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Sciences and Technologies for Energy

Institut Polytechnique de Paris

24 months
6243 EUR/year
4243 EUR/year
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Sciences and Technologies for Energy will allow students to acquire high-level scientific knowledge of energy storage and distribution ; energy efficiency ; clean energy production. They will be able  to solve complex problems relating to smart grids, network security and data management, taking into account relevant technical, economic, social and environmental challenges.


The first-year Sciences and Technologies for Energy Master’s program encompasses mandatory and elective scientific courses, French language learning and various projects. 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 second-year majors.

The second year 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. 

Major 1 - Energy Infrastructure Management

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.

Major 2 - Optimizing Energy Utilizations

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.

Major 3 - Towards Clean Energy Production

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.

Students interested early on by research are advised to apply for a PhD Track in Energy for Climate (combined Master and PhD). It enables a personalized master program, early immersion in research labs and a progressive development of the thesis studies. 


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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Meteorology and environment
  • Mechanics for wind energy
  • Physics and engineering of photovoltaic devices
  • Power Electrical Engineering for renewable energy
  • Material sciences for energy conversion & storage
  • Fluid/structures interactions
  • Thermodynamics and heat transfers
  • Introduction to process engineering
  • GHG Challenges and observation
  • Continuous optimization

  • Discrete Optimization

  • Climate change and energy transition
  • Engineering systems
  • Project of energy optimization

Mandatory 6-month internship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in French


120 ECTS
  • Year 1: 60 ECTS
  • Year 2: 60 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Year 1

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

  • English (B2)

Year 2

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6243 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6243 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4243 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4243 EUR per year during 24 months.


Living costs for Palaiseau

640 - 950 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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