Our unique pedagogy
An active and inductive pedagogy
Epitech students are actors of their own education. They are active, initiators, in motion.
They propose, impose, advance, build… Taking initiatives is the personal but also the collective engine of our students.
Focus on The Pool
Invented by Epitech 20 years ago, the Pools are intense periods of several weeks at the very beginning of the curriculum during which students’ motivation, stamina and taste for IT and logic are tested. It is a unique collective experience during which solidarity is created.
The digital world is constantly evolving and innovation and problem solving don’t follow a set recipe. The idea of the Pool is to learn to find the answers by oneself, to be autonomous. Students are helped, guided and supported by their fellow graduate students who are specially trained to mentor them, but also by their peers who are swimming in the same pool.
The Mythical C Pool
This is the most emblematic pool, which all students remember: 5 intensive weeks of immersion at the beginning of the first year of studies at Epitech. For many, these are the first steps in the domain of programming, the learning of a new language, the discovery of a new world. Students benefit from the support of pedagogical and technical assistants. They gain autonomy and learn to work on group projects such as the famous “bistromatic” (infinite number calculator).
Learning by doing : project-based learning
The innovation cycle
Innovation is at the heart of the Epitech curriculum. A complete cycle is dedicated to it, lasting from the 3rd to the 5th year.
Students prototype, test and “industrialize” a project, their Epitech Innovation Project (EIP), which is often a technological innovation whose goal is to improve some aspect of society.
This cycle culminates with Epitech Experience, the flagship event for all Epitech students during the 5th year.
The students present their finalized graduation project in front of a crowd of companies that have come specially to discover the innovations of tomorrow… and try to recruit our young graduates.