We have already experienced energy transitions throughout history, in the 19th century from biomass (wood) to coal, in the 20th century from coal to oil and gas. The 21st century also faces an unprecedented energy challenge.
Building a low-carbon world has become essential in the face of environmental and climate challenges, while at the same time meeting growing energy needs. In the global energy mix, all energy sources, from solar to hydrocarbons, have and will have their place, depending on the region of the world, as long as they are efficient and used responsibly.
Training the young generations
To keep pace with these changes, it is vital to train talented people to be immediately operational.
To this end, IFP School has the legitimacy to talk about the energy transition through its in-depth knowledge of all energies and their complexity, thanks in particular to its history, its academic and industrial partnerships, and the expertise of its lecturers.
It provides its students with a “toolbox” so that they can quickly become technically operational, with a broad perspective, a critical mind and an in-depth knowledge of the business world.
Adapting program content and pedagogical approach
IFP School is agile enough to respond to the present and future needs of industry: it adapts the content of its programs (themes, digitalisation, artificial intelligence) to the rapid changes in the professions in the fields it addresses, in consultation with companies.
In addition to the fundamentals (40% of the lectures), which also apply to new energies, half of the courses are dedicated to the energy transition - a figure that is constantly rising - via subjects such as:
- reducing CO2 emissions and limiting the environmental footprint;
- the introduction of electric mobility, the transformation of energies and the implementation of a more circular economy;
- the design of smart electricity grids and the digitalisation of industrial exchanges;
- the energy efficiency of processes, hydrogen and biofuels.
In terms of pedagogy, one of the School's key strengths is its "Learning by doing" approach, which integrates a large number of projects with real data, field trips as well as visits and practical work in industrial environments and also drawing on the virtual reality modules developed by Lab e-nov™, IFP School's digital cultures laboratory.
In addition, as part of the projects, students benefit from coaches from industry.
Promoting immersion in the world of industry
Thanks to its strong links with industry, IFP School offers graduate programs that are eligible for apprenticeship. In the specialised engineering programs, for example, more than 60% of students complete their studies as apprentices, providing a real bridge between professional life and the School.
Personalised support for students through to employment
The faculty team provides personalised support for students, from the moment they join the school right through to their first job.
Throughout their studies, soft skills workshops are organised to contribute to the development of students' interpersonal skills, with the aim of training not just specialised engineers but talented individuals who are prepared for the diversity of the world of work, in a multicultural context.
IFP School trains young engineers from all over the world who are capable of contributing to the energy transition as soon as they start work, and who are ready to build
a better world for future generations!