We shape the next generation of design and architecture talents.

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.

Part-Time Executive

Design by Data is a part-time program aiming to blend education and professional experience. You will be in class one week per month, while the rest of the time you will be working in a company of our professional network, including architecture and engineering firms, construction companies, innovation hubs and fab labs.


+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 full-time access to the makerspace and other digital fabrication facilities of the school including robotic arms, CNC and lasercut machines, 3D printers.

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 2021. Applications are now open.