An important French Engineering School, Supélec is a benchmark in the field of information and energy sciences. It constitutes a privileged pathway leading to all economic sectors.
On an international level, Supélec can be compared to the most prestigious'Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Departments of the major European and American Universities. The quality of the engineers who earn their diplomas here each year is recognised world-wide. The main part of recruitment is made through a competitive examination which is held following the completion of the 'Classes Préparatoires', along with recruitment through academic qualifications, of French or foreign students.
Engineer training constitutes the main mission of the School. It lasts three years, after two to four years of post-baccalaureate training. The School also proposes several post-graduate and doctoral training programs.
Training programs offered are:
For students wishing to widen their knowledge and practice in scientific fields such as atomic or nuclear physics, acoustics, or certain energy techniques such as nuclear or oil, agreements have been signed with other postsecondary establishments (DEA at the University, Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucléaires, École Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs, École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers).
Supélec students follow the training given by these establishments in place of their third year at the School and obtain the Supélec Engineering Diploma as well as that given for the training received at one of these other schools.
Students attending Supélec since the first year may perform their last year of studies in a foreign university within the framework of the exchange program.
Agreements exist with numerous American, Australian, Canadian, Japanese, or European universities. In most cases, in return for a prolonged schooling, the student may also receive the diploma of the host university (see International Affairs).
During the year preceding his departure and during the whole period of his stay in a foreign country, each student is supervised by one of the School’s professors, who plays the role of tutor and advisor.