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 et solidaire.


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

  • Specialized engineering degree accredited by the CTI (Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur) – renewal of the accreditation for the 2019-2024.
    IFP School benefits from the EUR-ACE European label for its title of engineer.
  • National master’s degree accredited by the HCERES (Haut Conseil de l’Evaluation de la Recherche et de l’Enseignement Supérieur) – accreditation for the 2013-2020 period by degree of 24 October 2013.

Key figures

  • 17 master's level programs on the Rueil-Malmaison campus, including 7 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

  • 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