Who are we?


  • IFP School provides students and young professionals from across the world with master’s or doctoral level training in the fields of energy (oil, gas, petrochemicals, powertrains, new energy technologies).
  • The School meets industry needs and society’s demands, particularly in terms of innovation and sustainable development, and prepares its students to be key players in the energy transition of the 21st century.
  • IFP School ensures professional success by providing multi-discipline professional training and offering international exposure, by leveraging its strong industrial footing and IFPEN’s scientific environment.


IFP School is the name used for the École Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs. It is a public institution created by the decree of 13 October 1954 and placed under the authority of the Ministère de la transition écologique.


IFP School provides the following, depending on the student’s status:

Key figures

  • 16 master's level programs on the Rueil-Malmaison campus, including 8 English-language programs

  • almost 500 graduates per year

    • 320 specialized engineering/master's degrees

    • 100 research master's

    • 60 executive and specialized master's programs

    • a network of 21,000 alumni, of which 16,000 are active worldwide

  • 80 % of students receive industry-backed financing
  • 50 % international students
  • an employment rate at graduation of over 90%
  • recruitment each year by some 100 companies