General engineering degree
Since 1925, EPF’s General Engineering course has provided future engineers with qualities greatly appreciated in the business world: open-mindedness, cultural mobility, and the ability to adapt to their first job and throughout their career. EPF thus trains general engineers who have a global and cross-disciplinary outlook on their profession, and who can easily adapt to market needs.
In choosing EPF’s general engineering course, you are choosing to become a versatile engineer who can adapt to a constantly changing world and to new roles and environments.
After a general curriculum of three years, the EPF course allows you to choose from nine ‘majors’, or Master's degrees, to allow you to build your own career path and develop your skills. Regardless of the campus you join during your undergraduate studies, all students have access to the different majors offered and may therefore be required to change campuses.
In your fourth year at EPF, you can choose to study the major of your choice, regardless of what campus you studied at for your undergraduate studies.
EPF offers five majors at its Paris-Cachan campus, one in Troyes, two in Montpellier and, from the 2024 academic year, one to come in Saint-Nazaire.
Choosing EPF was an obvious choice for me. Its generalist training provides a solid scientific base that covers many fields: digital, aeronautics, energy, construction, etc. I am developing the cross-disciplinary skills that are essential for the managers we will become in the course of our careers. With a network of 13,000 alumni, the EPF is also highly appreciated by recruiters.
Anaïs GUITTETGraduate in 2024
After a preparatory class in PSI, I naturally chose the EPF because I wanted to have a generalist education that would allow me to go abroad thanks to the school's network. The diversity of the school's courses allows me to develop many cross-disciplinary skills, in parallel with a very rich learning experience. All of this is taught on a pleasant campus that allows you to develop both personally and professionally.
Audrey BIANCHIGraduate in 2022
I really wanted to study engineering, but without giving up learning several languages. This course was therefore an obvious choice as it allowed me to combine my two desires! I would like to continue my studies by specialising in mechanical engineering through a Masters degree at a German university. I am delighted with this training, which is an asset on the job market, as I have noticed that our profiles are in great demand.
Thomas PROSTGraduate in 2021
EPF Engineers: innovative, bold, and committed
EPF trains engineers who are aware of the challenges facing society and of the major technological and organisational changes to come. Their recognised versatility is built around projects, work placements, international experience, innovation challenges and associative activities, all of which are valued in the curriculum.
EPF engineers, who are capable of tackling complex technical problems, are also prized for their independence and strong managerial skills.
By joining EPF, you are affirming your desire to become a polytechnic, ethical, responsible, innovative and entrepreneurial engineer.
The future is being built today, and that is why EPF engineers act for change, assist social transitions, and rise to the challenges of tomorrow.
Careers & job opportunities
EPF general engineers fit into all lines of business. Depending on their chosen major, graduates can develop in their area of expertise and will evolve throughout their career, thanks to their solid scientific training.
Discover all the job opportunities for each major on the relevant pages.
EPF engineers take on a wide variety of roles and evolve throughout their career. Project Manager then Project Director, Research Engineer in different departments, Research and Development Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Business Engineer, Maintenance, Operations, Supply Chain, Design, Project Management Assistance, Risk Control and Management, Quality Control, etc.
Discover all the professions for each major on the relevant pages.