Foundation Master's programme

Programme Objectives

Our one-year Foundation Master's Programme is designed to fully prepare students to meet the complex challenges of our Master's Programmes.

The programme is ideal for students who need to improve their academic English and study skills before embarking upon a Master's programme at Centrale Nantes. Students who successfully complete the Foundation Master's programme are guaranteed a place on one of our Master's programmes for which they will be awarded an Elite scholarship.

All the essential disciplines are covered so that students acquire the requisite range of scientific and language skills. The language of instruction throughout - as for our Master's Programmes - is English.

Two tracks are available within the Foundation Master's programme: 'Mechanics & Environment' and 'Signal Control & Robotics'.

Course Content

The programme comprises 160 hours of face-to-face teaching per semester, as well as 60 hours of project-based learning. Scientific courses focus on technical vocabulary as well as course fundamentals.  Each student benefits from the support of a personal academic tutor.

All students will follow the core curriculum courses and the courses for their choice of track, either 'Mechanics & Environment' or 'Signal Control & Robotics':
 
Autumn Semester

Teaching hours ECTS
Core Curriculum Courses
Mathematics 20 3
Energetics and Environment 20 3
Computer Programming and Data Analysis 20 3
Project 60 9
English, Cultural and Business Environment 30 3
French Language 30 3
and Mechanics & Environment Track
Engineering Materials 20 3
Basics of Continuum Mechanics 20 3
or Signal, Control & Robotics Track
Robotics 20 3
Control Systems 20 3
Total 220 30
Spring Semester
Teaching hours ECTS
Core Curriculum Courses
Mathematics 20 3
Project 60 9
English and Business Environment 30 3
French Language 30 3
 and Mechanics & Environment Track
Mechanics for Civil Engineering 20 3
Design of Special Structures 20 3
Design of Building Materials 20 3
Dynamics and Vibrations 20 3
or Signal, Control & Robotics Track
Control Systems 20 3
Digital Image Processing 20 3
Robotics 20 3
Industrial Automation Systems 20 3
Total 220 30
 

Downloads | Foundation Master's

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Learning agreement - coming soon
 

 

Choice of track

Signal, Control & Robotics

Prepares students to follow our Master's programmes in Control and Robotics:
 

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 or equivalent.

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.

How to apply

Send your complete application to foundation.master-adm65276253-660c-4a8e-ac74-1f459491b6d7@ec-nantes.fr with the following documents:
 
  • Bachelor Diploma (Bachelor Degree holders in Science, Technology & Engineering) if already obtained
  • Copies of transcripts documenting your grades for your Bachelor Studies
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A statement of purpose
  • English proficiency (proof/test certificate): IELTS 5.5
Published on June 23, 2020 Updated on March 14, 2022