Master of Engineering in Energetics and Propulsion (M-ENG EP)

Centrale Nantes

Program Description

Master of Engineering in Energetics and Propulsion (M-ENG EP)

Centrale Nantes

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.

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.

Autumn Semester Courses ECTS Spring Semester Courses ECTS
Combustion 5 Master thesis / internship 30
Gas dynamics 5
Turbomachinery 5
Internal Combustion Engines 5
Automotive Propulsion 5
Aeronautic Propulsion 5

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 7, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
12,000 EUR
12,000 euros/2 years for non European students. Scholarships available.
Information
Deadline
Request Info
Applications for September 2018 will open shortly.
Locations
France - Nantes, Pays de la Loire
Start date : Sept. 2018
Application deadline Request Info
Applications for September 2018 will open shortly.
End date Aug. 31, 2020
Dates
Sept. 2018
France - Nantes, Pays de la Loire
Application deadline Request Info
Applications for September 2018 will open shortly.
End date Aug. 31, 2020