International Master

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 an unavoidable priority. Today, more than ever, it is imperative that companies embrace an innovative and responsible approach to construction, rethinking not only how they build, but also how they shape the future of the sector.

In response to these challenges, IMT Nord Europe has created the Master in ADVANCED DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT OF DURABLE CONSTRUCTIONS (ADMODC). The mission of this program is to train civil engineering professionals capable of rethinking construction by integrating sustainable practices. By focusing on the use of innovative, bio-based and sustainable materials, the program aims to minimize the environmental impact while maximizing the efficiency of construction projects.

In addition, your management and project management skills will be developed during a semester at Institut Mines-Télécom Business School, our academic partner.

Skills

  • Use of 3D printing in construction
  • Analysis of material durability
  • Mobilizing data to manage sustainable construction
  • Sustainable design
  • Use of innovative building materials

Perspectives and professions

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Green building certification specialist
  • Construction project manager
  • Green building designer
  • Construction manager

Why join this elite programme?

By joining this elite programme, you are investing in an academic career and positioning yourself as a leader in the transition toward a more resilient and sustainable future. This programme offers the following opportunities and educational experiences:

1- Engage with a Curriculum Designed for Global Impact

The master’s degree programme is crafted to address the urgent needs of sustainable design, construction, renovation, and management, preparing candidates to make a tangible impact in the field.

2- Thrive in an Excellent Engineering and Scientific Environment

Students will be immersed in the dynamic scientific and professional ecosystem of IMT Nord Europe, a leading engineering institution in Northern France known for its commitment to fostering innovation and academic excellence.

3- Access to Advanced Research Facilities

Access to the latest scientific equipment and delve into research within state-of-the-art laboratories focused on sustainable construction, the circular economy, and the development of innovative materials.

4- Draw on France’s Rich Sustainability Expertise

Tap into France’s extensive 20-year history of leadership in sustainable construction and renovation, which combines scientific progress, professional practices, and regulatory landscape.

5- Benefit from a Holistic Educational Approach

Participate in a curriculum that covers advanced civil engineering, sustainability principles, project management, and digital technology.

6- Immerse in a Rich Cultural Tapestry

Experience the vibrant cultural, artistic, and sporting scenes of nearby historic cities such as Lille, Paris, London, Brussels, Amsterdam, and Aachen, enriching your academic journey with an immersion in rich cultural environments.

7- Receive Comprehensive Support Services

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

Admissions

Prerequisites

Hold a Bachelor’s degree (BSc, BEng, BTech) or equivalent, ideally in the fields of civil engineering, construction, materials, environmental sciences, geology or architecture.
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.

Candidate

The deadline for applications is June 30, 2024, for the 2024 session.

Download the application form

Contact our team for more information : master-of-science@imt-nord-europe.fr

Calendar

The start of the 2024 session is scheduled for early September 2024.

Program

The international master’s degree “Advanced Design and Management of Durable Constructions” 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 Civil Engineering

This bloc focuses on the technical aspects of construction, emphasizing innovation and eco-efficiency.

  • Advanced Structural Engineering:

Dive deep into the latest advancements in structural engineering, exploring new materials, designs, and construction methods that enhance durability and resilience.

  • Innovative Civil Engineering Materials for Eco-efficiency:

Embrace innovative construction materials that reduce environmental impact and offer superior performance and longevity.

  • Construction Technology for Modern Building Practices:

Learn about the latest technologies revolutionizing construction practices, from 3D printing to modular construction, and how they contribute to sustainable building.

 

Bloc 2: Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

This bloc addresses the environmental aspects of construction, focusing on sustainable design principles and practices.

  • Sustainable Design, Minimizing Ecological Footprints:

Master the art of sustainable design, learning to create buildings that harmonize with their environment and minimize ecological footprints.

  • Environmental Assessment:

Gain expertise in conducting comprehensive environmental assessments for planning and executing sustainable construction projects.

  • Circular Economy Principles to Optimize Resource Use:

Explore the circular economy principles and how they can be applied to optimize resource use, reduce waste, and promote sustainability.

 

Bloc 3: Project Management and Digital Technology

This bloc combines project management skills with digital technology, preparing students to lead sustainable construction projects in the digital age.

  • Organization & Management:

Develop essential management skills tailored for the construction industry, including project planning, team leadership, and resource allocation.

  • Digital Technologies for Sustainable Constructions:

Embrace digital transformation in construction, learning about tools and technologies such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), digital twins, and smart sensors that enhance project efficiency and sustainability.

  • Self-development and Societal Impact of Construction Projects:

Integrate the impact of construction projects on society and the environment, fostering a sense of responsibility and ethical leadership in the construction sector.

 

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

  • Binders, Concretes and admixtures
  • Rheology of building materials
  • Engineering material introduction
  • Minerals
  • Soil physics and Geotechnical design
  • 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
    materials.
  • Smart home and Introduction to 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
Vincent THIERY

Further information

The language of instruction is English.

Fees

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.

Scholarships

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 | Postgrad.com

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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