Master Degree in Science and Executive Engineering

MINES ParisTech

Program Description

Master Degree in Science and Executive Engineering

MINES ParisTech

Master Degree in Science and Executive Engineering

The aim of this Master programme is to train high level engineers able to manage complex industrial projects and to become managers of companies.

This is implemented through a multidisciplinary programme, with a high technical, scientific and socio-economic content, leading to a strong background of fundamental knowledge and of practical skills thanks to strong participation of lecturers from enterprises and implementation of internships in companies.

The curriculum lasts 2 years:

Graduate 1st year: focused mainly on engineering sciences

  • a basis of fundamental core courses, with modules in applied mathematics and physics, economics and social sciences
  • choice of specialized courses: approximately 90 courses offered according to the following broad themes:
    • pure and applied mathematics
    • physics, mechanics, thermo mechanics, electronics
    • materials sciences, environment
    • engineering
    • economics and social sciences
    • information management and communication

  • modern languages (compulsorily 2 foreign languages among the 10 languages offered, French being compulsory for international students)
  • young engineer placement in industry (3 to 4 months), as “assistant executive engineer”, with frequent possibility of international placement

Graduate 2nd year: focused mainly on minors

In addition to core courses(accounting and law) and to electives, students have to choose a concentration in a specific engineering field, called minor(from a choice of 17 different minors) and to implement a technical project related to an industrial problem under the close supervision of a tutor from one of MINES ParisTech 15 research centres, leading ultimately to an internship of at least 3 months in industry, and concluding by the submission of a master thesis and its oral presentation in the presence of scientific specialists and of the industrial partners.


Students select their Minor prior to admission or at the beginning of the programme.

In the Graduate 1st year, they choose some electives in relation with this Minor.

The Graduate 2nd year is principally dedicated to the Minor. Students apply the skills they have acquired to a task carried out individually or as a team of two, and which relates to real and concrete subjects suggested by various bodies (industries, local authorities, government departments). This work is carried out with the help of a researcher instructor from the School and an engineer from the interested party, usually on its premises.

 Minor-related activities, an essential feature of teaching in the programme, provides the concluding component of the Master Degree course. It is conducted at the 15 research centres under the guidance of 260 scientists. The latter are in charge of 1,000 research contracts supported by a closely knit network of 200 or more companies.

These activities do not comprise any specialization but rather implementation of the qualities acquired throughout the course: adaptability, lucidity, a sense of observation, a practical sense, mastery of fundamental theoretical tools, rapid adaptation to a specific technical field and an aptitude for communication and teamwork. Choosing a minor does not necessarily mean focusing, after graduation, on a specific industrial sector or on commitment to a specific career.

Training received through the minor and the substantial individual work provided by the student are not aimed at ensuring mastery of a specific discipline or sector. They provide an opportunity for working in a team, in contact with researchers and practitioners, to arrive at a practical solution to a particular problem requiring an exceptional capacity for both analysis and synthesis. The work of students in their minor involves stating a problem correctly, constructing their approach and offering tangible solutions. This can only be achieved by devoting adequate time to a particular field.

42 Minors credits – to be chosen among 17 sub-fields:

  • Biotechnology
  • Process Engineering
  • Corporate Law and Economics
  • Industrial Economics
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Geostatistics and Applied Probability
  • Scientific Management
  • Engineering Design and Management
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Mechanical Engineering and Energy
  • Information Systems Management
  • MAREVA (Applied mathematics)
  • Materials Sciences and Engineering
  • Underground engineering and management
  • Production Systems and Logistics

Last updated October 14, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
2 years
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Start date Sept. 2017
France Sophia Antipolis
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