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Master of Engineering in
Design of Systems and Products

Nature :
Formation diplômante
Diplôme d'établissement homologué
Durée des études :
2 years
1st year in English
2d year in French

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

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

Langues d'enseignement

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

Laboratoires partenaires

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"

Entreprises partenaires

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).
Echanges internationaux

Niveau(x) de recrutement

A-level + 3

Formation(s) requise(s)

Students must hold a first university degree after at least three years of studies (Bachelor of Science or 180 credits in the European system or equivalent).

Conditions d'admission

Applicants must be fluent in English, both in writing and speaking. An applicant whose native language is not English is required to pass a recognized international English test such as the TOEFL or other equivalent.

A possibility for directly integrating the second year is opened and discussed by the Admission committee.



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Application for Fall 2015 admission will be available from October 17, 2014 onwards
Deadline: May 16, 2015
Prospective students are encouraged to submit an online application here
There is only one intake per year - every September
Master Application Guidelines

Tuition fees

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

Organisation générale des études

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

  • Engineering Materials (5)
  • Structural Mechanics (3)
  • Constitutive laws (3)
  • Computer-aided mechanical design 


  • Optimisation in mechanics
  • Design methodology
  • Enterprise process
  • Digital design engineering
  • Decision support for the design process
  • Design and implementation of robotics systems
  • Virtual reality in design and production
  • Professional Project

Informations complémentaires

Home University : ITS Surabaya, Indonesia

Currently in PhD at Centrale Nantes.

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Tel : +33 2 40 37 68 27
Fax: +33 2 40 37 25 22


Head of the Master Department
Guillaume Racineux

Professor in charge of the 1st year:
Laurent Strainier

Professor in charge of this Master
Catherine Da Cunha

mise à jour le October 16, 2014

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Application for Fall 2015 admission

From October 17, 2014
To May 16, 2015
Submit an online application here
There is only one intake per year - every September
Master Application guidelines

(Except the Erasmus Mundus Masters)

Application Deadline:

May 16, 2015 for non-European
July 12, 2015 for European

Admission results:
from January 2015

Beginning of the courses:
September 2015
(one intake per year)

Fees and financing

Fees, living cost and scholarships
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Visa Application

In parallel to your Master application,
you must apply for your Visa
on Campus France
before March 31, 2014

More information.

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