Fluids Mechanics (FM)

Paris-Saclay University

12 months
4000 EUR/year
4000 EUR/year
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The objective of Fluids Mechanics (FM) program from Paris-Saclay University is to give students an advanced knowledge of fluid mechanics to prepare them for a successful career in academia or industry.



All courses are taught in English by prominent scholars who are internationally recognized in their field. Eligible students should have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in science or engineering. They may apply directly to the program from another academic institution or they may enroll after having completed year M1 at Ecole Polytechnique. A basic knowledge of fluid mechanics is expected in order to fully benefit from the program. The program is jointly organised with Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC). At Ecole Polytechnique, the program is widely based on the research and tutorial resources of the Hydrodynamics laboratory (LadHyX).

What is specific to this Fluids Mechanics (FM) Master program at Paris-Saclay University is a solid common series of lectures (for all students of the formation) devoted to basic fluid mechanics and to modern topics. There is one additional module which is let free to the students, to choose among a large collection of existing courses at paris-Sud, UPMC and Polytecnhique. Another specificity is a long (six months, full time), independent research project concluded by a Master Thesis, which can be done in France or abroad. Let us emphasize finally the fact that all lectures are given in English, which makes the recruitment very international (around 50% of the students come from abroad). The Master has a special agreement with Caltech, which allow the students from Caltech attending our program to get a double degree.


The Master is associated with the main labs working in Fluid Mechanics in the Parisian district. It has also a special link with the DAMTP in Cambridge (regular teachers come from this institution).

Educational Objectives

It is expected that graduates of the program will have acquired the capacity to design effective, physically-based models for a great variety of fluid flows. They will have learnt to critically assess the relevance and validity of different approximation schemes. They will be able to develop efficient numerical algorithms that are well-suited to specific situations of fundamental or engineering interest. Even more importantly, they will have acquired a sound physical understanding of flow physics, from basics (the first part of the semester) to modern topics in fluid mechanics (the second part of the semester). A very important aspect of the formation is the duration of the Master Thesis (six months, full time, with a broad spectrum of choices for the students). Finally, they will be able to work and communicate effectively in an english-speaking environment.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Current topics in fluid mechanics: Separated flows; animal locomotion 
  • Diffusion, Advection and the dynamo effect 
  • Drops, bubbles and co 
  • Instabilities and control of shear flows
  • Introduction to environmental fluid dynamics 
  • Introduction to hydrodynamic instabilities 
  • Low Reynolds number flows 
  • Multiscale hydrodynamic phenomena 
  • Numerical methods for fluid mechanics 
  • Turbulence dynamics
  • Internship Fluid Mechanics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Curriculum EU (description of the units of education followed) of the last two years
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation letter
  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Tuitions for students with a bachelor's degree from a Université Paris-Saclay member institution: 0 €


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