Centrale Nantes

Introduction

Founded in 1919, Centrale Nantes (ECN) is among the top higher education and research institutions in France in Science & Engineering. Its purpose is to develop top level scientists & engineers in multidisciplinary and specific fields from 2150 students per year in engineering track (5 years), Master Degrees and PhDs. International development is at the heart of the strategic policy of Centrale Nantes: 100% of its engineering students are going abroad and 30% of the campus population is international.

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The Strength of Networks

Centrale Nantes belongs to the prestigious Groupe des Ecoles Centrales, Higher Education and Research Institutions with a long tradition of innovation, design, construction and manufacturing. Since its foundation, the Groupe des Ecoles Centrales has followed the same calling: training engineers capable of meeting the greatest challenges of their era. 
Centrale Nantes facilitates both professor and student international exchanges through Master’s programs of high quality level with the Erasmus Mundus label of excellence delivered by the European Commission. Indeed, the institution is currently involved in 4 Erasmus Mundus A.1 projects (3 Master, 1 Doctorate), 15 Erasmus Mundus A.2 projects (3 as coordinator with India and South Asia), two A.3 projects. Some grants are available within these projects.


Most international students are awarded attractive scholarships from Centrale Nantes, companies,the European Commission, French embassies or the Pays de la Loire Region.
The recognition of the scientific excellence of Centrale Nantes facilitates its collaboration with regional economic bodies as well as global companies, and interaction with similar networks abroad. Centrale Nantes bridges the gaps between education, research, development, and the corporate world.

Access to cutting-edge technology platforms

As a source of innovation and openness, Centrale Nantes provides strong links with industry and enjoys a reputation of excellence around the world. The school's research units possess experimental equipment that is unique in their respective fields, particularly in naval hydrodynamics, fluid mechanics, civil engineering, crash testing, virtual reality, robotics, and machining.


The research laboratories are totally integrated into the educational programme of the school to ensure study-through-research for engineering students and enrich the ir training by giving them access to inductive pedagogies in the laboratories and enabling those who start their career in R&D to prepare for their future responsibilities.
During your third year at Centrale Nantes, you will have the opportunity to access this equipment.

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Here is the Centrale Nantes topnotch international master’s offer:


10 International Masters (courses taught in English)

Urban Environment :

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Atmosphere, Water and Urban Environment

Applied Mechanics :

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Computational Mechanics
  • Design of Systems and Products
  • Materials Process and Technology Composites
  • Hydrodynamics and Ocean engineering

  • Energetics & Propulsion
  • AMASONE = Ship Operation and Naval Engineering

Civil Engineering

Control Engineering, Robotics and Applied Informatics:


  • Advanced Robotics

  • Automatic Control, Signal, & Image
  • Real Time, Steering and Supervision

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Practical information

The international office helps all the international students to fill the administrative requirements and to get an accommodation near the campus.


Centrale Nantes also proposes plenty of activities through various clubs and associations. 
Thanks to Centrale Nantes Alumni one and only fee, you get access to the Centralian network and benefit from all the services right away and without expiration dates !


You directly access all the activities, professional and regional club contacts, and other Centrale school groups.


Upon graduation, the following services will be added: a free career assessment every 5 years, permanent discounts on executive education courses and numerous other benefits.


Living in France

The world's fifth-largest economy, France is also the fourth most popular destination for international students. The country remains committed to its long-standing policy of equal treatment for domestic and international students.


Each year, France makes massive investments in education and research. In fact, education is the largest category of government spending, accounting for more than 20% of the budget.
France's economy is the world's fifth largest. It accounts for 5% of world GDP and 6%.

Tuition fees

The tuition fees at Centrale Nantes are from €0 to €9,000 per year.

Alumni information

Alumni are very important for Centrale Nantes. The alumni’s association of Centrale Nantes is widely spread in many countries across the globe, working in diverse sectors. Some of them occupy high positions in different Research Insitutes or companies while few others are successful entrepreneurs. Staying connected with alumni proves invaluable for the students in many terms. Alumni networking gives not only a chance for students to interact with the alumni, but also helps the alumni to stay connected with the institute and get updated on various developments. Along with this, a platform for the regular exchange of opinions and ideas amongst the alumni is equally important for their own development and growth.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Erasmus Mundus - EMship Advanced Design of Ship and Offshore Structures

Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 France Nantes

The objective of the EMSHIP Erasmus Mundus Master is to provide a high education in Naval Architecture and Ship Design, through a 1.5 year - 90 Credits - Master Course accessible [+]

Erasmus Mundus - EMship Advanced Design

 

The objective of the EMSHIP Erasmus Mundus Master is to provide a high education in Naval Architecture and Ship Design, through a 1.5 year - 90 Credits - Master Course accessible as Post Graduate studies, leading to a Double Master Degree from ULG-Liege, Belgium and ECN-Nantes, France) and a supplement diploma from Germany (Rostock), Italy (Genoa), Poland (Szczecin) or Romania (Galate).

