Engineering, Science

DIPLOMA IN MATERIALS ENGINEERING

  • Training structure

    Polytech Montpellier

Presentation

Please note: The content of this course is indicative (2020-2021 basis); the teaching will be subject to change for the academic year 2021-2022.

The Materials (MAT) specialisation trains general engineers (bac+5) capable of developing, elaborating, characterising, transforming and using materials. It makes them aware of eco-design and sustainable development.

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The advantages of the course

ALL THE SCHOOL'S COURSES ARE BASED ON A NETWORK OF SOLID PARTNERSHIPS WITH :

- the industrial world (800 internships, 200 industrial projects and 50 apprenticeship contracts per year),

- academic research (14 associated research laboratories),

- International (over 100 partner universities worldwide).

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Know-how and skills

Upon graduation, the MAT :

- Has acquired a solid scientific foundation in chemistry, physics and mechanics;

- Has a good knowledge of the technologies specific to the different classes of materials (polymers, glasses, ceramics, metals, etc.);

- Is able to manage the technical, human and economic aspects of a project or activity in the field of high diffusion or high added value materials;

- Is attentive to issues of sustainability, recycling and eco-design.

He/she is able to perform the following functions:

- Research and development

- Design

- Tests and studies

- Quality and standardisation

- Production

- Technical expertise and advice

- Maintenance

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Organization

Special facilities

THE TECHNOLOGY HALL

The school has a technology hall, equipped with specific state-of-the-art equipment with which the students of the Materials specialisation carry out their practical work and projects.

- Equipment for the elaboration and shaping of materials: furnace, agitator, press, polisher, cutting machine, oven, etc.

- Material characterisation tools: microscope, granulometer, spectrometer, dilatometer, thermogravimeter and calorimetric analysis, chromatograph, rheometer, traction machine, extensometer, refractometer, etc.

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Programme

MAIN SUBJECTS TAUGHT

- Mathematics

- Physics

- Chemistry

- Mechanical

- Materials (development, properties, characterisation, behaviour and modelling)

- Eco design and sustainability

- Statistics

- IT

- Humanities and Social Sciences

- Modern languages

SPECIALISATION IN THE4th YEAR

From the4th year onwards, MAT students can specialise:

- or in the physical chemistry of materials,

- or in mechanics of materials.

However, a common core for both options remains important in years4 and5.

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Admission

Target audience

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION

In the 3eyear

- For students of preparatory classes for the grandes écoles (CPGE): recruitment by the POLYTECH competitive examination.

- For holders of a L2, L3, DUT, BTS or equivalent foreign diploma: competitive examination based on application and interview.

- For PeiP2 students: after validation of the course and national interclassification.

In the 4eyear

- For holders of an M1 or equivalent foreign diploma: competitive examination based on application and interview.

Professionalization contract

Students admitted for initial training can complete their5th year under a professionalization contract.

Fon-going training

The Materials course is also available in continuing education, under certain conditions, to employees with at least three years' professional experience in the speciality.

 More information:

www.polytech-admission.org

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Professional integration

TARGETED SECTORS OF ACTIVITY

- Companies producing materials: chemicals, plastics and composites, glass industry, ceramics, metallurgy, etc.

- Companies using materials: aeronautics and space, automotive, transport equipment, mechanical engineering, energy, microelectronics, biomedical, etc.

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