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MASTER (research) Electronic and Mechanical Engineering (EME)

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  • Duration: one year (two semesters)
  • Total ECTS Points: 60
  • Starting Date: September
  • Admission requirements: resume with 240 European credits (ECTS), specialization in Electronic engineering and/or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Application Process: an application form has to be filled by the applicant and sent in due time to the François-Rabelais University, together with all the required complementary documents. A jury examines each file and admits or rejects the application. Any file which is not complete cannot be taken into consideration.
  • Application deadline: April 30, 2013 for students from no CEF country / who don't have a visa & May 15, 2013 for students from CEF country
  • Tuition fees: the tuition fees of the EME master program are about 6,000€ for the whole year and include an internship gratification of about 2,000€. Candidates who provide, at the moment of their final registration, an official certificate of a research lab attesting that their internship will be financed may pay only 4,000€ of tuition fees.
  • English proficiency: level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or equivalent, i.e. minimum level required (for non-native English speakers): Paper based TOEFL score = 577, Internet-based TOEFL score = 87, TOEIC score = 750, IELTS = 5, Cambridge = FCE.
  • French proficiency: only required for everyday life; minimum recommended level: A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, i.e.: TCF 200 points or DELF A2.
  • Disciplines / Keywords: materials sciences, advanced materials in electronic and mechanical industries, surface treatment, modeling, heat transfer, acoustics and vibrations, Fatigue of materials, power electronics.
  • Objectives: this Masters, taught entirely in English, aims to specialize students in the science and engineering of ceramics, metals, polymers/ elastomers, and composites, with emphasis on a variety of subjects like materials for electronics, biomaterials, nanotechnologies, mechanics, design, numerical modeling, reliability, life cycle analysis, processing and instrumentation, etc. This is an interdisciplinary Masters in Electronic and Mechanical Engineering presented by Polytech’Tours, integrating course units delivered by academic staff from the two laboratories and leading guest researchers. This program will cater to the needs of both engineering and science majors. Close contacts with the Industry will be provided through off-campus work assignments in industry (internships) or in academic lab. Our goal is to produce well qualified materials scientists and engineers who can function effectively in the technical arena as well as possess the skills to assume leadership roles in industry, academia, and government.

 The program's objectives are to produce graduates who are:

- able to apply the principles of materials science for undertaking advanced engineering and/or research projects;

- knowledgeable about a variety of engineering materials (including metals, semiconductors, ceramics, polymers, and composites), and the relationships among processing, structure, properties, and performance;

- able to define and solve problems, especially those involving materials selection and design, and are able to develop, implement and evaluate solutions via integration of their basic scientific skills and knowledge;

- able to communicate effectively and who demonstrate the ability to function in multi-disciplinary teams;

- skilled at using modern engineering tools for characterization, analysis and design of materials;

- able to understand their responsibility to their profession and society in a global context.

  • Presentation: this Research Master entitled “Electronic and Mechanical Engineering” (EME) is a one-year study aiming at bringing students the theoretical background required to be an expert in the field. A research-oriented program to form highly qualified personnel to be active in microelectronic industries or mechanical engineering industries. This Research Master is managed by international high-level institutes, Polytech Tours, GREMAN, research group on materials, microelectronics, acoustics & nanotechnology.
  • Contents  

Click here to access the course contents. The courses are designed with two distinct programs for electronics and mechanical engineering with a few common courses. Common courses are marked with the superscript C. Courses for electronics specialization with the superscript E and the Mechanical Engineering specifications with the superscript M.

Contact persons

Narayanaswami Ranganathan

Laboratory of mechanics and rheology

Nathalie Batut
Assistant professor

GREMAN, research group on materials, microelectronics, acoustics & nanotechnology

École d’ingénieurs polytechnique de l'université de Tours (Polytech Tours)

Département Mécanique et Systèmes

Département Electronique et Energie

7 avenue Marcel-Dassault
37200 Tours
Phone: +33 (0) 2 47 36 13 01
Fax: +33 (0) 2 47 36 13 11


Pr N. Ranganathan
As.Pr N. Batut

École d’ingénieurs polytechnique de l'université de Tours (Polytech Tours)
Département Mécanique et Systèmes
Département Électronique et Énergie
7 avenue Marcel-Dassault
37200 Tours