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M1 Civil Engineering - Geomechanics and Construction Work

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The main objective of this degree is to provide students with the opportunity to acquire, strengthen and apply basic multidisciplinary scientific skills spanning civil engineering, mechanical engineering and earth sciences. It focuses on the problems of major sectors of activity such as energy (resources, storage, structures, etc.), transport (roads, railways), land use (planning and the environment), etc.

It offers a very wide range of teaching units taught by renowned teachers. The content is largely drawn from the Mechanical Engineering specialisation (common core classes) and the Earth, Planetary and Environmental Sciences specialisation (STePE) for the opening introductory courses). This programme focuses on both academic and industrial research.

The aim of the Master’s degree in Civil Engineering is to provide students with high-level scientific and technological knowledge, which focuses on current industrial challenges in the interaction between mechanics, civil engineering and the environment.

The training framework covers the following aspects:

- the mechanics of construction materials (concrete, steel, etc.) and natural materials (geomaterials, rocks, etc.);

- the design of structures and infrastructures, their dimensions and vibratory behaviour;

- fluid mechanics and hydraulic flows;

- the strong interaction between soil and buildings;

- exploration and exploitation of reservoirs and storage facilities (water, gas, oil, CO2, waste, etc.);

- basic digital methods for modern structural design.

Course Prerequisites

This programme is open to students who have followed a university course in Civil Engineering, Mechanics, Physics, Earth Sciences or Engineering, carried out in France or elsewhere.

  • Model, simulate and experiment in order to understand scientific and technological issues.

  • Develop an analysis and design approach for complex sustainable systems in the field of civil engineering, in its real-life environment.

  • Be able to exercise skills in a cross-cutting or in-depth manner.

  • Organise and lead an individual or group project.

  • Exchange, transmit and disseminate knowledge effectively.

Post-graduate profile

The Master's programme aims to provide students with the basic skills required to solve fundamental problems encountered in the profession. At the end of this scientific study path, graduates will have acquired fundamental civil engineering skills; be proficient in the use of basic theoretical and numerical tools for the design and pre-dimensioning of structures, geo-structures, hydraulic structures, transport infrastructures; and be familiar with the technological and environmental issues linked to the extraction and exploitation of geo-resources.

Career prospects

This training enables students to steer their studies according to their personal career plan, towards research, R&D engineering or teaching at tertiary level.


Laboratoire de Mécanique des Sols, Structures et Matériaux
Laboratoire de mécanique et technologie

Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Vibration des Solides 3 10 12 8
UE d'ouverture 3 21
Ondes et Acoustique dans les Fluides 3 15 15
MMC Solides 3 15 15
MMC Fluides 3 15 15
Mécanique des Sols 3 12 10 8
Matériaux du GC 3 27.5 4.5
Introduction au Génie Civil 3 48
Géosciences 3 14 12
Calcul des structures 3 16 14
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
UE d'ouverture 6 72
Stage 9 90
Simulation of multiphysic couplings with FEM 3 13.5 19.5
Science des Transferts 3 19.5 16.5
Comportement des matériaux 3 21 6 9
Méthodes Numériques 3 14 8 8
Anglais 3 30
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Application period
From 15/01/2022 to 15/06/2022
Compulsory supporting documents
  • Detailed description and hourly volume of courses taken since the beginning of the university program.

  • Letter of recommendation or internship evaluation.

  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.

  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • Motivation letter.

  • Certificate of English level (compulsory for non-English speakers).

Additional supporting documents
  • Certificate of French (compulsory for non-French speakers).

  • VAP file (obligatory for all persons requesting a valuation of the assets to enter the diploma).

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Registration fees

This master's program offers additional services. This program requires specific tuition fees in addition to the mandatory fees :