ECPM engineer profile

Creative and responsible

Strengthened by their mastery of the fundamentals of chemistry, polymers and materials science, trained in entrepreneurship and research, enriched by experience in research and innovation through tutored team projects and so on, the ECPM's engineers demonstrate highly developed skills at innovation.

Interaction with professors/researchers from the ECPM's internationally renowned research laboratories, as well as with professionals who teach in the engineering programme, contributes to their understanding of problems and their ability to offer innovative solutions

  • More than half of our graduates work in Research, Innovation and Development — 80% of whom work in industry

The ECPM's engineers are very quickly confronted with key social issues such as sustainable development, respect for the environment and management of energy and raw materials.

Expertise acquired through and validated by practical experience

Trained in and through practical work, the ECPM's engineers have significant experience in the laboratory, carried out in teams both as part of their studies and during internships.

35% of the programme consists of lab work:

  • In the 1st and 2nd years, students alternate between weeks of coursework and weeks in the lab.
  • Starting in the 2nd year, they have the chance work on projects in our research laboratories.

2 tutored projects are completed in collaboration with industry in the 2nd and 3rd years to develop skills in teamwork and project management.

During their studies, the ECPM's engineers complete almost a year of internships in industry, and those who opt to do an extra year of professional experience (between the 2nd and 3rd years) complete much more.

  • 68% of our students complete more than 6 months of internships outside of France as part of their studies.

The ability to integrate rapidly into your teams

The ECPM promotes students' immersion in industry throughout their 3 years at the School:

  • The active participation of many professionals (presenting companies or teaching courses),
  • 3 internships
  • and 2 student-industry projects enhance the degree programme.

Students thus develop an ability to integrate rapidly into new organizatons and new teams.

Courses on quality control, business organization & financing, safety and ethics strengthen their knowledge of the business world and its concerns.

Ready for international contexts

All our engineers are trilingual — either French–English–German or French–English–Spanish.

Pays où travaillent nos étudiants diplômésAt the ECPM:

  • 40% of our scientific courses are taught in English or German
  • Language teaching represents 10% of total coursework
  • Students can study a third foreign language: German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese or Japanese

Level of English at the end of the 3-year programme: the average score on the TOEIC in recent years is around 900–920 points out of 990 (TOEIC®: Test of English for International Communication®).

Level of German at the end of the 3-year programme: more than 80% of ECPM students take German. 30% of them reach a B2 or C1 level, representing proficiency or higher.

Many exchange possibilities (double diplomas or cooperation agreements) allow students to study conjointly in other universities, spending the final year abroad, in Europe or elsewhere, and to live day-to-day with students of all backgrounds.

  • 40% of graduating students find their first job outside of France.

(Source: survey by the Conférence des Grandes écoles of students graduating in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)


Graphique métiers des ingénieurs diplômés

Graphique secteurs d'activité des ingénieurs diplômés

CDEFI - Conférence des Directeurs des Écoles Françaises d'Ingénieurs CTI - Commission des Titres d'Ingénieur EUR-ACE® system - European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes Université franco-allemande IAR Fédération Gay Lussac Alsace Tech - Grandes écoles d'ingénieurs, d'architecture et de management Conférence des Grandes Écoles AICS - Association des Ingénieurs de Chimie Strasbourg