The Polytech preparatory cycle: PEIP
PEIP: WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?
The Peip (Parcours des écoles d'ingénieurs Polytech (Polytech engineering school pathways ) is the preferred route to Polytech Paris-Saclay and other schools in the Polytech network. This course recruits mainly at baccalauréat level.
The 'ADVANTAGES" of the PeiP are many :
- The entrance exam is organised at baccalauréat level.
- At the Bac+2 level, students choose their future speciality in one of the schools in the network.
- Progression: the curriculum is spread over 5 years, with insights from the beginning of the course into the business world, projects and a work placement.
- Some of the scientific courses can be chosen to deepen an area of knowledge.
- Quality of student life: students are immediately integrated into the school. They benefit from the richness of its community life, the student network and alumni.
First two years of vocational training
- A 5-year training programme.
- Basic science subjects.
- Professional training: languages, communication, business.
- Optional subjects to help in the choice of a future specialism and to allow for a more in-depth study of an area of study.
- Work placement: 4 weeks in the first year.
- Access to specialties in schools in the network at the end of the PeiP: you choose the specialties which appeals to you.
- Continuation of studies during initial training or by apprenticeship
A coherent and consistent programme
- Classes of 120 students.
- Specific teaching for Polytech students: - Lectures in lecture halls (120) - small groups for work sessions (30 for practical sessions, 15 in languages and practical work).
- Assessment using continuous assessment.
- Compulsory attendance.
- Active participation in community life and/or projects set up by students.
- A strong foundation of scientific skills for further study in engineering.
- Mathematics, general physics, computer science, electronics, chemistry.
- Amount of subjects varies according to each student's choice
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Choice of modules for a personalised course
- 14 % of the training is chosen by students
- Each semester has a choice of scientific pathways which allow students to deepen their knowledge in a particular scientific field: Physics: advanced mechanics, electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic waves. Chemistry: The mechanics of advanced materials, chemistry of solutions. IT: algorithms and advanced programming, python.
- In each semester there are specialist modules to choose from, allowing students to explore and deepen their knowledge in a particular field of study.
- Computer science: Web Technology, Machine Learning, Cryptology, Logical problem solving.
- Embedded systems: IoT, Robots, smartphones.
- Physics: 3D printing, music acoustics, biomedical photonics.
- Chemistry: Materials for energy, energy and environment, experimental Chemical Kinetics.
How do I apply ?
The following may apply :
- Students in their final year of general education.
- General baccalaureate holders from the previous year for admission to the first year.
- Students from PASS for integration into the 2nd year on a specific course.
The procedure :
How do I apply to Geipi Polytech
- Registration from January to March : https://www.parcoursup.fr/
- To find out more about selection : https://www.geipi-polytech.org/
- To find out more about the Polytech competitive entrance examination : http://www.polytech-reseau.org/fileadmin/GridElements/Brochures/reseauPolytech_GuideAdmissions.pdf
Competitive entrance examination costs
- Free for French government secondary school scholarship holders.
- € 60 for others.
Registration procedure for foreign students
Through the competitive entrance examination Polytech - DE1 series if you are preparing a foreign equivalent to the French baccalaureate or if you hold such an equivalent obtained in 2020. This competitive entrance examination gives access to six schools in the Polytech network (Annecy-Chambéry, Marseille, Nancy, Orléans, Paris-Saclay and Tours). The details of the competition depend on your country of residence:
- If you live in a country with a Campus France initiative (CEF), the procedure you must follow is detailed in the guide for international applicants.
- If you live in a country without a Campus France initiative (CEF), the application and follow-up procedure for the competition is carried out at the site for admissions to the Polytech network. This procedure is explained in detail in the guide for applicants.
Contact and further information : recrut‐peip.polytech@universite‐paris‐saclay.fr