International Master

MSc Eco-design and Advanced Composite Structures

In a context of industrial transformation, composite materials are emerging as a driving force, providing innovative solutions. Their lightness, exceptional strength and adaptability are revolutionizing not only product design, but also manufacturing processes. From aerospace to automotive, from energy to infrastructure, their ability to reconcile performance and environmental responsibility makes them essential choices in the quest for more sustainable, environmentally-friendly industries.

At the heart of this industrial revolution, IMT Nord Europe’s Master in Eco-Design and Advanced Composite Structures (EDACS) is committed to training tomorrow’s professionals, equipped with the expertise to understand composite materials in their entirety, from life cycle management to environmental impact assessment in a context of ecological transition.

The curriculum of this master’s program is also “composite”, in line with industrial realities and their need for specialized skills. On the technical side, students in the program work in project mode with all the resources of IMT Nord Europe’s laboratories to experiment with composites development on a real scale: technology platform, digital resources, IT cluster… Expertise complemented by training in management and project management via a semester at Institut Mines-Télécom Business School, our academic partner.



  • Design optimization
  • Structural analysis
  • Innovative, high-performance structures
  • Project management

Perspectives and professions

  • Composite materials engineer
  • Composite materials design engineer
  • Quality control engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Design Manager
  • Development project Manager/Director



Hold a Bachelor’s degree (Bac+3) or equivalent (B.Sc, B.Eng, B.Tech etc).
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.


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

Download the application form

Contact our team for more information :


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


The course lasts 2 years and is structured as follows:

  • Year 1 – Semester 1: courses at IMT Nord Europe, Douai campus
  • Year 1 – Semester 2: teaching at IMT-BS, Evry-Courcouronnes campus
  • Year 2 – Semester 1: Teaching at IMT Nord Europe, Douai campus
  • Year 2 – Semester 2: End-of-study project, 6-month internship in a company or research laboratory
Syllabuses are subject to change in accordance with IMT Nord Europe's scientific and educational advances
  • Materials classification and applications
  • Polymers and polymers structures
  • Composite materials
  • Rheology
  • Composite Manufacturing (with lab sessions)
  • Linear Elasticity
  • Finite Elements
  • Design Project on CAD and FEA tools.
  • Regulations and outcomes
  • Pre-treatment for recycling
  • Literature review project
  • Recycling of polymeric materials
  • Recycling of composites
  • Company visits
  • Ecodesign project
  • Smart and advanced polymeric and composites materials
  • Plastics and composites recycling
  • labtime
  • 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)
  • Material behavior modeling
  • Abaqus Project
  • Modeling of thermoplastic injection process
  • Composites modeling project
  • Additive manufacturing, prototyping
  • Laser processes

A research project directly linked to the industrial current needs concerning at least one of the following :
o material characterization
o Process development and/or optimization
o Part development

  • Evaluation of unidirectional and multilayered Composites mechanical properties
  • Advanced finite elements
  • Study case

During this 6-month internship, students will apply the theoretical and technical concepts and methods to real 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. Mylène LAGARDERE

Further information


Registration 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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