M2 Risk and Resilience Engineering and Management

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Things always fail. If not managed properly, failures might cause great losses. Risk and Resilience Engineering and Management (RREM) is a discipline that investigates how to prevent and/or get well-prepared for the potential failures. The RREM master's program aims at providing the students from the second year of the master’s program a basic understanding of the fundamental problems, both research and application, that are frequently encountered in RREM and their corresponding solution methods/tools in a variety of societal and industrial sectors.

This program aims at training the students’ basic skills in researches and applications of RREM by providing a deeper understanding of the commonly used methods/tools in the modelling, analysis and optimization of risk, reliability and resilience of complex systems. In doing so, the program covers various topics, such as assessing a given system’s capacity to meet demand through modelling and analysis, predictive modeling, collecting and analyzing data for better decision-making, maintenance optimization, hazard prevention and disaster control, prognostics and health management, etc.

The objective of this program aims to help the students to formulate a clear framework of “body-of-knowledge” of the RREM, and equip them with some important methods/tools/skills they need to engineer solutions that are safer, more durable and more responsive to stress - whether that stress is degradation of a product, a malware, a cyber-attack or a hurricane. With the help of this program, the students will be able to :
•enter a fast career path on RREM in a variety of industries, including energy production and distribution, aerospace, automotive, railways, maritime, manufacturing, oil and gas, chemical, power transmission, medical device, infrastructure planning and emergency response sectors.
•conduct basic scientific researches in the field of RREM and ready to pursue a higher scientific degree, like a Ph.D. in RREM or related fields, such as industrial engineering, management science, applied mathematics, multidisciplinary simulation, etc.

With a Master's in RREM, graduates are qualified to fill demanding positions in companies, government authorities and organizations with safety and security functions, such as the nuclear regulation commissions. The degree is also an excellent basis for a career as a self-employed service provider or appraiser, e.g. for insurance companies. Areas of work could be consulting with company management on all questions of safety and security, the development of prevention, protection and security plans, the development of management systems and working in management.

Course Prerequisites

M1 in related fields.

  • Be able to model a complex system.

  • Be able to assess the risk, reliability and resilience of complex systems.

  • Be able to optimise the risk, reliability and resilience of complex systems.

Post-graduate profile
  • Project management and management engineer
  • Research and development engineers
  • Study and audit manager 
  • PhD student
Career prospects

The course trains both students aiming for an academic career and engineers aiming for a career in business and management. Some of the students steer their studies towards a thesis. A professional career in business and management, either just after the Master's programme or following doctoral studies, involves positions in research and development departments, industrial safety departments, at industrial sites (nuclear power plants, manufacturing plants , etc.) as well as risk management departments linked to a project / organisation. Companies frequently use specialised consultancy firms offering risk analysis skills and implementation methods for accident prevention. Authorities and audit offices also require a great many experts to ensure regulatory compliance.

There are job opportunities in various sectors of industry: transport (aviation, train, automotive, etc.), energy (oil and gas, nuclear, biogas, solar, etc.), organisation and finance, production (pharmaceuticals, agrifood, manufacturing, etc.), medical implants, infrastructure planning and emergency response sectors, etc.


Laboratoire Génie Industriel.


L'EF au semestre 1 inclut des éléments de théorie fondamentale concernant l'analyse des risques, la fiabilité, la maintenance et des sujets connexes. Certains outils et méthodes utiles en matière de risque et de fiabilité sont également présentés.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Scientific English 3 30
Practical Risk and Reliability Analysis 3 24 0 6
mémoire thématique 7 30
Mathematical models for decision making 3 30 9
Engineering Maintenance 3 24 6
Data analysis for risk and reliability 3 24 6
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Simulation pour la gestion des opérations 2 24 6
Modélisation dysfonctionnelle pour la sûreté de fonctionnement 2 20 10
Modélisation des incertitudes, mécanique probabiliste 2 24
Ingénierie des systèmes complexes 2 24 6
Data-driven design analysis (robustness, reliability…) 2 24 6
Commande des systèmes complexes 2 24
Aide à la decision 2 24 6

L'EF au semestre 2 comprend des sujets plus avancés sur le risque et la fiabilité des systèmes complexes. Les étudiants sont également censés faire un stage.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Internship 30 840
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Sureté de fonctionnement 2 24
Modélisation, identification, analyse des systèmes 2 24
Complex project management 2 24
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Application period
From 15/01/2021 to 30/06/2021
Compulsory supporting documents
  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • Motivation letter.

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

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

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

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