Master 2

Optimizing Energy Utilizations


The second year of the Energy Master is comprised of three M2 tracks (or options), sharing a set of common courses (10 ECTS) and specialized courses (28 ECTS). A 20 to 24 weeks final internship accounts for the 22 remaining ECTS. The common courses introduce the energy transition for climate change mitigation, the global approach of engineering systems, the economics of energy markets, and language courses.
The M2 track entitled “Optimizing energy utilizations” is intended for students motivated by the construction of a less energy-intensive society by promoting energy efficiency optimizations in buildings, transports and process industries. The courses are equally dispatched in three domains: physical sciences and engineering (8 ECTS); applied mathematics (8 ECTS); computer engineering (8 ECTS. They are completed by a specialized course in economy.

Language of instruction: mainly English
ECTS: 60
Oriented: Research
Duration: 1 year
Courses Location: IP Paris Campus

Educational objectives

At the end of M2 « Optimizing energy utilizations », students will have a global awareness of the challenges of the energy transition. They will have acquired a high level of knowledge of the scientific and technological aspects of energy efficiency assessment and optimization. They will have experience in mathematical optimization applied to the energy sector and a broad understanding of energy economics. They will therefore be able to solve complex problems in an international context, taking into account all the relevant technical, economic, social and environmental problems.

Program structure

The program of M2 « Optimizing energy utilizations » is composed of courses common to all options, a set of specific elective or mandatory courses, and an internship.

4 common mandatory courses: 10 ECTS
Climate change & energy transition; lectures and exercise; 36 h; 4 ECTS; Philippe Drobinski
Systems Engineering; lectures and exercise; 24 h; 2 ECTS; Omar Hammami
Economics of Energy Markets; lectures and exercise; 18h; 2 ECTS; David Benatia
Languages and humanities; 20 h; 2 ECTS

2 or 3 elective courses in physical sciences/engineering (8 ECTS) to be chosen among:
Optimisation of energy production processes; lectures and exercise; 42 h; 4 ECTS; Patrice Paricaud
Chemical storage of energy; lectures and exercise; 36 h; 4 ECTS; Didier Dalmazzone
Effluent treatment in energetical processes; lectures and exercise; 21 h; 2 ECTS; Didier Dalmazzone
Environnemental management; lectures and exercise; 21 h; 2 ECTS; Didier Dalmazzone
Greenhouse gases challenges and observation; lectures and exercise; 36 h; 4 ECTS; Cyril Crevoisier
Modeling for Energy and Climate; lectures and exercise; 36 h ; 3 ECTS ; Jean-François Guillemoles, Daniel Suchet

2 or 3 elective courses (8 ECTS) in applied mathematics:
Stochastic and dynamic optimization: adaptive storage and delivery of REN (X – 36h – 4 ECTS)
Continuous Optimisation and operational research; lectures and exercise; 42h; 4 ECTS; Sourour Elloumi
Optimisation projects for energy; computer project; 21h; 2 ECTS; Sourour Elloumi
Optimisation; lectures and exercise; 24 h, 2 ECTS; Télécom SudParis

2 or 3 elective courses in computer engineering (8 ECTS) to be chosen among:
Data stream mining and decision making; lectures and exercise; 21 h; 2 ECTS; Albert Bifet, Jesse Read
Deep learning; lectures and exercise; 24 h; 2 ECTS; Télécom Paris
• Smart grid for renewable energy; lectures and exercise; 36h; 4 ECTS; Yvan Bonassieux
IoT and energy management; lectures and exercise; 32 h; 3 ECTS; Sawsan Al Zahr, Philippe Martins
Systems, virtualisation and security; lectures and exercise ; 45 h ; 4 ECTS ; Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro
Risk analysis and cyberattacks detection; lectures, exercise and lab course; 45 h ; 4 ECTS ; Grégory Blanc
Authentification, VPN and encryption; lectures, exercise and lab course; 44h ; 4 ECTS; Hervé Debar, Marilyne Laurent
Filtering; lectures, exercise and lab course; 46h ; 4 ECTS; Hervé Debar, Olivier Paul

1 elective course (4 ECTS) in economy, to be chosen among:
• Energy economics with a geography focus; lectures and exercise; 36h; 4 ECTS; Geoffrey Barrows
• Economical analysis of energy sectors; lectures and exercise; 36h; 4 ECTS; Stéphanie Monjon

Research or engineering internship of 20 to 24 weeks: 22 ECTS

Industrial partners

Numerous industrial partners are involved in the Energy Master in different manners:
• by funding Master scholarships for selected students
• by funding chairs that promote education actions
• by contributing to courses, giving lectures
• by offering internships
• by proposing subjects for collective projects
• by participating in the development council

The following companies may be cited as examples: Total; ENGIE; EDF; PSA Peugeot Citroën; Saint-Gobain; Schneider Electric; Air Liquide; Alstom; Cogenpower; Nam.R; Zinium; etc.

Some of these companies are strongly involved in the E4C Interdisciplinary Center and participate in the development of demonstrators and platforms. Master’s students thus have the opportunity to take practical training on pilot-scale research facilities, by addressing topics directly related to the major issues of the energy transition during their internships.

Chairs and partnerships

Several chairs and sponsorships are active in the frame of E4C, the funding strategy of which relies on different sources:
• state subsidies through the institution members of IP Paris, CNRS, ENPC, CEA
• research contracts
• sponsorships and chairs in place at a Foundation of one IP Paris institution member, which subject is directly linked to E4C research and education program

E4C thus ensures a close relationship between research and education activities on the topics of energy transition and climate change remediation, and promotes an environment of close collaboration with industrial companies in the sector. As an EUR (Ecole Universitaire de Recherche) initiative, E4C should gain public subsidies that will be used to strengthen this link and promote public-private synergisms in research and education. The involvement of students of the E4C education program in research activities takes the following forms:
• master student group projects conducted in host E4C labs (about 30 projects per year)
• internships proposed by host E4C labs at master level with possible follow-up in PhD (12 internships per year)
• PhD tracks (4 PhD tracks per year)


Application guidelines for a master’s program at IP Paris

Academic prerequisites

  • M1 “Sciences and technologies for energy” or 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, sustainable development.

Language prerequisites

  • Candidates should have a very good level in English (minimum B2, preferred C1)
  • A good level in French is appreciated, though not mandatory.

Application timeline

Deadlines for the Master application sessions are as follows:
– First session: February 28, 2020
– Second session: April 30, 2020
– Third Session (optional): June 30, 2020 (only if there are availabilities remaining after the 2 first sessions)
Applications not finalized for a session will automatically be carried over to the next session.

You shall receive an answer 2 months after the application deadline of the session.

Tuitions Fees

International Master: EU students : 4250 euros / Non-EU students: 6250 euros