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Master Year 1 Mechanics

Master Year 1 Mechanics
Year

Master Year 1

Program

Mechanics

ECTS Credits

60

Language

English, French

Orientation

Research and Industrial R&D

Location

Palaiseau Campus

Course duration

12 months, full time

Course start

September

Degree awarded

Master’s degree obtained on completion of a second year of Master

WHY ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?

Asset n° 1 

Cover a wide range of scientific areas relating to mechanics

Asset n°2

Combine learning and research in a highly stimulating environment

Asset n°3

Follow PhD tracks in Mechanics and Interactions (link) or Vibrations, Waves and Acoustics (link)

The Mechanics Master at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris offers students a high-level research-oriented program covering a wide range of scientific domains from fundamental to applied mechanics.

The research areas cover smart structures, biomechanics, environmental sciences, complex fluids, turbulence, waves and metamaterials.

Objectives

This program enables students to:

  • Acquire general concepts in mechanics, as well as discover recent advanced research in various domains
  • Master fundamental knowledge and tools, before following a set of elective classes focusing on different specialized domains

To complete the Master’s degree, first-year students can enter the following second-year programs:

On completing the second year of the Master, graduates will be equipped for a variety of careers in academic and industrial research laboratories, or directly in advanced applicative domains like aerospace, biomedical engineering, energy and the environment.

Regular track

Core courses

MMI101 :  mathematical methods for mechanics

30h

3 ECTS

English

MEC552B: numerical methods in solid mechanics

30h

3 ECTS

English

Waves and vibrations

MEC 556

MS204

30h

3 ECTS

MEC556 English

MS204 French and English

Modeling of slender structures

PHY304

MS202

30h

3 ECTS

PHY304 English

MS202 Français

Elective courses

MF203 : Turbulence

21h

2 ECTS

Français

MEC551 : Mechanics of materials

30h

3 ECTS

Français

MEC571 : Climate

30h

3 ECTS

English

MAP555:  signal processing

30h

3 ECTS

English

Core courses

MMI102 :  experimental methods in mechanics

30h

3 ECTS

English

Compressible flows

30h

3 ECTS

English and French

MEC432 : mécanique des fluides

30h

3 ECTS

Français

MF206:  numerical methods for fluid mechanics

21h

2 ECTS

English

Elective courses

MEC562 : mécanique et couplages multiphysique

30h

3 ECTS

Français

MEC561 : fluid-structure interaction

or MS205

30h

3 ECTS

English

MEC569: mécanique cellulaire et subcellulaire

30h

3 ECTS

English or French

MF204: changement climatique

21h

2 ECTS

Français

Core courses

MEC431: Solid mechanics

30h

3 ECTS

English or French

MEC433: dynamique de l’atmosphère et des océans

30h

3 ECTS

Français

Students must also complete a bibliographical research project and a research internship.

Elective course

MF207 : Acoustique

21h

3 ECTS

Français

Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering track (2BME)

The M1 - 2BME constitutes a core training in biomechanics and biomedical engineering and requires the completion of 11 courses, two laboratory rotations, and a year-long design project.

Of the 11 courses:

  • 7 are mandatory (listed below)
  • 4 are free electives. At least 2 of the 4 free electives should come from Mechanics, the remaining 2 can be selected from other Master's programs

Introduction to BME I: Biomechanics, Sensors and Devices

32h

3 ECTS

English

Cell Biology and Physiology for engineers

32h

3 ECTS

English

Design project (year long project)

ECTS awarded at the end of Period 3

English

Introduction to BME II: Imaging and Biomaterials

32h

3 ECTS

English

Diagnostic and Treatment

32h

3 ECTS

English

Statistics in Action

32h

3 ECTS

English

Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems

32h

3 ECTS

English

Bioethics: The law and ethics of human enhancement

8h

1 ECTS

English

Design Project (year long project)

ECTS awarded at the end of Period 3

English

Laboratory rotations

2 months full time

20 ECTS 

English

Design Project

9 ECTS

English

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Completion of the first year of a Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) in physics or mathematics at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad.

