Materials Science and Technology

University of Technology Troyes - UTT

Program Description

Materials Science and Technology

University of Technology Troyes - UTT

To integrate the materials into the design processes and implement them with respect to environment and cost management.

80% of the production companies’ budget is spent for buying materials: steels, plastics, components… The sources for supply are very diversed and economic, technical and environmental problems are all linked together.

Product design depends on the physical-chemical and mechanical properties of the materials. Simultaneously, product design depends as well on associated costs, standards and recycling. The Materials Science engineer is the multidisciplinary link between offices. He/she improves companies’ quality, reliability and productivity for better performance, sustainable development and costs management.

Core courses:

  • Knowledge of different kinds of materials: structure, physical-chemical properties, processing, processes
  • Materials characteristics and choice, design, sensors
  • Materials economics and flows
  • Scientific tools for engineering
  • Project management and social sciences

Competences of the Materials Science engineer:

  • To choose the adequate material for a specific industrial application
  • To buy wisely this material depending on the market with a “eco-responsible” approach
  • Follow and manage its processing
  • To know the recycling regulations and methods
  • To be able to encourage innovation policy

Specializations (Filières):

Materials economics and environment

Environment and regulations (eco-design and sustainable development, clean technologies, recycling, standards…). This specialization trains engineers in eco-design. They control the materials lifecycle and acts on production effects on environment with regards to standards.

Specific competences:

  • Design and eco-design
  • Recycling
  • Environment management and quality regulations

Technology and trade of materials and components

Trade and purchase and costs reduction techniques. Beside having competences in technologies and economy, these engineers master the purchase and costs reduction techniques.

Specific competences:

  • Information and communication technology, e-business
  • Materials trade
  • Purchase techniques

Transformation and quality of materials

Broad knowledge in science and materials engineering oriented to metallurgy, plasturgy, structure and microstructure, advanced materials properties, surface treatments and sustainable development.

Specific competences:

  • Materials forming and transformation
  • Processes and materials
  • Manufacturing technologies
  • Metallurgy, plasturgy

Related laboratories:

  • LNIO: Nanotechnologies and Optical Instrumentation

Example of research activity: new hybrid nanomaterials for nanophotonics, prototype of miniaturized optical spectrometer

This school offers programs in:
  • English


French engineering degrees are known worldwide for their high quality standard. The UTT's ultimate goal is to elevate this standard at the lowest possible cost for students. The cost of educating and training an engineer is estimated at about 12000 Euros per year. Thanks to government subsidies, French and international students pay an extremely small percentage of this cost (7 %). Annual registration fees and initial registration fees do not vary whether students enter year 1, 3 or 4 of the curriculum.

For students who are fluent in French and do not require specific courses before the start of the regular semester:

  • Registration fees : 800 Euros per year*

For students who must follow an intensive French language program and/or specific courses in science before and during their first academic year

  • Registration fees : 800 Euros per year*
  • Initial registration fees : 4500 Euros to be paid only once*

Initial registration fees are to be paid ONLY ONCE regardless of the number of years that students must complete before graduation. Payment must be made before students arrive in France for the intensive French language course and "Official Admission" will not be granted until the initial registration fees have been received by UTT

  • The amounts stated above are approximate figures. They are not legally binding and they are subject to modification.

Cost & Fees

For the engineering degree, international students can be admitted to UTT at 3 different points of entry :

  • YEAR 1 : First year of the Common Core
  • YEAR 3 : Common core of Major studies
  • YEAR 4 : Major studie

All non European students must apply via CampusFrance in order to apply to UTT.

Application package :

All applications must include the following documents:

  • Official transcripts from high school (for students applying for Year 1 of the engineering degree) or university (for students applying for year 3 or 4 of the engineering degree or for the master degree)
  • 2 letters of recommendation written in French or English by teachers in scientific fields
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A letter of motivation written by the applicant in French or in English stating their desire to study at UTT and their career objectives
  • An application form

All the official documents (diplomas, transcripts, etc) sent to the UTT must be certified copies. They must be translated in French or English and validated by a French embassy or consulate.

Calendar and procedure for admission

Because of the UTT's semester based system and flexible academic structure students may begin their studies for the engineering degree either in September (Fall semester) or in late February (Spring semester).

Students who have difficulties with the French language or with specific scientific subjects are required to enroll in the UTT's inter semester program in August or late January.

All applications are processed rapidly

Last updated April 27, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept., 2017
5 - 7 years
Full time
Start date Sept., 2017
France Troyes, Champagne-Ardenne
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