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Master of Engineering in
Energetics and propulsion

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Formation initiale

The first year is dedicated to general scientific courses and is common to all students of the Master of Applied Mechanics (SMA). In second year, they can choose among several independant programs. The Energetics and Propulsion  program is one of them.        
                                            Energetics and propulsion                     

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.


Energetic and propulsion master starts with theoretical courses (gas dynamics, combustion, turbomachinery) which are then applied to study various propulsion plants (internal combustion engines, aeronautic propulsion and spatial propulsion). Experimental methods course includes practical studies and measurements carried out by master students on some research facilities available in the Laboratory (internal combustion engine test bench, turbocharger test bench, shock tube,..)

Courses are taught by various speakers from Centrale Nantes (Internal Combustion Engines Research Team) and others prestigious universities or leading companies (Snecma, Bosch,..).

Different Master thesis are offered in university labs (Centrales Nantes, Cranfield, Eindhoven, Birmingham, Valencia,..) or in companies (Renault, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Delphi, Valéo, Snecma, EADS ) in the field of propulsion.


The aim of the Energetic and Propulsion M2 program is to give students an advanced training on energetic (applied thermodynamics) to study some propulsion plants, in particular internal combustion engines.                                  

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Et après ?

Poursuites d'études

Graduate students may prepare a PhD, in particular with the Internal Combustion Engines Research Team of Centrale Nantes, which proposes experimental and/or numerical studies, often in cooperation with automotive manufacturers, on three main topics: combustion/emissions, turbocharging/air management and innovative propulsion plants/hybrid propulsion.




Débouchés professionnels

Graduate students may also work for automotive or aerospace R&D.


Echanges internationaux
Some foreign students share their experiences...
  • Alireza JAVAHERI Msc Applied Mechanics - Materials process and Technology of Composites - 2009/2011

    Home University : Azat University, Iran

  • NURAHMI Latifah Msc SMA - Design of Systems and Products 2009/2011

    Home University : ITS Surabaya, Indonesia

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



Apply now

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. 


  • French language I+II 
  • Probalitity and statistics
  • Programming languages
  • Algorithms
  • Numerical methods
  • Continuum mechanics and vibrations 
  • Fluid mechanics I


Common courses

  • French language III
  • Industrial knowledge
  • Numerical analysis
  • Mechanical design technology

Specialty courses
Fluid Mechanics 2
Introduction to Propulsion and Hydrodynamics


Informations complémentaires

Home University : ITS Surabaya, Indonesia

Currently working for Pertamina Hulu Energy Offshore NorthWest Java (PHEONWJ), Indonesia

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International Relations Manager

Ecole Centrale de Nantes
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BP 92101
44 321 Nantes cedex 3

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 Stainier

Professor in charge of this Master
Xavier Tauzia

mise à jour le October 16, 2014

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)

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