M1 Energy - International track

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Objectifs pédagogiques de la formation

One of the world’s most pressing challenges is to meet the fast-growing energy demand while at the same time reducing greenhouse gases and pollutant emissions. Today, and for the foreseeable future, 80% of the energy consumed in France comes from fossil fuels (over 85% in developed countries, and almost 100% in developing countries), but the production of renewable and nuclear energy is bound to increase sharply. This situation opens exciting new challenges in developing cleaner and more efficient energy production methods, as well as more effective energy distribution systems.

The general objectives of the M1 are to:

  • provide the scientific background required in the field of energy. In particular in transport phenomena, chemical engineering, materials, reactive media, treatment and conversion of electrical energy;
  • give, through the core curriculum, an introduction to great energy challenges;
  • give a first experience of numerical methods required to solve complex problems.


Lieu(x) d'enseignement
Pré-requis, profil d’entrée permettant d'intégrer la formation

Good background in physics, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or electrical engineering and strong skills in mathematics.
Bachelor level or equivalent.

  • Identify major issues in the energy field.

  • Understand disciplines related to energy such as thermodynamics, transport phenomena, reactive media, materials, chemical engineering.

  • Use and develop adapted models, choose the right modeling scale and the simplifying assumptions relevant to energy problems.

  • Design, detail and corroborate a complex energy system.

  • Analyze problems related to the energy production, conversion and storage.

  • Structure ideas within the framework of a project around a research theme.

Profil de sortie des étudiants ayant suivi la formation

The students of the M1 research program will benefit from the industrial partnership of the CentraleSupelec and the University Paris-Saclay in the field of energy: production, transport and distribution of energy, propulsion, etc. This partnership takes various forms such as conferences, classes or student projects. The goal of this Master 1 program is to provide solid scientific foundations in the field of energy science. In particular, it prepares students to join all M2 specialties offered in the Energy program of University Paris-Saclay. All M1 classes are given in English and intensive French courses are scheduled for non-French-speaking students in order to give them access to the M2 specialties which are mostly taught in French.

Contexte Covid-19 (rentrée académique 2020-2021 pour cette formation)

Proposition de formation entièrement en distanciel jusqu'à fin décembre 2020 pour les étudiants internationaux retenus hors de France

Plus d'infos


Basics of energy sciences are given here. This includes an introduction to transport phenomena and fundamentals of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, electrical energy and reactive media. In addition to these courses, laboratory classes are proposed. During the semester English and French language lectures are given to improve scientific communication skills and to give access to French culture.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Transport Phenomena 4 16.5 16.5
Reactive Media 4 16.5 16.5
Laboratory classes 6 48
Heat Transfer 4 15 18
French language 1 2 10 10
Fluid mechanics 4 16.5 16.5
English language 1 2 10 10
Electrical Energy 4 15 18

Fundamentals of materials science and thermodynamics are given here. The students will work during the entire semester on a research project proposed in one of the university research labs. Three courses will be chosen from a list which includes energy conversion, renewable energy, economics, chemical engineering, simulations and multiphysics coupling and nuclear energy. French and English language courses will complete the second semester.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Economics 4 16.5 16.5
Chemical Engineering 4 16.5 16.5
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Thermodynamics 4 12 12 9
Research project 6 120
Materials 4 16.5 16.5
French language 2 2 10 10
English language 2 2 10 10
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Renewable Energy 4 15 18
Energy Conversion 4 16.5 16.5
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Simulations and MultiPhysics Coupling 4 13.5 13.5 6
Nuclear Engineering 4 16.5 16.5
Modalités de candidatures
Période(s) de candidatures
Du 20/01/2020 au 01/07/2020
Pièces justificatives obligatoires
  • Curriculum UE (descriptifs des UE suivies) des deux dernières années.

  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • Lettre de motivation.

  • Lettre de recommandation ou évaluation de stage.

  • Tous les relevés de notes des années/semestres validés depuis le BAC à la date de la candidature.

Pièces justificatives complémentaires
  • Dossier VAPP (obligatoire pour toutes les personnes demandant une validation des acquis pour accéder à la formation).

  • Attestation de niveau d'anglais (obligatoire pour les non anglophones).

    (At least B2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or equivalent.)
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Droits d’inscription

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/admission/droits-dinscription