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 in 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 program, you must hold a Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree (B.Eng. etc.)

In addition, you must demonstrate a B2 level of English proficiency and provide a document attesting to this level of knowledge (TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS etc.)

Application Deadline

The application deadline for the fall 2024 intake is June 2024.

An application fee of €60 must be paid when you submit your application. This fee is non-refundable and may be paid by electronic bank transfer.

Admissions Procedure

Once your complete application has been received by the Admissions Team, you will receive an email notifying you whether your application has been selected for further consideration. If it has been selected, an interview will be scheduled with the Director of Studies in order to assess your technical knowledge and discuss your career plans. This interview will be conducted in English.
You will be notified of the admission decision shortly after the interview.


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 – Basics
  • Research initiation project 1
  • Lab Teaching
    The students have to undertake a research project to deepen their knowledge in the field of innovative building
  • Smart home and BIM
  • Construction Sites and Factory Visits
    Discover and get involved during visits into a real construction site and construction companies
  • Research initiation project 2
  • New materials and technologies for construction
  • Construction Sites and Factory Visits
  • French as a Foreign Language
  • Sport (optional)
  • Finance Analytics (2 ECTS)
  • Digital Intelligence and organization transformation (6 ECTS)
  • Personal Development and communication skills (1 ECTS)
  • Business plan challenge (5 ECTS)
  • International business (3 ECTS)
  • Supply Chain Management Tactics and Operations (1 ECTS)
  • Global Logistics and Operations (1 ECTS)
  • Management of Innovation and change (2 ECTS)
  • Global HR Management (3 ECTS)
  • Global information and international marketing (3 ECTS)
  • French as a foreign language (2 ECTS)
  • Extra firm visit – under completion (1 ECTS)
  • Wooden constructions
  • Advanced data learning and analysis
  • Scientific and Technical project 1 (4-month project)
    This subject is an initiation to handling a project in its different dimensions: design and characterization of
    materials, technical aspects, innovation, economical aspects and environmental impacts.
  • Reinforced concrete design – Advanced
  • Durability of structures
  • Scientific and Technical Project 2
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Responsability
  • Research methods and Engineering analysis
  • Visits 3
  • Scientific and technical project 3


  • Material reuse, life cycle assessment, and environmental impacts
  • Techniques of diagnosis and repairing: methods, auscultations, analysis
  • Construction sites and factory visits
  • Scientific and Technical Project 4
  • French as a Foreign Language
  • Sport (optional)

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

More info

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

According to your country of origin and academic records, you may be eligible to one of the several scholarship programmes that exist. Here are some examples:

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

Also, 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 |