A school at the center of innovation

Polytech Nice Sophia offers 8 engineering courses at the cutting edge of research and development on the SophiaTech campus located in the heart of Sophia Antipolis, Europe’s leading technology park. The technology park is particularly attractive in the fields of information and communication technologies, Artificial Intelligence, multimedia (cybersecurity, traveltech, IoT), life sciences (medicine, biochemistry and agronomy), energy, water management, risks and sustainable development.

A school open to business and R&S

A FORUM for internships, work experience and employment each semester, attracting nearly 100 companies; a FABLAB open to students, operated by Telecom Valley, a group of digital companies; two regional incubators and a support hub for creators; two competitiveness clusters in security (SCS Secured Communicating Solutions cluster) and engineering (SAFE Aeronautics and Space cluster); research centers and organizations that offer students seminars, internships and doctoral studies: Renault Software Lab, Huawei European Lab, Accenture Tech Lab, IBM Software Lab, NXP Audio Lab, Institut d’Intelligence Artificielle Côte d’Azur, CNRS research units, INRIA centers for computer science, INRA for agronomy, INSERM for medical research, CSTB for civil engineering, etc.

A school of many opportunities

The engineering program is open to students, with a third year under a professionalization contract for those who wish to broaden their experience in a company, and an apprenticeship over two or three years for four programs. Each specialization offers several minors for more in-depth study of specific professions. Several double degrees are possible with foreign universities on five continents and with the Nice IAE for a double competence in engineering and management with a MAE master’s degree (Company Administration and Management). In internships or studies, a 3-month international experience is mandatory for all. Numerous projects, challenges, and hackathons are offered throughout the curriculum to learn to work as a team and develop interpersonal skills.

Finally, German, Spanish and Chinese are offered as complementary languages to the mandatory English.

Key figures
1300 engineering students of which 30% are girls and 35% scholarship holders
300 graduates per year
200 work-study students
250 guest lecturers, industry and business managers
+100 teachers and research professors
100 doctoral students
12 associated laboratories or research team
60 nationalities