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M1 Mechanics - International track

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  • Language(s) of instruction
    English
Présentation
Objectives

Aeronautics, space, transportation, energy, environment, biomedical, et cetera are as many fields whose developments rely on research advances in mechanics or mechanical engineering. In this broad context, the various tracks of the Master programme in Mechanics at the Université Paris-Saclay address students with a Bachelor degree (in Mechanics or equivalent) developing a particular interest for computational and experimental science, and possessing curiosity and scientific rigour.

Within the Master programme in Mechanics, the « International track » aims at:

- proposing to students a track associated with innovative research fields,

- reinforcing the international reputation of a community gathered inside the Université Paris‐Saclay,

- attracting the best students throughout the world.

This track is thus designed in order to give students a robust, accessible training which is both theoretical and practical, in order to fit into the labour world easily, in France (either in large companies or SME/SMI located in Paris region) as well as abroad.

It allows finding job opportunities requiring high technicity, either as engineers, or as senior executives, or as researchers in a company, in public institution laboratories or universities. Relying on CentraleSupélec's resources and its mechanics laboratory MSSMat, but also on those from other partner institutions, the programme allows to continue with a doctorate in the frame of the doctoral school SMEMaG "Sciences mécaniques, énergétiques, matériaux, géosciences" for instance.

In order to reach these objectives, the programme is mostly organized around a specialization on a definite range of fields such as fluid, materials, structural mechanics, design, mechanical engineering. It also includes more transverse fields (mathematics and mechanics) and offers the possibility for students and gives the possibility for students to build more oriented paths, i.e.:

- towards academic or industrial research;

- towards more applied fields such as aeronautics, space, vehicles, energy, environment, bio-medical, instrumentation, scientific calculation.

At the end of their master programme, the graduates are specialists whose disciplinary and transverse skills apply to three essential domains:

- General scientific skills: model, analyze and solve problems requiring abstraction abilities, design and implement an experimental approach, use acquisition, modelling, and data analysis softwares, carry out a critical analysis of the results.

- Organizational skills: autonomous work, use of information and communication technologies, carry out information retrieval, implementation of a project or a study.

- Relational skills: communication, teamwork, access to professional responsibilities.

Through training, they will thus get theoretical and experimental know-how in mechanics and interfaced fields, autonomy and critical faculty.

The master in Mechanics fits naturally into the context of the plateau de Saclay. A large number of research laboratories inside the Université Paris-Saclay are indeed strongly involved in the academic programme through teacher-researchers or specialist researchers recognized in their field, but also in internships and student projects they offer. Many organizations (CEA, ONERA…) and companies (Safran Tech, EDF, PSA, Renault…) are also located in the area and form a partner network for internships for instance, but also the participation of engineers and research engineers in the programme.

It is well-positioned in Paris region and the vicinity. This programme is resolutely turned towards engineering in a research context, in close collaboration between universities and engineering schools. The connection with industrial partners results in a large ratio of internships carried out in major industrial groups putting much effort in research on one side, and through partnership on the other side.

The Master in Mechanics at Université Paris-Saclay is highly research-oriented in comparison with other programme offers in the vicinity, thanks to its connection with a large number of academic laboratories, State-owned industrial and commercial establishment (EPIC), or research and development departments of major groups. Moreover, this track can be entirely in English and is organically linked to CentraleSupélec, an engineering school part of the University.

The highlight is the consistency of all these elements. The programme is very structured and offers a comprehensive, balanced package of diverse classes, in content and form (lectures/tutorials/practical works/projects). The application methods in the lectures are extremely varied (classroom tutorials, mini-projects, articles analyses, computational tutorials, specializing experimental works…). The students have pedagogical support which helps the student to succeed (teaching unit for upgrading in mathematics, coaching…).

The shared management between many institutions allows extensive and constructive exchanges. In each track, the programme takes place on a limited number of sites and with limited numbers of students: it favours collaborative teamwork, from the student point of view as well as from the teaching staff.

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Course Prerequisites

Recommended bachelor programmes:

- Bachelor's degree in Mechanics

- Bachelor's degree in Physics (predominantly mechanical) or mathematics

- Bachelor's degree in Engineering science

Fundamentals of general mechanics, rigid-body mechanics, fluid mechanics, structural dynamics, matrix algebra and differential calculus, and computational methods are required. Evidence of – at least – an English level B2 with a listening understanding grade higher than 15/25 is requested.

Skills
  • Independently formulate a mechanical problem to meet a given objective, from the modeling of a study system to the modeling of stresses and boundary conditions, through finding an appropriate approach to resolving the problem.

  • Use theoretical or practical concepts and knowledge to understand a problem and put it into an equation.

  • Proficiently apply analytical, numerical or experimental problem-solving tools: reasoned
    choice of existing tools or ad hoc production of specific tools, followed by critical analysis of results.

  • Design and optimise an innovative scientific and/or technological solution from a development or research perspective (this may concern a product or an experimental protocol).

  • In a clear, concise and educational manner, both in writing and orally, convey ideas that have been scientifically argued, interpreted and discussed with a view to their development and use by the scientific community (professional or student).

  • Carry out an individual or team project in a manner that demonstrates good organisation and interpersonal skills (coordination or management of actions, project management, feedback, teamwork, autonomy, responsibility, initiatives, etc.).

Post-graduate profile

The Master of Mechanics programme leads to a vast range of activities and services, where competitiveness sets on permanent technological developments (use of industrial codes for the optimization of an environment-friendly industrial process, the design of various products in many lines of business relying on mechanics), among the concerned industries such as aircraft and space industry, cars and transportation industry, energy production and transformation, motors and propulsion, mechanical engineering industry.

More precisely, the programme aims at technology and strategy watch careers, research and development in an academic environment, in a research organization or industry. The young graduate qualify for an engineer position, in charge of production and implementation

Career prospects

Thus, the concerned fields concerned are transportation (car, railway, naval and nautical, space and aeronautics), energy (ocean and renewable energy, electricity, gas, oil, nuclear), but also higher education and academic research. The target occupations are engineer and executives in education, research and development, project manager, researcher or teacher-researcher (after a doctorate).

Collaboration(s)
Laboratories

Laboratoire de Mécanique des Sols, Structures et Matériaux.

Programme
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Structural dynamics and acoustics 4.5 13.5 13.5 3 3
Projet 5.5
Langue : Français Langue Etrangère pour les non francophones ou Anglais 2 21
Fluid mechanics 4.5 15 15 3
Continuum mechanics 4.5 12 17 4
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Introduction to mass, momentum and heat transfer 4.5 16.5 16.5
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Non linear behaviour of materials 4.5 12 12 9
Machine learning 4.5 18 15
Heat transfer 4.5 15 18
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Projet 5
Méthodes numériques 4.5 15 18
Langue : Français Langue Etrangère pour les non francophones ou Anglais 2 21
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Optimisation 4.5 24 10.5
Multiphysics coupling simulations with FE 4.5 15 15 6
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Fabrication additive (course and applicative workshop) 5 12 21 48
Engineering elective course 4.5 16.5 16.5
Engineering course with applicative workshop 5 16.5 16.5 48
Modalités de candidatures
Application period
From 15/01/2021 to 30/06/2021
Compulsory supporting documents
  • Curriculum EU (description of the units of education followed) of the last two years.

  • Letter of recommendation or internship evaluation.

  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • Motivation letter.

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

Additional supporting documents
  • Certificate of English level (compulsory for non-English 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 : https://www.universite-paris-saclay.fr/en/admission-help/tuition-fees