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for MASTERS students
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to the University of Technology of Compiègne !

      rom its creation onwards, the UTC, thanks to its innovative pedagogical
      methods, its international connections and its close relations with the
      professional world, has been able to develop a training structure within which
each student can build a custom-made career path and reach his/her own personal
The UTC’s ambition is to prepare you for being the “entrepreneur” of your own
professional and personal life, as well as for your role as a member of society. We
hope to teach you how to be an actor rather than an onlooker, to establish plans for
the medium term, how to work in a team, and to be capable of taking risks… The
companies or laboratories which will recruit you as trainees or young graduates will
all have the same objective : that of looking for actors rather than consumers, for
creators and not spectators.
The UTC offers you a wide variety of course units and of ways of working (internships,
projects, study semesters abroad…), all aimed at allowing you to reach your training
objective and to embark upon your career plan. So it’s up to you to take advantage of
the opportunities we offer!
The objective of the Guide for Masters Students is to present you with the information
you need concerning courses and student life. You will also find a list of course
units, and the UTC’s intranet and internet sites will provide you with complementary
information an all aspects of UTC activities.
Finally, no document, however complete it may be, can replace the discussions and
exchanges you will have with those who accompany you during your time at the UTC,
especially those with your tutor.

Pierre Charreyron                         Jean-Pierre Cocquerez
President of the UTC                      Director of the “Science, Technology” Master

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 ourses and student life                                             7
      Diagram of study programs                                      8
      Organizational chart for the Masters Degree                    9
      General organization and conditions required for graduation   12
      Presentation of the different courses available               15
      Masters courses : programs and specializations
       • Mention Industries and agro-ressources                     15
       • Mention Sciences, technologies, quality                    20
       • Mention Méchanics and systems                              25
       • Mention Sciencs et technology for information
         and communication                                          30
      Other UTC courses

       • French engineerng degree                                   35
       • PhD's                                                      36
       • Continuing education                                       37

 tudent life                                                        39

tudy regulations                                                    55

ontacts                                                             62
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           In this period of great economic and environmental
           changes, it is very important to train specialists
           capable of bringing solid skills to sectors such
           as transport, health, agro-industry, renewable
energy, etc.
The objective of the "Science, Technology" Masters degree
of the University of Technology of Compiègne is to meet this
need, which concerns both jobs in industry and research
positions in research centers.

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  Organizational Chart for the Masters Degrees

                                                            DIPLÔME                                                     DIPLÔME
                                                        D’INGÉNIEUR UTC                                              DE MASTER UTC
                                                        Confère le grade de Master                                       “expert”
    formation d'ingénieur en branches

                                                                                                                                                 formation de Master
                                                    semestre 6   projet de fin d’études                professionnelle   stage de fin d’études
                                        année   5

                                                    semestre 5                            initiation


                                                                                            de la
                                                    semestre 4
                                        année   4
                                                    semestre 3         stage industriel

                                                    semestre 2                                                    Licences L3
                                                                                                          ou 180 crédits ECTS validés
                                        année   3
                                                    semestre 1

                                                          Tronc commun UTC
                                                             classes Prépa

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The UTC is at the same time a French “elite engineering school” (grande école d’ingénieurs)
and a “university”. It has a double capacity for the conferral of graduate degrees : the standard
“engineering degree” which is the equivalent of a Masters degree, and the “Masters degree”.
These two degrees are closely articulated, with regard to complementarity in recruitment,
the way the courses function, as well as the opportunities which they open up on the job

• Our double capacity for the conferral of            that they can specialize in a particular domain of
graduate degrees gives graduates a wide              application. An engineer is a generalist within
range of career choices : continuation with a        an academic field (Computer Science, for
PhD (in a research laboratory or in industry)        example) while the Masters graduate is a
must be a natural, accessible opening, as            specialist ready to intervene in a particular
must the possibility to embark directly upon         domain of application (the agro-resources
a career in industry.                                industry, or transport, for example).

• This double capacity for the conferral of          Consequently, an engineer is destined for
graduate degrees is based on a requirement           industrial sectors in their entirety, a Masters
for identical standards so as to guarantee the       graduate for sectors of specialization
same level of employability for our graduates        such as those incarnated today by certain
                                                     competitiveness clusters with a worldwide
in the different sectors of the economy and of
                                                     vocation such as IAR, (Industries and
                                                     Agro-resources) and I-Trans (Innovation in
The UTC’s policy is thus to include                  Transport).
professional and academic aspects throughout         This multidisciplinary vision of the Masters
its Masters and PhD programs, going beyond           graduate has led the UTC to broaden its
the “élite engineering school”/ “university”         range of courses to include subjects for which
duality, thanks to the integration of the degrees    there were not always pre-existing in-house
conferred by its various courses into a single       human resources, and which have opened
conferral policy. The Masters graduates are          up opportunities for cooperation with other
specialists who offer two specific capacities        institutions. These partnerships are based on
which distinguish them from the “generalist          cooperation between different research teams,
engineer”:                                           with particular attention given to the applicative
                                                     aim which is constitutive of the Masters degree,
a/ They are competent in complex professional
                                                     thereby calling upon sectors of the economy
situations and can apply specific technological
                                                     likely to hire this type of candidate, participate in
                                                     teaching, and propose subjects for internships.
b/ they draw upon specialist knowledge of
                                                     These partnerships are more specifically based
various professional fields.
                                                     on regional cooperation (notably through the
Thus, whereas students pursuing an engineering       intermediary of the competitiveness clusters:
degree are trained within a single UTC               the Jules Verne University of Picardy, IAR and
department, such as Computer Engineering,            Biotechnologies, or Valenciennes – I-Trans
in order to become a generalist Computer             and Rail Transport Safety), and international
Engineer, independently of the applications          cooperation, (notably European, like the
generated by the department, the training of a       University of Technology of Braunschweig /
Masters student is carried out at the intersection   Technische Unversität de Braunschweig for
of several departments (Biological Engineering       Mechatronics).
and Computer Engineering, for example), so

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Organizational Chart for the Masters Division

  Direction Formation péDagogie
secrétariat : Christine DUMONT et

        Responsable du MasteR
                                             Responsable adMinistRative
      sciences technologies santÉ
                                               FRançOisE MEREssE

   technologie et sciences de l’hoMMe         Relations inteRnationales                 FoRMation continue
          Hugues cHopLin                       martin morgeneYer                         Véronique Fort
    Secrétariat : Marie-Hélène CORDINA      Secrétariat : Sabrina DOMINGUEZ    Secrétariat : Sylvie DUPLESSIER-BERNARD

  Mention                        Mention                       Mention                     Mention
  Transformation et              Sciences, technologies,       Mécanique et                Sciences et
  valorisation                   qualité, santé (STQS)         systèmes (SIMS)             technologies de
  industrielles des agro-                                                                  l’information et de la
  ressources (TVIA)                                                                        communication (STIC)

  Biotechnologies : Mise         Sciences et                   Systèmes                    Systèmes intelligents
  en œuvre des fonctions         technologies                  mécatroniques               pour
  biologiques                    pour la santé                 Christine PRELLE            les transports
  Daniel THOMAS                  Catherine MARQUE et                                       Philippe BONNIFAIT
                                 François LANGEVIN             Elaboration des
  Technologies durables                                        structures innovantes       Innovation,
  Eugène VOROBIEV                                              et durables                 connaissance,
                                 Management qualité
  Génie des produits                                           Alain RASSINEUX             interaction
                                 Gilbert FARGES
  formulés                       Jean-Pierre CALISTE                                       Olivier GAPENNE
  Isabelle PEZRON

                                                 École doctoRale
                                                 Chantal PEROt
                                         Administration : Martine Drewniak

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                     General Organization and conditions
                     required for graduation

                     Pedagogical Organization
                     All our programs are organized on the basis
                     of semesters. Each program is defined
                     by a "student profile" which specifies the
                     course areas in which students must obtain
                     a minimum number of credits in different
                     The European Credit Transfer System
                     (ECTS) is applied in all sections of
                     our Masters courses. A decision
                     is taken as to whether or not the
                     appropriate number of credits
                     is to be awarded on completion
                     of each part of the course.
                     For certain specialties, the
                     2 semesters of the 2nd year
                     may be organized around
                     alternating periods of study
                     and internships outside the UTC.
                     The language of the different
                     course units (UE or Unités
                     d’enseignement) is principally
                     French, although English may be
                     used in some of them, for all or
                     part of the course. This is indicated
                     in the catalog of course units.

                     On entrance to the Masters Division,
                     students are assigned a teacher/
                     tutor in their chosen specialty, who
                     will provide guidance in defining
                     a personalized training plan in
                     accordance with their career plan.
                     If the student does not express any
                     particular choice in the matter, this
                     mission will be accomplished by the
                     teacher in charge of the specialization
                     or program.

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Course units                                       Evaluation
Programs are divided into course units. One        The regulations concerning evaluation are
course unit corresponds to the quantity of         determined by the President of the UTC. The
work required during one semester to achieve       practicalities for the application of these
a given objective :                                regulations, including remedial examinations
• the acquisition of knowledge within a clearly    for each course unit are decided by the
  defined domain                                   President of the UTC one month after the
• learning a method or language                    beginning of each semester at the latest.
• the discovery of an aspect of professional       Evaluation may be of various forms:
  life                                             • continuous assessment in the form of
• the completion of a project or study in or         practical work, tests, short examinations,
  outside the university                             presentations
• knowledge of the outside world.                  • intermediary examinations, individual
                                                     written or oral examinations
In conformity with European regulations,           • final examinations
each course unit corresponds to a number of        • oral presentations, written reports
credits, according to the number of teaching       • projects.
hours and hours of individual work required
from each student.
                                                   Guidance and orientation panels
Language teaching
                                                   Panels for student guidance and orientation
In compliance with article number 6 of the         are set up for each section of the Masters
government decree of the 25th April 2002           degree.
regarding the national Masters degree, the         At the end of each semester, after the results
latter may only be conferred after validation      from the various course units, a guidance
of the aptitude to master at least one foreign     and orientation panel examines the situation
language. Taking into account the nature of        of each student. Its role is to draw students’
the "Sciences, Technology" Master, and the         attention to any unsatisfactory results. The
reduced length of the course (2 years), the        students concerned may be summoned before
foreign language demanded of native French         the panel to provide explanations regarding
speakers is English, and the minimum               their situation.
requirement level for graduation is B1 (CEFR,
Common European Framework of Reference
for Languages). However, we strongly
recommend that students should validate a          Internships
B2 level in English. If the B2 level is acquired   During their curriculum, Masters students
or validated, students may follow classes          complete internship periods, either in
organized by the university in the language        industry or in a university laboratory. The
of their choice. Non-native French speakers        length of such internships is stipulated in the
must validate a B1 level in French before          pedagogical brochure for each specialty. The
they can enroll in classes for one of the other    subjects for internships are initially approved
languages taught at the UTC. No equivalency        by the person in charge of each specialty. An
credits for languages will be granted without      internship contract is then signed between
in-house evaluation.                               the UTC, the host organization (even if this is a

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    UTC laboratory), and the student. All students
    must take out third party liability insurance
    before starting an internship.
    The validation of an internship depends on the
    following elements :
    • a written report
    • an oral defense
    • the appraisal of the student’s tutor in the
    company or laboratory where the internship
    was completed.
    The internship is evaluated by the same
    grading system as for the course units. After
    validation of an internship, the number of
    ECTS credits stipulated in the pedagogical
    brochure of the specialty is awarded.

