Structure Overview

A multidisciplinary and an international approach through a 5-year program: École Polytechnique and Columbia Engineering propose a 5-year program with a Bachelor degree (3 years) at École 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

École 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

École 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.