CentraleSupélec (CS) is a French institute of research and higher education in engineering and science. It was established on 1 January 2015 as a result of a strategic merger between two leading grandes écoles in France, École Centrale Paris and Supélec.
It is a key founding member of the University of Paris-Saclay (consortium of research universities in France), the TIME (Top Industrial Managers for Europe) network and also the CESAER association of European engineering schools.
The majority of students admitted to the engineer's degree program are selected among candidates from French preparatory classes, which is usually a two to three-year post-secondary program with a focus on certain subjects such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering Sciences, and Industrial Sciences. CentraleSupélec offers 142 places in the Mathematics and Physics program (MP), 88 places in the Physics and Chemistry program (PC), 93 places in the Physics and Engineering Sciences program (PSI), 10 places in the Physics and Technology program (PT), and 10 places in the Technology and Industrial Sciences program (TSI). The school also recruits top students from overseas partner universities as well as some graduates of French public universities to join the engineer's degree program.
Before 2018, students at CentraleSupélec were admitted to either the Centralien or Supélec engineer's degree programs (but not both), and consequently students enrolled before this year receives the academic degree bearing the name of their respective engineer program upon graduation. On the other hand, all engineering students admitted in 2018 and onward are placed in a 'unified' engineer program and graduate with the same academic degree.