ParisTech master of science

Energy Strategies (Master of Science)

Process Engineering


The energy supply, a secondary question until 1974, became then a factor of cost to be controlled and supervised. With the environmental constraints and the liberalization of the markets, it is transformed now into strategic choice, factor of uncertainty and risk.


It is in this new energy context that the Master " Energy Strategies " proposes to students having already a sound scientific and technical training) to acquire a second domain of expertise which will make them ready to take part in the development of energy policies of their company or their country while remaining in connection with the French companies and institutional actors. The technical training that this Master includes makes it possible to analyze the determining factors of competition between energies and the technical components of the choices of the companies and the countries. The bases of management and right which are taught to the students apply to the companies and the authorities and frame the decisions which can be made by the technical actors.


Training includes:
- Linguistic preparation
- Scientific refresher course (thermodynamics, thermal studies, fluid mechanics, electricity) during the first month
- A compulsory technological base on energy systems and infrastructures
- A core curriculum on economy, management and law
- In-depth technical studies
- Two foreign languages including French for non-French students and English for non-English speakers
- A 5-month project in a research laboratory
Examples: modelling of the European market for heat pumps; perspectives for coal industry development, analysis of mergers and acquisitions of power operators within the European Union from 1998 to 2007, analysis of the French wind turbine industry: R&D strategies to be conducted.
- A project in a firm lasting 5 months
Examples: devising a shared climatic representation for electric grid consumption forecast models,evaluating the carbon content of various energy uses, grid for analysis of possible investments for a newcomer to the French electricity market, technical and economic study for the creation of a Solar Electric Station, etc.

There is an Energy and Raw Materials elective course whose in-depth technical focus considers the use of fossil energy resources.

Skills acquired

- Knowledge of energy activities and energy markets.
- Acquisition of the tools needed to compare energy systems, producers and consumers, in accordance with various energy, environmental and economic criteria.
- Analysis of decisive factors in competition between forms of energy.
- Understanding the technical issues in energy choices for firms and countries.
- Carrying out projects with high added value in a liberalised and globalised economic, legal and cultural environment.

Professional openings

The opportunities open to graduates are in:
- Equipment companies (automotive, aeronautics, power stations and infrastructure)
- Major electricity and gas network operators
- Public agencies and regulators
- Oil companies
- Service firms, especially energy services, a speciality for major French firms
- Specialised research offices and consulting firms
- National, regional and local authorities
International organisations: International Energy Agency, European Commission, United Nations Programme for the Environment, etc.


Training in step with industry needs, with study based on the research laboratories of MINES ParisTech that conduct industry-oriented research. The three partner centres for the Masters degree are the Centre Energtique et Procds (CEP), the Centre dEconomie Industrielle (CERNA) and the Geosciences Centre.
Living in complete cultural immersion, students follow courses with other students
from the MINES ParisTech engineering course. There is also individualised academic
counselling, with school years restricted to 15 students in number.

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Keywords Requirements Admission

Energy strategies - Energy - Energy policy - Economy - Renewable energies - Energy efficiency - Forecasting - Energy systems - Life cycle analysis - Coal - Uranium - Oil -
Gas - Fossil fuels - Business economy - Energy markets - Project financing.

Students with a basic education in science and technology (minimum baccalaureate or A-level equivalent +4 years - 210 ECTS or Bachelors degree - 180 ECTS - and an exception made for professional experience).

Deadline for the applications:
beginning of June.

Location Program Language Student Life

At MINES ParisTech in Paris, except for the September science refresher courses
that take place at Sophia-Antipolis near Nice.


Accommodation in Paris for 100 to 400
Euros/month is available. Grants and
loans are available. Allowances for
training periods 6,000 to 8,000 Euros.

Cost Contacts Duration
11,000 Euros or 5,500 Euros for some partner institutions within the scope of ERASMUS. Philippe Riviere, person in charge of the Master: Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 51 90 80 16 Months
ECTS Credits : 120

Last modification :Friday February 26 2010