Year 3 of the Ingénieur Polytechnicien Program enables students to choose a Scientific Specialization.
Depending on their Specialization Program, students may choose to study one or several majors.
Advanced scientific studies, with a focus on related applications, are available in the following Specialization Tracks:
The research internship is an introduction to scientific research methods, focused on solving a new and original problem to which a scientific approach can be applied. It takes place at the end of the third year for a period of five months at a public research organization (CNRS laboratory, Inserm etc.) or at a company R&D center in France or abroad. Students are required to submit a written report and complete a viva voce on their internship.
This internship is an opportunity for students to apply their scientific knowledge, learn a scientific approach in an extended personal research project and join a work team. This professional experience also allows students to discover the sector in which they are specializing.
The research internship may be completed abroad either within a research organization or in a company's R&D center. This adds a cultural immersion and linguistic aspect to this professional experience.