École Centrale de Paris
This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
Other names: École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures; Central School of Paris.
First degree/qualification: Diplôme d'ingénieur des arts et manufactures (3 years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 12/20.
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 2 years at the École in addition to 2 years of preparatory studies.
Documents required: Official transcript (relevé de notes); official certification of degree and date awarded (attestation de diplôme). Official records from lycée. All documents in French and English.
Description: Instituted 1829, moved from Paris to Châtenay-Malabry in 1969. The first grande école in engineering. Program has a common core for the first two years. Last year devoted to specialized study in a field of choice. Usual admission: competitive entrance examination (concours) after 2-3 years of university level preparatory studies (classes préparatoires) at lycée. Preparatory studies follow completion of the secondary school certificate (baccalauréat C) for a total of 14 years of education. Holders of the maîtrise may be admitted to year two by competitive entry.
|Suggested U.S. equivalency|
|16-20||Très bien||Very good||
Records issued annually.
Language of instruction: French.
- Diplôme d'études approfondies (DEA): 1 year following the diplôme d'ingénieur.
- Mastère spécialisé: 2 years following the diplôme d'ingénieur.
- Doctorat: 3 years.
Last updated: May 09, 2005