EMSHIP corresponds directly to the needs of the European and Worldwide Marine Industry. The targeted candidates are:

    Candidates having already a master degree in another engineering field that would like to get a specialisation in Ship Design.     Active engineering officers with 3-5 years seafaring work experience, that are looking for new knowledge to better fulfil their carrier objectives. There is indeed a large demand from ship-owners and port authorities to hire such officers, knowing what on-board service is, to manage and maintain their fleet.     Candidates looking for complementary education in the Sailing Pleasure Crafts and Mega/Motor Yachts, but also in Safer and Cleaner Marine and Fluvial Transportation Mode.     Engineers searching for advanced education in Hydrodynamics in Ship Design, Ship Production, CAD, Information Technology and Ship Structures. ... [-]

Erasmus Mundus Master in Computational Mechanics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Nantes

The Master in Computational Mechanics supported by the European Commission through the Erasmus + (Erasmus Mundus) Programme is designed for students who wish to develop their knowledge and competency in the field of computational mechanics with applications in solids, fluids and interdisciplinary fields. [+]

The full course is taught in English. The student obtains a Double Degree and can beneficiate from full scholarship. The students follow the Master's programme at two of the four partner institutions: the first year at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC Spain) or Swansea University (SU, UK), and the 2d year at UPC, SU, Centrale Nantes (ECN France) or Universität Stuttgart (US Germany) different from the institution attended during the first year.

The Erasmus Mundus programme offers full scholarships to students from all over the world.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Computational Mechanics

 

The programme includes a component of entrepreneurship and innovation. The goal is to provide the students with the skills for the modelling, formulation, analysis and implementation of simulation tools for advanced engineering problems, as well as skills for understanding these approaches in the broader context of business and innovation. Students will benefit from a leading group of academics and an exciting international environment. Students may take the Master's as a professional terminal degree, or in preparation for a PhD degree... [-]


European Master in Advanced Robotics EMARO+

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Nantes

The aim of EMARO+ course is to promote a highquality educational offer in the area of advanced and intelligent robotics. It has been designed and accepted in the framework of the European Union ERASMUS-MUNDUS programme (ERASMUS+ H2020). [+]

European Master on Advanced Robotics EMARO+

EMARO+, European Master on Advanced RObotics Plus, is an integrated Masters course conducted by three European institutions:

    Ecole Centrale de Nantes- France (coordinator),     Warsaw University of Technology - Poland ,     University of Genova - Italy,

It has 7 associated partners: two Asian Institutions (KEIO University - Japan, SJTU - China) and five industrial partners (IRT Jules Verne - France, Airbus Group Innovations - France), BA Systemes - France, Robotnik - Spain, and SIIT - Italy).

EMARO+ has been accepted in the framework of JOINT MASTER DEGREE action of the new European Educational Project ERASMUS+. ... [-]

Master in Civil Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Nantes

The Master of Civil Engineering and Environment is dedicated to developing scientific and technological knowledge. It is characterized by a high degree of scientific [+]

Master in Civil Engineering

 

This Master is internationally recognized and accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

The Master of Civil Engineering aims to develop scientific and technological knowledge on materials and structures. It is characterized by a high degree of scientific specialization. 

Language of teaching

 

During the first year, all the courses are in English (French language courses are also included).

During the second year, the courses and the Master thesis can be either in English or in French.

 

Characteristics

 

The programme focuses on the following areas: Experimental and numerical methods, constitutive modelling, physical modelling, durability of structures, structural reliability, modern concrete, geotechnical engineering and earthquake engineering.... [-]


Master in Computational Mechanics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Nantes

This Master is concerned with the application of mechanics, mathematics, and numerical methods in the practice of modern engineering for structural mechanics applications. [+]

Master in Computational Mechanics

 

This Master is internationally recognized and accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education. The quality of its courses has been recognized in the prestigious Eramsus Mundus framework of the European Commission

This Master is concerned with the application of mechanics, mathematics, and numerical methods in the practice of modern engineering for structural mechanics applications.

