MSc Advanced Design and Management of Durable Constructions

A global approach to buildings from their design to their maintenance and repair!


Building the word of the future

Buildings, bridges and roads are constructions that have an impact on their environment and the populations, of all species, who inhabit them. An awareness of these environmental exchanges is essential to bring the necessary ecological, energy, digital and industrial transition.

All the foundations of sustainable construction

The MSc Advanced Design and Management of Durable Constructions at IMT Nord Europe gives you knowledge of sustainable construction, from design through to maintenance. It combines a strong expertise in civil engineering (design, sizing, works calculations) with detailed knowledge of the environmental impacts of works. It also trains you in the design and use of innovative materials from the circular economy.

A course at the heart of innovation

The course teaches a new way of building, based on innovative, bio-sourced, sustainable materials with low environmental impact. You will be at the very heart of innovation in IMT Nord Europe laboratories, in direct contact with researchers. There you will undertake impact and sustainability assessments on materials and their life cycles.

You will also be introduced to the use of 3d printing in construction, to the concept of the smart home and the mobilisation of data for managing sustainable constructions. In addition, your management and project management skills will be developed during a semester at the Institut Mines-Télécom Business School, our academic partner.

Job opportunities

Business Director

The business director manages the technical drafting of a construction or installation “project”. He or she determines, in a general or specific manner, the technical processes, organisational methods and costs in order to create a draft project of the future construction operation. He or she is also involved in undertaking the construction survey, defining the operating conditions and ensuring supervision responsibilities.

Director of Design Studies

The director of scientific and technical studies is responsible for developing understanding and new products or processes. Reporting to the general management, to the R&D department or to the research department of a company or a public or semi-public body, their duties are generally undertaken within design offices.

Director of production / Director of operations

The director of production is the operational representative of the industrial strategy. They ensure the proper functioning and optimisation of the production process. The director of production in general reports to the industrial director, the technical director, the plant director, the unit director or the managing director (in small organisations).

Project director

The project director creates both the feasibility study and the business proposal of projects which are entrusted to him or her. He or she has a technical coordination role, from business negotiation to project management, all the way to its completion. He or she is the intermediary between the customer, the internal departments and the external service providers. Depending on the size of the structure and the complexity of the projects, their missions relate to technical, commercial or managerial fields. He or she generally reports to the commercial or technical management of the company.

Works Director

Reporting to the project manager, the works director is responsible for preparing and managing the production of civil engineering works. He or she is responsible for transmitting the directives to establish the programme of works, following its development and establishing updates to planning and budget. He or she represents the construction site with the customer and external bodies and manages the teams deployed.



To apply to this MSc programme, we require that you hold at least a Bachelor of Science or equivalent (B.Eng., Licence scientifique, etc.)

Besides, you need to have a B2 level in English. And you must provide a document attesting your English language knowledge (TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS…)


The application fee for the Master of Science programmes is 60 euros. You can pay through an electronic bank transfer. Please note that this fee is non-refundable, even if an application is denied.


Application Deadline

We advise that you start as early as possible, it may take time to gather all supporting documents necessary to your application.

The application deadline is June 30th, 2022, for next intake in Fall 2022.


Selection Procedure

Step 1: The Admission Team reviews your application documents together with the submitted application form. If your application is selected for further consideration, we will notify you by e-mail and give instructions on the next step to take.

Step 2: You will be interviewed by the Admission Team and the Director of Studies. Applicants may not need to come to France for the interview depending on the other arrangements we can make. The working language in the interview is English.

Step 3: Following the interview process, a feedback will be given to all students. If you are admitted to IMT Lille-Douai, congratulations and welcome!


Click here to apply for this MSc Programme !


Syllabuses are subject to change in accordance with IMT Nord Europe's scientific and educational advances
  • Binders, Concretes and admixtures
  • Green materials for construction
  • Rheology of building materials
  • New materials and technologies for construction
  • Material reuse, life cycle assessment and environmental impacts
  • Metal frame design
  • Reinforced concrete design basis
  • Wooden constructions
  • Soil physics, Rheology and Geotechnical design
  • Reinforced concrete design advanced
  • Prestressed concrete design
  • Seismic design
  • Durability of structures
  • Techniques of diagnosis and repairing : methods, auscultations, analysis
  • Smart home and BIM
  • Advanced data learning and analysis

This teaching unit is an initiation to research methods and testing in order to deepen knowledge in the field of innovative building materials.

This subject is an initiation to handling a project in its different dimensions: design and characterisation of materials, technical aspects, innovation, economical aspects and environmental impacts.

In line with the semester at IMT Business School, during this course, students can choose to acquire skills in the field of logistics, develop their knowledge in the commercial field or strengthen their project management and team management skills (all concerning construction sectors).

  • French as a Foreign Language (FLE)
  • Sports
  • Construction sites and factory visits
  • Managerial Finance
  • Business Ethics
  • Intellectual Property
  • Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Sales and Business Development
  • Personal Development
  • Business plan challenge
  • AI and Entrepreneurship
  • French as a Foreign Language (FLE)

During this 6-month internship, students will apply the theoretical and technical concepts and methods to real construction projects in the industry. This semester can also be the opportunity to carry out a master thesis in a research lab.

Head teacher
Ing. PhD. Mouhamadou AMAR

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The tuition fees are €9,000 per year (€18,000 in total).

IMT Nord Europe’s team is at your disposal to discuss about possible scholarship opportunities that may exist to finance this study programme.

For example, our partner Postgrad Solutions now offer 20 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply – How to apply for a Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary |