and Technologies in one of the following specialties: energy engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, material sciences, chemical engineering or sustainable development

Language prerequisites

  • English (minimum B2, preferred C1)
  • A good level in French is appreciated, though not mandatory

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