International opportunities for students
within T.I.M.E. Consortium

Who can apply?

1st year UniTrento students of one of the following master's degree courses:

  • Civil Engineering 
  • Environmental and Land Engineering

with a A2 in French and B1 in English languages.

What is T.I.M.E.?

T.I.M.E. (Top International Managers in Engineering) is a consortium of 58 prestigious Faculties of Engineering and Polytechnics from all over the world that offers double degree courses in several branches of engineering.
The T.I.M.E. it distinguishes the high level and the international dimension of training and makes recent graduates competitive globally.
In addition to ENPC UniTrento has active agreements with the following universities / Schools: TU Dresden, the group of the Ecoles Centrale (Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Marseille, CentraleSupélec), the Technische Universität München, the Instituto Superior Tecnico of Lisbon.

Why ENPC?

ENPC is a major French school. Since 1747, it has trained high-level engineers, future leaders and researchers capable of meeting the challenges of society and transforming it. Beyond civil engineering and regional planning, which have historically made its prestige, the School is developing training and research for excellence linked to the challenges of the energy transition. 
ENPC is in the top 5 of national rankings, alongside École Polytechnique, École Centrale and Mines ParisTech. Its researchers, teachers and students are regularly honored with prestigious prizes and distinctions.

What is the added value?

Thanks to the Double Degree program, UniTrento students can directly access the Grande Ecole three-year master's degree course (equivalent to the Italian master's degree). UniTrento students therefore have a privileged entry channel compared to French students who are required first to attend two years of "Classes préparatoires" after the high school (mainly focused on the deepening of mathematics, physics and chemistry) and then to pass a very selective entry exam.
Besides, in Italy and abroad, a double degree is always an added value. Not only the experts say it, you just have to browse through the job offers to realize that companies and organizations are looking for international and open-minded profiles, able to work in multicultural and face ever new global challenges: these are the engineers of the future.

What are the professional outlets?

In addition to the already good employment prospects of the engineers of the degree courses, dual-level graduates can aspire to top positions in companies at international level. As a matter of fact the one-year internship (stage de césure) and the 4-6 months thesis work (PFE-Projet de fin d'études) can take place in one of the companies of the rich network that ENPC boasts not only in Europe but all over the world (e.g. USA and Japan).

What are the requirements at the time of departure?

  • have obtained all the credits of the first year (fourth for the students of Architectural Engineering) of master's degree
  • weighted average of marks of at least 25/30

How long does mobility abroad take?

  • 2 years, if you opt for a short summer internship in France, between the first and second year
  • 3 years, in case you opt for the one-year internship  (stage de césure) between the first and second year, in France or aborad

UniTrento scholarship covers max 2 years but the internship in France is paid
Selected students will be informed about possible additional scholarship/finalcial support by ENPC.

Study plan

You will enter the 2nd year at ENPC and can choose most of the courses within one of the following Departments depending of your study course:

  • Génie civil et construction
  • ​Génie industriel
  • ​Génie mécanique et matériaux
  • Ingénierie mathématique et informatique
  • Sciences économiques gestion finance
  • Ville environnement transport

Your study plan must be approved by both university supervisors.

Details on the mobility scheme and study courses in the Fact sheet andin the Vademecum in the downloads.

In which language?

All courses are delivered in French.

How does the conversion of grades take place?

The conversion takes place on the basis of the conversion table available in the downloads.

Thesis

During your fourth semester at the ENPC, your will prepare the thesis project. This is a full time work (of 4-6 months, from February to September) and can be carried out in a company or in a lab.
The thesis work, in English or in French, must be discussed at ENPC in the presence of a representative from UniTrento.

Tuition fees

Students participating in the double degree program pay the tuition fees at UniTrento. In addition ENPC requires the compulsory tuition fee of approx. 1.000 euros/year (“frais de scolarité” CMCI - contribution pour la mission de coopération internationale).

Educational qualification

At the end of the double degree course, students obtain two separate second cycle degree diplomas:
  • Master's Degree in Engineering from UniTrento
  • Diplôme d'Ingenieur from ENPC