« French schools of engineering offer trainings in every subject and every domain of sciences and engineering sciences »
The French Higher Education sector counts 200 CTI-accredited schools of engineering, which are therefore authorized 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-specialized trainings, and other focus on specific courses leading to specializations.
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 offer programs in English for their international students or for those who wish to follow courses in English. All programs taught in English are listed on the CampusFrance website.
Plenty of schools choose to affiliate to networks, in order to mutualize 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 authorized by the public authorities to offer an accredited training program.
Therefore, to be able to issue the French engineering degree, a school must be accredited by an organism 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 National Education, Higher Education and Research French Ministry.
The institutions that have been authorized to issue the French engineering degree are officially inventoried.
More information on accredited programs