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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Scholarships available
  • Region Aquitaine Scholarships for non-EU students - 6000€ - deadline: Applications are closed for this year.

  • E2S Talent's Academy Scholarships for all students - 10000€ - deadline: May, 9th, 2018.
    Application by email at master.psce[at]univ-pau.fr .
  • The application process consists in :
    - a cover letter
    - a transcript (the previous academic year and, if possible, the first term of the ongoing one) with rankings
    For large files, it is preferable to send a link to a repository (e.g. wetransfer.com)


Overview

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.


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dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2006.01.001
Distribution of hydrated sodium sulfate crystals, salt solution and not wetted porosity in a Savonnières limestone by X-ray tomography
(dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2013.08.065)
Numerical simulation of a plunging breaking wave
(dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2006.01.001)

dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00161-017-0602-x
Density profile and pore pressure estimations in a graphitic slit pore.
(dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00161-017-0602-x)


Program objectives


Program description


Mechanics 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
Bibliography 4 ECTS
Semester 4 (30 ECTS)
Research internship
30 ECTS

Click here for full description of MPPM course



Computations 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
Bibliography 3 ECTS
Semester 4 (30 ECTS)
Research internship
30 ECTS

Click here for full description of CCCE course


Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, the students in the Physics and Simulation in Civil Engineering Master will be able to:


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


Admission requirements

English Language Requirements

Minimum required score: CECRL B2 level in English

Academic requirements

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)


Villa Belza

French Basque Coast (Villa Belza in Biarritz - @D. Grégoire)


Anglet

French Basque Coast (Anglet - @D. Grégoire)