A training in excellence for managers of engineering with international ambitions

The ESTP is part of the French network of institutions specialized in Engineering education "Réseau n+i". Members of this network cooperate to promote their programmes abroad, to recruit foreign students via a common admission procedure, to offer a joint first semester in the different  areas of engineering. Foreign students with a bachelor or a master's degree may be admitted to French engineering degree programmes and obtain the French 5 year degree "diplôme d'ingénieur-master's degree" after 2 years of study. The foreign students may gradually adapt to the French system thanks to a semester of transition including an introduction to French methodology, a preparation in scientific and technological subjects, French language and culture. The ESTP organizes this period of adaptation in the field of civil engineering for students of all members institutions. After this common integration period, students join their institution and French fellow students for the normal course-work programme.

More information on web-site : www.nplusi.com


Syllabus of the semester of transition civil / building engineering

Before integrating the institution where they are admitted, "n+i" students follow a common "semester of transition" of a duration of 12 weeks, from September to December.

In 2015-2016, the semester of transition in civil engineering is organized by ESTP, in Paris and includes following subjects :

Integration Seminar 1 day ECTS credits
Scientific Bloc
Strength of materials
110 hours
29 hours
81 hours
Technological Bloc
General construction
Pre-stressed concrete, reinforced concrete
Metall contruction
96.5 hours
19 hours
36 hours
10.5 hours
23 hours
Cultural Bloc
French literature, history, geography, european Union
126 hours
95 hours 
20 hours
11 hours
  332.5 hours 26

In January, ESTP organizes the transfer of the students to the institution where they are admitted. In their actual "Grande Ecole", they will complete a specific programme for another 4 credits counting for the semester of transition before integrating into classes for the 2nd semester with the French students.


Yang ZHOU from China

"I am very satisfied with the high level "n+i" programme. I especially appreciated the support given to us foreign students as regards the practical life as well as the studies that are greatly facilitated thanks to the semester of transition : an excellent introduction to studies in France."

Yi XU from China

"The semester of transition is about to end and I learned a lot in the past 4 months. Given our low knowledge of the French language, the French language courses that we followed enabled us to make quick progress. We also gained technical and specialized knowledge that are important for our orientation. We also got to know French history and culture which is a precious experience to live and study in France.In one word, I may say that this opportunity is really worth the while. My only regret is that the semester of transition is too short."

Li YAO from China

" After graduating in 2001 in architecture at Beijing Polytechnic University, I came to France in July 2001 thanks to the "n+i" programme in order to enroll for the French engineering degree. EDUFRANCE prepared everything for our arrival in a perfect way. Our accommodation was organized in the very pleasing surroundings of the Cité Universitaire Internationale de Paris. After the EPF/ESTP two month intensive French language course, I attended ESTP for the semester of transition in civil engineering. This transitory period is very important to adapt to the technical programmes : the atmosphere is very animated but also concentrated. The semester of transition lasted 4 months and enabled us to learn progressively the French terminology of our specialities. This period of transition, especially created for the "n+i" programme, facilitated enormously our adaptation, also thanks to the support we received for accommodation, transportation and administrative formalities. Next semester I will leave for another French Grande Ecole to get a degree with French fellow students. Through this effort my dream has come true."

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Fax : +33 1 49 08 59 40