Université Gustave Eiffel is a multidisciplinary university that caters for students in a wide variety of fields, many different levels of higher education qualifications: Two-year Technology Diplomas (DUT), Academic Batchelor's Degrees, Vocational Batchelor's Degrees, Master's Degrees, Engineering Degrees, Architectural Degrees, and Doctorates. The University operates within the scientific framework of the FUTURE Initiative, with a strong focus on the themes of the resource-efficient city, the safe and resilient city, and the intelligent city. Université Gustave Eiffel's courses reflect this, while maintaining its involvement in the fields where its institutions have a prior involvement, such as the arts, literature, languages, human and social sciences, computer science, applied sciences, etc.
The founding institutions of Université Gustave Eiffel share 3 strong commitments:
- a constantly renewed investment in educational methods,
- links between teaching and research,
- professional integration, in particular through work-study courses and close cooperation between the academic world and the social and economic spheres.
The courses offered are aimed at both students in initial training and doctoral students as well as adults returning to study within the framework of continuing education and the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL). Université Gustave Eiffel's close ties with firms give it a special place among its partners for providing tailor-made educational solutions. The cross-fertilisation of skills, thanks in particular to the diversity of its constituent institutions, also makes Université Gustave Eiffel a key player in lifelong learning as well as in apprenticeship education.
Ever since its creation, UPEM has placed great importance on matching its courses to professional needs and implemented measures to improve the professional integration of its students. Today, it is the leading French university in terms of the number of work-study students: nearly 25% of its students are doing apprenticeships or are on professional integration contracts. This means that ten percent of all France's work-study university students are attending the institution. In all, it has 13,500 students working towards 220 qualifications, of which more than 90 can be taken on work-study programmes, from 2 years to 5 years after the baccalaureate (Two-Year Technology Diplomas, Academic and Vocational Bachelor's Degrees, Engineering Degrees, Master's Degree in Teaching, Education and Training (MEEF), etc.). All UPEM's courses can also be taken in the framework of continuing education with the Accreditation of Prior Learning in order to boost employability, retraining and professional integration among the workforce.
ESIEE Paris is a technological innovation school that offers engineering degree courses in a number of fields, including computer science, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, embedded systems, industrial engineering, energy, biotechnology and e-health. Of the 13 specialist courses on offer, five are possible on apprenticeships. The school currently trains 2,000 engineering students, 700 of whom are apprentices. In addition to proven technical skills, the engineers acquire sound management skills. ESIEE Paris also offers a Specialised Master's Degree (MS) in Technological Innovation and Project Management (ITMP) as part of initial or continuing education (post-batchelor's degree). As an engineering school of the Paris Île-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, ESIEE Paris has always had a special relationship with firms. Each year, the school produces more than 450 graduates, with a 98% professional integration rate.
The urban engineering curriculum at EIVP aims to produce engineers with a sound knowledge of the urban sciences and engineering in order to design and implement major urban projects. The engineering students are given, in particular, the opportunity to join the double-curricula Engineer-Architect (IA) or Architect-Engineer (AI) courses which are available as a result of a partnership with the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris la Villette (ENSAPLV). The EIVP also offers specialised Master’s Degrees (URBANTIC, URBEAUSEP, Smart Cities) as well as a Vocational Bachelor's Degree as an Assistant Project Manager in Spatial Planning (ACPAE). It also responds to the expectations and needs of both the public and private sectors by offering continuous education and an APL (Accreditation of Prior Learning) programme designed to identify the most effective solutions for making cities sustainable.
Éav&t trains architects capable of building a critical and personal stance with regard to their activities, expressing and justifying their opinions, implementing concrete solutions and assuming the ethical and social responsibilities incumbent upon their profession. Throughout their course, the student architects learn that the design of a building involves the development of a project to transform the environment. To this end, the School has designed an original programme and offers courses that are designed to ensure that its future graduates have the skills, receptiveness and commitment required of today's architectural profession. Éav&t has an intake of 650 students each year and is developing courses in collaboration with the École des Ponts ParisTech and the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture Paris-Belleville, amongst others.
A prestigious school that operates under the auspices of the National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information (IGN), the ENSG offers 12 training courses in geomatics focusing on the acquisition and management of geographic information. Qualifications are offered at several levels: Higher Technician’s Diploma, Vocational Bachelor's Degree, Engineering Degree, Master’s Degree and Specialised Master’s Degree. Teaching covers data acquisition and processing technologies, their integration within information systems and their use in a decision-making framework. The School also provides continuing education and offers many companies and individuals a wide range of training courses tailored to all geomatics needs. The ENSG is developing distance learning, which produces and exploits electronic teaching materials for both initial and continuing education.