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Master of Engineering in
Design of Systems and Products (DSP)



This Master provides tools, models and methodologies for the design of mechanical products and for the design and management of industrial systems. We take into account technical, human and economical factors.

The courses rely on both aspects and cover the following areas: Mechanical design of innovative mechanisms and products, customer-oriented design of products, industrial engineering.


The thesis is often conducted in the frame of international research collabaorations with scientists from Europe, the United States, Canada, Brazil and Africa. The Master "Design of systems and Products" relies on the staff members on the scientific and research facilities of the IRCCyN, "Institut de Recherche en Communication et Cybernétique de Nantes".


The thesis work associated with this master is closely linked with industrial companies such as
- Car manufacturers (PSA, Renault)
- Robot and machinery manufacturers (Staubli, ABB, Fatronik)
- Airplane manufactuers (Airbus)
- Ship manufacturers (DCNS, Aker-Yard)
- CAD-CAM Suppliers (CATIA, UGS).

Laboratoires partenaires

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.


from November 2016

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Admission results:
January-July 2017

Beginning of the courses:

September 2017
one intake per year

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Recommendation letters

Send your recommandation letters by email to
indicating in your email

  • your Family name
  • given name
  • the Master you are applying to and 
  • your application number.

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


Fees, living cost and scholarships
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European students : standard local fees

Organisation générale des études

100% of the language of instruction and examination in English during the first year including 160 hours of French language courses.
During the 2d year, courses and Master thesis are either in French or English language

The duration of the Masters of Science 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 1st-year study programme is the same for all the Masters of Science in Applied Mechanics even though the elective track is different. The language of instruction and examination is English. 

COMMON TRACKS (Number of credits : 45 credits)

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mechanical Modelling and Simulation
Transverse skills



SPECIALITY COURSES (30 credits) - 1st semester

Mandatory (23 credits)

Conferences (2 credits)

2 free courses from MPTC speciality (6 credits)

MASTER THESIS (30 credits) - 2d semester

Informations complémentaires

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Head of the Master Department
Guillaume Racineux

Professor in charge of the 1st year:
Christian Burtin

Professor in charge of this Master
Guillaume Racineux

mise à jour le October 10, 2016


From November 2016

Link available soon here

Admission results:
January-July 2017

Beginning of the courses:

September 2017
one intake per year



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Professors of this Master

Fouad Bennis
Jean-François Petiot
Emilie Poirson

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