Structure Overview

A multidisciplinary and an international approach through a 5-year program: Ecole Polytechnique and Columbia Engineering propose a 5-year program with a Bachelor degree (3 years) at Ecole Polytechnique and a Master degree (2 years) at Columbia University through one of their nine Master of Engineering programs.

Students joining our program will benefit from a demanding and challenging multidisciplinary scientific curriculum focused on mathematics, computer science, economics and physics. They also attend classes in foreign languages, biology, chemistry, humanities and physical education.

BS Degree : Three Double Tracks

Ecole Polytechnique's Bachelor Program offers students the choice of three double tracks allowing them to customize their academic journey with a specialization in mathematics and either in economics, computer science or engineering and physical science.

MS Degree : Nine Master of Engineering programs

Columbia's Master Program offers students the choice of nine master programs according to the double track choosen during their bachelor degree.


BS Degree Ecole Polytechnique



  • Real Analysis
  • Algebra and Linear Algebra
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Vector and Fourier Analysis
  • Topology and Multivariable Calculus
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Differential Equations
  • Measure and Integration
  • Optimization and Optimal Control

Global Engineering

  • The Art of Engineering
  • Mechanics and Heat
  • Discovery Labs
  • Computer Programming
  • Languages and Foreign Cultures
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Fundamental of Organizations
  • Sustainable Development
  • Resource Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Design


1 among 3 during BS

For their second and third years, students choose between three double majors.

Computer Science Track

  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Machine Learning
  • Computer Architecture
  • Introduction to Networks
  • Compilers
  • Functional/Constraint Logic Programming
  • Project

Economics Track

  • Topics in Economics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Introduction to Finance
  • History of Economy
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics

Engineering and Physical Science Track

  • Electromagnetism and Light
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Physics Labs
  • Wave Optics and Radiation
  • Quantum Physics I
  • Thermodynamics
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics

MS Degree Columbia

Ecole Polytechnique and The FU Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University have joined forces to offer a prestigious engineering program for students passionate about addressing the world's most urgent challenges.

This elite five-year program is highly competitive and leverages the strengths of two world-class academic institutions to deliver a holistic curriculum that emphasizes mathematics, research, and a global mindset.

The program prepares graduates to pioneer novel solutions in a range of fields including sustainability, environmental conservation, resource management, climate change, and AI.