    Conditions required for graduation
    In order to graduate, a student must obtain
    at least 120 ECTS, respecting the following
    distribution :
    • 30 ECTS for the internship which must be
    validated by a written report and an oral
    defense before a panel of experts,
    • at least 24 ECTS in course units in the
    "General Knowledge/Knowledge of the
    Professional Environment" category,
    • at least 66 ECTS in course units in
    the "Scientific and Technical" category
    corresponding to the program chosen by the

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Presentation of the Masters degree, its
programs and areas of specialization

9 areas of specialization (M2) spread between
4 programs are offered at the UTC                 Industries and Agro-resources (TVIA)
                                                  Credit courses

P  rogram        Industries and Agro-resources    TVI01 – Biochemistry
   - TVIA                                         TVI02 – Thermodynamics
The objective of this program is to train         TVI03 - Separation Procedures
technology managers with an academic
level equivalent to 5 years of study following
                                                  TVI04 - Agroindustrial Operations
high school graduation, who are capable           TVI05 - Methods for Physicochemical Analysis
of dealing with the problems involved in
                                                  TVI06 - Risk control
the transformation of agro-resources.
The course structure, which associates            TVI07 - Biotechnological Procedures
Biotechnologies,     Process     Engineering,
                                                  TVI08 - Waste Treatment Procedures
and Chemical Formulation is based on
recent progress in scientific knowledge and       TVI09 - Colloidal systems
research.                                         TVI10 - Structure and Physicochemistry of Biological
The program’s pedagogical organization                    Molecules
allows students to personalize their own
                                                  TVI11 - Agro-Resources
study plans in order to specialize in the
domains of bio-molecules, agro-materials,         TVI12 - Calculation Methods for Industrial Operations
bio-fuels or ingredients. The first year (M1)     ST01 - Internship : Introduction to the Professional
is common to the program’s three areas of                World (intersemester)
specialization. Specialization is a gradual
process all along the Masters course, taking
each student’s previous training and individual
characteristics into account.

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    The Biotechnologies Specialization :              Environment, research, and partnerships
    Implementing Biological Functions and             The course is essentially run in association
    Sustainable Technologies - BFB                    with the mixed CNRS 6022 "Enzyme and Cell
                                                      Engineering" research unit. The research
    Training Objectives                               carried out in this unit is centered on the
    The "Biotechnology and Implementing               study and implementation of biocatalyzers.
    Biological Functions" specialization has its      The scientific approach common to all the
    roots in the growth of Biotechnologies and        subjects consists in creating new functions
    the use of renewable carbonated organic           unprovided for by nature, in order to explain
    molecules in the aim of replacing fossil fuel     the reality of living systems and to produce
    reserves. The program’s objective is to train     biotechnological tools.
    technology managers with an academic              The UTC’s active participation in the research
    level equivalent to 5 years of study following    programs of the Industries and Agro-resources
    high school graduation, who are capable of        competitiveness cluster with a worldwide
    dealing with the problems involved in the         vocation also enables it to involve other social
    transformation of agro-resources through a        and economic partners concerned by the
    biotechnological approach.                        industrial valorization of agro-resources.

    Educational context
    This specialization has its roots in the growth   Professional openings
    of Biotechnologies and the use of renewable       Graduates can easily integrate either public
    carbonated organic molecules in the aim of        or industrial research programs.
    replacing fossil fuel reserves.
    Biology has long been a science involved with     Sectors of activity :
    the discovery of that which already exists.       • biotechnologies
    Biotechnology, on the other hand, implies a       • biorefineries
    creative, inventive, and innovative approach.     • biofuels
    To meet this challenge, the UTC has been          • pharmacy, parapharmacy and cosmetics
    creating new ways of implementing biological      • the agro-food et agrochemical industries
    functions, both to explain the behavior of
    living systems, and to develop technological
    tools, for 25 years now.
    The rapid growth in knowledge in the Biology
    field, the ever shorter time lapse separating
    scientific discoveries from their industrial
    applications, be they agricultural or medical,
    a "Bioindustry" increasingly dependent on
    state-of-the-art techniques developed by
    research, are all strong arguments in favor of
    such a specialization, and further proof of the
    continuum which exists between fundamental
    and applied research.

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Credit courses                                        The "Sustainable Technologies" specialization
BFB50 - From Genes to Macromolecules
BFB51 - From Macromolecules to Biological Functions   Training Objectives
BFB52 - From Biological Functions to Physiology       The objective of the specialization is to
BFB53 - Gene Transfer in Plants                       inculcate in our students the knowledge and
BFB54 - Plant Molecular Genetics                      methodology necessary to integrate principles
                                                      of sustainable design and eco-efficiency in
BFB55 - Plant Responses                               their professional approach in industry or in
BFB56 - Interaction,Supramolecular Recognition, and   research. It is more particularly turned towards
        Biomimetism                                   the optimal transformation of agro-resources
BFB57 - Biocatalystic Systems                         and the development of new energy concepts.
BFB58 - Industrial Metabolic Systems                  It deals with bio-transformations, bio-energy,
ST02 - Final Project                                  the minimization and the valorization of waste
                                                      and effluents, and the capture of CO2.

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    Educational context                                the chemical and parachemical industries,
    The pedagogical approach is based on a             energy, the agro-food industries, and the
    command of the common practices, tools and         environment, or to continue their studies with
    concepts of Process Engineering, common            a PhD course.
    practices which are applied to biotechnologies,
    and to those clean and innovative technologies
    which will be omnipresent in tomorrow’s            Credit courses
    In the second year, M2, the first semester         TD50a - Research methodology (theory)
    includes specialist courses, enabling students     TD50b - Research Methodology (laboratory projects)
    to acquire fundamental knowledge as well           TD51 - Processing Technologies for Divided Solids
    as solid training in the domain of industrial
    applications. During the second semester,          TD52 - Biotransformations
    students do an internship Their training is        TD53 - Innovative Processes in Agro-Industry
    completed by courses in languages or general       TD54 - Reactive Solids and Catalysis
    knowledge. A minimum level in English is           TD55 - Processing and Handling of Divided Solids
    required for graduation.
                                                       TD56 - Valorization of Ecoproducts and Effluent
    Environment / Research / Partnerships              TD57 - Biomass Energy Valorization
     The course benefits from the competencies of      TD59 - Biomolecular Extraction, Separation and
    the "Integrated Transformations of Renewable               Purification Processes
    Material" laboratory, which was created as a       ST02 - Final Project
    result of the partnership between the UTC’s
    Industrial Process Engineering Laboratory
    and the research team of ESCOM (School of
    Organic and Mineral Chemistry located in
    Compiègne). It also contributes through its
    various activities to the "Industries and Agro-
    resources" competitiveness cluster with a
    worldwide vocation.

    Professional openings
    The objective of this specialization is to train
    technology managers with an academic level
    corresponding to five years of study following
    high-school graduation in the Bioproduction,
    Biorefineries and Energy Engineering sectors,
    placing sustainable development at the heart
    of issues related to production, recycling,
    industrial reliability, environment economy
    (energy, water and solvents) and emissions
    of polluting or greenhouse gases. Graduates
    will be able to intervene in the domains of

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The "Formulated Products Engineering"                Professional Openings
specialization - GPF                                 The objective of the specialization is to train
                                                     technology managers with an academic level
Training Objectives                                  corresponding to five years of study following
                                                     high school graduation, whose principal
The objective of this specialization is to provide   mission will more specifically consists in
students with the knowledge and research             research concerning new products adapted
methods necessary to develop and put into            to the market in the sectors of parachemistry
use formulated products, and to apply this           (paints, inks, glues and adhesives,
knowledge to the valorization of bio-molecules       phytosanitary products, fertilizers, lubrifiers,
derived from agro-resources. Faculty                 detergents, cosmetics…), pharmacy, the
members from UTC and ESCOM (School of                transformation of raw materials industries (the
Organic and Mineral Chemistry located in             agro-food industry, fuels, catalyzers, paper,
Compiègne), together with professionals              textiles, plastics, rubber, cements, concrete,
from related industries (cosmetics, paints,          glass…), as well as their development and
the agro-food industry, glues and adhesives,         implementation. Graduates will be able to
pharmaceutical products, treatment of                join companies in the private sector, public
surfaces) all participate in teaching.               research institutes, or local authorities.
Educational context                                  This course also enables students to continue
                                                     their studies with a PhD course.
The first semester of teaching will enable
students to acquire solid training both in
fundamental knowledge in the domain of               Credit courses
specialization (physicochemical aspects of
formulation, implementation of procedures…)          BFB55 - Plant Responses
and in the domain of industrial applications.        GPF50 - Physicochemical Principles of Dispersed
The second semester of the second year (M2)
is an internship in industry or in a university              Systems
research laboratory.                                 GPF51 - Interface Phenomena
Their training is completed by courses
in languages and general knowledge. A                GPF52 - Physicochemical Principles of Color
minimum level in English will be required to         GPF53 - Process Technologies for Complex Fluids
obtain the Master’s degree.
                                                     GPF54 - Formulation : Cosmetic Applications
Environment / Research / Partnerships
                                                     GPF55 - Coatings, Paints and Inks
The course benefits from the competencies of
                                                     TD50a - Research Methodology (theory)
the "Integrated Transformations of Renewable         TD50b - Research Methodology (laboratory projects)
Material" laboratory, which was created as           TD51 - Process Technology for Divided Solids
a result of the partnership between UTC’s
Industrial Process Engineering Laboratory            ST02 - Final Project
and the research team of ESCOM (School of
Organic and Mineral Chemistry located in
Compiègne). It is linked to the "Industries and
Agro-resources "competitiveness cluster with
a worldwide vocation.

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                                                      Program Science, Quality
                                                      Credit courses

    P   rogram 2      Science, Quality - STQS

    One of the specificities of this program
                                                      STQ01 - Cell Biology
                                                      STQ02 - Anatomy, Physiology, Phsyiopathology
    is the integration into the first year of
                                                      STQ03 - Physico-chemical and Spectroscopic
    the course (M1) of candidates from very
                                                              Analyses of Biomolecules
    diverse academic backgrounds (Biology,            STQ04 - Basic Mathematics and Statistics for
    Physiology,     Physical     Measurements,                Bioengineering
    Mechanics…). The M1 year is common to the         STQ05 - Basic Experimental Techniques in Biomedical
    various specializations of the “Science and               Engineering
    technology Sector” program.
                                                      STQ06 - Introduction to Solid and Fluid Mechanics
    The aim of the M1 year will be to provide
                                                      STQ07 - Signal and Image Acquisition
    students with sufficient knowledge for them
    to be able to follow one of the specializations   STQ08 - Introduction to Mechanical Material
    of the STQS program in the second year, M2.               Properties and Materials Engineering
    The choice of modules undertaken by students      STQ09 - Foundations for Digital Signal and Image
    will be made according to their academic                  Processing
    background, as well as the specialization         STQ10 - Biosynthesis and Interactions of
    towards which they wish to turn, thanks to                Macromolecules
    personalized guidance at the beginning of
    each semester.                                    STQ11 - Basic Statistical Concepts for Engineers
                                                      STQ12 - Units, Measurements, and Mastery of
                                                      STQ14 - Basic Quality and Process Management
                                                      STQ15 - Database Design
                                                      STQ18 - Human Resources and Social Relationship
                                                      STQ20 - Safety of Technological Systems and Human
                                                      STQ21 - Service Quality : Values, Framework and
                                                      STQ22 - Literature Reviews / Foundations for
                                                      ST01 - Internship : Introduction to the Professional
                                                              World (intersemester)

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The "Quality Management" Specialization - MQ   Educational context
                                               The "Quality Management" speciali-zation of
Training Objectives                            the Masters course provides students from
                                               multidsiciplinary academic backgrounds
The objective of the "Quality Management"
                                               (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Science,
professional specialization (MQ) is to train
                                               Management, Organization, Health or
graduates able to efficiently implement
                                               Social Studies) and who may have already
and follow up quality projects, improve
                                               had professional experience (continuing
performances and introduce changes for
                                               professional development, or CPD), and
all types of organizations, be they public,
                                               who therefore possess the basic scientific
parapublic or private ones. The type of
                                               and technological knowledge for the service
positions targeted require a combination of
                                                  sector, with the knowledge and skills
managerial, technical and tertiary skills.
                                                      necessary for quality approaches
After completion of the training program,               and the associated social sciences.
students will possess the necessary                     Intensive      practical     sessions
competencies to perform the following                   are organized around collective
functions :                                            integration projects and prolonged
1.    Coherently    analysing    the                    individual internships, which are then
requirements of an organization,                            made available on the Internet
the complexity of the stakes                                  (, under
involved and the relations                                     the "Travaux" reference).
between the various actors in                                  In the second year, M2, the
the system.                                                    first    semester    includes
2. Designing, defining,                                       courses organized in modules,
guiding, implementing and                                    which enable students to
leading quality programs,                                    acquire the knowledge, develop
integrating the process                                      the aptitudes, and prove
approach, and listening                                       they have the competencies
to the points of view of all                                   required for working in the
involved.                                                       quality sector. The second
                                                                semester is devoted to an
3. Developing review and
                                                               internship    during    which
audit procedures, and methods to
                                                              students work in a French or
measure the success of changes
                                                              foreign organization, company
                                                               or laboratory. Their training
4.    Leading      or   advising a                             is completed by courses in
team, managing a budget, and                                   languages and humanities.
communicating with all the actors
involved in quality procedures.
5. Contributing to the development
of good managerial practices, to
the satisfaction of the different
parties involved, clients or users,
to innovation, and to the continual
improvement of performances.

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    Environment / Research / Partnerships                    Employment potential
    UTC - AFNOR* agreement concerning quality                 The European certification and accreditation
    training and normalization applicable in all             initiative requires managers to be capable
    production and service sectors.                          of leading quality programs. The UTC’s
                                                             experience enables it to train quality
    UTC - CNRS** partnership "Engineering                    managers who are particularly well-
    and Informatics Science and Technology                   equipped to deal with quality issues in the
    Department" for the development of quality               service sectors.
    approaches in research.
    The high level of training provided in the               The principal positions occupied by UTC
    "Quality Management" specialization is                   graduates specialized in Quality :
    based on the competences of the UTC’s                    • Heads of Quality Departments or Quality
    faculty members, its research units and its              Managers - 50%
    partners :                                               • Quality Directors - 25%
    • UMR UTC/CNRS 6600 Biomechanics and                     • Quality executives - 8%
    Bioengineering                                           • Accreditation Directors - 5%
    • UMR UTC/CNRS 6022 Enzymatic and                        • Sustainable Development Directors - 5%
    Cellular Engineering                                     • Quality Consultants - 5%
    • UMR UTC/CNRS 6067 Industrial Process                   • Accreditation Executives - 2%
    • UMR UTC/CNRS 2833 Mechanical Systems
    • UMR UTC/CNRS 6599 Heuristics and
    Diagnostics of Complex Systems
    • EA 2223 Knowledge, Organization and
    Technical Systems
                                                             Credit courses
     * AFNOR is the leading French organization for the
    certification and evaluation of products and services.   QP01 - Performance and Improvement Management
    ** The CNRS is the National Center for Scientific        QP02 - Standardization, Metrology and International
    Research                                                        Exchanges
                                                             QP03 - Organization and Functioning of Metrology
                                                             QP04 - Organization Management, Team-Building, and
                                                                    Self-Evaluation of Performance
                                                             QP05 - Organizational Risk Management
                                                             QP06 - Management of Information Systems
                                                             QP10 - Integration project
                                                             ST02 - Final Project

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          The "Science and Technologies ” specialization (STS)

          Training Objectives

          The objective of this specialization is to provide students
          from different study backgrounds with transversal
          training. This course is based on the specific knowledge
          available on different scales in our various research
          teams (Nano- and Micro- Technology, Cell Technology,
          Whole Body Imaging, Health Systems) to provide an
          outlook turned towards technological innovation in
          the health sector. Three study paths are proposed in
          the second year (M2) : Micro-nanotechnologies for
          Biology and Health, Modeling in Biomechanics and
          Bioengineering, and Biomedical Technologies.

          Educational Context

          The UTC through its Biological Engineering Department
          remains a pioneer in the field of Biomedical training ,
          and is one of the leaders in this domain in France. The
          STS specialization builds on the multidisciplinarity of the
          UTC’s research teams as well as of that of its partners, to
          optimize this new transdisciplinary course (Engineering
          Sciences, Living Systems Sciences).

          Environment / Research / Partnerships
          Examining an organ on a nanometric scale means
          analyzing the biology and physiopathology of the
          systems explored, developing experimental protocols
          which enable the characterization of the behavior of
          these systems on different levels (cells, tissues, organs,
          the human body), representing the phenomena involved
          by mathematical models, and finally comparing the
          results of these models with experimental data. This
          multilevel approach therefore requires multidisciplinary

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    The UTC’s advantage in this domain is that         Credit courses
    of already having many of the necessary
    tools at its disposal through its various
                                                       STS50 - Mechanical Properties of Biological Materials
    research     units     ("Biomechanics     and
                                                               and Biological Fluids
    Bioengineering", "Enzymatic and Cellular
    Engineering", "Integrated Transformations          STS51 - From Sensors to Biomedical Instrumentation
    of Organic Matter", "Roberval Laboratory of        STS52 - Cell and Tissue Engineering
    Mechanics", "Heurisitics and Diagnosis of
                                                       STS53 - Logistical Foundations of Applied Research,
    Complex Systems"). In the specific domain of               Innovation Management in the Biomedical
    biomedical technologies, the partnership is                Field
    especially orientated towards hospitals and
    industrial suppliers of hospital equipment.        STS54 - Mini Project : Team Working and
                                                               Capitalization of Data
    This course is also based on numerous
    partnerships in the industrial (Decathlon,
                                                       STS55 - Physicochemistry of Surfaces and Biological
                                                               Control Exerted by Surfaces
    Draëger, Flüke Medical, Fresenius, General
    Electric, Siemens …) and clinical sectors (the     STS56 - Surfaces and Interfaces – Preparation and
    Compiègne and Amiens hospitals, and the                    Characterization
    following Parisian hospitals : Henri Mondor,       STS57 - Microhydrodynamics and Microfluidics
    Robert Debré, Saint-Louis, Pitié-Salpétrière,
                                                       STS58 - Microfabrication and Microtechnologies
    Mayo Clinic…).
                                                               applied to Biology
                                                       STS59 - Nanobiotechnologies and Biomimetic
    Professional Openings                                      Systems
    Professional openings can be found in various      STS61 - Modeling of Musculoskeletal and
    careers both in the public and private sectors :           Cardiovascular Systems
    researcher, design engineer, research              STS62 - Physiology and Modeling of the
    and development manager, biotechnology                     Neuromuscular System
    production / pharmacology / biomedical
                                                       STS63 - Image Acquisition and Reconstruction
    instrumentation director, production /
    product      /    manufacturing      manager,      STS64 - Biomaterials and Biomedical Devices
    micro/nanotechnologies              consultant,    STS65 - Clinical Medical Imaging
    project manager, commercial product /
                                                       STS66 - Anaesthetics, intensive Care Units and the
    instrumentation / procedures / clinical trials /           Operating Theater
    manager, project leader, strategic foresight
    manager, trials / development / hospital           STS67 - Hemodialysis, and Artificial Organs,
    engineers manager, purchasing manager,                     Radiotherapy
    manager for the implantation of new hospitals,     STS68 - Clinical Analysis Laboratories
    clinical study leader.                             STS69 - E-Health Technologies for the Handicapped
    .                                                          and the Elderly
                                                       STS70 - Management of Biomedical Organizations
                                                       ST02 - Final Project

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"Mechanics and Systems" Program (SIMS)            Credit courses

The first year (M1) of the Mechanical Systems     SMS01 - Probabilistic approach, optimization and
program is common to the two areas of                     experimental design
specialization, ESID (Elaboration of Innovative
and Sustainable Structures) and SyM.              SMS02 - Scientific Computing
(Mechatronic Systems).
                                                  SMS03 - Solid and Fluid Mechanics : theoretical and
The objective of this first year is to                    numerical aspects
provide students with the theoretical
and methodological knowledge, and the             SMS05 - Dynamics of Structures
familiarity with digital and experimental         SMS06 - Material and Process Selection,
tools essential     to further studies in                 Development
the domains of mechanics, acoustics or
mechatronics : solid and fluid mechanics,         SMS07 - Techniques for Materials Characterization
acoustics and vibrations, automation, tools
                                                  ST01 - Internship : Introduction to the Professional
for scientific calculations and computer
                                                         World (inter semester period)
assisted design, optimization, mechanics
of materials and surfaces, signal treatment
and diagnostics, , composite materials, and
control of mechatronic systems.

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    The “Elaboration of Innovative and Sustainable   Environment / Research / Partnerships
    Structures” specialization (ESID)                Analysis of Environmental and Urban
                                                     Vulnerability, and on an international level on
    Training Objectives                              the research structures of the Politecnico di
                                                     Torino (Italy) and of the Chalmers University
    On this course, strong emphasis is placed
                                                     of Technology (Sweden).
    on the transversal aspects of the processes
    of design, manufacturing, and control of         Examples of research projects : the design of
    structures during their life cycle :             silent technology for the modern automotive
                                                     industry, glass/metal interactions on
    • Knowledge of materials in the procedures of
                                                     bodywork, innovative uses of new materials,
    transformation of matter and assembly (metal
                                                     mastering the acoustic dispersion of vehicles,
    alloys, composite metals, agro-materials).
                                                     steel-based multi-materials emerging in
    • The integrating characteristics of             vibro-acoustics, the introduction of organic
    computerized digital models (computer            fibers in the design of automobile structures.
    assisted design, finite element calculation,
                                                     Internships : the variety of national and
    identification of parameters, optimization,
                                                     international academic and industrial
    data acquisition…)
                                                     partners, together with the complementarity
    • The reduction of the costs of development,     of the research laboratories, give students
    integrating mechanical performance, process      the opportunity to do research internships
    reliability, lifespan, acoustic comfort, and     involving    multi-partner     transversal
    respect for the environment.                     initiatives.

    Educational context
    • 1st semester : solid and fluid mechanics,
    CAD, scientific calculations, probabilistic
    approaches, choice of materials, development
    2nd semester : mechanics of materials and
    surfaces, structures in their environment,       Professional openings
    signal treatment, non-destructive control,       The ESID specialization qualifies students
    acoustics and vibrations.                        in the skills associated with the i-Trans
    3rd semester : four study paths are              and      Industries and Agro-Resources
    proposed to students in the second year (M2)     competitiveness clusters with a worldwide
    Procedures for the development of materials      vocation
    and structures
                                                     Sectors : transport (automobile, rail,
    • Procedures for the elaboration of materials
                                                     aeronautical and spatial, maritime and
    and structures
                                                     fluvial), elaboration and transformation
    • Durability, performance and structure
                                                     of materials, energy, the environment,
                                                     capital goods, building and public works, the
    • Acoustic environments and structure
                                                     biomedical field, Biomechanics
    vibration analysis
    • 4th semester : Research internship in a        Applications : leading multidisciplinary
    company or laboratory                            projects in mechanics, developing innovative

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products, consulting, scientific marketing,       Credit courses
industrial foresight, management of technical,
financial and human resources in Research         ESI01 - Materials and Surface Mechanics
and Development policies in design or
                                                  ESI02 - Signal Treatment and Diagnostics, Non-
evaluation offices, public or industrial design           destructive Control
offices, or higher education and research
after a PhD.                                      ESI03 - Foundations in Acoustics
                                                  ESI04 - Structures in their Environment (thermic,
                                                          luminous and acoustic surroundings)
                                                  ESI05 - Composite Materials with an Organic Matrix
                                                  ESI50 - Calculation by Finite Elements and
                                                          Multidisciplinary Optimization
                                                  ESI51 -Numerical Methods in Fluid Mechanics and
                                                  ESI52 - Inverse Problems and Parameter Identification
                                                  ESI53 - Propagation and Radiation of Acoustic and
                                                          Elastic Waves
                                                  ESI54 - Simulation of Implementation Procedures for
                                                          Structures and Crash Resistance
                                                  ESI55 - Lifespan of Industrial Structures : Experimental,
                                                          Theoretical and Numerical Aspects
                                                  ESI56 - Probabilistic Approach to Mechanical Coupling in
                                                          Reliable Control Design Procedures
                                                  ESI57 - Surface Treatments and Coatings : Procedures,
                                                          Functions, Lifespan
                                                  ESI58 - Numerical Analysis in Acoustics and Vibro-
                                                          Acoustics by Finite Elements and Integral
                                                          Equations Methods
                                                  ESI59 - Experimental Techniques and Signal Treatment
                                                  ESI60 - Silent Design : Numerical and Experimental
                                                          Methods in Vibro-Acoustics and Coupling with
                                                          Absorbant Materials
                                                  ESI61 - Behavior Laws : Formulation and Identification
                                                  ESI62 - Transformation Procedures
                                                  ESI63 - Implementation, Design and Sizing of Composite
                                                  ST02 - Final Project

