- Diploma prepared : Polytech Marseille engineer specializing in Mechanics and Energy.
- Average number of students in a class : 75 (FISE+FISA)
- Student profiles on entry*: Fluid mechanics, thermics, process engineering
- Areas of training concerned (among the 12 areas of the Polytech network): Energetics, Mechanics.
- Possible courses: Initial training (FI), Apprenticeship training (FA), Continuing education (FC), Professionalization contract in final year (CP)
- Campus : Château-Gombert
The aim of this program is to train engineers in process design and management, modeling and control in the fields of energy, heat transfer and fluid mechanics. Student engineers will acquire solid knowledge in the following areas: energy, heat and mass transfer, thermal engineering, fluid mechanics, digital modeling and simulation, energy utilization (renewable and fossil fuels, combustion).
Scientific and technical training is complemented by the acquisition of fundamentals in the humanities and economics, enabling engineers to take on positions of responsibility in virtually all branches of industry.
This specialization will also be offered as an apprenticeship from the start of the 2023 academic year.
I'm currently on a professionalization contract with Spie Batignolles Energie as a price surveyor for HVAC (air conditioning, ventilation, heating and plumbing) installations.
This contract enables me to use the skills I acquired during my studies and to develop my practical skills by putting them to use in the field.
The schedule for this contract is three days at school and two days on the job. In my opinion, it's very well suited to gradual immersion in the world of work, while at the same time following the energetic mechanics course.
I strongly recommend continuing my studies under a professional training contract, for the practical knowledge it provides, the opportunity to discover the world of business and, last but not least, for the moral and physical rewards it brings.
Is it possible to combine the American dream with engineering studies?
Both as part of my engineering training and from a personal development point of view, I've always wanted to go abroad. I prepared for this goal during the first two years of my Mechanics and Energy specialization, during which I was able to develop my knowledge of fluid mechanics, heat transfer and computer languages through a variety of activities: group projects, practical work, exams, tutorials and theory classes! In short, I wasn't bored! Then finally came the semester abroad I'd worked so hard for: the American dream was mine. The partnership between Polytech Marseille and IUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis) enabled me to discover a renowned university in the United States and to add to my scientific baggage.
Indeed, what better way to learn about motorsport aerodynamics than to study in the international capital of motor racing? I was able to take more advanced courses in heat transfer, engineering economics, an introduction to astronomy and motor sports aerodynamics. During these six months of immersion, I discovered teaching methods on the other side of the Atlantic, American campuses in all their splendor (Olympic-size swimming pool, state-of-the-art buildings, soccer fields, volleyball, American soccer, basketball...), students from all over the world - in short, the life of an Indiana student. I haven't mentioned it yet, but you've obviously guessed that this semester allowed me to perfect my English and, above all, practice it a lot!
Finally, I was able to organize mini-trips within the trip, and that's how I walked along the banks of the Mississippi, strolled under the screens of Times Square, tasted the famous poutines of our (almost) Quebec-speaking neighbors or smiled at my reflection in the famous "Chicagoan" Bean. I was also able to achieve this incredible goal thanks to all the opportunities offered by Polytech Marseille and more specifically the ME stream, whose representatives and teachers I salute. I highly recommend any student to have an experience abroad. Whether it lasts a few weeks or a few months, I'm sure you'll come out of it stronger, more confident and, above all, with your head full of memories, especially as the range of choices is so wide (Brazil, South Korea, Sweden, Canada, Spain...). Go for it!
Program and model
The first four semesters are devoted to basic knowledge of "Mécanique Énergétique" and cross-disciplinary scientific fields (tools for the engineer).
- UE - BASIC ENERGY MECHANICS
- UE - ENGINEERING TOOLS I
- UE - LANGUAGE & SHEJS I
- UE - ENERGETICS
- UE - MECHANICS
- UE - ENGINEERING TOOLS II
- UE - LANGUAGE & SHEJS II
- UE - Company discovery internship
- UE - BASIC ENERGY SCIENCES
- UE - FLUID MECHANICS
- UE - ENGINEERING TOOLS III
- UE - LANGUAGE & SHEJS III
- UE - ENERGY COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMS
- UE - ENERGY EFFICIENCY
- UE - ENERGY MECHANICS MODELING AND SIMULATION
- UE - DESIGN OFFICE AND RESEARCH PROJECT
- UE - LANGUAGE & SHEJS IV
- UE - SUPERVISOR INTERNSHIP
The penultimate semester (S9) offers three majors focusing on specialized fields: Optimization and Energy Transition, Simulation in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Engineering, and Industrial and Natural Risks. These options are taught in English. Initial training" students can take semesters S9 and S10 under a work-study contract. For other students, semester S10 is entirely devoted to the end-of-studies internship.
