Plastics processes is the plastics processing industry, which includes polymer materials but also composite materials. For half a century, the use of plastics has increased tenfold in all sectors of the packaging, construction, transport, medical industries, etc. due to their exceptional specific properties.

Circular economy and biobased materials

Plastics are often looked upon disapprovingly but they can actually be a sensible alternative to other heavier and more energy-intensive materials. The plastics industry needs to therefore initiate a change to reduce its environmental impact. The development of recycling but also of eco-design towards the development of a circular economy is a way forward. At the same time, ever more technical and sometimes biobased plastics must be developed, for example to meet the need for weight reduction in the transport sector or to provide new functionalities for the medical sectors.

Top class training

The plastics industry today represents nearly 230,000 employees in France and 5,000 companies which, in 90% of cases, have difficulty recruiting. Facing all these challenges, IMT Nord Europe offers several top class training courses in this field through the general engineer training cycle, apprenticeship engineering or specialised masters courses.

Our processes & materials trainings

Future focus excellence seminars

Learn about major innovations thanks to the Future Focus excellence seminars. The themes selected meet the business needs of manufacturers to support them in their transformations and meet current skills development needs, such as “DevOps”, “Smarcities”, “Air and odours”.

General engineering

You are interested in the engineering degree and it’s a good choice. The profession is at the heart of the major industrial, environmental and societal challenges of our world. The general engineering course allows you to meet these challenges and…

General engineering through continuing education

The IMT Nord Europe “Ingénieur Généraliste” Continuing Education program is part of an approach designed to prepare professionals to become versatile and strategic players, capable of meeting the complex challenges of the 21st century. In practice, it enables French or…

MSc Advanced Design and Management of Durable Constructions

With technological developments and growing concerns about sustainability, the landscape of the construction industry is undergoing a major transformation. Companies can no longer ignore the impact of their activities on the environment, and the integration of sustainable development is becoming…

MSc Eco-design and Advanced Composite Structures

In a context of industrial transformation, composite materials are emerging as a driving force, providing innovative solutions. Their lightness, exceptional strength and adaptability are revolutionizing not only product design, but also manufacturing processes. From aerospace to automotive, from energy to…


A PhD is the highest degree awarded at the university and carries international recognition. Training and a degree that represent a major asset for companies, both private and public, with profiles dedicated to research and innovation.

Plastics and composite materials

Develop your expertise in plastics and composite materials, particularly sought after in this high-tech industry. These 3 years of training at IMT Nord Europe will reconcile your theoretical knowledge and practical skills and give you a 5-year degree, accessible through…

Semester in Composites Materials

IMT Nord Europe has developed a range of programs provided in English. International students get the opportunity to study semesters totally taught in English.

Specialized Master in Positive Energy Building

In line with international global issues and accompanying action plans, such as the French Climate and Resilience, Climate Energy and Energy Transition for Green Growth Acts, the Low-Carbon Strategy, and the French High Council for the Climate, this course aims…

Telecommunications and IT engineer through continuing education

In an environment where information and communication technologies are rapidly evolving and essential to all businesses, IMT Nord Europe is committed to training professionals capable of creating value through in-depth knowledge and understanding of information and communication sciences and technologies.…