ENSTA Paris was originaly the brainchild of Henry-Louis Duhamel du Monceau, inspector general of the Navy. He had identified the need to give the Navy's master carpenters a theoretical education, particularly in mathematics and physics, which were making quick progress, so that they would have a clearer understanding of their trade.
ENSTA Paris offers its students a broad education in engineering with the aim of enabling them to design, carry out and manage complex technical projects. In this view, the institute provides a high-level scientific and technological education, which is constantly updated to keep pace with changes in the leading edge technologies, and supplemented by languages, humanities, and the skills needed in business life such as law, communication, economics, accounting and management.
ENSTA Paris has six academic departments which conduct applied research in close collaboration with industry, as well as fundamental research in certain instances.
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Accomodation on campus
Accommodation at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris
ENSTA Paris library offers more than 15,000 works linked to engineering sciences and management sciences. It also has a more general documentation collection offering 2000 works of classical and modern literature, art, philosophy, tourist and geopolitical guides and contains nearly 500 theses and research reports published by the ENSTA's five laboratories, and 2000 end projects (PFE).
ENSTA Paris is located 30 minutes away form central Paris, on the Paris-Saclay Campus.
Our diverse student population is drawn from the best and brightest world-wide. To make it easier for the students to fit in at the School, ENSTA Paris pays particular importance to providing each of them with the best possible conditions for succeeding in their studies.
Our future engineers are offered about twenty activities. Team sports (basketball, handball, volleyball, football, rugby, street hockey), racket sports (badminton, squash, tennis, table tennis), combat sports and martial arts (aikido, judo, karate, boxing), individual sports (athletics, rowing, dance, climbing, yoga).
More than 40 student organizations offer a wide variety of dynamic activities!
The engineering training of ENSTA Paris is accredited by the Engineers Titles Commission(link is external). This accreditation was renewed in 2012 for the maximum duration, 6 years. The CTI is an independent body, responsible by French law since 1934 to empower all engineering training, to develop the quality of training, to promote the title and the profession of engineer in France and abroad.
I am from Tunisia and I am studying in one of the top ranked engineering universities in the country, National Higher Engineering School of Tunis, for the last three years I have been improving my skills and proving my abilities of understanding various subjects, I also formed good knowledge in continuum mechanics, fluids mechanics, geotechnics, project management and a...
It was amazing and fruitful experience.