The Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Master’s degree is a two-year programme taught entirely in English.
Please note that we recruit students to start the M1 year only (we don’t recruit students to strat directly the M2 year).
Materials Science is one of the major disciplines taught at the Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne. The Sciences des Matériaux et des Structures (SMS) centre, part of the Georges Friedel Laboratory (CNRS), conducts world-class research on materials, in collaboration with major French and European industrial companies.
Metals and alloys will be an essential component of the ecological transition of the next thirty years. In the field of transport and energy, metals are everywhere: nuclear and renewable energies, the electricity network, electric vehicles, the hydrogen economy, etc. Society needs engineers and researchers to optimise, and even invent, the processes and materials of tomorrow, which will have to be efficient, economical and sustainable.
By following the MSE Master’s programme, you will develop an in-depth knowledge of the relationship between processing, microstructure and mechanical properties, which constitutes the core of the teaching programme. You will learn to master the main experimental and modelling methods in materials science. You will also receive a high level of general education, with particular emphasis on the major ecological and societal issues of the coming decades. The MSE Master’s degree will enable you to join the research and development departments of major industrial companies as a materials/metallurgy expert or to continue your studies in a doctoral thesis.
Why take the MSE Master’s degree at Mines Saint-Etienne?
- The MSE Master’s programme places great emphasis on (inter)active teaching. If you are prepared to work hard in the classroom or in the laboratory, you will appreciate the spirit of mentoring and companionship by the teaching team!
- Numerous collaborations with industrial partners such as EDF, Framatome, Airbus, Air Liquide, GRT Gaz, Thalès…
- Research facilities of international standing and variety of subjects covered: additive manufacturing, alloy design, shaping, micro-mechanics, durability, hydrogen, etc.
- The development, particularly in France, of the nuclear industry, renewable energies and the hydrogen economy, as well as the electrification of industry and society, in a context of increasing scarcity of mineral resources, will require a considerable research effort on materials, particularly metals. Do you want to take part in this effort?