A Scientific Pluridisciplinary Program is offered during the first two years of the program, where students acquire a solid scientific foundation in six subjects out of the eight offered by the Academic Departments: Pure and Applied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mechanics, Economics and Computer Science.
This Scientific Pluridisciplinary education is in large part what gives École Polytechnique alumni their high potential for evolution in their careers. It prepares them to implement soft skills during their careers, and to hold various managerial positions. Ingénieur Polytechnicien students are therefore well suited to advance towards high-level positions in management and coordination.
Scientific Specialization is offered in Year 3, students may choose among 16 different specialization programs.
In Year 4, students may choose from the following options:
- Senior Civil Service Training offered by a governement organization (EU citizens only)
- Engineering studies in France
- A master's degree in France or abroad
Might include an internship