Materials, Processes and Technology of Composites (M-ENG MPTC), M.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Tuition fee
  • English
This Master in Materials, Processes and Technology of Composites (M-ENG MPTC) at Ecole Centrale de Nantes develops skills for providing innovative and optimized solutions in the design and manufacturing of composite materials for research and in industry.


The performance of fibre-reinforced organic-matrix composites and structures are influenced by the constituting materials and the processing stage. Composite mechanical design can be efficiently and optimally performed when one has a good understanding of  manufacturing influences and constraints. Therefore, the courses offered in this program will provide a theoretical and experimental emphasis on the relationships between constituents, processing and structural design. 

This Master in Materials, Processes and Technology of Composites (M-ENG MPTC) at Ecole Centrale de Nantes lasts two academic years - denoted by M1 and M2. Materials, Processes and Technology of Composites is one of four specialisms available within the Mechanical Engineering stream. The language of instruction is English across the two years.

Examples of previous internships in industry:

  • Product design of a composite motorcyclist protection
  • Sol-gel functionalization by nano-particle entrapping: a formulation for transparency
  • Edge sealing and release agent optimization for aeronautic composite processes

Examples of previous internships in research labs:

  • Composite design with multi-objective optimisation
  • In-situ compression of carbon-fibre reinforcements in X-Ray tomography
  • Modelling and characterization of thin film piezoelectric materials

Skills developed

  • Simulate and optimize composite mechanical design and manufacturing using numerical tools
  • Model materials’ behavior and physics involved in composite processes
  • Characterize and manufacture composite materials

In addition to the above specialism-specific skills, students will also develop more general skills:

  • Identify models, perform simulation and analyse results
  • Communicate comprehensive results in a meaningful way
  • Undertake bibliographic surveys of international research and professional literature
  • Manage or be part of a project

Prospects for employment or further study

  • Sectors: Aeronautics, Automotive, Transportation, Wind and Marine Energy, Materials Producers, Consulting
  • Fields: Mechanical Engineering, Design, Materials, Advanced Processes, Manufacturing, Research and Innovation
  • Positions: Mechanical Engineer, Process Engineer, Design Engineer, Research and Innovation Engineer (post PhD), Consultant

Programme Structure

Courses Included


  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Programming and Algorithms
  • Numerical Methods
  • Vibration and Differential Equations
  • Business Environment
  • Modern Languages
  • Engineering Materials
  • Constitutive Laws
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Computer-aided Design
  • Mechanical Design
  • Conferences and Initiation to Research
  • Modern Languages
  • Composites and Constituents
  • Composite Characterization 
  • Composite Processing Modelling
  • Composite Processing Technologies
  • Composite Structures
  • Numerical Design of Products
  • Optimization in Mechanics
  • Conferences
  • Master thesis / internship                                   

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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

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.)

Admission requirements

Applicants must be fluent in English, both in writing and speaking. An applicant whose native language is not English has to pass a recognized international English test such as the TOEFL or other equivalent. It is possible to directly enrol in the second year after authorisation from the Admission committee.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Living costs for Nantes

750 - 1,000 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Centrale Nantes is an active member of European Union programmes, with 21 Erasmus Mundus projects, and 10 Erasmus+ international credit mobility projects awarded to date.

Centrale Nantes Elite scholarships

Only non European applicants for this year's Master's course (1st year) are eligibible for the Centrale Nantes Elite scholarship. 

Industrial sponsorships

Centrale Nantes develops specific programmes with industrial companies like Naval Group, TOTAL and MICHELIN who provide financial support to international students.

Eiffel scholarships

This is a grant from the French Government. Only students from our partner universities accepted on the Double Degree programme are eligible. 

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