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:
Students carry out three projects during the first two years: one software development project and two design projects: one during the first year, and the other during the second year.
The software development project, implementing modern techniques of software engineering and development methodology, is an opportunity for students to tackle, within a project approach, all phases of a development: definition of needs, specification, design, implementation, unit and integration tests, reception. It is completed through the supplying of the corresponding files, operating and maintenance instructions included.
The design projects allow students to perform design and realisation work, important both in quantity and quality, by adopting an engineer’s state of mind, notably dealing with feasibility and cost. They consist of a comprehensive theoretical study, following bibliographic research and laboratory work that permit its validation and to verify that the finished product is in compliance with the initial specifications sheet.
For these projects, it is possible for the students themselves to propose the subject of study. They submit their proposition in the form of a precise and detailed specifications sheet to the professors who judge the project’s feasibility, its compliance with the expected level and field of competency, the seriousness of the preliminary study, and organise its supervision. Some of these projects are done in association with students from different Campuses. They thus permit them to become familiar telecommuting.
Third Year Projects
In the third year, students spend approximately half of the time during the two first quarters carrying out projects and performing industrial studies proposed by enterprises within the framework of contracts with the School’s Industrial partner. At this level of instruction, it is a matter of true research training.