Becoming an ENSTA engineer

ENSTA Paris's educational project is to train engineers capable of designing, carrying out and managing complex technical projects, while meeting economic constraints in an international environment.

The Diplôme d’Ingénieur curriculum is a programme with a high scientific and technological level, frequently updated, which is turned towards state-of-the-art technologies of the industry and the services.

ENSTA Paris prepares its graduates not only to handle large-scale projects, but also enjoy a developing career in a constantly changing environment. The entire educational programme is designed to develop not only technical and scientific skills, but also the ability to adapt, to communicate and to change, which is essential in achieving this goal.

ENSTA Paris therefore aims to provide all its students with a broad scientific and technical base, while at the same time enabling them to further investigate a particular field. It offers them training in economics and management, culture and the humanities, languages and communication.

Particular emphasis is placed on work in an international environment, and direct contact with the business world.

Students in ENSTA Paris’s engineering curriculum can choose from among 15 specialities distributed in 4 areas:


  • Automobile and Railway Transportation
  • Offshore and Naval Architecture
  • Space Propulsion

Energy, Production & Environment

  • Process Engineering and Sustainable Development
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Environment
  • Oceanography and Climate
  • Industrial Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

  • Optimisation, Operational Research and Command of Systems
  • Financial Mathematics
  • System Modelling

Information and Communication Systems

  • Information Systems
  • Multimedia and Communication
  • Robotics and Embedded Systems
  • ICT and Transports

The quality of ENSTA's engineering education calls upon various principles and resources: