IDM - Materials Engineering - S7

Director: Bruno BERTHEL


In the process of designing and manufacturing industrial parts and systems, engineers are required to make judicious use of materials and even to give them new functionality. This approach is the basis of the design and innovation process. It involves on a wide range of knowledge from the field of engineering sciences; this is known as "Materials Engineering". The aim the courses proposed by the "Materials Engineering" unit is to introduce students to materials science by enabling them to address problems at different scales, with respect to the behaviour of the material and taking into account its entire life cycle, from its development to its recycling, including its shaping, specific optimization treatments and damage. The focus is on structural materials and their behaviour, but electrical, thermal and magnetic properties are also studied. Thus, by organizing the pedagogy around the acquisition of a body of knowledge, know-how and specific methodologies, students will acquire the skills that will enable them to solve industrial problems while having a perspective on the underlying scientific issues.

Learning Outcomes

  • To know the main families of materials with their specificity.
  • To know the materials processes and Manufacture
  • To know the mechanical constitutive laws of materials (elasticity, plasticity, fracture) as well as their physical properties.
  • Be able to explain the relationships between processes, structures and mechanical properties.
  • Know how to choose a material for a given application (identification of relevant physical quantities/economic context)



Crystallography (lattices, unit cells, Miller indices) Thermodynamics (1st and 2nd principles)


Final Mark = 70% IDM-tc1 mark + 30% IDM-tc2 mark