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|Type||Public, Graduate engineering|
|Affiliations||Centrale Graduate School|
The École Centrale de Marseille is a leading graduate school of engineering (or Grande école of engineering) located in Marseille, the second largest city in France. The École Centrale de Marseille was created in 2006 by the merging of different previous institutions and has its origins from the École d'ingénieurs de Marseille founded in 1890. It is one of the Centrale Graduate Schools (Paris, Lyon, Lille, Nantes, Marseille and Beijing) and a member of the TIME (Top Industrial Managers for Europe) network.
The Ecole Centrale de Marseille is a multidisciplinary school, where the great majority of the students have endured two or three years of intensive maths and physics training (known as prepa). The students do not have any particular major before the last year (Master's level), during which they have to choose among a few electives:
The students can also complete their last year in one of the other Centrale Graduate Schools or be part of an exchange program.
There are three-years PhD programs available in all the aforementioned domains of research (the students are required to have completed a Master's program).
Being a part of the TIME (Top Industrial Managers for Europe) network, the school has exchange program with many universities across the world, among them TU Munchen (Germany), Cranfield University (UK), Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), Penn State (USA), University of São Paulo (Brazil), University of Waterloo (Canada), Keio University (Japan) or University of Chile (Chile).
Eight research laboratories are under the joint leadership of Ecole Centrale Marseille and Aix-Marseille University :
Ecole Centrale de Marseille is ranked among the top 20 French Grandes Ecoles, though it doesn't appear in international rankings due to its very limited number of students (250 students for the class of 2016).
The alumni network is made of approximately 12,000 graduates.