The training program globally and transversally covers the field of physical energy (from numerous sources, production, conversion, storage, management) and its complex interaction with transportation. Energy produced must indeed be efficiently transported and used. Transportation of goods and people requires energy and therefore the improvement of propulsion methods (electric, hybrid and combustion propulsion), and conversion and storage of energy and structures (reduction, resistance and assembly procedures).
Themes covered in the Energy Master’s degree are largely represented in the research activities of partner institutions and regional R&D centers. Indeed, this training program is supported by an exceptional network in the field of Energy on the Saclay Plateau: three Energy Transition Institutes (IPVF for photovoltaic energy, VEDECOM for carbon-free mobility, PS2E for energy efficiency) and several academic (CNRS, CEA, etc.) and industrial (Renault, PSA, Thales, Safran, EDF, etc.) research laboratories.
This stream aims to train future professionals in the sector of energy who will be addressing the scientific challenge of energy transition in the years to come.
The Energy Master’s degree also meets the triple requirements of visibility, comprehensibility and attractiveness for students, training them for careers identified in many industrial sectors (solar, wind, smart grids, batteries, vehicles and sustainable transport).
M1 Energy: Materials, Transfers, Electrical systems (International track)
One of the world’s most pressing challenges is to meet the fast growing demand for energy while at the same time reducing greenhouse gasses and pollutant emissions. Today, and for the foreseeable future, 80% of the energy consumed in France comes from fossil fuels (more than 85% in developed countries, and almost 100% in developing countries), but the production of renewable and nuclear energy is bound to increase sharply.
This situation opens exciting new challenges in developing cleaner and more efficient energy production methods, as well as more effective energy distribution systems. The goal of this 1st year Master’s program is to provide solid scientific foundations in the field of energy science.
In particular, it prepares students to join all 2nd year specialties offered in the Energy program of Université Paris-Saclay. The international section of the 1st year program is entitled: “Thermosciences and Materials”. All 1st year Master’s classes are taught in English; intensive French courses are scheduled for non French-speaking students in order to give them access to the 2nd year Master’s specialties, which are mostly taught in French.
2nd year Master’s: Thermal Sciences
The aim of the Thermal Sciences track is to train executives, providing a solid scientific training so that they can work in positions of highest-level responsibility in all energy sectors (production, transformation, distribution, consumption). Career opportunities for a first position are particularly strong in research and R&D positions within academic organizations, research centers in large industrial companies and development departments in small companies and start-ups.
In particular, this program prepares students wishing to pursue their studies to doctoral level in an academic or industrial environment, in the fields of energy and transport.
2nd year of Master’s: Energy Processes
The objective of the Energy Processes track is to train executives to be able to work in the highest positions in sectors involving production, transformation and use of energy. The most common career perspectives are in research and R&D careers, either in research laboratories, industrial research centers of large companies, or development departments of small companies and start-ups.
After completing this track, students can pursue a doctorate in the fields of process and materials engineering, or can begin a career in R&D in industrial companies.
2nd year Master’s: Aeronautics and Space: Mechanics, Automation and Energetics
This track is research-based. Career opportunities are of a scientific and technical nature in fluid mechanics, propulsion and systems, automation and signal processing, all applied to the field of aeronautics and space in the R&D sector.
As such, this program trains future researchers and engineers in R&D for positions in academic and industrial research centers, engineering consultancy firms or higher education.
For foreign national applicants (outside of the European Union and European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland, Monaco or Andorra):
Consult the consular authorities concurrently to find out the procedures for obtaining your student visa. Depending on which country you are from, some authorities may ask you to use the CampusFrance facility.
The CampusFrance procedure must be followed concurrently with submission of your application to your choice of study program on the Université Paris-Saclay platform: https://apply-tc.ecp.fr/
International mobility grant (IdEx Paris-Saclay)
The IdEx Paris-Saclay project, of which CentraleSupélec is a partner, aims to promote international openness to master’s-level training programs provided by partner institutions, and to facilitate access for high-level international students wishing to develop a research training project up to doctoral level.
As such, for each university academic year, a one-year grant will be granted (for candidates accepted into the 2nd year of a Master’s degree), which can be renewed (for candidates admitted into the 1st year of a Master’s degree subject to obtaining successful results), to international students, to fund their completion of a Master’s degree with CentraleSupélec.
Applicants must first submit an application online (Application section). The person in charge of the training selects, from among the admitted, candidates to whom he will propose to apply for this scholarship. Each selected candidate will then be informed by e-mail so that they can complete their application for the scholarship; He must in particular provide the email address of two referrers who must complete their recommendations online before the deadline specified in website of University Paris-Saclay.
Ile-de-France Master’s degree grant
International applicants for a Master’s degree may be eligible for financial support from the Ile-de-France Regional Council.
This support is for foreign national students arriving for the first time, aged 30 and under in the year of selection, and wishing to complete a Master’s degree in whichever field of studies they have chosen.
All nationalities are eligible. However, priority will be given to candidates from priority decentralized cooperation areas of the region, or developing countries, particularly in Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East or new European Union member states.
Candidates must first file an application online, specifying in the grant section that they would like to apply for the Ile-de-France grant.
After first submitting the online application for their chosen Master’s degree program and downloading the grant request form from the Ile-de-France website, international candidates must then return this with all necessary documents – before March 1 - to:
CentraleSupélec - Direction des Études
Bâtiment Olivier - Bureau N 104
Grande Voie des Vignes
92295 Châtenay-Malabry cedex
The Studies Board can then establish the list of eligible candidates before their grant file is sent within the decision deadline imposed by the Ile-de-France Regional Council.
Grants offered on the CampusFrance website
The CampusFrance “Campus Grant” directory provides you with quick access to information about financial support, enables you to search according to your profile and describes various government institution, local authority, company, foundation and higher education institution programs.