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Master of Engineering in
Materials process and Technology of Composites

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

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Formation initiale

This master is designed to provide trouble shooting ans dolution oriented approach of problems encountered in materials successively during the selection and shaping phases and in service conditions. Theoretical emphasis laid to apprehend the advanced material concepts in relation with the manufactring engineering.

The course relies on illustrations from industrial studies carried out bu the course leaders. The focus remains on materials in shaping and application environments with in depth analysis of mechanical and structural characteristics.

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.


Case study ranging from sport, bio medical and challenging severe environment conditions such as those prevailing in aircraft engines are eaminated.
Different materials ranging from metals to ceramics, polymers and composite are examinated.


The case studies below illustrate the pedagogical approach further deepened during the master thesis work.
Material selection:
How to define selection-of-materials criterions which are adequate with service contraints ?
What material properties for what application ?
How to evaluate material characterstics through mechanical tests and structural analysis ?
How to design parts with multi gradient materials for specific applications to respond to consumer demands (easy peel).

Laboratoires partenaires

The Master "Metallic assemblies and complex Composites" relies on the staff members and on the scientific and research facilities on the GeM "Institut de Recherche en Génie Civil et Mécanique".
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.

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
  • Engineering Materials (5)
  • Structural Mechanics (3)
  • Constitutive laws (3)
  • Computer-aided mechanical design OR Introduction to Civil Engineering (4)



Speciality modules
  • Computer-Aided design and processing
  • Technology of Composites or Plasticity and process of metal pieces
  • Computational materials and processes
  • Nonlinear mechanics of continuous medium
  • Mechanical and physical metallurgy
  • Polymers and elastomers
  • Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue
  • Thermal transfers


Informations complémentaires

Home University : Azat University, Iran

Currently working at KNAUF, Belgium

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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
Arnaud Poitou

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
Please click here

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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