A Science and Design double degree course is offered by ENSCI in partnership with Sorbonne University (formerly UPMC).
Many graduates whose first (Bachelor's) degree is in a general subject find the necessity to choose between science and studies in creativity and/or design both difficult and premature in the context of finding an appropriate route forward to a professional career.
So ENSCI and Sorbonne University took the decision to create a high-level course that would avoid the need to specialise at too early a stage. It is designed for competent scientists interested in the creative process and the relationship between innovation and society, as well as the challenges of design in today’s world.
The double degree course targets candidates with general and scientific baccalaureate qualifications who can demonstrate a good level of achievement across all disciplines.
The application procedures and tests are the same as those used for the ENSCI competitive selection process.
The dual degree programme combines equal amounts of science and design education over 6 semesters.
Sorbonne University delivers a multidisciplinary curriculum across a broad range of science education, with particular emphasis on maths, physics, mechanical engineering, computer science, chemistry and biology.
PRE-REGISTRATION FOR THE COMPETITIVE SELECTION PROCESS IS REQUIRED IN ALL CASES, AND BEGINS ON 1 JANUARY 2020.
Applicants should pre-register online via the ENSCI website. The closing date for registration is Thursday 20 February 2020 (date as per postmark). Every part of the application pack must be submitted to us by post.
HOW THE COMPETITIVE SELECTION PROCESS WORKS
Competitive selection takes place in the spring.
The academic year begins in September.
There are two parts to the competitive selection process:
ELIGIBILITY (MARCH TO APRIL)
Eligibility is assessed on the basis of the application package submitted by applicants.
The results of the eligibility assessment will be published on the website on 27 April 2020.
ADMISSION (MAY TO JUNE)
Decisions on admission are taken at the end of a full day of personal and group tests, including a piece of written work, a group observation exercise, an industrial product analysis, the design of a three-dimensional volume based on a single verb drawn at random, and two interviews with members of the assessment panel.
The results of the admission assessment will be published on 15 June 2020.
Number of places available under the 2020 competitive selection process: 6
Applicants may apply for only one course of study per competitive selection period.
No candidate may enter the competitive selection process more than three times.
STUDY PROGRAMME LENGTH
All students on double degree courses follow a category 3 study programme: 3 semesters of workshop sessions, one semester of internship and two semesters in the final degree qualification phase.
THOSE APPLYING FOR THE COMPETITIVE SELECTION PROCESS WILL BE EXPECTED TO HAVE...
- a good knowledge of the French language
- the ability to express themselves creatively
- a well-argued and well-presented motivation for inclusion
- a keen sense of observation and analytical skills
- an aptitude for clear thinking and the ability to summarise
- good interpersonal skills
When preparing their applications, candidates are encouraged to read the Guide for Applicants and FAQs on the ENSCI website.
— Scholarship applicants are exempt from the registration fee.