Become an engineer thanks to the ECE’s Grande Ecole Engineers Program

Does the engineering profession arouse your curiosity? Without further ado, discover the Grande Ecole Engineers Program of the ECE, a school designed for students who want to achieve excellence.

Great autonomy left to the students

The ECE’s Grande Ecole Engineers Program is a five-year course in Paris, Lyon or Bordeaux. Two years are devoted to the Preparatory Cycle, while the following three years are devoted to the Engineering Cycle itself.

To adapt perfectly to the objectives of each student, the course relies on personalization. Indeed, during the second year, students are invited to choose lesson blocks, which are divided as follows:

– A major chosen from the following subjects: health and technology, information systems and cybersecurity, finance and quantitative engineering…

– A minor chosen from the following disciplines: commercial negotiation, digital creation professions, research and development, entrepreneurship, etc.

Also, during the final year of study, future engineers will have the opportunity to choose an advanced option, that is, a subject in which they want to improve.

In this regard, the choice is likely to be difficult, insofar as the options identified are varied. From scientific computing to aerospace via machine learning or hybrid vehicles, 11 disciplines are offered.

With the ECE, the versatility of engineering education is not an expression to be taken lightly: given the variety of specific options, 1,001 different paths are possible!

A diploma with a strong international dimension

Do you want to put every opportunity at your side to open up to an international career? Good news ! The Grande Ecole Engineers Program of the ECE has a strong international appeal.

As proof, during the second year of the preparatory cycle, an academic residency in San Francisco for a period of three months is arranged. A unique opportunity to discover a different culture and perfect your English at the same time!

Also, during the three years of the engineering cycle, each student must provide evidence of one to three professional experiences abroad. To simplify your search for internships and offer you unparalleled professional diversity, the ECE has established 150 partnerships with universities abroad.

These partnerships also enable students to earn prestigious double degrees around the world, from Scotland to Canada through Ireland and the United States.

In addition to these enriching experiences outside of France, students spend a significant amount of their time learning two foreign languages: English and another language of your choice from Spanish, German, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Some technical courses are taught entirely in English.

Growing professionalism along the way

Would you like to know more about the organization of studies? To increase your chances on the labor market in a field of study that inspires you, professionalization with the diploma is of paramount importance.

To give you a precise picture of this professionalization, here is the study rhythm of the three years of the Engineering cycle:

Number of weeks in operation Number of course weeks
1st year 24 25 (of which 12 abroad)
2nd year 38 14
3rd year 39 13

You will have noticed: every new year is an opportunity to become more professional. In total, during the three years that are part of the Engineering cycle, students are immersed in the realities of the professional world for two years!

Moreover, since the apprenticeship system is a privileged path to work, the engineering training is perfectly compatible with the signing of an apprenticeship contract, through the ECE Apprentissage scheme. Since the number of places is limited (75 in the first year of the Engineering cycle), certain conditions are required, such as:

– Proof of obtaining a diploma bac +2 or bac +3;

– have concluded an apprenticeship contract with a company.

Because the past year is a critical phase in any student’s professional success, future engineers will be required to complete an End of Studies Project (PFE) over five months. The target? Use the knowledge and skills gained along the way to confirm your status as an engineer while developing teamwork.

A particularly high degree of integration once graduated

The degree of integration in the labor market is an important indicator of the quality of education. It is not surprising that the intensive professionalization initiated by the ECE engineering course is bearing fruit. This is apparent from some key figures about the integration of former ECE students:

– 98% of students sign a CDI before they graduate;

– 38% of current graduates start an internationally oriented career;

– 97% of current students have executive status.

It should be noted that the excellent level of integration is not synonymous with reduced pay, as the average gross annual salary is EUR 42,130 excluding bonuses. Enough to put a good pat of butter in the spinach!

With regard to the sectors of activity, the analysis of the situation of former pupils reflects the following distribution:

– 45% of former students work in the field of information and communication technologies;

– 19.8% of former students work in consulting and auditing.

In addition to these two sectors that stand out, recent graduates work in almost equal proportions in different areas of activity: automotive, aviation, transport, energy and environment, health, finance, etc.

Among the myriad occupations occupied, the positions of design engineer, software engineer, systems engineer, project manager, or financial analyst stand out as a priority.

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