MEME Academic Requirements


U.S.-France MEME Program: Academic Requirements


The students in the program will have to complete at least 12 credits of regular coursework in MECH or MATL at UNL (a total of at least 15 credits, including thesis (3 credits), must be completed at UNL). At least 7 credits should be graduate-only courses (not including thesis credits). At least one course must be taken from each of two of the following specialty areas*: 

1. Thermal Sciences
2. Fluid Mechanics
3. Solid Mechanics
4. Systems, Design and Controls
5. Dynamics and Vibrations
6. Computational Methods
7. Manufacturing
8. Biomedical Engineering

Les étudiants de ce programme auront à obtenir 12 crédits dans le cursus normal du MECH ou MATL de l’UNL (un total de 15 crédits incluant le rapport de stage (3 crédits) devra être obtenu à l’UNL). Un minimum de 6 crédits seront pris dans le cursus dit « graduate only ». Ces 12 crédits dans le cursus normal incluront au moins une unité (valeur 3 crédits) parmi deux des thèmes de spécialisation suivants*:

* Graduate courses with cross listing below the 400 level will normally not be counted toward this minimum.
The current list of designated specialty area courses can be obtained from the MEAM program.

Les unités co-designées en dessous du niveau 400 ne compteront pas dans le taux de crédits « graduate only ». Le cursus des thèmes de spécialisation est disponible auprès du programme MEAM.

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)

  • Thermodynamics (5 CE): Statistical thermodynamics, Thermodynamics of solid solutions

  • Materials Structure (6 CE): 

    From perfect to real crystal, 

    Atomic physics
  • Materials properties 1 (6 CE): Linear elasticity, Physics of the solid state 1, Hyper-elasticity, viscoelasticity, damage of polymers

  • Diffusion and phase transformations (6 CE): Diffusion in the solid state, Phase transformations 1

  • Foreign languages (5CE): English, Materials sciences and Mechanical Engineering

  • Business and employability (2 CE): Knowledge of business, Management, Technological survey, Intellectual property

Semester 2: S2 (30 ECTS)

  • Industrial materials (8 CE): 

    Metals and metal alloys, 

    Polymers
  • Materials properties 2 (7 CE): Properties of macromolecular materials, Relationship between microstructure and plasticity in metals

  • Physics of condensed matter (8 CE): Physics of the solid state 2, Magnetic and dielectric properties

  • Foreign languages (2CE): English

  • Internship /duration : 3 months (5 CE): Laboratory or company, France or abroad

Master year 2: M2

Semester 3: S3 (30 ECTS)

  • Numerical methods (6 CE): Monte Carlo simulation, Phase field methods, Industrial numerical mathods (DAO/CAO – Thermocalc)

  • Foreign languages (2CE): English

  • Polymers physics [materials engineering track only] (11 CE): Polymers, plastics and plastic manufacturing, Fundamentals about amorphous materials and glasses, Polymer ageing and degradation, Biopolymers et biocomposites, Nanostructured polymers, Semicrystalline polymers

  • Physical metallurgy (11 CE): Corrosion, Mechanical degradation, Phase transformations 2, Materials exposed to radiation, Symmetries

  • Physics of nanomaterials [nanosciences track only] (11 CE): Elaboration and analyse of nanomaterials, Magnetism, Nanomagnetism, Solid state physics and radiation-matter interaction, Nano-optics and nanoelectronics

Semester 4: S4 (30 ECTS)

  • Characterization techniques (12 CE): Microscopy, Spectroscopies, Atom probe, Thermal analysis…., R&D case study

  • Business and employability (3 CE): Employability, Standards and quality

  • Internship /duration : 6 months (15 CE): Laboratory or company, France or abroad

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

Language requirements:

Students entering the program are expected to be fluent in English at a level that will allow them to take courses and communicate in English.

Students for which English is not their native language when entering UNL will need to provide proof of English proficiency before admission and will be evaluated upon arrival at UNL and might be required to take additional English courses.

Students going from UR to UNL will either take the TOEFL (or equivalent) or obtain a certificate from UR indicating they have successfully completed coursework completely delivered in English.

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