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U.S.-France EMME Program: Required courses / Enseignements délivrés

UNL Engineering Mechanics: Ingénierie mécanique

The students in the program will have to complete at least 12 credits of regular coursework in EngM at UNL (a total of at least 15 credits, including thesis, must be completed at UNL). These 12 course work credits (at least seven of which must be earned in courses open exclusively to graduate students) will include:

Les étudiants de ce programme auront à obtenir 12 crédits dans le cursus normal de l’EngM de l’UNL (un total de 15 crédits incluant le rapport de stage devra être obtenu à l’UNL). C’est 12 crédits ( dont au moins 7 seront pris dans le cursus dit « graduate only ») incluront :

  • ENGM 910: Continuum Mechanics: mécanique des milieux continus
  • ENGM 996: Seminar in Engineering Mechanics: séminaires en ingénierie mécanique

And any three courses from the following / Et trois unités parmi les suivantes:

Materials Modeling Emphasis:

Suggested courses:

  • 843 Introduction to Piezoelectricity with Applications
  • 922 Theory of Elasticity I
  • 925 Viscoelasticity
  • 930 Mechanics of Composite Materials
  • 942 Theory of Plasticity

Other courses:

  • 940 Fracture Mechanics
  • 941 Mechanics of Dislocations and Cracks

Computation and Computational Materials Emphasis:

Suggested courses:

  • 880 Numerical Methods in Engineering Analysis
  • 851 Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
  • 860 Molecular Dynamics
  • 960 Computational Materials

Other courses:

  • 888 Nonlinear Optimization
  • 918 Fundamentals of Finite Elements
  • 951 Advanced Topics in Finite Element Methods

Materials Evaluation Emphasis:

Suggested courses:

  • 848 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
  • 852 Experimental Stress Analysis I
  • 875 Vibration Theory and Applications
  • 891: Special Topic: Structure, Mechanical and Chemical Properties of Nano-Structures and Nano-Materials
  • 915 Stress Waves in Solids
  • 940 Fracture Mechanics

Other courses:

  • 922 Theory of Elasticity I
  • 941 Mechanics of Dislocations and Cracks

UR Materials: Matériaux à l’UR

The students in the program will complete either the Master 1 or Master 2 in Materials at UR, depending on their interest and specialization. This program is fixed each year and currently includes:

Master year 1: M1

Semester 1: S1 (30 ECTS)

  • Fundamental physicochemical properties of materials (8 ECTS): Physical properties, Physicochemistry of the materials, Properties of interfaces
  • Thermodynamics and phase transformations (8 ECTS): Thermodynamics phase diagram, Transport and diffusion, Application to metal, polymeric alloys, etc.
  • Knowledge and use of materials (7 ECTS): Metals and alloys, Macromolecules, Glassy structures
  • Language Option (7 ECTS): English, French

Semester 2: S2 (30 ECTS)

  • Ageing and protection of industrial materials (10 ECTS): Mechanical behavior, Physicochemical ageing, Surface treatment and protection
  • Industry and production (7 ECTS): Industrial standards, Experiment design, Production, Control, Quality, Environment, Individual Project
  • Laboratory training and company visits (6 ECTS): Laboratory safety, Laboratory practice, Working with materials, Project
  • Language Option (7 ECTS): English, French

Master year 2: M2

Semester 3: S3 (30 ECTS)

  • Methods of material characterization (9 ECTS): Interaction of matter and radiation, Mechanical spectroscopy, Dielectric spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, Thermal analysis, Surface analysis, metrology
  • Practical training in techniques of material characterization (9 ECTS): Nanoscopic analysis, Microscopic analysis, Spectroscopy, Thermal analysis, Non-destructive testing
  • Technological survey (6 ECTS): Technological survey, Management and human relations, Company visits, Conferences
  • Language Option (6 ECTS): English, French

Semester 4: S4 (30 ECTS)

  • Practical training (30 ECTS)

A student may petition each program to request a change in the above requirements.