Language prerequisites

  • English
  • French

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 243€
  • Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 3770€
  • Engineer students enrolled in one of the five member schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Ecole polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis): 159€
  • Special cases: please refer to the "Cost of studies" section of the FAQs

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Coordinators

Program office

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr

Description

The Mechanics Master at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris offers students a high-level research-oriented program covering a wide range of scientific domains from fundamental to applied mechanics.

The research areas cover smart structures, biomechanics, environmental sciences, complex fluids, turbulence, waves and metamaterials.

Objectives

This program enables students to:

  • Acquire general concepts in mechanics, as well as discover recent advanced research in various domains
  • Master fundamental knowledge and tools, before following a set of elective classes focusing on different specialized domains

To complete the Master’s degree, first-year students can enter the following second-year programs:

On completing the second year of the Master, graduates will be equipped for a variety of careers in academic and industrial research laboratories, or directly in advanced applicative domains like aerospace, biomedical engineering, energy and the environment.

Regular track

Core courses

MMI101 :  mathematical methods for mechanics

30h

3 ECTS

English

MEC552B: numerical methods in solid mechanics

30h

3 ECTS

English

Waves and vibrations

MEC 556

MS204

30h

3 ECTS

MEC556 English

MS204 French and English

Modeling of slender structures

PHY304

MS202

30h

3 ECTS

PHY304 English

MS202 Français

Elective courses

MF203 : Turbulence

21h

2 ECTS

Français

MEC551 : Mechanics of materials

30h

3 ECTS

Français

MEC571 : Climate

30h

3 ECTS

English

MAP555:  signal processing

30h

3 ECTS

English

Core courses

MMI102 :  experimental methods in mechanics

30h

3 ECTS

English

Compressible flows

30h

3 ECTS

English and French

MEC432 : mécanique des fluides

30h

3 ECTS

Français

MF206:  numerical methods for fluid mechanics

21h

2 ECTS

English

Elective courses

MEC562 : mécanique et couplages multiphysique

30h

3 ECTS

Français

MEC561 : fluid-structure interaction

or MS205

30h

3 ECTS

English

MEC569: mécanique cellulaire et subcellulaire

30h

3 ECTS

English or French

MF204: changement climatique

21h

2 ECTS

Français

Core courses

MEC431: Solid mechanics

30h

3 ECTS

English or French

MEC433: dynamique de l’atmosphère et des océans

30h

3 ECTS

Français

Students must also complete a bibliographical research project and a research internship.

Elective course

MF207 : Acoustique

21h

3 ECTS

Français

Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering track (2BME)

The M1 - 2BME constitutes a core training in biomechanics and biomedical engineering and requires the completion of 11 courses, two laboratory rotations, and a year-long design project.

Of the 11 courses:

  • 7 are mandatory (listed below)
  • 4 are free electives. At least 2 of the 4 free electives should come from Mechanics, the remaining 2 can be selected from other Master's programs

Introduction to BME I: Biomechanics, Sensors and Devices

32h

3 ECTS

English

Cell Biology and Physiology for engineers

32h

3 ECTS

English

Design project (year long project)

ECTS awarded at the end of Period 3

English

Introduction to BME II: Imaging and Biomaterials

32h

3 ECTS

English

Diagnostic and Treatment

32h

3 ECTS

English

Statistics in Action

32h

3 ECTS

English

Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems

32h

3 ECTS

English

Bioethics: The law and ethics of human enhancement

8h

1 ECTS

English

Design Project (year long project)

ECTS awarded at the end of Period 3

English

Laboratory rotations

2 months full time

20 ECTS 

English

Design Project

9 ECTS

English

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Completion of the first year of a Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) in physics or mathematics at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad.

Language prerequisites

  • English
  • French

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 243€
  • Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 3770€
  • Engineer students enrolled in one of the five member schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Ecole polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis): 159€
  • Special cases: please refer to the "Cost of studies" section of the FAQs

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Coordinators

Program office

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr