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Energetics and propulsion

Centrale Nantes

24 months
7500 EUR/year
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The Energetics and propulsion programme of Centrale Nantes develops skills for designing and optimizing innovative propulsion plants with a focus on thermofluid processes and energy conversion for research and industry.


The Energetics and propulsion programme of Centrale Nantes studies the performance and efficiency of internal combustion engines and turbojets is influenced by various processes including gas flow, compression and expansion through turbomachines or reciprocating piston, fuel injection and combustion, energy conversion and heat transfer. Therefore, the courses offered in this programme will provide an emphasis on all these processes and how they interact.

The programme of study lasts two academic years - denoted by M1 and M2. Energetics and Propulsion is one of four specialisms available within the Mechanical Engineering stream. The language of instruction is English throughout the programme.

Skills developed:

  • Design engines and components
  • Build and use simulation models of engines and powertrains
  • Develop control strategies and calibrate ECU engines

In addition to the above specialism-specific skills, students will also develop more general skills:

  • Identify models, perform simulation and analyse results
  • Communicate comprehensive results in a meaningful way
  • Undertake bibliographic surveys of international research and professional literature
  • Manage or be part of a project

Prospects for employment or further study

  • Sectors: Automotive, Industrial engines, Aeronautics, Transportation, Power plants, Energy
  • Fields: Engine design & calibration, Modelling and Simulation, Research and Innovation, Thermofluid Engineering
  • Positions: Thermofluid Engineer, Design engineer, Calibration Engineer, Modelling Engineer, Research Engineer (post PhD

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Programming and Algorithms
  • Numerical Methods
  • Vibration and Differential Equations
  • Business Environment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • International students with a bachelor degree (Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Technology) or equivalent, in a field related to Science and Technology
  • French and European students with a 'license' qualification or equivalent.
  • Students must have graduated from the above before the end of August in order to enrol in a Masters Programme at Centrale Nantes in September.
  • Applicants must have a good level in Mathematics and be fluent in English - written and spoken. An applicant whose native language is not English is required to pass a recognised international test of English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7500 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Nantes

600 - 650 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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