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Master of Engineering in
Hydrodynamics and Ocean (HEP)



Objectives

The first year is dedicated to general scientific lectures and is common to all students of the Master of Applied Mechanics (SMA). In second year, they can choose among several independant programs, including the Hydrodynamics and Ocean Engineering program. 

master SMA - HEP - hydrodynamiqueThe aim of the Hydrodynamics and Ocean Engineering M2 program is to give students an advanced training on typical problems of hydrodynamics applied to naval architecture and ocean engineering: ship resistance, seakeeping, ship behaviour in irregular seas, water waves and marine environment... physical, modelling and numerical aspects are studied.


Training

Training involves theoritical courses on typical problems of hydrodynamics: ship resistance, wave induced motions, wave and marine environment modeling ... and numerical methods used to solve these problems.
A large part of the training is also dedicated to practical use of softwares to solve problems defined above through a large variety of numerical methods: boundary elements or spectral methods under potential flow theory, finite-difference or finite-volume techniques in solvers for viscous flows, Smooth Particles Hydrodynamics (SPH) ...
Students are also involved in practical work in experimental facilities of the Fluid Mechanics Laboratory of Centrale Nantes (towing tank, wave tank equipped with an multiflap wave generator ...).

Laboratories

The Master thesis can be undertaken at Centrale Nantes within the Hydrodynamics and Ocean Engineering research team or in other laboratories in France or abroad (IST Lisbon, NTNU at Trondheim, INSEAN Roma, University of Auckland ...) or in industry. Both numerical or experimental studies can be tackled during this period.

Employability

PhD
Graduate students can prepare a PhD thesis within the Hydrodynamics and Ocean Engineering Team which works on various problems by experimental and numerical approaches: wave-structure interactions, 3D numerical simulations of extreme waves in open seas, simulation of real sea states in wave tanks, bow impact forces in steep waves, flooding and survivability of damaged ships, marine renewable energies (wave energy converters, offshore wind turbines, marine current turbines) .... subjects of thesis are often defined in collaboration with indutrial partners.

Job
Students can carry out (notably research and development work) in various fields of industry: shipbuilding, sailing and leisure boats, offshore industry, coastal engineering, marine renewable energies ...

Echanges internationaux

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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS


  • 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.



APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Please submit an online application here

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and send your recommandation letters by email to
anne-laure.fremondiere@ec-nantes.fr
indicating in your email

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


Application deadline: May 15, 2015

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There is no need to send any postal documents by postmail


SELECTION PROCEDURE


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

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

SCHOLARSHIPS

Fees, living cost and scholarships
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Organisation générale des études

The language of instruction and examination in 100% 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 in English language.


STUDY PROGRAMME

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. 
 
 FIRST YEAR
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. 

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

Common courses

Specialty courses


 SECOND YEAR

 

Informations complémentaires


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Renseignements

Anne-Laure FREMONDIERE


International Relations Manager    

Ecole Centrale de Nantes
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44 321 Nantes cedex 3
FRANCE

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Responsables

Head of the Master Department
Guillaume Racineux

Professor in charge of the 1st year:
Laurent Stainier

Professor in charge of this Master
Lionel Gentaz

mise à jour le December 18, 2014



FAQs

This page provides answers to questions and provides links to useful Centrale Nantes websites.

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Calendar


(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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