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    The “Mechatronic Systems” specialization (SyM)    Environment / Research / Partnerships
                                                       Mechatronics systems are also a subject for
    Training Objectives
                                                      state-of-the-art research.
     The Masters course covers the dominating
                                                      The course benefits from the competencies
    trends of a sector in full expansion, providing
                                                      of   three    laboratories   which  have
    students with a background which corresponds
                                                      complementary research activities and
    to the current and future expectations of
                                                      strong industrial partners :
    industry in the fields of Mechanics and
    Electronics :                                     • T h e C o m p i è g n e E le c t ro m e c h a n i c s
                                                      Laboratory (Laboratoire d’Electromécanique
    • Miniaturization of mechatronic systems,         de Compiègne,LEC–EA 1006), specialized
    • Mechatronic actuation systems with              in mechatronic actuation systems with
      embedded energy,                                embedded energy. It carries out research with
    • Multi-physical modeling,                        the VALEO company in a joint laboratory.
    • Robustness and reliability of mechatronic
      systems.                                        • The Roberval Laboratory (UMR UTC/CNRS
                                                      6253), specialized in mechanics, and especially
                                                      in the design of miniature mechatronic
                                                      systems and the robustness/reliability of
    Educational Context                               systems, collaborates with the AIRBUS,
     The course begins with three semesters of        SNECMA, and RENAULT companies…. It also
    study and ends with a semester’s internship       participates in the activities of the joint LATIM
    in a company or laboratory. The international     laboratory with the CETIM.
    dimension is also increasingly dominant in the    • The Institut für Microtechnik (IMT) of the
    field of mechatronic systems. Student mobility    University of Technology of Braunschweig (TU
    is therefore strongly encouraged. As well as      Braunschweig), specialized in Microsystems
    recruiting students from different countries,     collaborates with the German automotive and
    the "Mechatronics Systems" specialization         aeronautical industries.
    is jointly run with the Technische Universität
    de Braunschweig         (TUBS, University of
    Technology of Braunschweig - Germany),            .
    recognized in the mechatronics field, and         Professional openings
    especially in the design and manufacture of
    Microsystems.                                     The "Mechatronics Systems" specialization
                                                      provides openings in innovative industrial
    Depending on their career plan, students will     sectors that integrate mechanical components,
    be able to spend up to a year in Germany,         actuators, sensors and embedded electronics,
    giving them an internationally-recognized         and in which engineering systems approaches
    qualification. Mechatronic systems are in         are increasingly relevant in an international
    increasing demand in industry. The UTC and        context. Examples include the design and
    CETIM (Centre Technique des Industries            validation of high technology products or
    de la Mécanique) thus decided to combine          consumer goods, in the microtechnics or
    their training and research and development       microsystems domains, but also the transport
    initiatives in a joint mechatronics institute.    sector (the aeronautical and automotive

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The study paths offered by the "Mechatronics   Credit courses
Systems" specialization prepare students for
various careers requiring cross-disciplinary   SYM01 - Electronic Functions
skills :
                                               SYM02 - Control : Foundations for the Control of
• Mechatronics Project Manager                        Mechatronic Systems
• Technical Sales Manager / consultancy
• Research and Development Manager for         SYM03 - Multiphysics Modeling and Systems
  mechatronic products                                 Engineering
• Robustness/ Reliability Manager for          SYM05 - Mechatronic Applications of Digital
  mechatronic products                                 Electronics
• Validation Manager for mechatronic
  systems                                      SYM06 - 3D Integration and Management of
                                                       Multiphysics Data
                                               SYM07 - Measuring Systems and Experimental Data
                                                       Acquisition (workshop)
                                               SYM50 - Robust Design
                                               SYM51 - Modeling and Optimal Design of Electric
                                               SYM52 - Sensors and Actuators for
                                               SYM53 - Non-conventional Fabrication Methods and
                                                       Characterization Techniques
                                               SYM54 - Modeling, Control and Identification of
                                                       Dynamic Systems
                                               SYM55 - Design and Fabrication of Mechatronic
                                               ST02 - Final Project

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                                                      Credit courses
     "Science and Technologies for Information and
     Communication" Program (STIC)                    STI01 - Innovative Project Management
                                                      STI02 - Computer Science
    This program is representative of the UTC’s
    main scientific and technological policy. It      STI03 - Ergonomy, Mobility and Communication
    stands at the crossroad of the three research     STI04 - Foundations in Stochastic Modeling
    themes (Complex Socio-technical Systems,
    Science and Technology for Information            STI05 - Innovation and Knowledge
    and Communication, and Transport), and            STI06 - Graphic Design and Communication
    two axes of application, (Information and
    Communication Technologies for Intelligent        STI08 - Systems and Computer Networks
    Transport, and Man Equipped).                     ST01 - Internship : Introduction to the Professional
    The objective of the course is to train                  World (intersemester)
    students after a bachelor’s degree for
    either a job in industry or in the tertiary
    sector, or for a PhD course. It is organized
    in semesters to facilitate student mobility,
    especially in Europe. The subjects covered
    by the course concern intelligent transport
    systems, knowledge management, design
    of interfaces and products (for systems and
    in environments of varying complexity), and
    technical documentation. The course benefits
    from the competencies of several renowned
    laboratories and of national and international
    The co-existence of the SIT (Intelligent
    Systems for Transport) and ICI (Innovation,
    knowledge, and Interaction) specializations in
    the first year, M1, gives students the time to
    choose their final study orientation. In order
    to allow students to give careful consideration
    to their career plans over a period of time,
    in the first semester of M1 students select
    seven course units among the nine on offer,
    plus one « resource » course unit (for the
    SIT specialization), to be chosen from the
    catalog in function of students’ academic

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Intelligent Systems for Transport (SIT)             The second year, M2 consists of a common
                                                    core, followed by a choice of two study
Training Objectives
                                                    options :
                                                    1/ embedded systems option           (real-
It is forecasted that the greatest progress in      time systems, reliability, data fusion,
transport systems at all levels of mobility         computer vision, GNSS systems (Global
will be linked to the widespread introduction       Navigation Satellite System), inter-vehicle
of      Information    and     Communication        communication, etc.
Technologies. The new embedded systems will         2/ management of traffic infrastructures
profoundly change the domains of passenger          option (sensor networks, logistics data
information, driver assistance (especially          mining, geographic information systems,
car drivers), and logistics. For road accident      multimodality, etc).
prevention, "cooperative systems" will use          The objective of this course is to train
both sensors and radio communications to            specialists capable of introducing emerging
anticipate potentially dangerous situations         technologies into design procedures :
and warn drivers as soon as possible.               1/ embedded computer systems for
Systems linked to traffic infrastructures are       autonomous, communicating vehicles
also undergoing significant changes. Thanks         2/ systems for the management and
to special sensors and to more generalized          optimization of transport infrastructures.
communication with vehicles, surveillance
of traffic conditions and the optimization          Environment / research / partnerships
of journeys are concrete examples of                The course closely corresponds to the
technological progress which will enable us to      research domains of the IEEE’s (Institute
enhance mobility and reduce gas emissions.          of Electrical and Electronic Engineers)
In this way, the “Intelligent Systems for           Intelligent Transport Society. It is supported by
Transport" Master is an initial qualification for   the I-Trans competitiveness cluster, (www.i-
future architects and technical experts who, and actively benefits from the
wish to be involved in projects for the design      competencies and knowledge of the faculty
and development of Information Technology           members of the UTC’s Heudiasyc and LMAC
in transport.                                       laboratories and of the LAMIH laboratory of
                                                    the University of Valenciennes.
                                                    Industrialists   from       the   automotive
Educational Context
                                                    industry (carmakers and car equipment
In the first year, M1, the subjects of machine      manufacturers), from the rail industry,
vision, signal processing for embedded              and from the domains of transport and
sensors, automatic control for autonomous           communications systems have a share in the
vehicles,     networks      for   inter-vehicle     teaching, and participate in seminars, as well
communication, statistical methods for              as helping to define subjects for internships
data processing, numerical analysis for the         and projects.
processing of data from information systems,
                                                    On the international level, agreements and
modeling, process optimization and real-time
                                                    contracts with universities and research
systems are introduced. A technical project
                                                    centers give students the possibility of
must be carried out during the inter-semester
                                                    undertaking a semester abroad, especially
period, or during the second semester.
                                                    for their final project.

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    Professional openings
                                                       Credit courses
    The industrial leaders in this field are looking
    out for young graduates with a broad spectrum
                                                       SIT01 - Real Time Principles and Architectures
    of knowledge, especially if it goes hand in hand
    with the interpersonal skills which will enable    SIT02 - Numerical Methods applied to Traffic
    them to lead or participate in multidisciplinary           Modelization
    projects, and a global understanding of            SIT03 - Modelization and Introduction to Optimization
    systems and their constraints.                             Problems
    Recruitment potential :                            SIT04 - Signal and Image Processing
    • Transport equipment companies and
      major operators of transport networks            SIT05 - Observation and Control Methods
    • Carmakers and car and rail equipment             SIT06 - Project and Individual Work
    • Service companies: transport                     SIT50 - Reliability and Functional Safety
      administrations, car hire companies, other       SIT51 - Diagnostic Methods
      services involved in the mobility of goods
      and people.                                      SIT52 - Distributed Computing Environments and
    • Local, regional and national authorities                 Transport Protocols
    • Design and consultant offices specialized        SIT53 - Information Fusion
      in urban planning and management of
      transport infrastructures.                       SIT54 - Transport Problems and Discrete-Event
                                                       SIT55 - Seminars and Conferences
                                                       SIT56 - Embedded Vision Systems and Treatments
                                                       SIT57 - Dynamic Networks for Inter-Vehicle
                                                       SIT58 - Control and Observation of Embedded Real
                                                               Time Systems
                                                       SIT59 - Perception and Multi-Sensor Localization
                                                       SIT60 - Wireless Sensor Networks
                                                       SIT61 - Traffic Data Mining
                                                       SIT62 - Geographic and Intermodal Information
                                                       SIT63 - Optimization for Logistics
                                                       ST02 - Final Project

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Innovation, Knowledge, Interaction (ICI)           be accepted in the research teams of our
The ICI specialization offers three study          A course with four special academic
paths :                                            partners :
• Knowledge                                        • Chiba Institute of Technology (Japan) for
• Interaction                                      Innovation,
• Technical writing                                • University of Technology of Eindhoven
G i ve n t h e c u r re n t co n tex t o f         (Netherlands) on Design and Interaction,
internationalization, a series of teaching         • University of Sussex (United Kingdom) for
courses leading up to graduation are proposed      Cognitive Sciences and Intelligent Systems
in English.                                        • University of Neuchatel (Switzerland) for
                                                   Information and Communication Science and
Training Objectives
                                                   Other existing partners in Europe, North
The objective is to train specialists in the       America, South America, and the Far East may
design of products, tools and procedures for       also become involved in various initiatives.
the fields of interaction and knowledge, who
are capable of the following :
• designing and/or leading scientific and          Professional Openings
technical projects concerning human/               Interaction Designer
system interaction in various domains              Designer of single or multi-user systems
(training, transport,  services,   health,         responsible for developing an original
telecommunications…)                               approach to products and services ,
• designing and/or leading scientific and          entrusted with missions such as:
technical projects concerning knowledge            • Developing innovative products and
and content , giving special consideration to      services for a specific social context
collaborative and cultural aspects,                • Developing user protocols for new tools or
• writing and structuring technical documents      systems
which are useful or indispensable for              • Developing simulation projects using
industrial products, from their initial creation   virtual reality in automotive companies or
till the end of their lifespan,                    administrations

