The program is oriented towards subsurface engineering, as well as the strong interaction between the ground and buildings, exploration and exploitation of reservoirs and storage sites (water, gas, petroleum, CO2, waste) is one of the major objectives.
This program is open to students who have completed a Civil Engineering, Mechanics, Physics, Earth Science or Engineering university program either in France or abroad.
This course prepares students for research careers within large research organizations (CEA, BRGM, Andra, IFPEN, etc.) or consultancy within engineering offices and consultancy firms (Tractebel Engineering, Solétanche-Bachy, etc.).
Research organizations and companies in the sectors of civil engineering (Solétanche-Bachy, EDF, SNCF, etc.) and environment or energy (Total, Schlumberger, etc.) have increasing needs in the following fields:
- Controlling natural and anthropogenic risks (drought, flooding, earthquakes, landslides, oil slicks, etc.)
- Exploration, exploitation and maintenance of reservoirs and subsurface storage sites
1st year of Master’s: Geomechanics: Works, Water, Reservoirs (International track)
The Civil Engineering Master’s program aims to give students a high-level scientific literacy and a technological literacy focused on current industrial challenges associated with mechanics, civil engineering and the environment. This double literacy enables students to focus on careers in research, R&D engineering or higher education, in keeping with their professional goals.
Semesters S1 and S2 of the 1st year Master’s are intentionally non-specialized, giving students freedom in their choices for S3 and S4. Classes in the 1st year Master’s are organized into coherent teaching units that help students acquire skills for organizing and managing works associated with high-level scientific and technical business activities. The first semester comprises common core modules covering the theoretical disciplines and fundamental knowledge required for all tracks. Students then choose their focus. Their focus helps them to choose their tracks for S3 and S4. The interdisciplinary nature of the course and orientation to a wide range of business sectors is the main strength of this program, particularly in terms of career perspectives.
2nd year Master’s: Geomechanics: Works, Water, Reservoirs (International track)
For the past 30 years, this track has been training specialists in understanding and modeling complex phenomena associated with geomaterials (soil, rock, concrete) and works and structures in relation to their interaction with the environment, by providing students with the fundamentals of mechanics, physics and digital modeling. These themes are sought after by research organizations and companies in civil engineering, environment and energy sectors with increasing needs in the following fields:
- Controlling natural and anthropogenic risks (drought, flooding, earthquakes, landslides, oil slicks)
- Exploration, exploitation and maintenance of reservoirs and subsurface storage sites.
For foreign national applicants (outside of the European Union and European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland, Monaco or Andorra):
Consult the consular authorities concurrently to find out the procedures for obtaining your student visa. Depending on which country you are from, some authorities may ask you to use the CampusFrance facility.
The CampusFrance procedure must be followed concurrently with submission of your application to your choice of study program on the Université Paris-Saclay platform: https://apply-tc.ecp.fr/
International mobility grant (IdEx Paris-Saclay)
The IdEx Paris-Saclay project, of which CentraleSupélec is a partner, aims to promote international openness to master’s-level training programs provided by partner institutions, and to facilitate access for high-level international students wishing to develop a research training project up to doctoral level.
As such, for each university academic year, a one-year grant will be granted (for candidates accepted into the 2nd year of a Master’s degree), which can be renewed (for candidates admitted into the 1st year of a Master’s degree subject to obtaining successful results), to international students, to fund their completion of a Master’s degree with CentraleSupélec.
Applicants must first submit an application online (Application section). The person in charge of the training selects, from among the admitted, candidates to whom he will propose to apply for this scholarship. Each selected candidate will then be informed by e-mail so that they can complete their application for the scholarship; He must in particular provide the email address of two referrers who must complete their recommendations online before the deadline specified in website of University Paris-Saclay.
Ile-de-France Master’s degree grant
International applicants for a Master’s degree may be eligible for financial support from the Ile-de-France Regional Council.
This support is for foreign national students arriving for the first time, aged 30 and under in the year of selection, and wishing to complete a Master’s degree in whichever field of studies they have chosen.
All nationalities are eligible. However, priority will be given to candidates from priority decentralized cooperation areas of the region, or developing countries, particularly in Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East or new European Union member states.
Candidates must first file an application online, specifying in the grant section that they would like to apply for the Ile-de-France grant.
After first submitting the online application for their chosen Master’s degree program and downloading the grant request form from the Ile-de-France website, international candidates must then return this with all necessary documents – before March 1 - to:
CentraleSupélec - Direction des Études
Bâtiment Olivier - Bureau N 104
Grande Voie des Vignes
92295 Châtenay-Malabry cedex
The Studies Board can then establish the list of eligible candidates before their grant file is sent within the decision deadline imposed by the Ile-de-France Regional Council.
Grants offered on the CampusFrance website
The CampusFrance “Campus Grant” directory provides you with quick access to information about financial support, enables you to search according to your profile and describes various government institution, local authority, company, foundation and higher education institution programs