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Materials Engineering IMAT

Materials Engineering

Materials Engineering : master the matter!

Objectives

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The Toulouse INP-ENSIACET "Materials Engineering" major aims to train engineers that can act in the development and optimization of the properties of new products or of systems constituted by metallic, polymer, ceramic materials with a micro or nanostructure, and their composites.

The field of action of the materials engineer consists in the estimation of the life span of new or traditional materials or ageing systems, the analysis and the establishment of models for the implementation of processes or the optimization of functional properties. The sustainability of today’s scientific and technical heritage is also a major target of the curriculum.

Training provided by Toulouse INP-ENSIACET prepares the engineering students to manage interdisciplinary projects.

Features

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  • A broad and comprehensive view of the different materials.
  • An interdisciplinary course for additional skills (physics, chemistry, mechanics, engineering sciences, etc.).
  • A course focused on innovation linked to applied and industrial research.
  • Lab work based on case studies and group projects.
  • Numerous job prospects in dynamic and leading industries (aeronautics, energy, plastics manufacturing, transport, health, metallurgy, environment, electronics, etc.).

Skills

  • Know the different families of materials: metallic, polymer, ceramic and their composites.
  • Master the creation and the development of materials to optimize their manufacturing process and their functional properties.
  • Understand the key role of the links between microstructure and properties:
    • To choose the relevant scales,
    • To master the characterisation, modelling and simulation tools.
  • Get a comprehensive view of materials throughout their life cycle, with a multi-scale and multi-field approach.
  • Anticipate and control the evolution of operating materials (mechanical, thermal and environmental stress, sustainability, reactivity).

Course subjects

Percentage of subjects

31%

Materials

 

Physical and chemical characterization of microstructures, Materials resistance and mechanical behaviour, Materials creation, development and assembly process, properties-product-process links, Corrosion.

 18%

Chemistry

 

Theoretical, Polymers, Inorganic solids, analytical methods

 14%

Modeling/Simulation

 6%

Thermodynamics

 14%

Processes

17%

Humanities

 

Skills in engineering, English, Physical Education, Economical and social science, Conferences

Societal impact

Contribution to society

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Wind turbines materials © Getty Images

  • Development of new products which are more efficient, more economical, more respectful of the environment.
  • A sustainable approach to the optimization of materials shaping and transformation processes.
  • Safety and reliability of the systems and structures.
  • Design solutions for new structures.

Examples of internships (in french)

Prénom

Année diplôme

Entreprise

Lieu

Sujet de stage de fin d'étude

Loic

2015

Microturbo

Toulouse

Amélioration continue des procédés de Traitement de surface de Microturbo / Cible NADCAP Chemical processing

Emma

2015

MECAPROTEC

Muret

Imprégnation de couche anodique par voie électrophorétique

Ana Clara

2015

Socomore

Vannes

L'étude et le développement d'un masque d'usinage chimique pour applications aéronautiques

Alexandre

2016

SAIPEM S.A.

 

Saint Quentin en Yvelines

Etude des revêtements de protection anti-feu et de protection contre les fuites de fluide cryogénique

Wendy

2016

STMMicroelectronics

Crolles

Automatisation des étapes permettant la réalisation d’une caractérisation physique de défaillances électriques.

Quentin

2015

CEA

Saclay

Etude de la réactivité d’un métal dans un environnement gazeux complexe

Agathe

2015

Airbus Group Limited

Bristol

Experimental Development for ecoHVP - Materials Engineering

Xavier

2015

CEA

Grenoble

Etude de la stabilité des polymères présents au sein d'une batterie lithium-ion.

Pierre

2015

FIVES CRYO

Golbey

Recherche et optimisation des conditions et modes opératoires de soudage sur des équipements en acier inoxydable brasés destinés à la distillation des gaz et hydrocarbures

Anne-Laure

2015

 

Thales Alenia Space

 

Toulouse

Fabrication additive : Recherche de solutions technologiques pour la réalisation de composants hyperfréquences antennes bords

Clément

2015

 

Hutchinson

Chalette sur Loing

Renforcement du caoutchouc par la lignine

Job prospects for materials science engineers

1st job

IMAT 1st job

Employer company sizes

IMAT companies size

Sectors of activity

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Graduates enter companies in the sectors of:

  • metallurgic industries,
  • chemical industries,
  • energy production,
  • transport,
  • health,
  • mechanical construction,
  • ...

Main sectors of activity of ENSIACET Materials Engineers (including every school year from 2013 to 2018)

IMAT sectors of activity

Roles and jobs

The Materials Engineers mainly work in:

  • research and development
  • operations

They participate in:

  • the field of engineering, research and technical consultancy
  • production, operation, control, maintenance, tests, quality or safety units
  • project management

Main functions of ENSIACET Materials Engineers (including every school year from 2013 to 2018)

IMAT jobs and functions

Contact Toulouse INP-ENSIACET

L'école de la transformation de la matière et de l'énergie

4, allée Emile Monso - CS 44362
31030 TOULOUSE Cedex 4, France

+33 (0)5 34 32 33 00

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