• undertaking a PhD in one of the above-           Knowledge Manager
mentioned fields.
                                                   Responsible for structuring and formalizing
                                                   sets of knowledge / documents / enrolments /
Environment / research/ partnerships               traces (immaterial capital ) to allow for their
                                                   manipulation and exploitation, and entrusted
The ICI specialization calls upon faculty          with mission such as :
members from three UTC laboratories:
Costech (Humanities and Social Sciences),          • Implementing knowledge capitalization
Heudiasyc (Informatics, Automatics and             projects in small or medium-sized
Intelligent Systems) and Roberval (Mechanics,      companies.
Design). The students are integrated into          • Developing tools for surveillance and
different research structures, and may

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    the study of Internet traffic (economic       Credit courses
    • Developing ontologies for       technical   ICI01 - Research Methodology
    documenation in a company.
                                                  ICI02 - Project Workshop Phase 1
                                                  ICI03 - Computation and Enactivism
    Designer/writer of technical documentation
                                                  ICI04 - Philosophy, the Science of Techniques
    Responsible for writing and structuring
                                                  ICI05 - Organisation-Society-Knowledge
    documents which are useful or indispensable
    for industrial products from their design     ICI06 - Management, Capitalization and Knowledge
    through to their use by the buyer.                    Management
                                                  ICI07 - Documentation Engineering and Content
                                                  ICI08 - Interaction Engineering
                                                  ICI09 - Prospective Design Workshop
                                                  ICI10 - Interaction Design
                                                  ICI50 - Project Workshop Phase 2
                                                  ICI51 - Decision Support Systems and Knowledge
                                                  ICI52 - Interaction and Knowledge
                                                  ICI53 - Emerging Themes
                                                  ICI54 - Project Workshop Phase 3
                                                  ICI55 - Documentation and Content Management
                                                  ICI56 - Development Cooperation and Knowledge
                                                  ICI57 - The Semantic Web
                                                  ICI58 - Decision Sciences and Organization
                                                  ICI59 - Man-Machine Interaction
                                                  ICI60 - Computer-based Environments for Human
                                                  ICI61 - Immersive Environments and Enactive
                                                  ICI62 – Mechatronics
                                                  ICI63 - Rapid-Prototyping CAD
                                                  ICI64 - Information Acquisition and Document
                                                  ST02 - Final Project

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Other UTC degrees                                  • internships in France and abroad according
                                                   to the student’s choices
Engineering Degree                                 • training in Humanities and Social Sciences
At a time when technology is evolving rapidly,
engineers must acquire solid foundations           The International Dimension : a UTC reality
during their training which will enable them       • semesters abroad
to work in domains which do not yet exist at       • 10 double degrees,
the time of their graduation.                      • off-shore campuses (China and Chile)
The training objective is thus to train future
engineers, thanks to the scientific and
technical knowledge transmitted, in such           The UTC belongs to the Universities of
working methods as will allow them to              Technology network, together with UTT
assimilate and apply new technologies as           (University of Technology of Troyes) and
they are developed.                                UTBM, (University of Technology of Belfort-
                                                   Montbéliard). These are all public institutions
A general, multidisciplinary common core           of higher education which train “generalist
which covers the foundations of engineering.       engineers”.

 A unique, custom-made study program :             Student Admissions granted in February and
• guaranteed access to the department of the       September
student’s choice                                   (All admissions:
• choice of internships and credit courses
• admission at different levels of qualification   Contacts :
• personalized accompaniment by a tutor            Anne Barriquand : +33 (0) 3 44 23 73 85
• choice of a “mentor” (alumnus) from the          Denis Masquelier: +33 (0) 3 44 23 43 16
third year onwards                                 Valérie Kopinski: +33 (0) 44 23 43 15
                                                   Johanna Albin : +33 (0)3 44 23 73 79
Companies are involved in the daily running of
the engineering programs.

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    The UTC’s PhD programs prepare students to
    be scientifically and professionally versatile
    thanks to close contact with research
    structures and with the reality of industry.
    Our PhD students are closely supervized
    during their thesis preparation and are given
    guidance to facilitate their professional
    6 main fields of study :
    • Bio-engineering, Biomechanics,
    • Biotechnology
    • Advanced Mechanics
    • Industrial Process Engineering and
      Sustainable Development
    • Information and Systems Technologies
    • Cognitive technologies, Management of
      Innovation and Complex Systems

    Our laboratories put all available resources at
    the disposal of PhD students to assist them
    in carrying out their research, and they are
    also guaranteed a salary and social security
    Various initiatives have been put in place to
    assist our PhD students with their professional
    insertion :
    • "les Doctoriales", a residential seminar
    • A New Chapter in the Thesis
    • The i-doc program
    • The "Doctorant-conseil" scheme : Doctoral
    students work as junior consultants
    • The Guy Deniélou Thesis Prize Day
    For more information about our PhD
    programs, please consult the "Guide for
    Research Students"
    Website :

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Continuing Education                               Paris)
Missions                                           -     Biomedical      Technicians     "TSIBH"
The Continuing Education Department of the         (Professional Certificate)
UTC plays an active role in society and in the     - University Diploma (DU) undergoing
transmission of knowledge.                         capacitation : extra-renal therapy / dialysis ;
Its aim is thus to develop partnerships with       Biomedical Equipment Manager (dialysis
companies and their employees, offering            equipment)
them the benefit of the UTC’s knowledge            • Short-term courses under the May
and skills, developed thanks to research and       2004 Individual right to Training scheme
undergraduate training :                           ( Droit Individuel à la Formation DIF) ; all
- Implementing face-to-face or e-learning          UTC courses, or custom-made courses :
content, schemes or programs to meet               technology,      production,     environment,
individual needs, as well as those of companies    management, innovation, health, transport,
or public organizations.                           biotechnologies…
                                                   For more information on continuing education
Activities                                         training programs, the catalog can be obtained
- Long-term training programs leading to a         at the following address:
degree, a diploma or a certificate
-    Custom-made       short-term    training      Contact
programs                                           UTC - Service Formation Continue
- Attribution of credit course equivalence         Centre Pierre Guillaumat
for professional experience and skills in the      BP 60319 ; Rue du Docteur Schweitzer
pursuit of an academic degree                      60203 COMPIEGNE cedex – France

Current programs                         
• Engineering degree through a continuing          continue.php
education program (Fontanet initiative, 1974):     e-mail :
preparatory cycle                                  Tél : +33 (0) 3 44 23 49 56 ; Fax : +33 (0) 3 44
E-learning options for programs of all             23 45 62
departments of the Universities of Technology
• The "Science, Technology Sector" Master,
which offers four different programs (see
section on Masters courses).
• MBAs recognized by the Conférence des
Grandes Ecoles : biomedical equipment,
normalization, quality, certification and trials

Guided rail transport systems (in partnership
with the elite engineering school « l’Ecole des
ponts” and the industrial rail network).
• University Diploma (DU))
- Diploma for Advanced Management and
Information Studies "DESMI" (Institute for
Information and Management, based in

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  he UTC offers a convivial social scene
  and a dynamic associative and sporting

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First administrative registration               Masters Administration
All new students must register at the UTC
during the first week of the semester in        Administration for the Masters degree is
September in compliance with the dates and      carried out by the Masters Division which
procedures outlined on the UTC website. The     works in close collaboration with the
list of accompanying documents is specified     secretarial offices for the different programs.
on the application form.                        One of its roles is to provide various documents
On registration, students will be given the     and information :
following items :                               • university attendance certificates at the
• a student card (Sesame badge)                 beginning of the university year
• 3 university attendance certificates
• certificate of payment of university fees     • notification of results each semester, after
• a UTC e-mail address.                         the evaluation panels, on student demand
                                                • The Masters degree
                                                It can also provide or complete other
Subsequent registrations                        administrative documents :
Registration is compulsory for any first-year   • course certificates (a list of all credits
student who has been given the authorization    obtained at the date of delivery)
to enter the second-year after defending his/   • internship contracts
her case before a July evaluation panel.
This administrative registration guarantees
admission to courses:
• presentations,                                Demeter : The Computer Administration System
• reports,
                                                What is the student Demeter website ?
• practical sessions.
                                                Students are entered in the Demeter
                                                information system and after signing the
                                                "Charter for Correct Use of the UTC Information
                                                System" they receive a LOGIN and password
                                                enabling them to obtain a connection to the
                                                information system (VEGA server, Demeter
                                                portal…), a UTC e-mail address, (firstname.
                                      , a badge in their name,
                                                a student card, access rights to various UTC
                                                premises and to Demeter, and they are placed
                                                on the UTC student photoboard.

                                                Demeter is a portal :
                                          through    which
                                                students have access to their computerized
                                                administrative file.

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    Demeter offers several options to UTC
    students :
    • in "my file", students have access to course
    enrolment data and academic results,a set
    of temporary applications, according to the
    stage in the semester, which allow students
    to make modifications or express choices
    in their personal Demeter files (asking to
    change a course unit, choosing a department
    or specialization…) and communication by
    electronic mail
    • collective messages : on registration,
    students are placed on various mailing
    lists, known as administrative lists, used by
    the Masters Division or by teachers in the
    various course units units to communicate
    information of general interest.
    • individual messages are also generated and
    posted via Demeter ( course results, results
    of evaluation panels, etc. …)

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    The UTC Library (BUTC)                        The Benjamin Franklin Center Library,
    The BUTC is open to all. The opening          mainly geared towards student engineers and
     hours are 8-30 a.m. to 7-00p.m from          Masters students, has reading rooms on 3
     Monday to Friday and 8-30 a.m. to 12-        levels in the F building.
     00p.m. on Saturdays (Benjamin Frankin        Students will find :
      Centre only).                               - The latest editions of French and foreign
      Opening hours are shorter during            newspapers and magazines
      university holidays and the inter           - Loans and returns services
       semester period. The library remains       -The UTC boutique (sale of coursepacks,
       closed for one week in August, and         photocopy cards, various items carrying the
during the Christmas vacation.                    UTC label)
Contact :                             Level 4
                                                  - Scientific and technical collections
The virtual library portal                        - The Bibliographical Information Service
                                                  Level 5                               - General knowledge and press collections
The virtual library portal gives students         - Bibliographical Information Services
access, conditional to certain authorizations,    - PEB point (interlibrary loans)
to all or part of the electronic documentation
available at the UTC:                             The Royallieu Library
- the library’s catalog listing the paper books   More especially geared towards PhD students,
and periodicals available in the reading          lecturer-researchers and ESCOM students,
rooms                                             the premises are situated on the first level of
- electronic resources : books and periodicals,   the B building. Students will find :
UTC coursepacks, UTC theses, and
bibliographical databases, which are available    - Scientific and technical collections
outside the UTC buildings to all students who     - UTC theses (paper versions)
own computers equipped with VPN software.         - Loan and returns service
                                                  - PEB (Interlibrary loans) : possibility to order
Consultation and loans at the library             documents unavailable at the UTC
                                                  Research and Information Monitoring
The recording of loans and returns is carried     Services.
out at the reception desks of the Benjamain
Franklin and Royallieu libraries.
The number and duration of loans are
established in function of the reader’s status
and the type of document (see University
Rules and Policies).
Most audiovisual documents and periodicals
may be consulted at the library only.
The collections at Compiègne’s Municipal
Libraries are also accessible to UTC students
through their UTC badge.