 

 

Language of teaching

 

Courses fully taught in English during the two years.

 

 

Objectives

 

This Master is aimed at students who wish to deepen their skills in modelling and numerical simulation of mechanical methods, both fluid and solid. The course covers the modelling of comlex mechanical systems involving a possible coupling of different pohysics at different scales.... [-]


Master in Control Engineering, Robotics and Applied Informatics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Nantes

The Master ARIA is designed to promote a high-quality educational offer for the european and international students in the area of Automatic Control, and Production systems. [+]

This Master is internationally recognized and accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

The master contains three specialities having a common first year M1, which is completely in English:

A - Automatic control, Signal and Image (ASI) Two tracks : Control of Systems, Signal and Image.

 

B - Real Time, Steering and Supervision  (TRCS) Three tracks : Real Time Embedded Systems Management of Complex Systems Simulation and Supervision

C - Advanced Robotic (ROBA) Two tracks: EMARO-European Master on Advanced Robotics, designed in the framework of the European Programme Erasmus Mundus. ROBA- ARIA   Main characteristics of ARIA ... [-]

Master in Design of Systems and Products

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Nantes

This Master provides tools, models and methodologies for the design of mechanical products and for the design and management of inustrial systems. [+]

Master in Design of Systems and Products

 

This Master is internationally recognized and accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

This Master provides tools, models and methodologies for the design of mechanical products and for the design and management of inustrial systems. We take into account technical, human and economical factors.The courses rely on both aspects and cover the following areas: Mecanical design of innovative mechanisms and products, customer-oriented design of products, industrial engineering.

 

 

Language of teaching

100% of the language of instruction and examination in English during the first year including 160 hours of French language courses.... [-]


Master in Energetics and Propulsion

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Nantes

The first year is dedicated to general scientific courses and is common to all students of the Master of Applied Mechanics (SMA). [+]

Master in Energetics and propulsion

 

This Master is internationally recognized and accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

The first year is dedicated to general scientific courses and is common to all students of the Master of Applied Mechanics (SMA). In second year, they can choose among several independant programs. The Energetics and Propulsion  program is one of them.        

 

 

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.... [-]


Master in Hydrodynamics and Ocean engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Nantes

The aim of the Hydrodynamics and Ocean Engineering program is to give students an advanced training on typical problems of hydrodynamics. [+]

The Master in Hydrodynamics and Ocean engineering

 

This Master is internationally recognized and accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

The quality of the courses has been recognized within the prestigious Erasmus Mundus framework of the European commission through the EMship Master.

The first year is dedicated to general scientific lectures and is common to all students of the Master of Applied Mechanics (SMA). In second year, they can choose among several independant programs, including the Hydrodynamics and Ocean Engineering program.  

 

 

Language of teaching

 

The language of instruction and examination is 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 in English language.... [-]


Master in Materials Processes and Technology of Composites

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Nantes

This master is designed to provide trouble shooting ans dolution oriented approach of problems encountered in materials successively during the selection and shaping phases [+]

Master in Materials Processes and Technology of Composites

 

This Master is internationally recognized and accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

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 composite materials and structures are strongly influenced by the constituting materials and 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. The curriculum offered within this master program will provide a theoretical emphasis on the relationships 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 application ... [-]


Master of Science and Techniques in Atmosphere, Water and Urban Environment

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Nantes

This Master offers a well-balanced education to future engineers and town planners by providing the skills necessary to solve environmental and energy issues [+]

Master in Atmosphere, Water and Urban Environment

 

This Master is internationally recognized and accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

This Master offers a well-balanced education to future engineers and town planners by providing the skills necessary to solve environmental and energy issues through an integrated approach, combining technological development together with the consideration of human, social and urban constraints.

