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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 Year 1 (M1) 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.

The research areas cover structural mechanics, biomechanics, environmental sciences, complex fluids, waves and metamaterials.

Biomedical Engineering: Biomechanics & Biophysics track (BME)

The M1 - BME track provides students with research-intensive training in the application of the physical and engineering sciences to the life sciences, medicine, and health. Applicants are expected to have a strong background in engineering, physical sciences, or applied mathematics and a true desire to contribute to the ongoing revolutionary changes in the life sciences and medicine.

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

MMI103: Fundamental concepts in Fluid mechanics

36h

3 ECTS

English

MEC552B: numerical methods in solid mechanics

30h

3 ECTS

English

MS204: Waves and vibrations

 

30h

3 ECTS

French and English

PHY304: Structural mechanics

30h

3 ECTS

English

Elective courses

MEC551: Mechanics of materials

30h

3 ECTS

Français

MAP555:  signal processing

30h

3 ECTS

English

Core courses

MMI102 :  experimental methods in mechanics

30h

3 ECTS

English

MEC561: Fluid-structure interactions

30h

3 ECTS

Français

MF206:  numerical methods for fluid mechanics

21h

3 ECTS

English

Elective courses

MEC562: anelastic solids

30h

3 ECTS

Français/English

MEC431: continuum mechanics

30h

3 ECTS

English

MEC433: dynamics of ocean and atmosphere

30h

3 ECTS

English

MF207: acoustics

21h

3 ECTS

Français

Bibliographical research project

  • 4 ECTS
  • 30h
  • April

Research internship

  • 18 ECTS
  • 8 weeks min.
  • Starting in May

Biomedical Engineering: Biomechanics and Biophysics track (BME)

The M1 - BME 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:

  • 9 are mandatory (listed below)
  • 2 are free electives

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

Structural mechanics

30h

3 ECTS

English

Fundamental concepts in Fluid mechanics

36h

3 ECTS

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 Year 1 (M1) 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.

The research areas cover structural mechanics, biomechanics, environmental sciences, complex fluids, waves and metamaterials.

Biomedical Engineering: Biomechanics & Biophysics track (BME)

The M1 - BME track provides students with research-intensive training in the application of the physical and engineering sciences to the life sciences, medicine, and health. Applicants are expected to have a strong background in engineering, physical sciences, or applied mathematics and a true desire to contribute to the ongoing revolutionary changes in the life sciences and medicine.

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

MMI103: Fundamental concepts in Fluid mechanics

36h

3 ECTS

English

MEC552B: numerical methods in solid mechanics

30h

3 ECTS

English

MS204: Waves and vibrations

 

30h

3 ECTS

French and English

PHY304: Structural mechanics

30h

3 ECTS

English

Elective courses

MEC551: Mechanics of materials

30h

3 ECTS

Français

MAP555:  signal processing

30h

3 ECTS

English

Core courses

MMI102 :  experimental methods in mechanics

30h

3 ECTS

English

MEC561: Fluid-structure interactions

30h

3 ECTS

Français

MF206:  numerical methods for fluid mechanics

21h

3 ECTS

English

Elective courses

MEC562: anelastic solids

30h

3 ECTS

Français/English

MEC431: continuum mechanics

30h

3 ECTS

English

MEC433: dynamics of ocean and atmosphere

30h

3 ECTS

English

MF207: acoustics

21h

3 ECTS

Français

Bibliographical research project

  • 4 ECTS
  • 30h
  • April

Research internship

  • 18 ECTS
  • 8 weeks min.
  • Starting in May

Biomedical Engineering: Biomechanics and Biophysics track (BME)

The M1 - BME 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:

  • 9 are mandatory (listed below)
  • 2 are free electives

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

Structural mechanics

30h

3 ECTS

English

Fundamental concepts in Fluid mechanics

36h

3 ECTS

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