Master of Engineering in Advanced Manufacturing (M-ENG AM)

General

Program Description

Advanced Manufacturing (M-ENG AM)

This Master's program develops skills for providing innovative and optimized solutions in the advanced design and manufacturing of products and structures for both research and industry.

The courses rely on both theoretical and practical aspects and cover the following areas: mechanical design of innovative mechanisms and products and customer-oriented design of products. Technical, human and economic factors are taken into account.

The program of study lasts two academic years - denoted by M1 and M2. Advanced Manufacturing is one of four specialisms available within the Mechanical Engineering stream.

The language of instruction is English across the two years.

Curriculum

Course Content - M1
30 ECTS Credits per semester.
Language of instruction: English

M1 - Autumn Semester Courses ECTS M1 - Spring Semester Courses ECTS
Continuum Mechanics 5 Engineering Materials 5
Fluid Mechanics 5 Constitutive Laws 5
Programming and Algorithms 4 Structural Mechanics 5
Numerical Methods 4 Computer-aided Design 5
Vibration and Differential Equations 4 Mechanical Design 4
Business Environment 4 Conferences and Initiation to Research 2
Modern Languages 4 Modern Languages 4
Course Content - M2

30 ECTS Credits per semester.
Language of instruction: English

M2 - Autumn Semester Courses ECTS M2 - Spring Semester
ECTS
Advanced CAD/CAM/CNC 4 Master thesis / Internship 30
Additive Manufacturing and advanced manufacturing processes 4
Design of Experiments methods for manufacturing 4
Optimization in manufacturing engineering 4
Manufacturing systems organization 4
Multi-physics modeling for processes 4
Modern Languages 4
Project 2
Conferences -

NB Course content may subject to minor changes

Internships

Examples of internships in Industry:

  • Mechatronic design for automotive front seats.
  • Design optimization for noise reduction of rear axle's bushings.
  • Modeling and simulation of an electro-hydraulic actuator.

Examples of internships in Research Labs:

  • Magnetic pulse spot welding between aluminum and steel sheets.
  • CAD design and prototyping of a reconfigurable 3-PRS parallel mechanism.
  • Wire additive manufacturing: development of a depositing head.

Skills Developed

  • Develop innovative processes and products for composite and metallic materials and structures.
  • Design products adapted to the processes.
  • Work in an integrated numerical environment and in a design & manufacturing global chain.

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

  • Identify models, perform simulation and analyze 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: Aeronautics, Automotive, Transportation, Wind, and Marine Energy, Mechanics, Consulting.
  • Fields: Mechanical Engineering, Design, Materials, Advanced Processes, Additive Manufacturing, Research, and Innovation.
  • Positions: Mechanical Engineer, Process Engineer, Design Engineer, Research and Innovation Engineer (post Ph.D.)

Faculty and Research Facilities

This Master relies on the Centrale Nantes’ faculty, staff and research facilities of the GeM Institute and the LS2N Institute.

Partnerships

DCNS, STX, Renault, Faurecia, CETIM, CATIA, UGS

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