 

 

Language of instructionThe language of instruction and examination is English during the first year, including 160 hours of French language courses.During the 2nd year, courses are in French but Master's thesis can be either in French or English.... [-]


Master on Ship Operation & Naval Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Nantes

Two of the top French Technical Universities have teamed up to offer you a unique opportunity to learn naval engineering and become an engineer experienced in ship operation. [+]

Master on Ship Operation & Naval Engineering Two of the top French Technical Universities have teamed up to offer you a unique opportunity to learn naval engineering and become an engineer experienced in ship operation. At Ecole Centrale Nantes we provide high-level naval engineer training programme. You will have access to experimental facilities such as towing tank, wave tank, internal combustion engine test benches. In collaboration École Navale in Lanvéoc-Poulmic close to Brest is the French Naval Academy where French Navy officers are trained. In Ecole Navale we deliver a serious scientific training, navigation knowledge and maritime environment. The outstanding strength of this master program is that you will have on-board training sessions on French Navy vessels. You will get an insight of on-board practice to serve complex equipment and to fit in with the quick evolution of knowledge and techniques which is highly valuable for a naval engineer and of course highly regarded by industrial employers. 100% English Master! Besides this technical and scientific know-how, you will learn about the French culture and language as well. Skills Scientific core: Being able to model and understand the concepts of hydrodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat machine to interact and take part in development projects of naval systems. Experiment: ability to implement and validate an experimental approach about maritime and naval engineering problems. Operational implementation: ability to integrate the constraints of operational implementation approaches in design and validation of naval systems. Application knowledge: ability to interact at the interface between naval systems designers and users by knowledge of the maritime environment, operations and navigation. Leadership: ability to lead through the understanding of human behavior and decision-making processes. International: ability to adapt to a foreign environment and to ensure the optimization of technology transfer. Career opportunities - our industrial partners Being hotbeds of innovation and leadership, Ecole Navale and Ecole Centrale Nantes provide strong links with France’s industrial companies and enjoy a reputation of excellence in Europe and all around the world. Our industrial partners are leading international companies involved in shipbuilding, ship design, marine engine industry or ship operation such as DCNS, Bureau Véritas, Hydrocean, CGG, Man Diesel, STX and Pôle Mer Bretagne Bretagne Atlantique. You may find opportunities to do your Master Thesis in one of these companies Career opportunities: Industrial Program: in charge of the design of a subset of ships or offshore structures. Research and Program Development: in charge of experimental design of innovative systems for the behavior, performance and implementation of ships or offshore structures. System Integration: team coordination to test and validate implementation of embedded systems. Studying in France As well as studying in one of the top French Technical Universities you will enjoy the French quality of life. Both Nantes and Brest are active harbor towns turned towards the seas and like all harbor towns, they have a long tradition of openness. Their dynamism stems from the constant ebb, flow and renewal of the tides that carry talent and ideas from abroad, and in return export its own vision and way of life. Brest welcomes you at land’s end. In Brest you will experience living in a city that is resolutely oriented towards the ocean. Its magnificent natural harbor is one of the most beautiful in Europe, and will introduce you to the delights of water sports, fishing or discovering the amazing nature all around. The French Naval Academy is located at Lanveoc Poulmic in the Peninsula of Crozon, quite nearby Brest. The metropole of Nantes is one of the major cultural, artistic and creative poles in France. It lies at the crossroads of three French provinces and is the junction between northern and southern France. Nantes is definitely the right place for a swirling confluence of ideas, cultures and passions. From Nantes you have access to a dozen different worlds and their rich history (Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne), architecture, gastronomy and more. Nantes is also two hours from Paris by high-speed train. Degree Requirements Applicants must hold at least a Bachelor of Science in fields such as mechanics, electrical, ocean or naval engineering. Engineers or other candidates with specific CVs searching for advanced education in naval engineering and ship operation are also invited to apply. English language requirements All courses are in English thus an English Proficiency is required(TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, Cambridge …, or any other certified proof). Scholarships There are no scholarships available for this master. However you can apply through your government or the French government or any company interested in giving you a financial support. Requested documents Please find below the main documents to be provided for AMASONE application: Application form Financial agreement (for the payment of the tuition fees) The Information form to enable the access to the French Naval Base in Brest Recent Nationality certificate issued by your local municipal authority, embassy, consulate, Justice Minister(less than a year). Or a copy of your passport Copies, certified or authenticated by the institution attended, of your higher education studies diploma and a transcript of record with a translation (by a sworn translator) into English or French Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, Cambridge …, or any other certified proof) Please provide year by year official documents for the past five years if they are not included in your last diploma (Official declaration of enrolment for higher education or university studies, original employment certificate - specifying occupation start and end dates, declaration of military service). A translation in English or French is compulsory if the original documents are written in any other language Two Recommendation letters in English All copies must be sworn. Basic translations may be accepted, but once in France you will have to provide original documents. Think of uploading sworn copies! Fees Tuition fees are 24 000€ for 4 semesters. [-]

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