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Master of Engineering in
Computational Mechanics (CM)


The Master is fully recognized and accreditated by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

The quality of this Master has been recogniezd by the European Comission by supporting the European Master of Science in Computational Mechanics in the Erasmus Mundus framework.
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The network established by the researchers engaged in the programme guaranties international exposure to the students. The programme of study lasts two years and gives a total of 120 credits.


This Master is aimed at students who wish to deepen their skills in modelling and numerical simulation of mechanical models, both fluid and solid. The course covers the modelling of complex mechanical systems involving a possible coupling of different physics at different scales.
In more general terms, the course provides with solid training in advanced techniques in scientific disciplines for the modelling of engineering problems.
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The individual classes adopt a global approach towards the issues associated with numerical modelling, from the construction of models and their discretization to the numerical resolution of discrete models, and to the mathematical analysis of models and approximation methods.


This Master "Computational Mechanics" relies on the staff members and on the scientific and research facilities of the GeM "Institut de Recherche en Génie Civil et Mécanique".


The classes are closely related to current scientific issues and harness the expertise of a teaching team in direct contact with industry.
EDF (power supplier), PSA (car manufacturer), SNECMA (aircraft engine manufacturer)

Echanges internationaux



  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science or Equivalent. (Students in their final year of undergraduate study may be admitted on the condition that their bachelor's degrees are awarded before they enroll at Centrale Nantes.)

  • Applicants whose native language is not English is required to pass a recognized international English test such as TOEFL (score 220 CBT, 550 PBT, 80 IBT), Cambridge Advanced English Test (score B or higher), IELTS (score 6.5 or higher), TOEIC (800) or other English equivalent test.
An applicant who carried out his study in English is eligible, passing a recognized test provides him more chance to be accepted (official confirmation letter is needed). The English test result must be sent before the deadline of application.


Please submit an online application from October. You will have to click here.

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  • given name
  • the Master you are applying to and 
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Application deadline: May 15, 2016

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There is no need to send any postal documents by postmail


Applicants are evaluated by the individual departments in which they intend to register on the basis of their prior performance and professional promise.

The students are ranked on the basis of excellence of the academic records, the quality of their former studies, general skills for foreign languages, motivation for the proposed programme, and the reference letters. Acceptance letters may be sent for early applications before the deadline of application.

There is only one intake per year - every September


Non European students: €12,000

Centrale Nantes attractive scholarships are available.
Other scholarships from industries or governments are offered.

More information, please contact
Ms Anne-Laure Frémondière

European students : standard local fees


Fees, living cost and scholarships
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Organisation générale des études

The duration of the Masters of Engineering in Applied Mechanics courses is two academic years (120 ECTS credits). Each year is split into two semesters with 30 ECTS credits for each.

The courses are fully taught in English during the 2 years.


The 1st-year study programme is the same for all the Masters of Engineering in Applied Mechanics even though the elective track is different.

COMMON TRACKS (Number of credits : 45 credits)

Mathematics and Computer Science

Mechanical Modelling and Simulation

Transverse skills

Student can choose between 2 speciality tracks.

Solid Mechanics track

Fluid Mechanics track



Compulsory modules

Speciality modules


Informations complémentaires

See the Alumni Masters Interaction (AMI)-Centrale Nantes testimonies

Home University : Kasetsart University, Thailand

Currently working at Valeo Siam Thermal Systems, Thailand.
Subsidiary of VALEO, French automotive industry

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Administrative contact


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Ecole Centrale de Nantes
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44 321 Nantes cedex 3

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Prof. Francisco Chinesta

Professor in Computational Mechanics at Centrale Nantes is designatred as Member of the Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain.

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(Except the Erasmus Mundus Masters)

Application Deadline:
May 15, 2016 for non-European
July 12, 2016 for European

Admission results:
from January 2016

Beginning of the courses:
September 2016 (one intake per year)



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