Master in Materials science and engineering

Master in Materials science and engineering

Materials engineering 1st and 2nd year

Presentation and goals

Course co-accredited by the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (Grenoble INP) and Université Grenoble Alpes

Students can join this two-year Master in M1 or M2. It is very closely integrated with the Materials Science and Engineering (SIM) course at Grenoble INP-PHELMA. For students joining the course in M2, it can be followed as a dual course with the PHELMA 3rd year engineering course (SIM) and involves an extra workload compared to the engineering course, of 6 ECTS.

The aim of this programme is to train researchers for industry and academia in all areas of materials (structural and functional). This course builds on the Materials Science and Engineering (SIM) course at Grenoble INP-PHELMA, and aims to host students on a dual Engineer + Master course, as well as students from outside Grenoble (France, international). One of the objectives after the Master is for a large number of graduates to go on to doctoral studies (>50%), in particular joint theses between university laboratories and industrial partners (large choice in the Grenoble region).



Programme strengths

Training in collaboration with

- Main partner laboratories

- Main partner companies

Teaching language(s): French 70%, English 30% (depending on degree of sharing with English-speaking programmes)

Teaching language (s): French 70%, Anglais 30% (according to mutualisation with English courses)

Targeted skills

Expertise : • Development of materials (liquid, solid, powders, gas/solid) • Transformation and implementation of materials • Properties of materials (mechanical, physical, physico-chemical) • Durability of materials, non-destructive testing • Selection of materials and processes, life cycle, recycling • Characterisation and modelling of materials

Accredited establishment(s)
  • University of Grenoble Alpes



Foundation programme with the entire specialisation (M1): 4 UEs

  • Numerical methods and industrial meetings
  • Materials and characterisation
  • Languages and vocational training (cross-cutting)
  • M1 internship (cross-cutting)

Modules specific to the programme (M1)

  • Development
  • Microstructure and properties
  • Application of materials
  • Structure of materials
  • Development and polymers
  • Behaviour of materials

Modules specific to the programme (M2)

  • Selection of materials
  • Modelling in materials science
  • Durability
  • Shaping and manufacture
  • Research laboratory plan
  • English
  • M2 internship

Practica, projects, and missions

Internships can take place either in an academic environment or in industry; in the latter case on condition that the research component of the internship is validated by the programme manager.

Internship abroad

Registration and scholarships

Registration and scholarships

Entrance requirements

In M1

  • Foreign students with a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering in the fields of materials science, physics, chemistry, mechanics, engineering science
  • French students with a bachelor degree (licence) in the following fields: chemistry, physics, physics-chemistry, engineering sciences

In M2

  • Foreign students who already have a Master and who are seeking specialisation in the field of materials; French students in the same situation; Students on a dual Engineer + Master course
  • Available as a dual Engineer + Master diploma for students doing PHELMA engineering studies who have completed their second year on the SIM course

And after

And after

Further studies

Doctoral School Engineering - Materials, Mechanics, Energetics, Environment, Processes, Production (IMEP2), Specialty Materials, Mechanics, Civil Engineering, Electrochemistry (2MGE) or Fluid Mechanics, Energetics, Processes (MEP).

Sectors of activity

  • Elaboration of materials
  • Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
  • Energy (electricity, thermal, nuclear, renewable)
  • Transport network
  • Microelectronics and advanced materials