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    Guidance in career or study choices               Careers Observatory
    During their time at the UTC, students            The Careers Observatory puts information
    may hesitate as to their choice of further        at your disposal online (
    studies at the university, or of a career. In     rubrique.php3?id-rubrique=234) concerning
    the Admissions Department it is possible to       the professional insertion of graduates from
    consult careers advisors. Students will be        our academic departments and from the
    given the “student passport”, documentation       various specializations.
    designed to help them to prepare their future.    This information, which is updated annually,
    Other documentary sources are available to        helps to enlighten students on the following
    assist students in finding the information and    points :
    addresses they need.                              - companies’ sectors of activity - Tél 03 44 23 43 16      - positions occupied by graduates
                                                      - proposed salary levels
    The 3E Service for Students, Companies and Jobs   - the rapidity of access to employment
                                                      - ….
    (in French : Etudiants Entreprises Emploi)
                                                      One of the objectives of this information is
    The 3E service can also offer you considerable    to give you assistance in making the right
    assistance by putting you in relation with        decisions when faced with the different
    companies, in order to help you with various      choices you will have to make during your
    steps in connection with your choice of career,   studies at the UTC : choice of department,
    an internship or final project. This assistance   specialization, course units
    may take the form of meetings at the UTC          - your professional life: salary negotiations,
    with the Human Resources Departments of           choice of company…
    companies, or Recruitment Managers, of
    presentations by representatives of different
    careers, round tables, interviews with
    professionals, or company visits.
    You will also find company brochures and
    various career guides, such as the “GO”
    guide,(a guide to career opportunities).
    The 3E Service also puts information
    concerning VIE opportunities (International
    Volunteer Service in Companies) at your
    disposal, including job offers or contacts
    with graduates who have taken part, or are
    taking part in the scheme at the moment.
    Approximately fifty UTC graduates are
    currently on missions throughout the world.

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TREMPLIN/UTC (Alumni organization)                 Activities, associations and sports
Tremplin/UTC is an association of graduates        Sport
which aims to foster relations between
graduates and students, in order to facilitate     Sport is practised by the majority of UTC
access to internships and first jobs through       students, and is organized by two associations
an active network of 15 000 contacts and           which, although completely separate, are very
10 000 listed companies.                           much complementary :

To do this Tremplin UTC organizes :                • The University Service for Physical and
• a job-career service : publication of 500 job    Sporting Activities (SUAPS)
offers per month corresponding to the UTC          This service is part of the Technology and
graduate profile, seminars on techniques           Humanities Department, and its overall
for job searching, and simulations of job          mission is sport and the teaching of sport at
 interviews (Prép@’COM), workshops on              the UTC (sports course units).
     “how to use a network”, and advice on         • The UTC’s Sporting Association (UTC Sport)
       writing resumes during the COMUTEC          which, among other things, enables students
         seminar.                                  to participate in sport at a competitive level,
                                                   either through the French Federation for
             Career guidance and professional      University Sport (FFSportU), or in an outside
             insertion                             association affiliated to a national federation.
             • 40 meetings with UTC graduates      Although practicing a physical or sporting
            per year, in France and abroad,        activity is not compulsory at the UTC, it is
            according to students’ centers of      strongly recommended.
               interest, in the aim of sharing
                  professional and cultural        Approximately 65% of students practice at
                   • a network of information      least one physical activity each university
                   and     opportunities    to     year.
                  accompany your various
                projects as students and neo-
              graduates: choice of department
            and specialization, search for
          internships, and final project.
        After your graduation, Tremplin UTC’s
    mission is to accompany you all along
     your professional life by giving you access
     to a rich, active, friendly and supportive

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    UTC Sport Élite                                    Approval by the director of SUAPS will be
     The UTC is conscious of the needs of high-        required for registration in the SP02 course
    level athletes, and has created a specially-       unit.
    adapted structure : UTC Sport Elite. This
    structure caters for sportsmen and women
    who are included on the Ministry of Sport’s
    lists, or who are in the top 20 of their age       Student Associations
    category for their sport.                          For all information concerning association
    To do this, a whole spectrum of services           websites, please go to :
    is offered to help these high-level athletes
    manage their student life and sporting life
    successfully :
    The sport/study project (educational and
    medical support, physical and mental               Student representatives in university
    coaching…).                                        administrative bodies
    Those interested should contact Marc               Day-to-day management of the university,
    MONETTI (, who is in           making the best decisions concerning its
    charge of UTC Sport Elite, at the Sports Office    future, implementing specific projects…
    at the beginning of the semester.                  Such are the missions of the UTC’s different
    Tél 03 44 23 43 49                                 management, administrative and planning
                                                       bodies. As a student, you are also a “citizen”,
                                                       and can participate in the UTC’s political life
                                                       by sitting on one of its boards, or by voting for
                                                       your representatives. Numerous personalities
                                                       from outside the university are also members
                                                       of the various administrative bodies, proof
                                                       of the UTC’s ambition to be receptive to its
                                                       industrial and institutional environment.

                                                       The Strategic Board
                                                       (CA, Conseil d’Administration)

                                                       Its missions
                                                       The UTC’s Strategic Board decides on the
                                                       university’s strategic orientations, regarding
                                                       teaching, research and transfer of technology.
                                                       This essential decision-making body allows
                                                       all members of the university to express their
     Sports course units                               views and take part in important university
    Students who wish to do so may follow course       decisions.
    units in sport (see course units catalog). These   Its composition : 28 members, including 4
    are included in the Culture and Technology         students.

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The Scientific Board (CS, Conseil Scientifique)    Registrar, the Functional Directors and the
Its missions                                       Heads of Department.
The Scientific Board proposes orientations
for UTC policy concerning research, scientific     The MASTERs Courses Improvement Committee
and technical documentation, as well as the        This committee includes the Director for the
division of research funds, to the Strategic       Masters Courses, the Course Directors for
Board. It guarantees the liaison between           each program, the Director of the Technology
teaching and research, especially for the          and Humanities Department, the Pedagogical
graduate school. It is consulted on programs       Director, the UTC’s Research Director,
for initial training and continuing education,     the Director of the Graduate School, the
on application for accreditation to deliver        Director of the UTC’s International Relations
national degrees, on creation projects, or on      Department, 4 representatives from the
the suppression or modification of diplomas        socio-economic sector, and 2 elected student
awarded by the university.                         representatives.
Its composition : 22 members, including 2          The Masters Courses Improvement Committee
students                                           ensures the coherence of the whole set of
                                                   courses. It defines the main pedagogical
Board for Education and University Life (Le        orientations in accordance with the university’s
Conseil des Etudes et de la Vie Universitaire,     policy in terms of openings in research and
CEVU)                                              in the relevant socio-professional sectors
Its missions                                       on a national, European, and international
The Board for Education and University Life        level. It also defines conditions for admission
proposes orientations for the distribution and     to and for graduation from our Masters
organization of teaching in initial training and   courses. It transmits its propositions to the
continuing education to the Strategic Board. It    Board for Education and University Life and
gives advice on applications for accreditation,    the Strategic Board. The participation of the
and new areas of teaching It examines all          UTC’s Functional Directors is an indication
questions concerning student life, remedial        of our ambition to align our courses with the
and support schemes, the libraries, and            UTC’s development strategy.
services such as canteens, accommodation,
etc.                                               Student Representation
Its composition : 27 members, including 10         As you can see, it is therefore important to
students                                           get involved or to show interest if student
                                                   representation is to play its full role. This
                                                   obviously means turning up to vote in
The Executive Committee (Comité de Direction)
                                                   elections, or, if these exciting responsibilities
Its missions                                       interest you, why not stand for election?
The Executive Committee is responsible for
implementing policies set out by the Strategic     Student Representative contact on the Board
Board, and for the general management of the       for Education and University Life:
university. It is presided over by the President
of the UTC.                                        Vice-President of the Board for Education and
It composition                                     University Life:
It is composed of the President, the University

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    Practical information                             student social security scheme, and will need
                                                      to contact the "Caisse Primaire d’Assurance
    Social Security coverage                          Maladie" (social security offices for French
    Subscription to the student social security       employees) nearest to where you live.
    scheme is compulsory from the age of              Students in continuing education continue
    18 onwards, and students sign up when             to be covered by their previous health
    registering at the university. The subscription   insurance.
    becomes effective on the 1st October of each
    university year, and finishes on the 30th         Foreign students (non-European) must
    September of the following year.                  subscribe to the student social security
                                                      scheme, and will have to pay for this.
    • For students under the age of twenty during
    the university year, subscription is free.        Our UTC Medical Service
    • For students aged between 20 and 28 during      The nurse’s office and the Preventive
    the university year, subscription is compulsory   Medicine Service for Higher Education (MPES
    and must be paid for.                             or Médecine Préventive de l’Enseignement
    Students who receive Ministry of Education        Supérieur) are open to students at the
    grants are exonerated from paying their           Benjamin Franklin Center. Students may
    social security subscription.                     benefit from a certain number of medical
                                                      services at the nurse’s office, such as
    Subscribing to the student social security        injections, bandages, removal of stitches,
    scheme involves signing up to one of the          vaccinations, etc. Except for emergencies,
    two mutual health insurance organizations,        all these acts will be carried out on medical
    the LMDE (La Mutuelle des Etudiants) or the       prescription only. The mission of the MPES
    SMENO ( la Société Mutualiste des Étudiants       is mainly to listen to students’ problems, and
    du Nord et de l’Ouest) which deal with social     to practice preventive medicine, rather than
    security reimbursements and provide a "top        general medical care.
    up" to basic coverage.
                                                      Students can however meet doctors there
    What exactly does this " top up " correspond      who can either advise them or send them to
    to ? The student social security scheme           see another suitable doctor.
    does not reimburse the full amount paid for
    medical costs (appointments with consultants,     Accidents
    glasses, dental care, hospitalizations…) A        When a student is the victim of an accident
    mutual health insurance organization makes        on the UTC premises, during an internship, or
    up the difference. Student mutual health          on his/her journey to or from the place where
    insurance organizations also offer third-party    the internship is being done, our nurse must
    liability insurance and accident insurance.       always be informed :
    For information, contact the student mutual       Maryline NEUNREUTHER extension 7308 or
    health    insurance    organizations  local       03 44 23 73 08.
    delegates.                                        She will then be able to declare the accident
    Particular cases                                  to the Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie in
                                                      Beauvais within 8 hours.
    Students in employment : if you are employed
                                                      • If an accident should take place during an
    during the whole university year, and you work
                                                      internship, the Masters Division should also
    more than 60 hours a month, or 120 hours
                                                      be informed.
    per trimester, you should not subscribe to the

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• If an accident occurs during the practice of    in function of a scale which is updated each
a sport, contact the Sports Department            year, according to families’ incomes and
If hospitalization is necessary, and if           outgoings. For information, contact the
circumstances permit, the nurse should be         CROUS in Amiens, or go to reception in your
contacted first. If the accident or illness may   University Residence.
have an impact on the successful continuation     Both first and renewed applications must
of your studies, a medical certificate must be    be made online before the end of April for
presented to the Masters Division within 48       the following university year (dates will
hours in order for a jury to be able to take it   be specified by University Administration
into account.                                     Services.) Pre-application forms are available
                                                  at the University Administration Services.
Student Counseling Service (“Point écoute”)       Decisions will be sent directly to the students
A Student Counseling Service has been set         concerned by the CROUS.
up for students who find themselves feeling
low, depressed or stressed… A psychologist        Grants for international mobility
(Catherine CARPENTIER) is present every           Go to
Tuesday afternoon on the premises of the
Benjamin Franklin Center, where students
can consult her by making an appointment.         Grants reserved for study periods abroad
To see C. Charpentier, contact the nurse at the
Benjamin Franklin Center (extension 4169).        • For information on French government
                                                  grants administrated by the CNOUS (National
Social Care                                       Centre for University Services), please go to
A social worker from the CROUS (Regional          reception at your university residence, and for
Centers for School and University-Related         those administrated by the EGIDE services
Benefits) is present from 10-30 to 12-30,         (leading international exchange operator), the
and from 13-30 to 15-00 on the second             address to contact is :
Thursday of each month at the University Hall     28, rue de la Grange aux Belles 75001 PARIS)
of Residence situated at number 6 bis, rue        • Grants from the student’s country of origin
Winston Churchill.                                managed through the intermediary of the
Mme CORMIER : 03 22 71 24 07                      embassy of the country concerned.

