Foundation Master's - Civil & Environmental Engineering

Programme Objectives

Our one-year Foundation Master's Programmes are designed to fully prepare students to meet the complex challenges of our Master's Programmes. The programmes are ideal for students who need to improve their academic English and study skills before embarking upon a Master's programme at Centrale Nantes. The programmes cover all the essential disciplines so that students acquire the requisite range of scientific and language skills.

The one-year Foundation Master's Programme in Civil & Environmental Engineering prepares students to follow our Master's programmes in:
 

Course Content

The language of instruction throughout is English. The programme comprises 180 hours of face-to-face teaching per semester. Successful completion leads to the award of 30 ECTS credits per semester. Scientific courses focus on technical vocablary as well as course fundamentals.  Each student benefits from the support of a personal academic tutor.

 
Autumn Semester Courses Teaching hours ECTS
Design of Building Materials 1 16 3
Design of Special Structures 1 16 3
Mechanics for Civil Engineering 1 16 3
Modelling of Structures by FE and BIM 1 16 3
Natural Risks 1 16 3
Water Engineering Structures 1 16 3
Civil Engineering Project 60 6
English and Business Environment 28 3
French language 30 3
 
 
Spring Semester Courses Teaching hours ECTS
Design of Building Materials 2 16 3
Design of Special Structures 2 16 3
Mechanics for Civil Engineering 2 16 3
Modelling of Structures by FE and BIM 2 16 3
Natural Risks 2 16 3
Water Engineering Structures 2 16 3
Civil Engineering Project 60 6
English and Business Environment 28 3
French language 30 3

 

Admission requirements

  • Students (free-movers) must either hold a bachelor degree in Science, Technology or Engineering, or be in their final year of a bachelor degree, which must be completed prior to the start of the Foundation Master's Programme.
  • Students from partner universities with whom we have a Foundation Master's programme agreement may apply in the penultimate year of their bachelor degree.
  • English proficiency: IELTS 5.5

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

  • Tuition for the one year programme stands at €6,000.
  • Successful completion of the Foundation Master's programme guarantees the student a place on one of our Master's programmes with the benefit of an Elite scholarship award of €6,000 for the Master's.

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Published on July 2, 2020 Updated on August 28, 2020