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Ecole Centrale Paris has two hundred years of tradition in engineering. It belongs to the most selective Grand Ecoles system and yearly, only 330 out of 10,000 top college math and science student applicants gain admission. About half of the courses are offered in English. UT and EC students have the opportunity to take a special Innovation Project Course. EC prides itself on its connection to industry and has a business incubator which has successfully launched several engineering business. UT Engineering students will to have a chance to further their education in those areas with EC faculty and industry leaders. Located in a tranquil Paris suburb, EC is only 30 minutes from the center of one of the most livable, economically viable and interesting global cities of today. The campus offers students great housing and a welcoming environment including full sports facilities and active student organizations


Area(s) of Study

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • French
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Business Administration
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Engineering Studies

Sponsored by Cockrell School of Engineering

Academic Information

Open to all majors who are interested in technical and nontechnical electives. The school offers many courses in English.


UT Engineering Prof.Thomas Connolly teaches a required online course for engineering exchange students: ES 177, Cultural Analysis for Global Professionals. It carries the Global Cultures Flag. Prior to his academic career, he worked with NASA and the B2 Stealth Bomber. He loves teaching this course. He also teaches Dynamics abroad.

Language(s) of Instruction



Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Students live on campus dormitories within a short walk to classes. There are 12 residence houses. There is not a meal plan and students share communal kitchens. For further accommodation details, visit the Exchange Partner Information website under "Additional Resources."

Open To

Cockrell School of Engineering

Program Cost

One time application fee of $75, $500 exchange fee, and students pay regular UT tuition and fees (and not the tuition of Ecole Centrale)

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • February 1, 2019 to June 14, 2019
  • Final Deadline: October 1, 2018
- Fall
  • August 27, 2018 to January 25, 2019
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2018

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Consular Information Sheet
Visa Information
Visa Information
Exchange Partner Information

Next Step

Contact Engineering Study Abroad at EER 2.608 or email with your name, UTEID and the semester authorized to apply on line. Attend information session with Centrale faculty/staff on Friday, April 20, 4:00PM at EER 2.608.

Program information above is subject to change