Advanced Master - Expert in composite materials engineering and production methods

Mastère spécialisé® Expert en ingénierie des matériaux composites et leurs procédés de fabrication
This advanced master is open to students, who have a master degree or equivalent, or to company managers wishing to specialize in the field of composites (see below for eligibility). It prepares its graduates for a career in design offices, methods offices, research departments in aeronautics, automotive, naval or construction sectors, mechanical or civil engineering, manufacture of sports items and equipment.

Programme Content

NB This programme is taught in French.

First semester:

  • Theory: Thermomechanics of continuous media; Numerical models; Thermokinetics; Emerging materials and processes, CAD - AM
  • Specific courses: Homogenization; Mechanical characterization; CND composites; Materials and durability; LCM Liquid Composite Molding
  • External speakers from industry

Second Semester:

Internship leading to a thesis.


This programme is open to holders of:
  • a 'diplôme d'ingénieur' accredited by the Commission des Titres d'Ingénieurs
  • a two year Master degree
  • a one-year master degree or equivalent plus three years of professional experience
  • a diploma awarded abroad equivalent to the above.
  • existing knowledge/skills in the field of Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering or Materials Mechanics is highly recommended.

Practical information

Timing of Applications
  • June: 1st recruitment session
  • July: 2nd recruitment session
  • October
: Courses start

Academic and industrial partners

  • Centrale Nantes
  • Polytech'Nantes
  • Institut Catholique des Arts et Métiers
  • Université de Nantes
  • Airbus Group Innovation
  • ESI Group
  • Faurecia
are the industry representatives most closely involved with the articulation of the teaching programme.

Teaching staff

Academic staff: Christophe BINETRUY, Nicolas BOYARD, Christian BURTIN, Patrice CARTRAUD, Sébastien COMAS CARDONA, Yoan ETOURNEAU, Jean-Yves HASCOËT, Thomas HEUZE, Frédéric JACQUEMIN, Eric LE GAL DE LA SALLE, Hervé LE SOURNE, Guillaume RACINEUX, Matthieu RAUCH…

Industry representatives are heavily involved throughout the master - in teaching programmes, supervising projects and in candidate selection and recruitment.
Published on March 27, 2017 Updated on March 2, 2020