Master’s degree in
“Physics and Simulation in Civil Engineering”
MPPM & CCCE courses
Mechanics and Physics in Porous Media (MPPM)
Computations in Civil and Coastal Engineering (CCCE)
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The aim of this master is to train scientific experts in Mechanics and Physics high potential fields such as civil engineering structures, coastal engineering, geomechanics or physics of porous media.
The master develops around two shared courses: Mechanics and Physics in Porous Media and Computations in Civil and Coastal Engineering. Those two academic courses cover a wide spectrum of interests ranging in scale from a pore to a structure.
This international master’s degree in Physics and Simulation in Civil Engineering offers multidisciplinary key courses to achieve an advanced specialist level in the aforementioned fields. It is suited for students planning both an academic or an industrial career and provides the theoretical basis and the practical expertise required to pursue in research or R&D structures or companies.
The master is fully taught in English and is hosted at ISA BTP Engineering School in the French Basque coast area (Anglet, France).
The program is carried out in close collaboration with SIAME and LFCR research laboratories where numerical and experimental practicals will be performed. Students will also benefit from the global research environment and administrative support of the University Pau & Pays Adour, the E2S I-site program and the research federation IPRA.
|Distribution of hydrated sodium
sulfate crystals, salt solution and not wetted porosity in a
Savonnières limestone by X-ray tomography
Numerical simulation of a plunging breaking wave
| Density profile and pore pressure
estimations in a graphitic slit pore.
Prepare students at an advanced specialised level to meet present and future challenges in civil or coastal engineering, geomechanics or physics of porous media
Develop engineering research skills to engage in quality and successful research,
Prepare students for leading positions in industry and government Research and Development departments.
and Physics in Porous media (MPPM)
|The MPPM course focuses on the mechanics and physics in porous media. It encompasses experimental characterisation of porous media by indirect porosimetry and direct imaging, poromechanical behaviour modelling, transport properties estimation, fluid-solid couplings and properties of confined fluids in porous media.|
|Semester 3 (30 ECTS)|
|Statistical thermodynamics, adsorption & interfaces||6 ECTS|
|Characterization of porous media by direct and indirect techniques||6 ECTS|
|Advanced mechanics and computational modelling||5 ECTS|
|Poromechanics, fracture and transport||5 ECTS|
|French as a Foreign Language, English||4 ECTS|
4 (30 ECTS)
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in Civil and Coastal Engineering (CCCE)
|The CCCE course focuses on the modeling and simulation of complex civil engineering structures submitted to special or extreme loadings with emphasis on advanced material modeling, geotechnical computation and a focus on coastal engineering structures.|
|Semester 3 (30 ECTS)|
|Advanced mechanics and computational modelling||8 ECTS|
|Modelling and Simulation in Coastal Engineering||4 ECTS|
|Advanced Geotechnics and hydrogeology||6 ECTS|
|Advanced Modelling and Simulation in Coastal Engineering||6 ECTS|
|French as a Foreign Language, English||3 ECTS|
4 (30 ECTS)
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Student Learning Outcomes
At the end of this program, the students in the Physics and Simulation in Civil Engineering Master will be able to:
Demonstrate mastery of a solid body of knowledge and skills in engineering science to solve relevant problems,
Design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data,
Review, analyze, and interpret the body of scientific literature, contemporary issues and innovations in physics and civil engineering area,
Produce quality research,
Carry out a research project to understand a physical phenomenon pertaining to civil engineering, coastal engineering, geomechanics or physics of porous media.
Prospects for employment or further study
Sectors: Civil engineering, coastal engineering, geomechanics, physics of porous media
Fields: Research and R&D structures
Positions: PhD student and R&D Engineer
English Language Requirements
Minimum required score: CECRL B2 level in English
Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science or Equivalent.
Detailed Program Facts
Starting in: September 2018. You can apply until: 30 Jun 2018
Program intensity: Full-time
Duration: 1 year
Credits: 60 ECTS
Languages: Fully taught in English
Delivery mode: On Campus at ISA BTP Engineering School on the French Basque Coast (Anglet, France)
French Basque Coast (Villa Belza in Biarritz - @D. Grégoire)
French Basque Coast (Anglet - @D. Grégoire)