The energy sector is in the midst of a profound transformation and is seeking to hire young professionals equipped with both practical skills and a comprehensive understanding of the field. Our Energy and Markets program provides an outstanding education. It offers you the chance to acquire high-level, energy, environment, economy, business modeling skills and an in-depth understanding of the industrial dynamics observed in the electricity, gas, petroleum and related markets. You will be equipped to play an important role in the energy transition, supporting technological advances with an economic and financial mindset that is essential to succeed.
The key points of the program
Career prospects for graduates
Program & planning
Economy: theory and applications
- Microeconomics and industrial economics
- Macroeconomics and the economic environment
- Economics of energy and the environment
Energy and environmental management
- Energy geopolitics
- Energy systems management (renewables, electricity, gasoline, natural gas, etc.)
- Management of the energy transition
- Capital budgeting and investment modeling
- Financial management
- Cost control
- Energy commodities and CO2 markets
- Risk management
- Massive data processing
- Mathematical programming and applications in the energy sector
- Extraction and processing of finite resources
- Operation of the network industries (electricity and natural gas)
Transverse skills and professional attitudes
- Experience Sharing Module
The two examples of schedules shown below correspond to the most frequently encountered cases for students in the program:
- a 16-month alternating school/company program for students with a 5-year engineeringdegree;
- a 22-month alternating school/company for an engineering student in the penultimate year of a major European school or university having signed a double-degree agreement with IFP School.
There are other possible cases, such as: an 18-month alternating school/company program for an engineering student who has completed four years of higher education, enrolled in a major European school or university under an agreement with IFP School and who has completed one year of professional work experience.
- Utilities (electricity, natural gas)
- Energy infrastructure operators
- Oil companies, oil equipment manufacturers and service providers
- Energy trading companies
- Consulting companies
- Major energy consumers
- Investment banks
- Transportation sector
- Regulatory agencies
Our program provides students with both technical and economic skills, so there is a wide range of employment opportunities, both in terms of industrial sectors and types of jobs.
A few key examples:
Energy Project Finance Manager / Structured Finance Manager
Define customized financing solutions for clients (private or public) while taking into account the deadlines, costs and risks inherent to each energy project.
Renewable Project Development
Identify suitable sites for the setting-up of wind or solar farms and carry out, in close collaboration with local authorities, the technical, environmental and legal studies necessary for the project to go ahead.
Monitor the energy economy, perform market research and technical/economic feasibility studies for industrial projects in energy, engineering or industrial consulting firms.
Energy Market Analyst
Collect, consolidate and analyze data in order to identify trends in the various energy markets and enable the company to plan its sales or marketing strategy.
Energy Consultant/Energy Manager
Carry out energy and environmental audits for private or public entities.
Gas and Electricity Transmission and Distribution Design Engineer
Carry out studies to analyze how transmission and distribution networks are evolving and coordinate power system connection or integration studies.
Gas and Electricity Portfolio Manager
Manage a portfolio of gas and electricity sales on the short-term market (optimizing and hedging positions) and coordinate with clients their medium and long-term management strategy.
Purchase Contract Manager
Carry out benchmarking activities, do competitive analyses and negotiate purchasing conditions with energy suppliers.
Funding & sponsorships
Typical class profile
Students in this program are almost all sponsored by companies (through apprenticeships, sponsorships) that finance their living expenses during the academic period and contribute to their tuition fees.
Students in the Energy and Markets program have recently been sponsored by the following companies (non-exhaustive list):
Airbus, Air Liquide, Alpiq Énergie France, Areva, Arkema, BP, Cepsa, CGG, Cofely Ineo, Crédit Agricole, Ecometering, EDF, Electrabel, Elengy, Énedis, Énergies Strasbourg, Engie, Esso saf, ExxonMobil, Greenyellow, Groupe PSA, GRT Gaz, IFPEN, Renault, RTE, Saipem, SEA, Spie, Storengy, Technip, Total, Vallourec.