« French Schools of Engineering offer trainings in every subject and every domain of sciences and engineering sciences »
The French Higher Education sector counts more than 200 CTI-accredited Schools of Engineering, which are therefore authorised to issue the French Engineering degree.
Today, two legal statuses coexist among the French schools of engineering. There can either be:
Among these schools, some choose to offer non-specialised trainings, and other focus on specific courses leading to specialisations.
Together, the French Schools of Engineering form a strong network, distributed all over the country. They train engineers in every subject and every domain of sciences and engineering sciences. Beside being initial and lifelong training providers, Schools of Engineering also have research and technological transfer activities.
Some Engineering Schools offers programmes in English for their international students or for those who wish to follow courses in English. All programmes taught in English are listed on the CampusFrance website.
Plenty of schools choose to affiliate to networks, in order to mutualise their efforts. The main networks are:
In France, the Engineering degree is protected by law and can only be issued by an institution – a university or a school – who has been authorised by the public authorities to offer an accredited training programme.
Therefore, to be able to issue the French engineering degree, a school must be accredited by an organisation which guarantees the quality of the curricula and the value of the diploma.
These accreditations are delivered by the CTI Commission, created in 1934 and placed under the authority of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research.
The institutions that have been authorised to issue the French Engineering degree are officially inventoried.
More information on accredited programmes