Grants for higher education and
accommodation are managed by the CROUS
They are awarded according to specific social
French students may apply for a higher
education grant and/or for accommodation,
as may foreign students, political refugees
who have a political refugee card, or whose
parents have lived in France for more than
two years.
Grants and / or accommodation are awarded

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    Loans                                              Bank loans
    Honor Loans                                        Some banks offer student loans at low
                                                       interest rates to allow students to continue
    All students of French nationality (or political   their studies (especially to students who are
    refugees) are entitled to apply for an honor       likely to do part of their course abroad).
    loan. The loan committee meets at the              Information can be obtained at the Compiègne
    beginning of December.                             branches of the major banks.
    An honor loan may not be accumulated with
    a higher education grant, and as funds are
    very limited, only a few students are likely to
    obtain a loan. Honor loans, which represent a
    relatively small sum of money, are granted for
    one university year. They must be paid back 10
    years after graduation at the latest.
    Honor loans are reserved for French
    students, however foreign students who find
    themselves in precarious financial situations
    may ask for assistance from the Solidarity
    Fund for University Students (Fonds de
    Solidarité Universitaire, or FSU), managed
    by the CROUS. The Solidarity Fund may also
    assist French students in certain cases.
    From a more general point of view, students
    who meet with personal difficulties, should
    contact the CROUS services, who work in
    collaboration with a group of social workers.
    Application forms are available at the Study
    Administration Department (undergraduates),
    or at the graduate school.
    The final date for applications is the 1st
    Personal loans
    In case of financial difficulty, students can
    contact the CROUS social worker,
    Mme CORMIER on 03 22 71 24 07, to apply for
    a personal loan.

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Accommodation / Restaurants                      allowance or Personal Accommodation
                                                 Allowance is eligible. All accommodation is
The CROUS provides both single and married
                                                 furnished, however bedlinen is not provided.
students with various types of accommodation,
according to a set of social criteria.           Groups of students who wish to live together
Several possibilities are offered :              in such accommodation should mention this
A – Individual rooms in university residences,   on application.
with communal showers and toilets, and a
common room.                                     ALESC
6 bis, rue Winston Churchill                     Association for the accommodation of the
B – 3-bedroom apartments, in social              students and interns of the University of
accommodation in Royallieu.                      Compiègne
C – Studio accommodation (room with              The role of the ALESC is to help students in
kitchenette and separate bathroom).              their search for accommodation, either in one
D* - accommodation in 2-bedroom apartments       of the university residences it runs (120 beds),
in twin rooms, with a separate kitchen and       or in private accommodation, by centralizing
bathroom                                         advertisements placed by private owners in
 E* - One-bedroom apartments (priority is        Compiègne and its near surroundings.
given to couples).                               The ALESC is an independent association
* Accommodation benefiting from a state          financed by students and private owners.
convention, giving its occupants the right to    To learn how to go about your search for
claim the “Aide Personnalisée au Logement,       accommodation, we recommend the ALESC
(APL)”     or    Personal      Accommodation     website, ( Their phone
Allowance. Any student over the age of 20        number is +33 (0)3 44 23 46 94.
who does not earn a salary, or any student
under 20 whose parents do not receive family

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    University restaurants and Snack bars         Formalities for foreign students
    The university restaurant, situated near      Residence permits (Cartes de Séjour)
    the Benjamin Franklin Center, caters for      Students participating in an exchange system
    students, and the personnel of the UTC.       between the UTC and a foreign institution
    The Millibar : a cafeteria situated in the    are welcomed at the UTC one week before
    Benjamin Franklin Center.                     the beginning of the semester for a special
                                                  information and guidance session.
    The Minibar : the cafeteria situated in the
                                                  During this week, they carry out all the
    research center.
                                                  necessary administrative procedures to
    Snack bars in the Pierre Guillaumat Center    register for their course and obtain a residence
    and the Transfer Center.                      permit.
                                                  Affiliation to the French social security
                                                  system is not required for students from the
                                                  European Union. They must obtain an E111
                                                  or E128 form, or apply to an approved health
                                                  insurance organization. On the other hand,
                                                  foreigners from non-European countries
                                                  must apply for affiliation to the French student
                                                  social security regime, whatever the length of
                                                  their stay in France.
                                                   To obtain a UTC engineering degree, foreign
                                                   students apply for admission in the same
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 level in French (Learning French as a Foreign    Information and Communication
 Language / Français Langue Étrangère, or
 FLE), French courses are proposed to all
                                                  Technology in Education (ICT)
 foreign students. After a placement test,        Digital Tools for Learning
 students are orientated towards the French       The development of digital tools, of the Internet,
 class corresponding to their level.              and of Information and Communication
Before the beginning of each semester, a four     Techniques has been a strategic vector for
week intensive course is organized, principally   science, culture, and knowledge.
for exchange students. To gain entry to France    The ICT pole of the Management of Information
initially, all foreign students admitted to the   Systems Department (DSI) places shared
UTC must be in possession of the necessary        tools and resources at the disposal of students
documents (passport, or ID card), as well as      and teachers, both inside the university and
the visas required by current international       outside.
agreements. Students must also prove that         Objectives
they have sufficient financial resources.         • to put all initial training courses online
To stay in France, all foreign students           • participation in the development of the
registered at the UTC must have a residence       region’s digital university (UNR, or Université
permit which is valid for one year. The permit    Numérique de Région)
can be renewed as many times as necessary.        • development of a Digital Work Environment
                                                  (ENT, or Environnement Numérique de
Applications for residence permits must be        Travail)
made at Compiègne’s “Subprefecture” (Sous-        • reinforcement and validation of Information
préfecture) as soon as students admitted to       and Communication Technologies
the UTC are in possession of their registration   (C2i, Computing and use of the Internet
certificates.                                     Certificate)
                                                  • creation and mutualization of pedagogical
                                                  The ICT website presents the UTC’s ICT
                                                  policy, and is accessible from the UTC’s main
                                                  Its address is :
                                                  This site gives access to the educational portal,
                                                  which features all available initial training
                                                  courses, and has the following structure :
                                                  • a static section, which presents information
                                                  on     courses        (teachers,    coursepacks,
                                                  • a section which can be modified by teachers,
                                                  to include lesson supplements, exercises, old
                                                  exam subjects, forums, document-sharing

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       he study regulations form the general
       framework for the organization of
       the UTC’s Master in Science and
       Technology, and provide an essential
reference document.

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    study Regulations

    Article 1 : Governance                            timetable, admissions, pedagogical guidance,
    The UTC has been accredited to deliver a          industrial and international relations).
    MASTER in "Science and Technology" which          Each program and specialization is placed
    includes four programs.                           under the responsibility of a UTC faculty
    There are two different Masters committees :      member.

    • The Masters Improvement Committee               Article 2 : Duration of study, and the Calendar
    It includes : the Course director for the         MASTERS courses are divided into two
    MASTER, the teachers in charge of the different   separate years (M1 and M2). Each year is
    programs, the Director of the Technology and      divided into two semesters, (S1 and S2). There
    Humanities Department, the Pedagogical            are between 16 and 20 weeks of study in each
    Director, the UTC’s Research Director, the        semester. The calendar for the university
    Director of the Graduate School, the Director     year (dates for the beginning and end of the
    of International Relations at the UTC, four       semester, holidays during the semester) is
    representatives of the socio-economic sector,     fixed by a decree from the president. Each
    and two elected student representatives.          week of teaching starts on Monday morning
    The Masters Improvement Committee is              and finishes on Saturday after class.
    responsible for ensuring the coherence of the
    course as a whole. It defines the principal
                                                      Article 3 : Pedagogical Organization
    pedagogical orientations in accordance with       All our programs function on a semester
    the university policy, with regard to openings    basis.
    in research and in the relevant socio-            Each program defines a “profile” whereby the
    professional sectors, on national, European,      minimum number of credits to be obtained
    and international levels. It also defines         in various categories of course units is
    conditions for admission to and graduation        stipulated.
    from the Masters course. It transmits its
    propositions to the Board for Education and       The ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)
    University Life and to the Strategic Board.       grading and credit system are applied in all
                                                      pedagogical sections of the Masters courses.
    • The Program’s Pedagogical Team                  Credits are awarded to students on successful
                                                      completion of a course unit. For certain
    It includes : the teacher in charge of the
                                                      specializations, the 2 semesters of the 2nd
    program, the teachers in charge of each
                                                      year may be organized into alternate periods
    area of specialization, the Director(s) of
                                                      of study at the UTC and internships outside
    the Research Laboratory, the Director (s)
                                                      the university.
    of the departments concerned, and four
    representatives of the socio-economic sector.     Most courses are taught in French. However
                                                      certain course units may be partially or totally
    The program’s pedagogical team puts the
                                                      in English. These courses are indicated in the
    policies defined by the Masters Improvement
                                                      course catalog.
    Committee into practice in the different
    programs and specializations. It ensures the      Article 4 : Admission to MASTERs courses at the
    smooth running of the course with regard to       UTC
    the specificities of the relevant teaching and
    research domains. It benefits from all the        Admission to UTC Masters courses is decided
    UTC’s main services (internship services,         by a Masters Admissions Committee, the

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president and the members of which are            Article 5 : Applicants for a MASTERS course in
designated by the President of the UTC.           parallel with the final year of an engineering
The programs are designed on a 4 semester         degree
basis, but a separation exists between the        UTC student engineers (or student engineers
1st year (M1) and the 2nd one (M2) to allow       from another school having signed an
for direct admission into the 2nd year. In        agreement with the UTC) who are about to
conformity with the ministerial circular,         enter their final year may apply for admission
admission to M2 of students having validated      to the 2nd year of a Masters specialization,
the M1 year depends on the decision of a          which they will complete in parallel with their
jury.                                             engineering degree, after approval by the
The following categories of students may          evaluation panel of their UTC department.
apply :                                           Candidates must successfully validate at least
• in M1 : students having completed three         15 ECTS credits in specific Masters course
years of post high school study or the            units approved by the teachers in charge of
equivalent, validated by a minimum of 180         the program. The Masters degree is awarded
ECTS credits in the area of specialization.       on condition that the students have also
• in M2 : students having successfully            obtained their engineering degree.
completed the 1st year (M1) of a UTC MASTERS
course, or having reached a level equivalent to   Article 6 : Tutors
4 years of post high school study elsewhere,      On admission to a Masters course, students
validated by a minimum of 240 ECTS credits        are assigned a tutor in their Masters
in the area of specialization.                    specializations, who will provide assistance
Candidates applying for a M1 program or a         in defining their personalized training plans,
M2 specialization must submit an application      according to their career ambitions.
file. A special Admissions Committee for each     Article 7 : Course Units
program or specialization examines the files,
                                                  Courses are divided into Course Units (UE).
and then calls a selection of applicants for
                                                  One course unit corresponds to the amount
interview. After examination of the applicant’s
                                                  of work required to reach a given objective in
school files and possibly the result of an
                                                  one semester. This may represent :
interview, this special Admission Committee
                                                  • acquisition of knowledge in a clearly-defined
submits a decision of admission or non-
admission to M1 or M2. The final decision is
                                                  • learning a method or language
made by the Masters Admission Committee.
                                                  • discovering an aspect of professional life,
The validation of other university courses        • carrying out a project or study at the
and/or professional experience is decisive        university or elsewhere,
in establishing the level of admission of         • knowledge of the outside world.
applicants (1st or 2nd year).
                                                  In conformity with European regulations, a
February entry for the Spring Semester is not     certain number of credits are associated with
currently possible.                               each course unit, according to the number of
For applicants whose native language is not       teaching hours for the course and the quantity
French, proof of sufficient knowledge of the      of personal work required from students.
French language is one of the admission           The number of credits associated with each
criteria.                                         course is fixed by the university’s Pedagogical

