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.
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.
- 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
Choose 2/3 courses
- Composites based on bio-resources 2 ECTS
- Business world 2 ECTS
- Polymers for the living organisms 2 ECTS
- 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:
- Design office
- Automotive industry
- Railway industry
- Water sports
- Standardization and quality management
- Doctoral thesis in an academic or industrial research laboratory.
English language requirements
- Minimum required score: CECRL B2 level in English
French language requirements
This course is intended for students originating from fields where physics, engineering, physics, mechanical, construction, materials in the broad sense are predominant.
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