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Physics and Simulation in Civil Engineering, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #1058 (BCR) ,
The aim of the Physics and Simulation in Civil Engineering program offered by University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour is to train scientific experts in Mechanics and Physics high potential fields such as civil engineering structures, coastal engineering, geomechanics or physics of porous media.


The master in Physics and Simulation in Civil Engineering offered by University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour develops around two shared courses: Structures of civil and coastal engineering and Mechanics and Physics in Porous Media. Those two academic courses cover a wide spectrum of interests ranging in scale from a pore to a structure.

This international master’s degree in Physics and Simulation in Civil Engineering offers multidisciplinary key courses to achieve an advanced specialist level in the aforementioned fields. It is suited for students planning both an academic or an industrial career and provides the theoretical basis and the practical expertise required to pursue in research or R&D structures or companies.

The program is carried out in close collaboration with SIAME and LFCR research laboratories where numerical and experimental practicals will be performed. Students will also benefit from the global research environment and administrative support of the University Pau & Pays Adour, the E2S I-site program and the research federation IPRA.

Prospects for employment or further study

  • Sectors: Civil engineering, coastal engineering, geomechanics, physics of porous media.
  • Fields: Research and R&D structures.
  • Positions: PhD student and R&D Engineer.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Statistical thermodynamics, adsorption & interfaces
  • Characterization of porous media by direct and indirect techniques 
  • Advanced mechanics and computational modelling 
  • Poromechanics, fracture and transport 
  • French as a Foreign Language, English 
  • Bibliography

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applications are opened from 02 april 2018
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science or Equivalent.
  • Applicants must be fluent in English, both in writing and speaking. An applicant whose native language is not English has to take a recognized international English test.
  • Minimum required score: CECRL B2 level in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4200 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    256 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 256 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Anglet

  • 640 - 950 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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