Ecole Centrale
de Lyon


The mission of Ecole Centrale de Lyon is to educate its students to become generalist engineers and multi-disciplined post-graduate leaders in their field, with an open-minded, wide-ranging vision of the world.

Along with a fundamental basis of scientific and technical skills, the School combines an approach towards humanities and the social science that provides graduates of Ecole Centrale de Lyon with an ability to quickly acquire the competencies needed to execute the management positions and international roles they may hold in the future.

In addition to the Generalist program, we also offer Masters Degrees and Doctoral programs (PhDs).

The ECL Campus is a small campus on a human scale (16ha); we host about 1500 Generalist Engineering students, 195 Masters students, 115 PhD students and about 73 Engineering specializing in energy students.

Students are an asset for companies.

Ecole centrale de Lyon is ranked in several International Rankings such as:

  • Shanghai Ranking: 3rd French Institution for Mechanical Engineering, 15th French Institution for Materials Science Engineering
  • >QS ranking: 2nd French Institution in the fields of Engineering-Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing (after Ecole Polytechnique and tied with CentraleSupelec)
  • Umultirank Ranking: 6th position worldwide for co-publication with industrial partners
  • Time Higher Education Ranking: 5th position worldwide for co-publication with industrial partners, listed as one of the most innovative schools worldwide


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Key Facts

1 900 Students
in all programs
Lyon 450km > Paris
22 % of international
500 employees


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36 Avenue Guy de Collongue,
69134 Ecully

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