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Master of Engineering in
Materials Processes and Technology of Composites (MPTC)

Objective of this Master

This master is designed to provide trouble-shooting and solution-oriented approach of problems encountered in composite applications, successively during the constituants selection, processing and mechanical design phases. Mostly fiber-reinforced organic-matrix composites will be of concern in this curriculum.

Such composites materials and structures are strongly influenced by the constituting materials and the processing stage. Therefore composite mechanical design can be efficiently and optimally performed when one has a good understanding of the manufacturing's influences and constraints.

Therefore the curriculum offered within this master program will provide a theoretical emphasis on the relationship between constituants, processing, process modeling and structural design. Through lab sessions dedicated towards characterization, manufaturing, process modeling and design, their links and interactions will be underlined.

Fields of applications:

The courses rely on theoretical and applied cases given by the course leaders. Fields of applications are numerous: from energy (wind, marine), trasportation (automative, aeronautics, rail, marine), and also niche markets such as sports and leisure or bio-medical.


The Master "Materials Processes and Technology of Composites" relies on the faculty and staff members, and on the scientific and research facilities of the GeM Institute "Institut de Recherche en Génie Civil et Mécanique"


About 30% of the Centrale Nantes students are international students.


50% of the students find a job after the Master.
50% of the students keep on with a PhD after the Master.
Jobs and Phds are founded in Europe and out of Europe.

Et après ?

Poursuites d'études
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  • 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

Link available soon here

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

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



Mandatory (23 credits)

Conferences (2 credits)

2 free courses from DSP speciality (6 credits)


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
Sébastien Comas-Cardona

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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