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    Director, a decision based on propositions          methods and expected results
    from the Masters Improvement Committee,             • the number of teaching hours and the
    and made after consultation with the Board          quantity of personal work required.
    for Education and University Life.                  • the number of credits awarded to the
                                                        course unit. Propositions for creations or
    Article 7 bis : Language Teaching                   suppressions of course units should be
    According to article number 6 of the decree         presented to the teachers in charge of the
    of the 25th April 2002 concerning the national      various programs or specializations, who then
    Masters degree, the latter may only be              transmit them to the Pedagogical Director.
    awarded after validation of a certain level in at
    least one foreign language. Given the nature
    of the field of study, “Science, Technology" and    Article 9 : Catalog of course units
    the relatively short study duration (2 years),      Every year, the Pedagogical Director,
    the foreign language required from native           establishes the catalog of course units for the
    French speakers is English, and the minimum         UTC Masters courses, based on propositions
    level required is B1 (European Framework).          from the Masters Improvement Committee.
    However students are strongly advised to            At the beginning of each semester, the UTC
    validate a level B2 in English. If a B2 level is    publishes the list of course units available
    proven or validated, students may choose from       that semester, the name of the UTC faculty
    the other language courses on offer at the          member in charge of each unit, and the
    university. For non-native French speakers, a       number of credits.
    B1 level in French must be validated before
    students are allowed to follow courses in
    another language taught at the UTC. No              Article 10 : Enrolment in a course unit
    attestations for language levels will be given      Students must enroll in the courses they wish
    without prior in-house evaluation.                  to follow so that they can sit the corresponding
                                                        exams and be judged by the evaluation panels.
                                                        So that students’ workloads do not exceed a
    Article 8 : Creation of a course unit               reasonable level, the maximum number of
    Decisions concerning the creation or                ECTS credits which can be obtained in one
    suppression of a course unit are communicated       semester (except for internships) is limited to
    by presidential decrees, based on propositions      35. Students must get their choice of course
    from the Pedagogical Director and the               units approved by the faculty member in
    Masters Improvement Committee, and after            charge of their specialization.
    consultation with the Board for Education and       Enrollment in a course unit implies a
    University Life.                                    commitment to being present at classes, as
    Texts concerning decisions to create a course       well as participation in the different types
    unit mention the following points :                 of evaluation proposed. All enrollment
    • the objectives to be attained in terms            applications must be approved by the teacher
    of knowledge and skills, and the place to           in charge of each unit. Enrolment in a course
    be occupied by the new course unit in the           unit must be withdrawn by a written request
    educational program concerned                       to the administrative services, otherwise the
    • the main points of the program, the teaching      student will be marked absent on his results

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Article 11 : Evaluation                           The validation of a course unit confers the
Regulations concerning evaluation are fixed       associated number of credits. The decision of
by the president of the UTC. The modalities       the evaluation panel is final.
for their practical application, including        The validation of a course unit is sanctioned
remedial sessions for each course unit, are       by one of the five grades defined by the ECTS
fixed by the president one month after the        marking system:
beginning of each semester at the latest,
                                                  • A = EXCELLENT (an outstanding result),
according to propositions made by the
teachers in charge of the various course          • B = VERY GOOD (an above-average result),
units.                                            • C = GOOD (a generally good result, in spite
Generally speaking, evaluation takes one or       of one or two insufficiencies),
more of the following forms:
• continuous assessment in the form               • D = SATISFACTORY (acceptable result, but
of practical work, tests, homework,               with some weak points),
presentations                                     • E = PASSABLE (the result corresponds to
• intermediary examination(s): individual         the minimum evaluation criteria)
written or oral tests,
                                                  The non-validation of a course unit is decided
• a final examination,
                                                  with one of the grades defined by the ECTS
• oral presentations or written reports,
                                                  marking system in case of unsatisfactory
• carrying out a specific study or project
                                                  • FX = INSUFFICIENT (extra efforts would
Article 12 : Evaluation Panels                    have been necessary to validate the course
All course units are awarded after the decision   unit ),
of an evaluation panel, the composition of        • F = UNACCEPTABLE (a considerable amount
which is fixed by the president of the UTC,       of extra work would have been necessary).
based on propositions from the Pedagogical
Director after consultation with the faculty      The non-validation of a course unit may be
members in charge of the course units.            decided on grounds of non-justified absence,
Panels include at least two faculty members,      either at the final exam, or at several
one of whom must be from the UTC Members          evaluation sessions, the total of which are
are selected amongst the faculty members          equivalent to 50% or more of the total marks
lecturing in the course unit. Panels are          given in the course.
presided over by the faculty member in charge     The report on the evaluation panel’s
of each course unit.                              deliberations must include the decision
                                                  made for each student. At the end of each
                                                  semester students receive notification of the
Article 13 : Validation of Course Units           results they have obtained in the course units
                                                  in which they were enrolled.
The evaluation panel for each course unit
examines the case of each student enrolled in
the unit and makes a decision as to :
• validation of the course unit
• non-validation of the course unit.

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    Article 14 : Internships                            Article 16: Guidance and Orientation Panels
    During their training, Masters students             Guidance and orientation panels are set up
    complete internship periods, either in an           for each program.
    industry, or in a university laboratory. The        At the end of each semester, after the results
    duration of such internships is stipulated in the   from the various course units, a guidance
    pedagogical brochure for each specialization.       and orientation panel examines the situation
    Subjects for internships are initially submitted    of each student. Its role is to draw students’
    for approval by the faculty member in charge        attention to unsatisfactory results. Students
    of each specialization. A contract is signed        concerned may be summoned before the
    between the UTC, the host organization (even        panel to provide explanations.
    if the latter is a UTC laboratory), and the         The panel may make one of the following
    student. A third party liability insurance policy   decisions :
    must be taken out by the student.
                                                        • normal pursuit of studies, together with the
    Validation of an internship is subject to the       panel’s congratulations, recommendations,
    following conditions :                              or warnings.
    • Presentation of a written report,                 • a change of orientation, for another program
    • An oral defense,                                  and/or specialization. The decision will be
    • The report of the student’s tutor in the          subject to approval from the Masters Course
    company or laboratory where he/ she did the         Director and from the faculty member in
    internship.                                         charge of the new program or specialization.
    The internship is evaluated by the same             • reorientation towards other studies outside
    ECTS grading system as for the course units.        the UTC
    Validation of an internship confers the number      • exclusion from the university.
    of ECTS credits stipulated in the pedagogical       The guidance and orientation panel may
    brochure for the specialization.                    decide to cancel a semester in the case of
                                                        proven exceptional circumstances. At the
                                                        end of the first year (M1), the guidance and
    Article 15 : Mention of resources used              orientation panel gives its opinion regarding
                                                        admission or non-admission of each student
    The different forms of evaluation are
                                                        to the 2nd year, M2. This point of view is then
    designed to judge the individual and collective
                                                        transmitted to the admissions panel for M2.
    contributions of a student or group of students
                                                        At the end of the 2nd year of the Masters
    to a given task. In all evaluation modalities
                                                        course, the guidance and orientation panel
    (reports, presentations…), the origin of all
                                                        checks that all the conditions for graduation
    resources and outside contributions must be
                                                        have been met, and transfers the file to the
    referred to, in accordance with the Charter
                                                        Masters Degree Award Panel. Repeating the
    for the Correct Use of Informatics Resources
                                                        M1 or M2 year is only possible in exceptional
    and the Charter for the Correct Use of
                                                        circumstances. Prolongation of studies
    Documentary Resources.
                                                        beyond 6 semesters after Bachelor’s degree
    Non-respect of this principle may lead to           level is not allowed.
    disciplinary sanctions.
                                                        At the end of each semester, students may
                                                        request an attestation of credits which gives
                                                        the details of the credits they have obtained to

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date, as no diploma is awarded after obtaining    The Committee has the obligation to hear the
just 60 credits, for example.                     students and to ask for their tutor’s opinion.
The guidance and orientation panel is             The decisions made by the establishment
appointed by the president of the UTC, after      committee are final. The Appeal committee
propositions from the Pedagogical Director,       is presided over by the president of the UTC.
and the faculty members in charge of the          It is composed of the Pedagogical Director,
courses concerned.                                the Masters Course Director, the Program
                                                  Directors, two faculty members appointed by
                                                  the president of the UTC, after propositions
Article 16bis : Conditions for Graduation
                                                  from the Board for Education and University
In order to graduate, students must obtain        Life. Any other person whose judgement is
at least 120 ECTS with the following              susceptible to shed light on a decision may be
distribution :                                    consulted by the committee.
• 30 ECTS for the internship which must
be validated by a written report and an oral
defense before the internship validation          Article 18 : Masters degree Award Panel
panel,                                            Students having successfully completed "the
• at least 24 ECTS in course units in the”        Science, Technology" course at the UTC are
General Knowledge / Knowledge of the              awarded the Masters degree. The Award Panel
Professional World” category,                     is appointed by the president of the UTC, after
• at least 66 ECTS in course units in the         propositions from the Pedagogical Director. It
"Science and Techniques" category relevant        is composed of the Masters Course Director,
to the program chosen by the student.             faculty members from the Masters courses,
                                                  and outside members.
                                                  The Masters Degree Award Panel examines
Article 17 : Appeal Committee                     the files of all students who satisfy conditions
Students (or their tutor) who are concerned by    for graduation.
a decision of reorientation or exclusion may
apply for their situation to be re-examined
by the Appeal Committee.           Applications
must be addressed directly to the president
of the Committee within 15 days following
the decision of the guidance and orientation
The Appeal Committee may make one of the
following decisions :
• Reorientation to another course at the
• Reorientation to another institution with
which the UTC has a reciprocal agreement
• Exclusion from the university
• Pursuit of studies in the student’s original

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    Jean-Pierre COCQUEREZ : Director of the "Science ,Technology” Master
    Françoise MERESSE : Administration of Masters Courses
                                             03 44 23 79 53           office n° CR G232

    "The Industries and Agro-Resources" program
    Director           Daniel THOMAS         
    Secretary          Chantal DAVID               office n° CR F203a

    • The “Biotechnologies and Implementation of Biological Functions” program
    Director           Daniel THOMAS         
    Secretary          Chantal DAVID               office n° CR F203a

    • The "Formulated Products Engineering " specialization
    Director           Isabelle PEZRON       
    Secretary          Josette LEMAITRE         office n° CR E204a

    • The “Sustainable Technologies” specialization
    Director           Eugène VOROBIEV       
    Secretary          Josette LEMAITRE         office n° CR E204a

    The "Sciences, Technology, Quality" program
    Director           Catherine MARQUE      
    Secretary          Catherine LACOURT      office n° CR D239

    • The " Management Quality" program
    Directors          Gilbert FARGES et Jean-Pierre CALISTE
    Secretary          Chantal GUILBERT         office n° CR G201

    • The “Science and Technologies sector” specialization
    Director           Catherine MARQUE      
    Secretary          Catherine LACOURT      office n° CR D239

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The “Science and Technology for Information and Communication” program
Directors          Philippe BONNIFAIT et Olivier GAPENNE
Secretary          Christine DEVAUX             office n° PG K115

• The "Innovation, Knowledge, Interaction" specialization
Director           Olivier GAPENNE         
Secretary          Christine DEVAUX             office n° PG K115

• The "Intelligent Systems for Transport" specialization
Director           Philippe BONNIFAIT      
Secretary          Céline LEDENT                   office n° CR C224b

The "Engineering Sciences, Mechanics and Systems" program
Director           Alain RASSINEUX         
Secretary          Brigitte DUCH                   office n° CR H330b

• The "Development of Innovative and Sustainable Structures" specialization
Director           Alain RASSINEUX         
Secretary          Brigitte DUCH                   office n° CR H330b

• The "Mechatronic Systems" specialization
Director           Christine PRELLE        
Secretary          Brigitte DUCH                   office n° CR H330b

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