Applied Mechanics - Materials, Process and Technology of Composites, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English, French
The Master in Applied Mechanics Material, Process and Technology of Composites at Ecole Centrale de Nantes is an interdisciplinary degree, where students are taught aspects of the business environment, as well as notions about fiber-reinforced organic-matrix composites. The Masters programme also includes laboratory work on energy, bio-medical, sports and transportation.



This master is designed to provide trouble-shooting and solution-oriented approach of problems encountered in composite applications, successively during the constituants selection, processing and mechanical design phases. Mostly fiber-reinforced organic-matrix composites will be of concern in this curriculum.

Such composites materials and structures are strongly influenced by the constituting materials and the processing stage. Therefore composite mechanical design can be efficiently and optimally performed when one has a good understanding of the manufacturing's influences and constraints.

Therefore the curriculum offered within this master program will provide a theoretical emphasis on the relationship between constituants, processing, process modeling and structural design. Through lab sessions dedicated towards characterization, manufaturing, process modeling and design, their links and interactions will be underlined.

Fields of applications

The courses rely on theoretical and applied cases given by the course leaders. Fields of applications are numerous: from energy (wind, marine), trasportation (automative, aeronautics, rail, marine), and also niche markets such as sports and leisure or bio-medical.

Language of instruction

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.


The Master "Materials Processes and Technology of Composites" relies on the faculty and staff members, and on the scientific and research facilities of the GeM Institute "Institut de Recherche en Génie Civil et Mécanique".

Programme Structure

COMMON TRACKS (Number of credits : 45 credits)

Mathematics and Computer Science

  • Probability and statistics (4)
  • Programming languages (3)
  • Algorithms (3)
  • Numerical analysis (3)

Mechanical Modelling and Simulation

  • Numerical methods (4)
  • Continuum mechanics (6)
  • Vibrations (3)
  • Fluid mechanics I (5)
  • Mechanical design technology (3)

Transverse skills

  • French language (9)
  • Business Environment (2)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science or Equivalent. (Students in their final year of undergraduate study may be admitted on the condition that their bachelor's degrees are awarded before they enroll at Centrale Nantes.)
  • Applicants whose native language is not English is required to pass a recognized international English test such as TOEFL (score 220 CBT, 550 PBT, 80 IBT), Cambridge Advanced English Test (score B or higher), IELTS (score 6.5 or higher), TOEIC (800) or other English equivalent test.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 6000 International
  • EUR 450 EU/EEA


StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.