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The Design by Data Mastère Spécialisé® - Advanced Master provides attendees with a cross-disciplinary culture of computational design and a comprehensive knowledge of cutting-edge technologies in the fields of parametric architecture, robotics, digital manufacturing and 3D printing for the construction industry. The program is designed for a selected group of architects, engineers, designers and digital artists and offers a variety of courses, fabrication and prototyping workshops, conferences, digital talks and networking events.

The course is coordinated by the prestigious École des Ponts Paris Tech and takes place in a number of locations in Paris including innovation hubs, coworking spaces, art galleries and fablabs.


École des Ponts Paris Tech

École des Ponts ParisTech - created in 1747 under the name École Royale des Ponts et Chaussées -is one of the most prestigious engineering institutions in Europe. The establishment trains engineers to a high level of scientific, technical and general competency with a persistent and strong desire to innovate in the future of building and design.

Research labs

The Navier Laboratory is a mixed research unit of École des Ponts ParisTech, IFSTTAR and the CNRS who brings together more than 170 people. Within the lab, the team “Architectured Materials and Structures” tackles research in structural engineering and materials mechanics with a special focus on lightweight structures and complex geometries and it strongly supports the Design by Data program.

Fablabs, coworking and maker-spaces

The school partnered up with some of the most active and vibrant coworking spaces and fablabs in Paris to offer students the best collaborative learning experience. The program offers acces to coworking spaces and digital fabrication tools within the official international network of fablabs.


+350 hours of courses

The program provides 75 ECTS (30 ECTS for the thesis, 45 ECTS for the modules) recognized by the European Credit Transfer System

Digital Fabrication Tools
The fee for the Mastère Spécialisé® - Advanced Master includes an access to digital fabrication tools (Robotic arms, CNC, lasercut, 3D printers) in the fablabs partners of the program and a student coworking membership.
A vibrant and international environnement
The program is entirely in English. More than 10 different nationalities are represented within the selected group of students. A huge opportunity to widen your range of knowledge.
A final prototyping workshop
You will spend the last two months of the program designing, prototyping and building your own project.
A research thesis
Develop your research within one of the most prestigious scientific network in France.
An OFF program
Want more ? Beside the academic courses, Design by Data offers a multi-layered off program of exhibitions, workshops, hackathons and networking events.


A multidisciplinary academic staff created at a human scale to best fit the student needs.


A program to acquire professional skills

Hugh Dutton speaks about the integrated design practice he runs in Paris, building internationally at the intersection of engineering, architecture and design. Learn more how a small design team can use the Design by Data approach to make amazing projects come true.

Next edition starting in September 2020. Applications will open shortly