Master in Materials and Structures in their Environment (C-ENG MSE)

Centrale Nantes

Program Description

Master in Materials and Structures in their Environment (C-ENG MSE)

Centrale Nantes

This Master programme aims to develop scientific and technological knowledge on materials and structures in both the public works and industrial sectors. It is characterized by a high degree of scientific specialisation. The programme focuses on the following specialised areas: numerical modelling, constitutive laws, structural reliability, advanced experimental techniques, durability, modern concrete, geomechanics and earthquake engineering.

The programme of study lasts two academic years - denoted by M1 and M2. M1 classes taught in English. The language of instruction for M2 is English and French.

Course Content - M1

  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Physical Modelling
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Constitutive Laws
  • Programming and Algorithmics
  • Imaging in Civil Engineering
  • Numerical Methods
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Vibration and Differential Equations
  • Concrete and Structures
  • Business Environment
  • Conferences and Initiation of Research
  • Modern Languages

Course Content - M2

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Constitutive laws
  • Durability and structural maintenance
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Design and behaviour of modern concrete
  • Statistics of materials and structural reliability
  • Project
  • Master thesis

Examples of previous internships in industry:

  • Study of the deformation and temperature of cementitious materials by 3D instrumentation

Examples of previous internships in research labs:

  • Poro-mechanical modelling of soil and rock erosion
  • Dynamic effect of capillary pressure on drying/wetting of cementitious materials
  • Analysis and modelling of stochastic degradation fields on the Île de Ré bridge: impact of uncertainties on the diagnosis
  • Soil Structure interactions in earthquake engineering

Skills Developed

  • Organize and carry out research work to understand a physical phenomenon or a new problem in civil engineering
  • Organize, complete and validate an engineering approach to address a specific problem

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

  • Act with professionalism, be rigorous and autonomous
  • 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: Civil engineering
  • Fields: Research and Development
  • Positions: Research and Innovation Engineer (post PhD).
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 25, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2018
2 years
Full time
12,000 EUR
France - Nantes, Pays de la Loire
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