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Master [120] of science in Chemical and Materials Engineering - KIMA2M

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The Master’s degree in chemical and materials science engineering (KIMA) is a comprehensive and modular training which provides students with the basics of varied application fields, from chemical engineering to process engineering to nanotechnologies to the physics of advanced electronic and magnetic materials, via environmental engineering, sustainable development, and materials science engineering. This curriculum answers the needs of various technical professions and their fast-changing evolution : its comprehensiveness allows one to adapt to rapidly changing technologies and the broad diversity of job opportunities in the fields of chemistry and materials technology, while also developing cutting-edge competencies via the choice of coherent course modules (called 'options'). As a rule, this training is based on the conviction that learning through and towards research is the best way to build a student’s knowledge (academic knowledge, practical knowledge, and behaviour). Throughout the training, the student will therefore have many opportunities to visit experimental laboratories. Industrial visits and a traineeship can complement the training by familiarizing the student with the day-by-day concerns of industrial life.

Retour en début de pageGeneral presentation of the programme

The Master’s curriculum in chemical and materials science engineering will consist of at least 120 credits covering two years, with a minimum of 60 credits per year, and comprising :
- a core curriculum of at least 30 credits, including a final thesis and general interest electives;
- a 30-credit specialization;
- at least one option totalling at least 20 credits, to be chosen from amongst the following: chemical engineering, environment and sustainable development, inorganic materials and processes, polymers and macromolecules, mechanics of materials or nanotechnology;
- specialized elective courses, or one or more additional options (each totalling at least 20 credits, except for the management option) chosen from amongst the 10 options of the curriculum (chemical engineering, environment and sustainable development, inorganic materials and processes, polymers and macromolecules, mechanics of materials, nanotechnology, biomaterials and bioprocesses, optics, management or launching of small and medium-sized companies).
The final thesis is generally written during the last year. However, students may choose to take any given course in the first or second year, subject to possible prerequisites. This will be the case in particular for students pursuing part of their education abroad.

If, in the course of his (her) former curriculum, a student has already been credited with a subject included in the compulsory core curriculum, or any training deemed equivalent, this subject will be replaced by elective courses, while conforming to imposed constraints. The student is responsible for checking whether the minimum total number of credits has been reached, as well as those of the specialized field, which will appear on the final diploma.
The student’s curriculum will be submitted for acceptance by the Applied physics and chemistry diploma committee, using an ad hoc form to be found on the website of the committee.

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Accessible complementary Master’s degrees: Master’s degrees in nanotechnology, polymers, nuclear engineering, biotechnology and applied biology, once they have been set up, will be natural extensions of the curriculum.

Accessible Ph. D. curricula : by virtue of its training towards and via research, the Master’s in chemical and materials science engineering gives its students an excellent preparation towards Ph. D. studies. Instructors involved in the Master’s are members of the CHIM ("molecular, supramolecular and functional chemistry ") and MAIN ("materials, interfaces and nanotechnology"), doctoral schools, which are there to welcome students who wish to further their studies via a Ph. D.

Retour en début de pageCertificates

The continuing education interuniversity institute (IUFC) has recently defined university certificates in the field of materials engineering (see http://www.web-o-net.org/emailing/iufc/materiaux/). These certificates are meant for various graduate adults, university or industrial engineers or bioengineers. An update of these certificates will follow the new curriculum proposed by the MAPR department.
Contact person: Professor Jacques Devaux - tél. 10/47 35 56
| 3/08/2011 |