International Master

MSc in Design and Management of the Industry 4.0

The industrial sector is constantly evolving, with ongoing technological and digital innovations radically transforming the way companies operate. In the era of Industry 4.0, IMT Nord Europe trains expert engineers in Lean Digital to optimize process improvement using new technologies.

Through this Master’s program, IMT Nord Europe trains its students in the organization, management and automation of production systems. They will be equipped with a multi-disciplinary scientific culture applied to production engineering, knowledge of automation, servo-control and, more generally, of the various aspects linked to computer-integrated production, based on:

  • Management and quality tools;
  • Process automation and digitization;
  • Continuous improvement and industrial performance.

This program is unique in that it includes a semester (S2 of the Master 1 year) entirely dedicated to management, at the partner Institut Mines Telecom Business School. The aim is to give students the cultural and technical keys to take on management roles in an industrial or logistics environment, with a strong knowledge and technical skills base in the field.


  • Industrial Design
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Industry 4.0 Technology

Perspectives and professions

  • Industrial design manager
  • Supply chain analyst
  • Automation engineer
  • IoT Specialist
  • Robotics and Automation Project Manager

Why Join this elite programme ?

Joining this programme transcends academic pursuit to become a leader in shaping the industry’s future. This programme offers you the following opportunities and educational experiences:


1- Engage with a Curriculum Designed for future industry

The curriculum is designed to equip candidates with the advanced, comprehensive skills to spearhead the transition to the industry of the future.

2- Immerse in an excellence in Engineering and Scientific Ecosystem

Engage with the vibrant scientific and professional community at IMT Nord Europe, which is dedicated to nurturing innovation and academic excellence in the industrial sector.

3- Access Cutting-Edge Research Facilities

You will benefit from access to the latest scientific equipment and research facilities, covering computer science, automation, and industrial engineering.

4- Benefit from a Comprehensive Educational Approach

Participate in a holistic curriculum integrating advanced engineering, information technology, engineering, and project management.

5- Experience a Culturally Rich and Vibrant Life

Embark on a cultural journey in the heart of Europe, including the historic charm of Lille, Paris, London, Brussels, Amsterdam, and Aachen

6-Receive Comprehensive Support Services

Take advantage of support services to facilitate your integration, including help with accommodation (IMT Nord Europe student residences), dining options, and various social activities.




Hold a Bachelor’s degree (BSc, BEng, BTech) or equivalent, ideally in the fields of industrial engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, mechatronics, electrical engineering, process engineering, aeronautical engineering or electronics.
Proof of a B2 level of English (TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, etc.)

Admissions process

Application and interview:
Once we have received the complete application file, the candidate is informed by email whether his or her application has been accepted. If this is the case, an interview is organized with the head of training to assess the candidate’s technical knowledge and career plans. The language used for this interview is English.
Candidates will be notified as soon as possible of their selection for the program.


Applications for the 2025 session will open in September.

Contact our team for more information :


The start of the 2025 session is scheduled for early September 2025.


The international master’s degree “Design and Management of the Industry 4.0” lasts 2 years and is structured as follows:

  • Year 1 – Semester 1: Engineering programme at IMT Nord Europe, Douai campus
  • Year 1 – Semester 2: Business and Management studies at IMT-BS, Evry-Courcouronnes campus
  • Year 2 – Semester 1: Engineering programme at IMT Nord Europe, Douai campus
  • Year 2 – Semester 2: End-of-study project, 6-month internship in a company or research laboratory

The programme is organized into three synergistic blocks that provide a comprehensive educational experience:


Bloc 1: Advanced Industrial Technology

  • Advanced Industrial Design:

Dive into cutting-edge design methodologies integrating functionality with innovation to redefine product development.

  • Industrial Innovation:

Master the art of innovation within the industrial sector and navigate and implement breakthrough technologies.

  • Advanced Automatics:

Gain expertise in the latest automation technologies to optimize manufacturing processes and systems.


