Master in engineering

Master in Engineering
(Grande Ecole Programme)

Study in Paris – Engineering degree fully taught in English

This two-year Master in Engineering, with 8 specialisations taught in English, provides an outstanding opportunity to study experience La French Tech at the heart of Europe’s premier business district.

The Master in Engineering (Grande Ecole Programme) is geared towards fresh graduates hoping to expand their scientific knowledge in order to create and master tomorrow’s technologies.

The ESILV Master in Engineering degree is conferred by the Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur (CTI), which is the only independent body authorised by French law to recognize and evaluate engineering programmes delivered in France.

24 month programme • 120ECTS • September intake • Application deadline June • Tuition fee 9300€ per academic year 

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    Programme Overview

    Programme Overview

    ESILV is the only engineering school in France to include a true transversal approach throughout its programme. Inter-school cooperation is a pedagogical method that is possible with the support of two other schools located on the same campus: EMLV (Leonard de Vinci Management School) and IIM (Institute of Internet and Multimedia).



    ESILV continuously adapts its programmes to ever-changing economic trends to ensure that students are taught the latest, most up-to-date skills and knowledge. Major courses consider company and job market needs and are all entryways into the student’s desired professional occupation.

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    Financial engineering & Quantitative finance

    The Financial engineering & Quantitative finance Major teaches all the skills necessary to understand and master the complexity of modern financial markets. It takes into account the reality and trends of the modern banking industry and financial markets. In addition to core investment management techniques and the mathematical methods of derivatives pricing, the major teaches  high frequency trading, and the new risk management methodologies required by new financial directives. An important part of the major is the teaching of the methods and techniques of modern Fintec, including the use of AI, machine learning, cryptocurrencies and new blockchain distributed ledger technologies .


    Actuarial science

    The Major actuarial science is at the heart of the future challenges of the financial engineer of tomorrow. The role of insurance is to protect individuals and businesses from hazards, sustain growth with long-term investments and prepare the world of tomorrow by pushing the boundaries of insurability further. Our students have innovative approach to making business successful is matched by a responsibility to the public interest. Actuaries identify solutions to financial problems. They manage assets and liabilities by analyzing past events, assessing the present risk involved and modeling what could happen in the future. The goal of the Major is to train actuarial engineers in risk management methods, data analysis and actuarial techniques that can easily fit into the professional world.



    Both technological and legal revolutions have radically changed the world of finance. Fintechs are creating a new financial industry, deploying technology to improve financial activities. This Major aims to train future engineers in all the innovative technologies (Machine Learning, Web services, Blockchain, etc) , which are essential to evolve and reinvent the finance profession in these companies.


    IoT & Security

    Computer engineers from this major are taught to understand and design systems of connected objects or services. It also aims at securing systems and integrating them into business ecosystems. In the near future, in a hyper connected world, this major positions the students as professionals capable of facing all future challenges brought about by connected services.


    Data & Artificial Intelligence

    The aim of this major is to teach engineers to become data specialists for either standard and massive collections of data by modeling and storing it for analytics.
    They will be involved in AI (Artificial Intelligence) and valorization projects which target innovation in all economic and industrial sectors.

    #AI #BigData

    Modeling & computational mechanics

    The Modeling and Computational Mechanics major trains engineers to be able to design and develop new products and complex systems, especially in the aeronautic and automobile industries. It is based on modelling and numerical simulation allowing the understanding of the complete chain of digital design: interaction with the environment, modelling and numerical tools, dynamic optimization, multi-physical and multi-scale approaches.


    Industry 4.0

    This Major trains future engineers to implement modern industrial systems that fully integrate the tools and technologies of the digital revolution. Students will be able to work on production or service sites of industrial companies in all sectors in France and abroad.


    Energy and sustainable cities

    The main goal of this Major is to train students capable of designing, developing and governing Smart Buildings and Sustainable Cities. The curriculum will share advanced knowledge of the energy issues, sustainable development and and is based on three scientific pillars: (i) physics and energy management, (ii) digital technologies and (iii) modeling of cities and buildings.

    #Innovation #IoT
    #SmartCity #Mobility

    Health Engineering & Biotechnology

    This major trains engineers able to evolve in the multidisciplinary ecosystem of technology for health. It is based on courses combining the life sciences, technologies, IT and Big Data & Artificial Intelligence. The engineers in this Major are in the interconnection between the human, the technology and the health professionals.



