Master in Marine Technology (M-TECH)

General

Program Description

Marine Technology

Centrale Nantes offers 2 specialisms within the Marine Technology stream: Hydrodynamics for Ocean Engineering and Atlantic Master on Ship Operation & Naval Engineering. They both last two academic years - denoted by M1 and M2. These two specialisms share common courses in M1 to strengthen the overall knowledge and expertise of the students in the field of Marine Technology. In M2 occurs the specialization with specific courses.

M1 (1st year) - Marine Technology

The language of instruction is English across the two years.

M1 Course Content - Autumn Semester (30 ECTS)

  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Algorithmics for Engineering Modelling
  • Numerical Methods
  • Vibration and Differential Equations
  • Business Environment
  • Modern Languages

NB Course content may be subject to minor changes.

M1 Course Content - Spring Semester (30 ECTS)

  • Fluid Mechanics 2
  • Mechanical Design
  • Energetics
  • Propulsion
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Conferences and Initiation to Research
  • Modern Languages

NB Course content may be subject to minor changes.

General skills developed

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

Faculty and Research Facilities

This Master relies on the Centrale Nantes’ faculty, staff and research facilities of the LHEEA Laboratory. Centrale Nantes has several industrial partnerships such as with Bureau Veritas, DCNS, STX, IDeol, Technip, SAIPEM, etc.

M2 (2nd year) - Hydrodynamics for Ocean Engineering

This master program provides advanced training on the typical problems of free-surface hydrodynamics applied to ocean engineering: ship resistance, seakeeping, marine renewable energy systems, etc.

Training involves theoretical courses together with the practical use of software to solve problems through a variety of numerical methods: e.g. boundary elements under potential flow or finite differences and finite-volumes for viscous flows.
The unique academic large-scale facilities available at ECN: a towing tank and a large ocean wave basin will also contribute to the teaching program. This way, physical, modeling, numerical and experimental aspects are studied.

Language of instruction: English.

M2 Course Content - Autumn Semester (30 ECTS)

  • General concepts of hydrodynamics
  • Water waves and sea states modeling
  • Wave-structure interactions and moorings
  • Numerical hydrodynamics
  • Experimental hydrodynamics
  • Modern Languages
  • Project
  • Conferences

NB Course content may be subject to minor changes.

M2 Course Content - Spring Semester (30 ECTS)

  • Master Thesis or Industrial Internship

Specific Skills Developed

  • Build and use models dedicated to hydrodynamics for ocean engineering.
  • Define and perform experiments for free-surface hydrodynamics problems.
  • Solve numerically free surface problems for ocean engineering applications.

Job Prospects for employment or further study

  • Sectors: Transportation, Renewable Energy, Classification societies, Civil Engineering, Research and Innovation, Consulting
  • Fields: Marine Renewable Energies, Maritime Transportation, Offshore Engineering, Naval shipyards, Coastal engineering
  • Job positions: Research and Innovation Engineer, Design Office Engineer, Exploitation Engineer, Mechanical Engineer

M2 (2nd year) - Atlantic Master on Ship Operation and Naval Engineering

Through this program, students will develop skills in naval engineering to become engineers experienced in ship operations.

Two of the top French Technical Universities (Ecole Navale in Lanvéoc-Poulmic and Centrale Nantes) have teamed up to offer you a unique program. The outstanding strength of this Master is that you will have on-board training sessions on French Navy vessels. The insight gained into on-board practices, the use of complex equipment and immersion into rapidly evolving knowledge and techniques is highly valuable for a naval engineer, and of course, highly regarded by industrial employers.

Language of instruction: English.

M2 Course Content - Autumn Semester (30 ECTS)

  • Training on ship
  • Advanced Hydrodynamics
  • Thermal Machines
  • Maritime and navigation knowledge
  • Labs in Hydrodynamics and Propulsion Systems
  • Modern Languages

M2 Course Content - Spring Semester (30 ECTS)

  • Master Thesis or Industrial Internship

Specific Skills Developed

  • Model and understand the concepts of naval hydrodynamics.
  • Master the energetic and propulsion systems on ships.
  • Integrate the human and technical constraints of operational maritime implementation.

Job Prospects for employment or further study

  • Sectors: Marine, Energy
  • Fields: Marine Transportation, Marine Equipment, Wind and Marine Energy, Research and Innovation
  • Job positions: Mechanical Engineer, Process Engineer, Design Engineer, Marine Systems Management, Research and Innovation Engineer (post Ph.D.)

Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

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 & engineer ... Read More

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. Read less