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Program Structure


First period (mid-September to mid-December)

PHY530 Refreshers course in Physics

1. Three elective courses (3 x 4 ECTS) to be chosen among:
MEC558 Continental hydrology and water resources
MEC559 Mechanics for wind energy
PHY555 Energy and environment
PHY558B Photovoltaïcs Solar Energy
PHY559B Power electrical engineering for renewable energy

2. One management course (4 ECTS): MIE559 Energy Industry Value Chain

3. One Mathematical training (4 ECTS): MAP502 Refresher course in maths and a project on numerical modeling done in twos

Second period (January to March)

1. Three elective courses (3 x 4 ECTS) to be chosen among:
MEC565 Meteorology and environment
MEC561B Fluid structure interactions
PHY563 Material science for energy
ECO569 Valuing and Managing Natural Resources
MIE564 Technology-based Entrepreneurship and New Business Creation
MIE569 Sustainable Strategy & Business Model

2. One elective advanced course (4 ECTS) to be chosen among:
MEC583 Projects in solar and wind energy : Resource and performance analysis
PHY589 Laboratory course in photovoltaic
PHY585 Experimental work in environmental physics
MIE582 Creation of a tech start-up

First & second periods

- One Foreign language module (French language module for non-speaking students) - 3 ECTS
- Two modules of Humanities and French Culture - 3 ECTS
- Sport - 2 ECTS
- Coriolis conferences
- Field trip and company visits (e.g. STEEM Field Trip Fall 2016)

Third period (March to June/August)

4 to 6-month Research or industrial internship (PHY598): 26 ECTS


First and Second periods

(P1) are first period classes
(P2) are second period classes

One management course (4 ECTS):
MIE669 Designing projects and managing operations in the energy industry

Over the year, six elective scientific courses (4 ECTS each), with at least two chapters concerned :

1. Atmospheric and oceanic environments in the energy context
1.a. Atmospheric and oceanic resources 
MEC655A Energetics and dynamics of the Earth system (P1) (This course is not on the Ecole Polytechnique Campus. It is on the Jussieu Campus (Paris). The Ecole Polytechnique will not organise transportation. If they choose this course, students must go there by their own means.)
MEC662 Hydro, wind and marine resources (P2)
1.b. Air quality and greenhouse gases (GHG)
MEC655B Greenhouse gases (GHG) challenges and observations (P1)
MEC655C  Introduction to atmospheric composition : from processes to modelling and air quality regulations (P1)
1.c. Climate change and energy
MEC666 Climate Change and Energy Transition (P2)

2. Renewable energies – scientific bases
2.a. Photovoltaic
PHY661A Thin film photovoltaics (P2)
PHY652B Polymers for photovoltaics (P1)
PHY661B Photovoltaic Technology in Industry (P2)
2.b. Wind and Hydro-energy
MEC652F Wind power (P1)
MEC661H Fluid-structure couplings in offshore wind and marine renewable energies (P1)
MEC661J Laboratory projects in hydro, wind and marine resources for renewable energy (P2)
2.c. Bioenergy
BIO652 Nature-based solutions to substitute fossil ressources and address global change (P1)

3. Vectors, storage and networks for energy
3.a. Vectors and storage
CHI661C Chemical storage of Energy (P1)
CHI661L Renewable thermal energy (P2)
MAP661D Stochastic optimization and management of energies (P2)
3.b. Grids
PHY661I Smart grid for renewable energy (P2)
PHY661K Advanced experimental smart grid (P2)
3.c. Markets
ECO567A Energy Economics with a Geographic Focus (P2)
ECO663 The Economics of Energy and Sustainable Development (P2)

- MIE609 One Team management project - 4 ECTS
- Coriolis conferences
- One Foreign language module (French language module for non-French speaking students) - 3 ECTS
- One module of Humanities and French Culture per Period - 3 ECTS
- Sport - 2 ECTS

Third period

A 6-month research or industrial internship (PHY698): 30 ECTS

Please note this list is indicative of the structure of the program and may be subject to change.