Master’s degree in engineering

Master programme in engineering

The ESILV’s master programme is composed of two years of specialisation which are devoted to the construction of skills, according to the student’s choice.

ESILV’s Master’s programme trains future engineers with strong scientific and technical bases and a real professional experience, who are opened to the world and prepared to the challenges of tomorrow’s industry. The 2-year Master program is based on the  major courses, advanced & complex industrial projects and professional & personal development courses. The majors are :  Financial engineering & Quantitative finance, Actuarial science, Fintech, IoT & security, Data & Artificial Intelligence, Modeling & computational mechanics, Industry 4.0, Energy & sustainable cities, Health Engineering & Biotechnology .




The construction of the engineer’s skills, at the heart of digital technologies. The majors are the students’ choice. The education is completed by classes of management, of law, of innovation, of languages and sports.

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.


Programme educational objectives

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.

Work Placement

Work placements and projects

Train young operational engineers in company

Students are in contact with the company during their entire course through projects, work placements or conferences. The students work on concrete projects and confront permanently their knowledge with the business reality.

Work placements

In 1st year: Work placement from 5 to 6 months in order to put into practice the first technical knowledge and to understand better the functioning of a company. This work placement takes place from early April.

In the last year: Engineer final year work placement from 5 to 6 months in order to put into practice professional skills and prepare the insertion into the company. This work placement takes place from early January.

Main insertion figures (first job survey)

  • 43 800 € average gross annual salary, with bonus
  • 20% positions abroad
  • 80% in professional activity
  • 90% net rate of employment
  • 93% of recruitments in permanent contract
  • 85% found their 1st job in less than 4 months


In all trainings from Pôle Léonard de Vinci, the concrete application is accentuated. We believe that the assimilation of knowledge is better if it goes along with a practical example at the same time. That’s why we make students work on concrete “projects”.

PI²4 : The project of Industrial Innovation intervenes in the 1st year of the master program of the engineering school. The equivalent of hundreds hours, it stages a team of 2 to 6 students on a concrete issue, the most often offered by a company or a research laboratory.

End-of-studies project : on themes offered by partner companies of the school, the students produce in small groups an end-of-studies project on a concrete issue. This project of hundreds hours must enable a student to highlight his/her work outward and increase his/her visibility to companies.

Corporate Relations Department

ESILV develops close links with companies in all business sectors: aeronautics, automobile, civil engineering, engineering, IT department, telecommunication, bank, insurance… Students are in contact with the company during their entire course through projects, work placements or conferences presented by professionals.

Useful infos

Useful information

We offer an excellent work environment with state-of-the-art facilities in the heart of the largest financial district in Europe, la Défense.

Our School of Engineering (ESILV) has the title “Grande Ecole” and is accredited by the French State.


Two years, full-time programme.

INTAKE :  September
TUITION FEES : 8 900 € per year

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree, Selective entry based on file evaluation
To obtain the ESILV Master’s degree in engineering, all students must spend at least 3 consecutive semesters at ESILV.

For more information contact

International Programmes Manager
Pôle Léonard de Vinci
Tel : +33 (0)1 41 16 70 93

International Contacts

Alain Ouvrieu

Director of the International Relations Department

+ 33 1 41 16 72 50
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Degree-seeking students

Whatsapp : +33 7 86 16 74 66

Exchange students

+33 1 41 16 72 51

International Partners

+33 1 41 16 72 90 / 72 48

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