Bloc 2: Digital Transformation

  • Digital Lean Management:

Embrace lean management through a digital lens, enhancing operational efficiency and reducing waste.

  • Intelligent Logistics and Transportation Systems:

Explore the integration of smart logistics and transportation to ensure efficient and sustainable operations.

  • Machine Learning and Advanced Data Analysis:

Unlock the potential of machine learning and data analytics to forecast trends, make informed decisions, and revolutionize industry practices.

  • Mobile Robotics:

Master the mobile robotics technology and implement and manage robotic solutions that augment human capabilities and productivity.


Bloc 3: Project Management

  • Production Management:

Acquire the skills to oversee production processes, ensuring they are efficient, cost-effective, and aligned with organizational goals.

  • Organization & Management:

Develop a profound understanding of organizational structures and management strategies that foster industrial innovation.

  • Operational Effectiveness:

Optimize operations through strategic planning, resource allocation, and continuous improvement methodologies.

  • Self-development and the Societal Impact of Construction Projects:

Cultivate a personal understanding of the broader societal implications of construction projects, emphasizing sustainability and ethical considerations.


French lessons are also included in the programme, to maximize your chances of pursuing a career in France.

  • Extented Enterprise Related Concepts
  • Designing and Organizing a Production System: a Case Study
  • Computer Assisted Production Management : Design and Optimization of a Mass Production line
  • BASICS : Basis of Supply Chain Management
  • Introduction to Industrial Maintenance
  • Programmable Logic Controlers
  • Automatics
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Transportation Systems Simulation
  • Introduction to Mobile Robotics and Associated Software Architectures
  • Micro-project : Modular Architecture
  • Micro-project : Sensors Data Fusion
  • Micro-project : Knowledge Building and Representation
  • Micro-project : Embedded Camera
  • Robotics Challenge
  • French as a Foreign Language
  • Finance Analytics
  • Digital Intelligence and organization transformation
  • Personal Development and communication skills
  • Business Plan Challenge
  • International business
  • French as a Foreign Language
  • Supply Chain Management Tactics and Operations
  • Global Logistics and Operations
  • Management of Innovation and change
  • Global HR Management
  • Global information and international marketing
  • International Project
  • Full Time Research Project
  • Industrial Design Systems Architecture
  • Embedded Systems for Control and Artificial Intelligence
  • ESCAAI Project
  • Theory of MPC
  • Design of MPC
  • MPC Project
  • Dynamic Machine Learning
  • Data gathering, Clustering and Classification
  • Data Fusion
  • Pattern Recognition
  • During this final thesis, students will apply their theoretical and technical knowledge in a company or in a research laboratory for those who are interested in pursuing PhD studies after their graduation.
Head teacher

Further information

The language of instruction is English.


Programme fees are :

  • €7,000 per year for European Union students, i.e. €14,000 for 2 years;
  • €9,000 per year for international students (outside the European Union), i.e. €18,000 for 2 years.

An application fee of €60 is payable at the time of application. This fee is non-refundable and can be paid by bank transfer.


Depending on several criteria, such as your country of residence or origin and your academic results, you may be eligible for certain scholarship programs. Here are a few examples:

The IMT Nord Europe team would be delighted to discuss with you the financing opportunities available for this program.

For example, our partner Postgrad Solutions offers 20 scholarships to students from all over the world. For more information, click here:

How to apply for a Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary |

If you are not a citizen of the European Union, we invite you to consult the conditions for continuing your studies in France and to register at  la plateforme « études en France ».

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. This will give you the time you need to complete all your consular formalities before the summer, which is a busy time for consulates every year.

Depending on a number of criteria, such as your country of residence or origin and your academic results, you may be eligible for certain scholarship programs (government, inter-governmental, industrial, corporate, etc.). Contact us for more information.

Training location

764 Boulevard Lahure, 59500 Douai


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