The School in fact and figures

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Educational Programs

•    1st year
•    language training
•    humanities and social sciences
•    civil engineering and construction
•    planning, environment, transportation
•    mechanical engineering and materials science
•    industrial engineering
•    economics, management, finance
•    applied mathematics and computer science

Faculty staff

  • 333 teachers in charge of course modules 
  • 1,243 part-time and non-tenured teaching staff
  • 99 École nationale des ponts et chaussées professors, 7 assistant professors and 80 lecturers

Student numbers

  • 952 engineering students
  • 190 master’s and master of science students, including 66 on dual-degree courses
  • 183 PhD students registered with École des Ponts ParisTech
  • 294 students on the advanced “mastère” and specialist training courses
  • 406 MBA students
  • 12 registered on the post-competitive exam program for State Urban Planning architects (AUEs)

A total of 1,971 students altogether, 31% female students

Internships and work placements in engineer training programs

1st year:

  • Consolidation of scientific and general knowledge, projects (research and departmental)
  • Work experience internship: a 4-week practical in-company internship completes the year

Year 2: Internship

  • Between Years 2 and 3, 82% of the cohort complete an optional year-long internship, with around 30% going abroad
  • The other students complete a short (3-month) internship in a company or laboratory, 20% of them abroad

3rd year

  • End of studies project (PFE): for a period of at least 4 months, students apply the skills acquired during their course to a particular scientific or technical problem, in a company or a research laboratory. This Multidisciplinary Engineering Project may be carried out individually or in groups.

DEGREES awarded IN 2021

  • 280 engineering degrees
  • 163 master's degrees
  • 40 PhDs
  • 305 specialist programs: "mastère spécialisé® " and Master of Science
  • 98 École des Ponts Business School MBAs

CAREER opportunities

Source: 2021 survey of 2020 graduates (excl. civil servants)

  • Construction: 28%
  • Telecoms/IT: 19%
  • Banking/Insurance/Finance: 13%
  • Design/Consulting: 10%
  • Transport/Environment/Urban Services: 8%
  • Industry: 5%
  • Energy: 5%
  • Engineering consultancy (excl. construction): 4%
  • Innovation/Research: 3%
  • Public sector: 1%
  • Others: 5%

Average starting salary:

  • €43K
  • €47K with bonuses and gratuities

staff AND RESOURCES

  • 505 members of staff employed by the School and its subsidiaries on 31 December 2021 (excluding part-time non-tenured teaching staff and public employees in training)
  • €48.2 M of resources, including a €27 M public service subsidy from MTES (French Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition)