Master's degree in mechanics and materials for sustainable engineering


The mobility of people and objects consumes a large quantity of natural resources, in terms of both materials and energy. the design, manufacture, mechanical performance, maintenance and recycling of products must now integrate environmental concerns. Read more

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  • 2 years
  • Aubière
  • Yes
Published on 24 June 2022


This master offers students multidisciplinary training in the field of mechanical engineering, including in particular:

  • mechanical design, integrating the choice of materials according to their impact on the environment
  • general knowledge on bio-based materials
  • development and elaboration of new biopolymers and biocomposites intended for 3D printing
  • management of the life cycle of a part, a product or a structure, including the planning and optimization of maintenance.

Take advantage of specialized training, design and print your own biocomposites in the FabLab, and test the parts in the materials testing lab! And if you need any help, for your study program or in your everyday life, just ask your SIGMA buddy! 



Person in charge of the academic program


  • Prerequisites training

    • Applicants should hold a valid Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.
    • The selection process will be based on the examination of the application file (cv, transcript of the BEng, English language certification). The candidate may be invited to an interview.


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Content of the academic programm

1st semester

  1. Introduction to French language  (10h)
  2. French (48h)
  3. How to design your personal and professional development plan  (20h)
  4. Mechanical engineering project (30h)
  5. Project in mechanics and materials for sustainable engineering (220h)
  6. Elective courses in mechanics and materials

2nd semester

  1. Structural optimization (28h)
  2. Fracture mechanics (28h)
  3. Maintenance optimization (36h)
  4. Bio-based materials (36h)
  5. Composite materials (28h)
  6. Project (50h)
  7. French for business (26h)
  8. French (26h)
  9. Marketing and management (36h)
  10. Economy (22h)
  11. 16-week internship (between the 2nd and 3rd semesters)

3rd semester

  1. Sustainable manufacturing and innovation (30h)
  2. Innovative materials (28h)
  3. Experimental characterization of materials (28h)
  4. Impact of materials on environment (28h)
  5. Uncertainty quantification (28h)
  6. Project (150h)
  7. English (24h)
  8. Job marketing (14h)
  9. French (26h)

4th semester

  1. Management (16h)
  2. Engineer responsabilities (16h)
  3. TOEIC preparation
  4. Preparation for certification in French language
  5. Final 22-week internship

4 scientific semester projects and 2 internships:

  • 16-week internship between the 2nd and 3rd semesters
  • Final 22-week internship

What's next ?

Level of education obtained after completion

Year of highschool graduation

Bac +5

Level of education obtained after completion

Level 7: Master's degree