The School spans geographically the whole "Pays de la Loire" region. The PhD diploma is delivered by Centrale Nantes or one of its joint institutions : University of Nantes, University of Maine, Ecole des Mines and Oniris.
Topics dealt with in the doctoral school:
Fluid dynamics and heat transfer
Equivalence of master degree. Each candidate should have a French master degree (at least 5 years full time university study) and justify for a first experience in research.
Without the French master degree, the candidate (for example with a foreign master degree) needs a special authorization given by the docotral school showing that he has the equivalent level of a French master degree and he has a first experience in research.
The three year PhD working must be financed.
All PhD students are financed either by the industry or by public fundings for the full extent of the thesis (3 years).
Organisation and coordination of scientific and professional doctoral courses, validation of each course, proposition and creation of new courses each year.
- PROMOTION AND DEMONSTRATION
Organization of meetings and conferences in order to prepare the furturre integration of PhD students in the university or in the industry.
The doctoral school surpervises the authorization to the final oral defence of PhD thesis and for the qualification of PhD supervisor.