Organisation and content after a master's 1

You have a MASTER’S 1

Holders of an M1, your engineering course at SUPMICROTECH-ENSMM takes place over two years, with a good balance between theoretical semesters and immersion in the professional world.

Your study years in detail

The course

The first year

An academic semester with a choice between two pathways comprising 468 hrs of classes breaking down as follows :

Some classes are common to both pathways

Product engineering pathway


Mechanics : 120 H
SCIENCES of materials / MATHEMATIcs / OPTIcs : 108 H
MICROTEchnology / ELECTRONics : 90 H
Mechanical design : 60 H
LANGUagES : 60 H
Humanities and social SCIENCES : 30 H

Systems engineering pathway


MICROTECHNology / mechanical manufacturing : 120 H
AUTOMATIon / IT: 120 H
SCIENCES of materials / MATHEMATIcs / OPTIcs : 78 H
Mechanical design: 60 H
LANGUagES : 60 H
Humanities and social SCIENCES : 30 H


 These pathways guide the choice of the 3rd year specialisations


One second semester for the immersion internship

Improve your knowledge of companies.
The task entrusted to the intern corresponds to what would be entrusted to a future engineer. The student takes an active part in the accomplishment of an engineering project and learns about project and group management.

The second year

The 3rd-year option semester count 448 hrs of classes in one of following nine options :


Advanced mechanic of structures

The profile for the Advanced Mechanics of Structures option focuses on modern design and dimensioning practices based on digital simulation of the behaviour of materials and structures as well as on the calculation-tests dialogue. Typically this option prepares students for research and development professions, whether in major groups (transport, energy, etc.) or small innovative businesses.


Industrialisation methods

In the context of the globalisation of markets, with all that this entails (outsourcing, customer satisfaction, environmental constraints, innovation), it is now necessary to have a sound knowledge of manufacturing processes and be capable of taking them into account right from the design stage, in order to be able to conduct reliable expert assessments: choosing the best-suited materials, optimising the design, evaluating the subcontractors, designing and optimising the manufacturing and inspection processes.


Functional materials and surfaces

Providing sound knowledge in the area of materials science. The focus will be placed on the mechanics and physical-chemistry of surfaces and interfaces. The skills acquired will ensure the engineers are capable of choosing and implementing the materials destined for specific applications.


Design and production of connected objects

Industry 4.0 and the internet of industrial things are transforming every sector of activity. The goal of this multidisciplinary option is to provide future engineers with the thematic and methodological knowledge they will need to analyse, design, model, dimension and develop connected solutions while including the issues of energy autonomy, sustainable development, safety and mechanical and microtechnological integration.

Mechatronic and robotic systems

Mechatronics is an industrial technology consisting of using mechanics, electronics, automation and information technology in synergy.

Mechatronics is present in every area: industry, transport, products for the general public, medical, defence, etc.

The aim of the Mechatronic and Robotic Systems option is to train versatile engineers who have a broad multidisciplinary vision and the taste for taking up challenges, and developing innovative systems and products.


Micromechanical engineering

Training multidisciplinary engineers capable of designing micro-devices integrating complementary technologies and functionalities on a mechanical base. Familiar with the deposition and photolithography techniques, they can grasp the industrial implementation of microtechnologies, whether at the level of the design office and R&D or of production.



The association of bio-microsystems and biomedical engineering corresponds to an interdisciplinary approach, aiming to design and apply engineering concepts and methods, even on a small scale, to problems that may be encountered in biology and the health sciences. This option meets a great societal challenge which is materialised by a need for high-level engineers for designing and making medical diagnosis and analysis tools.


Production systems enginerring

Companies operate in a perpetually changing competitive context and, relative to the production tool and its control, there is no lowering in the standards in terms of flexibility, responsiveness, adaptability, reliability/availability. The goal with this option is to offer future engineers the ability to understand a production system in its environment, analyse it, assess its performance and take the decisions accordingly in order to design, control, operate and maintain it.


Innovation engineering

Training the engineering students for providing methodological support for innovative processes in companies, leading to the creation of new systems, products, activities and services, in a context of pooling of resources between companies and of internationalisation. Develop learning around economic intelligence methods.

One semester for the end-of-studies project

The end-of-studies project lasts 20 weeks and provides students with an opportunity to implement everything they have learnt.
On completion of the third year, the end-of-studies project allows the students to put the finishing touches to their training and conduct and accomplish an engineering project. Veritable trial period for nearly one student in two and an ideal springboard for being hired for their first job.

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