    Career Services & Employment

    ESILV careers service aims to help students realise their potential by offering dedicated careers coaching to define and achieve their career goals. As a student of ESILV, you’ll attend careers seminars and events throughout your studies, such as the iPitch&Meet event.

    Each year, the ESILV careers service proposes 400 exclusive on-campus events to introduce students to companies and to our network of 10,000 alumni:

    • International Week
    • Alumni fairs (in Paris and overseas in partner institutions)
    • Meet & Greet with corporate partners
    • Career development workshops
    • Job fairs (in Paris and overseas in partner institutions)
    • Devinci Startup events

    ESILV is proud of its student community engagement and its three career-oriented student clubs:

    • Devinci Partners (focused on relations with corporate partners)
    • Devinci Junior Entreprise (offers junior consultant services to companies)
    • Devinci Investments (opens the doors for students hoping to learn more about Finance)

    The careers service and employment in numbers

    • 15,000 internship opportunities published on our dedicated platform
    • 40 company visits/conferences per year
    • More than 200 corporate partners attend our events
    • 7 job fairs per year
    • 1 Devinci Startup service to guide you to create your company
    • 43 800 € average gross annual salary, with bonus
    • 90% net rate of employment
    • 85% found their 1st job in less than 4 months

    How to apply

    How to apply

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    Admission requirements

    ESILV welcomes self-motivated students looking to tackle new challenges.

    ESILV looks for students with a background in engineering and the physical sciences.

    Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

    • 3 year undergraduate degree or 180ECTS or equivalent in engineering or the physical sciences.
    • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (Native English speakers, and those who have previously graduated from a programme taught in English, are exempted)

    Application process

    Admission to ESILV programmes is selective. Selection is based on academic excellence, study projects, personal achievements, international awareness and the willingness to contribute to ESILV’s learning environment. Candidates will be evaluated first on their application documents and secondly on their performance during the online interview.

    All applications to programmes at ESILV must be made on our online application portal. Your application will be evaluated by the admissions team and by the course director. You will be notified by email of the final decision.

    Important Note: Please use only ONE email address to submit your Online Application and to communicate with the Admissions team.

    Your application may be done in several stages. The information entered each time will not be lost.

    For more information contact

    International Admission Team
    Pôle Léonard de Vinci
    WhatsApp +33 (0)7 86 16 74 66


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    Tuition fees

    Tution fees & Finance your education

    FEES: €9300

    Fees include :

    • Tuition fees
    • School administrative fees
    • Access to student facilities (La Defense campus including library, sports rooms, cafeterias, incubator)
    • Access to the ESILV careers service during your studies
    • Lifetime access to the ESILV alumni network


    EMLV offers merit-based scholarships and guidance for government scholarships.

    ESILV Early Bird scholarship

    The Early Bird is a waiver of 20% of the tuition fee at EMLV for candidates who complete their application and pay the application fee of €50 before February 15th.

    De Vinci Excellence Scholarship

    Convinced of the immense importance of improving international representation in engineering, business and multimedia, the De Vinci Higher Education Group has made available funds for talented students hoping to pursue their studies in ESILV and EMLV schools.

    Eiffel scholarship

    The Eiffel scholarship program is a tool developed by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs to allow French higher education institutions to attract the best foreign students in diploma courses at Masters’ and Doctorate/PhD level.

    Other scholarships

    Campus France is a public institution in charge of promoting French higher education abroad and welcoming foreign students and researchers to France. It encourages international mobility and manages scholarship programmes and the alumni network. Campus France manages Campus Bourses (Campus Scholarships) provides information on the scholarships offered to foreign students.

    Find full details of ESILV scholarships on the Fees and Funding page

    Programme educational objectives

    Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies.

    • Create technical et scientific innovative solutions using digital tools in an optimal way
    • Manage complex projects using methods and tools in a business situation
    • Work in interdisciplinary, intercultural and international teams

    Students Outcomes

    Solve Problems
    an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

    Design / Engineering Method
    An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

    An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

    An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

    An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

    An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

    Lifelong Learning
    An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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