Energetics and propulsion (M-ENG EP)

This Master develops skills for designing and optimizing innovative propulsion plants with a focus on thermofluid processes and energy conversion for research and industry.

The performance and efficiency of internal combustion engines and turbojets is influenced by various processes including gas flow, compression, and expansion through turbomachines or reciprocating piston, fuel injection and combustion, energy conversion and heat transfer. Therefore, the courses offered in this program will provide an emphasis on all these processes and how they interact.

The program of study lasts two academic years - denoted by M1 and M2. Energetics and Propulsion is one of four specialisms available within the Mechanical Engineering stream. The language of instruction is English throughout the program.

Curriculum

Course Content - M1

30 ECTS Credits per semester.
Language of instruction: English

Autumn Semester Courses ECTS Spring Semester Courses ECTS
Continuum Mechanics 5 Fluid Mechanics 2 5
Fluid Mechanics 5 Mechanical Design 4
Programming and Algorithms 4 Energetics 5
Numerical Methods 4 Propulsion 5
Vibration and Differential Equations 4 Hydrodynamics 5
Business Environment 4 Conferences and Initiation to Research 2
Modern Languages 4 Modern Languages 4

NB Course content may be subject to minor changes

Course Content - M2

30 ECTS Credits per semester.
Language of instruction: English

Autumn Semester Courses ECTS
Turbomachinery 5
Combustion 5
Gas dynamics and heat transfer 5
Internal combustion engines 5
Automotive propulsion 3
Practical and simulation 3
Modern Languages 4
Project -
Conferences -
Spring Semester ECTS
Master thesis / internship 30

Examples of previous internships in industry:

  • Design of coolant, oil and intake air temperature control to simulate variations during one track lap for a formula one engine
  • Experimental investigation regarding the influence of high temperature on the aqueous urea dosing unit for Daimler Trucks
  • Demonstrator development for aircraft jet engine applications

Examples of previous internships in research labs:

  • Experimental study of wall wetting phenomenon on a port injection SI engine
  • Experimental study and phenomenological modeling of wall heat transfer in an IC engine
  • Experimental study of RCCI combustion with endoscopic investigations

NB Course content may be subject to minor changes

Skills developed:

  • Design engines and components
  • Build and use simulation models of engines and powertrains
  • Develop control strategies and calibrate ECU engines

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: Automotive, Industrial engines, Aeronautics, Transportation, Power plants, Energy
  • Fields: Engine design & calibration, Modelling and Simulation, Research and Innovation, Thermofluid Engineering
  • Positions: Thermofluid Engineer, Design engineer, Calibration Engineer, Modelling Engineer, Research Engineer (post PhD

Faculty and Research Facilities

This Master relies on the Centrale Nantes’ faculty, staff and research facilities of the IC Engines Research Team of LHEEA Laboratory

Partnerships

Renault, Mann+Hummel, Valéo.

Program taught in:
English

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Last updated October 22, 2018
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2 years
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15,000 EUR
15,000 euros/2 years for non European students. Scholarships available.
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