Arts et Metiers ParisTech

A French "Grande Ecole" or elite school for engineers, with 1,000 graduates a year.
The Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers is a leading French engineering school in the fields of mechanics and industrialization. The school trained 85,000 engineers since its foundation in 1780 by the Duke of La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt.

It is a "Public Scientific, Cultural, and Professional Institution" under the authority of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. A unique institution led by a single management team, Arts et Métiers ParisTech consists of eight Teaching and Research Centers and three Institutes spread across France.

The engineer diploma Arts et Métiers ParisTech is equivalent to a U.S master's degree.

AMPT General Presentation

As well, Arts et Métiers is a founding member of the ParisTech PRES, higher education and research center, which consists of 12 of France's most prestigious "grandes écoles" or elite higher-education institutions.


Primary missions: teaching and research

ParisThe primary goal of Arts et Métiers ParisTech is to provide an initial foundation in general engineering principles for the disciplines of mechanical engineering, power engineering and industrial engineering. Arts et Métiers ParisTech also offers continuing training for engineers and industry executives.

With 17 research laboratories and two PhD programs, Arts et Métiers ParisTech develops teaching and research acivities in three main fields: 

  • Mechanics, materials, processes
  • Fluids and energy systems
  • Design, industrialization, risk management and decision-making

Paris-GdAmphiThe school's training programs are completed by:

  • About 20 Research-Based Masters specialisms
  • About 20 Specialist Masters programs
  • PhD studies

Focus on sustainable development

The values of Arts et Métiers engineers (professional skills, brotherhood, and solidarity) correspond to the three pillars of sustainable development: social development, economic development, and environmental protection. This means that Arts et Métiers ParisTech is the school of sustainable products and acceptable production systems.

elevesA research structure certified by the Institut Carnot

Arts et Métiers ParisTech has its own Contractual Research Structure; ARTS (Association de Recherche pour la Technologie et les Sciences). ARTS provides technical liaison and logistical support in relations with companies and the business world, and manages research in collaboration with the school's partners and the subsequent technology transfer.

In 2006, Arts et Métiers ParisTech and the ARTS were awarded joint approval from the Institut Carnot for their ARTS (Research Activities for Technology and Society) research structure.

Chalon-institut Close contacts with the business environment

Scientific research is essential in developing the most efficient and innovative technologies. At Arts et Métiers ParisTech, the shared goals of business people and academics bring them together to develop projects and skills to promote the emergence of new ideas in response to rapid technological change. This approach enables the school to maintain the highest levels of expertise. Its constantly updated knowledge gives its teaching a guarantee of quality and technological excellence.

International openness

Arts et Métiers ParisTech has established partnerships with over 100 schools and universities worldwide. This network enables it to offer a wide range of international study options.

 NEW : International Masters Program!

AMPT Master's program Presentation

Set up in September 2011 to foster international exchanges, Arts et Metiers ParisTech offers a unique standard of excellence in engineering education : the Master of Science for foreign students. In this new program, most of the courses are taught in English.

The students will :

  • get a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from one of the foremost French engineering schools
  • choose from a wide selection of specializations in Science and Technology (more than 20)
  • practice their French
  • visit Paris : Arts et Metiers ParisTech is located in the center of Paris
  • live on Arts et Metiers ParisTech campus

With many partner institutions (laboratories, companies, universities) worldwide, this Master of Science is an unique opportunity for students.

For more informations about programs for International Students:

International Students at Arts et Metiers ParisTech

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