MSc Eco-design and Advanced Composite Structures

An update in composite materials and technology, meeting project management, industrial and environmental requirements!


Responding to industrial challenges

Composite materials are being developed more and more by the industrial sector. By adding to the respective qualities of several constituents, their overall performance is significantly improved. It is therefore not surprising to see their rapid growth to meet current challenges, for example to reduce the weight of vehicles, disability inclusion but also the improvement of sports equipment.

Unique expertise in composites

This led IMT Nord Europe to establish the MSc Eco-design and Advanced Composite Structures to develop your expertise in composite materials, particularly sought after in this high-tech industry. It takes into account all the issues in the sector, in particular controlling the life cycle of composites and their environmental impact in the context of ecological transition.

"Composite" training

This masters course is also “composite” to be in step with industrial realities and their needs for specialised skills. On the technical side, you will work in project mode with all the resources of the IMT Nord Europe laboratories to trial the development of composites on a real scale: technological platform, digital resources, IT cluster, etc. Expertise supplemented by training in management and in project management via a one-semester course at the Institut Mines-Télécom Business School, our academic partner.

Job opportunities

Design manager/director

The design manager organises the resources and planning of a team of designers to meet the needs of the client in the pre-production phase. They identify technical solutions, in line with market developments and innovations, while ensuring the economic viability of the product. They have the ability to assess the social, environmental and financial impacts of the final project. They work in direct contact with clients throughout the different phases of the project.

Development project Manager/Director

The development project manager is in charge of the development and/or research of products and processes, from the initial design phase through to serial production. They support clients to define their needs and develop appropriate solutions. Using different profiles, they draw up the technical schedule and the financial plan. They also ensure that the solutions proposed throughout the project are shared with the various entities or are widely communicated



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
  • Composites materials constituents and specificities
  • Market and key figures
  • Technical and economical characteristics
  • Sandwich structures specificities
  • Preform and polymer characterization techniques for processing modeling
  • Characterization of mechanical properties
  • Non-destructive evaluation techniques

Review of polymeric materials, their physical and thermomechanical general properties

  • Exhaustive presentation of composites processes
  • Materials requirements, type of parts produced and economical aspect of each process
  • Recent developments in composites manufacturing
  • Lab Sessions on RTM injection, infusion and autoclave manufacturing
  • Laminate plate theory
  • Evaluation of unidirectional and multi-layered composites mechanical properties
  • Influences of thermal and moisture effects
  • Long-term behaviour and damage mechanisms
  • Structures reliability and process robustness principles applied to composites materials
  • Computer lab sessions
  • Nano-reinforced polymers
  • Bio-based materials and biocomposites materials
  • Smart materials
  • Recycling and valorisation methods
  • Standards
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Biomaterials
  • Maintenance and repairing
  • Use of recycled materials
  • Decision making
  • Influence of process and material parameters on cycle times and part quality
  • Interaction between the physics involved
  • Composites modelling project

Semester-long course at our Institut Mines-Télécom Business School partner


Design a composite part from a book of requirements concerning a structural application

An initiation to research methods and testing in order to deepen one’s knowledge in the field of innovative building materials

Final year intership to apply theoretical and technical concepts and methods to real construction projects.

Head teacher
Ing. PhD. Mylène LAGARDERE

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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 |