Master in Materials Engineering: Development, Characterization, Applications (MEDCA)

General

Program Description

IMECA (materials engineering development, characterization, application) graduates will attend theoretical and practical physics-oriented courses on materials that will include Life cycle assessment (recycling) and the environmental impact(eco-designing). They will then acquire skills in the fields of polymers, composites, nanomaterials, metallic materials, and ceramics.

Program objectives

The IMECA course objectives are:

  • To give students Mastery of the characterization concepts and techniques of Materials Engineering with a view to training general managers in this industrial sector.
  • To help students acquire skills in the fields of polymers, composites, nanomaterials, metallic materials, and ceramics.

Knowledge and skills

At the end of this program, the students in the "M2 Materials Science and Engineering: Materials Engineering: Development, Characterization, Applications (MEDCA)" will be able to:

  • Participate in the development and implementation of various materials (polymers, composite materials, elastomers, nanocomposites, nanomaterials) for the development of products or prototypes via 3D printing.
  • Analyze material transformation techniques or processes in order to optimize the production tool.
  • Carry out qualification and quality control tests to participate in the overall effort to improve the quality of production.
  • Write reports, projects, technical reports.
  • Carry out expertise missions on existing products in order to identify by example the origin of the degradation of parts under industrial operating conditions.

Master 2

Semester 1

  • Adhesion and adhesives 4 ECTS
  • Thermoplastic elastomers & rubbers 3 ECTS
  • Polymers and the environment 4 ECTS
  • Designing parts 2 6 ECTS
  • Nanocomposites and nanomaterials 4 ECTS
  • Processing of polymer materials 3 ECTS

Electives
Choose 2/3 courses

  • Composites based on bio-resources 2 ECTS
  • Business world 2 ECTS
  • Polymers for the living organisms 2 ECTS

Semester 2

  • Internship in a company or a laboratory 30 ECTS

Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, the students in the “Materials Science and Engineering: Chemistry and Physico-Chemistry of Materials master’s degree ” will be able to:

  • Prepare materials and samples,
  • Use surface and volume analytical techniques to achieve a sound command of materials characterization,
  • Validate, interpret and model experimental results,
  • Write a synthesis report and communicate appropriately with experts,
  • Produce quality research,
  • Carry out a research project.

Prospects for employment or further study

At the end of this course, the graduate in a Master SGM-IMECA will be able to quickly integrate the following fields and sectors:

Sectors:

  • Production
  • R&D
  • Expertise
  • Quality
  • Design office

Fields:

  • Aeronautics
  • Automotive industry
  • Agri-food
  • Packaging
  • Railway industry
  • Water sports
  • Standardization and quality management

Reorientation:

  • Doctoral thesis in an academic or industrial research laboratory.

Admission Requirements

English language requirements

  • Minimum required score: CECRL B2 level in English

French language requirements

  • None

General requirements

This course is intended for students originating from fields where physics, engineering, physics, mechanical, construction, materials in the broad sense are predominant.

Contact

For any supplementary information or questions related to the application:
frederic.leonardi@univ-pau.fr
laurent.rubatat@univ-pau.fr

More information:
https://formation.univ-pau.fr/en/programs/science-and-technology-STS/master-degree-14/master-materials-science-and-engineering-83_1/m2-materials-science-and-engineering-materials-engineering-development-characterization-applications-medca-K3YB1SV8.html

International welcome desk:
http://univ-pau.fr/en/welcome-desk

Last updated Dec 2019

About the School

UPPA offers its students initial or continuing education, work/study programs or apprenticeships, to obtain Bachelor’s, Master’s and vocational degrees and Doctorates through its 5 UFRs (Teaching and ... Read More

UPPA offers its students initial or continuing education, work/study programs or apprenticeships, to obtain Bachelor’s, Master’s and vocational degrees and Doctorates through its 5 UFRs (Teaching and Research units) and two Doctoral schools. Read less
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