french education system

Higher Education System in France

The major difference between the French higher education system and those based on the British and American models is the separation of engineering and other subjects. In France, most subjects are studied in universities but engineering is mainly studied in the prestigious "Grandes Ecoles" which have different admission points, procedures and degree structures.

Qualifications at Ecole des Mines d'Ales

Originally the degree awarded in French Engineering Graduate Schools is the "Diplôme d'ingénieur" (Master of Engineering) but in some institutions such as Ecole des Mines d'Ales, MSc and PhD programmes are also on offer along with a more specific French "Mastère Spécialisé" (Post-Master Certificate).


 More information on the "Grandes Ecoles"