|École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État|
|Motto||"L'Ecole des choix"|
|Type||Établissement public à caractère scientifique, culturel et professionnel|
|Location||Vaulx-en-Velin (Paris until 1975), France|
The École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État (ENTPE) is an engineering school part of the French Grandes Écoles under the supervision of the Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Sea, and part of the University of Lyon network. It is located since 1970 in Vaulx-en-Velin, in the suburbs of Lyon, facing the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Lyon, the school of architecture of Lyon.
Founded in 1954 in Paris (boulevard Saint-Germain, in the actual buildings of the ESTP), the ENTPE moved in 1970 in the Lyon area, where it settled in Vaulx-en-Velin, in a building built by the architect Jacques Perrin-Fayolle. It shares its campus with the École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Lyon, the School of Architecture of Lyon. The main vocation of the ENTPE is to train the civil engineers who will be the main managers of the Ministry, even though nowadays more and more of its students work for private companies.
The school has long been a full part of the Ministry of Infrastructure but is now administratively speaking a national public establishment of an administrative character, outside university perimeter.
Students can be civil servants or not:
Admission to the ENTPE is made through a very selective entrance examination, and requires a minimum of two years of preparation after high school in classes préparatoires.
Also exists an exam exclusively made for civil servants having served a minimum of four years as higher technicians. Each year, 10 to 15 civil servants are chosen that way
A direct admission in second year (Master I equivalent) is possible, for French students or students with citizenship from the European union. It is necessary to already withhold a Master I diploma cum laude in Civil Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanics or Physics.
Foreign students (outside EU) have access through the "classical" external way (they can't be French civil servant though) or can access with special conditions through agreements with foreign schools.
The ENTPE trains engineers in 3 years in all the fields of civil engineering, town and country planning and sustainable development. The teaching is the same, regardless of the admission way.
The training goes the following way :
The ENTPE also proposes a large panel of complementary courses, mainly enabling students to obtain a second degree. It is for instance possible for students to obtain degrees from the following schools:
The ENTPE is also entitled to deliver PhDs inside one the 6 laboratories it shelters. Up to 20 PhDs are delivered each years.
The School is member of the following:
The School also enables students to attend classes and obtain degrees from foreign universities, through many partnerships:
Along with teaching, the ENTPE also deploys a strong activity in research. There are actually 6 different laboratories in the school, each one specialized in one the fields of study evoked before. Its staff sums up to over 200 persons. 4 of its 6 laboratories are part of the CNRS.
As its name goes, the School trains in the fields of civil engineering ("Travaux Publics"), but also those mentioned before: Building, City Planning, Environment, Transportation, and to sum it up, all the fields of engineering linked to sustainable development.
There are different possibilities:
It was established in Vaulx-en-Velin on a common campus with the school of architecture of Lyon. Numerous sports infrastructures exist, among which can be mentioned a 25 meters and 4 meters deep swimming pool, a dojo, a fitness room, 2 tennis courts. There is naturally also a cafeteria, a students' bar (Grimbergen, 1664) with its patio, a music room.
Thanks to an agreement with the local HLM office, students are housed in cheap and comfortable apartments near the school.
Like many other schools, the ENTPE focuses a lot on community life through different sport activities:
But also on less physical activities:
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