- UE - ENERGETIC MECHANICS
- UE - LANGUAGE & SHEJS V
- UE - TAI (INDUSTRIAL APPLICATION WORK)
- MAJOR: INDUSTRIAL AND NATURAL HAZARDS
- MAJOR: OPTIMIZATION AND ENERGY TRANSITION
- MAJOR: ADVANCED SIMULATION IN FLUID MECHANICS AND HEAT ENGINEERING
UE - Industrial Development Internship
Dual Master's degree in management
With a view to training dual-skilled engineers in high demand on the job market, all Polytech Marseille courses offer a dual degree program: engineering diploma + master's degree in management, in collaboration with Kedge, the Marseille business school.
Double masters in research
Open in 5th year for students interested in research careers and pursuing a thesis: M2 in Mechanics Aeronautics and Transportation (AT), Fluids and Solids, Fire Sciences and Fire Safety Engineering (ISI) from Aix-Marseille University, or other M2s related to the Mechanics and Energy specialization, subject to approval by the pedagogical committee.
Semesters at other schools
- INSTN Cadarache (S9 and S10) or a sixth year
- ENSTA Bretagne (S9 and S10)
Semesters at another school in the Polytech network
A student enrolled in the Mécanique Energétique department in Marseille may spend an external semester at one of the following schools in the Polytech network, or at another school after consultation with the school's directors
- FISE ; NANTES - Thermique Energétique
- FISE; ORLEANS - Energy, aerospace and motorization technologies
- FISE/FISA; NICE - Buildings
- FISE/FISA; SACLAY - Materials, Mechanics and Energy
- FISE; NANCY - Energy, Mechanics, Materials and Environment
- FISE/FISA; ANNECY-CHAMBERY - Building, Ecoconstruction and Energy
A form can be downloaded from the network's website, and must be approved by both parties (home program director + host program director).
- The IAE Aix-Marseille MSc program in management
- INSTN training courses in the nuclear field
- Specialized training in Nuclear Ventilation Engineering
- PhD thesis
Among the courses offered, practical work, the aim of which is to carry out independent experiments in the field of Energetic Mechanics and to exploit the results obtained, enables students to apply the techniques, processes and methods covered in the various modules.
Example of scientific equipment :
To make it easier for students to enter the workforce and develop their entrepreneurial spirit while providing theoretical training, Polytech Marseille offers students project-based teaching, internships and the possibility of a professionalization contract as part of their engineering curriculum.
Energy Mechanics engineers work in all sectors that produce, transport, transform or optimize energy. These sectors include energy production, construction, energy services, the nuclear, automotive, aeronautical, naval and rail industries, capital goods manufacturing and arms production. In the above-mentioned sectors, Polytech Marseille's Mechanical and Energy engineers work as design engineers, research and development engineers, project managers, project engineers and operating and maintenance engineers.
Graduates join companies that produce, transport, transform or optimize energy in the building, renewable energies, energy services, nuclear, automotive, aeronautical, naval and rail industries, as well as in the manufacture of capital goods and armaments. Consult the job placement sheet for this course, which has trained over 2,000 engineers in the field.
- Design and project engineers manage all stages of a technical project, from conception to completion.
- Research and development engineers design and develop new products and technologies.
- Operating and maintenance engineers diagnose, optimize and maintain energy systems.
- Project management engineers define and manage technical and commercial projects.
Examples of graduate employers
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- A "design office" project is carried out by 4th year students, implementing a design approach for a product or system.
- Another 4th year project invites engineering students to consider the dimensioning of energy conversion systems. This group project begins by drawing up the specifications for the energy converter, and ends with the production of an experimental model.
- A one-week immersion project in a CNRS research team (Projet Initiation à la Recherche) is also offered to 4th year students.
- An industrial project in 5th year (public defense at the end of semester 9, before the student leaves for an internship) rounds off the project-based teaching offered by the department.
Students in our program take part in three compulsory internships, which are evaluated by the internship supervisor and the school's teaching staff.
- 3rd year: company discovery internship, 4 to 6 weeks, starting in early June
- 4th year: internship in a company or laboratory, minimum 8 weeks, starting in early June
- 5th year: industrial internship, 5 months minimum, starting mid-February
The majority of our students carry out their internships in SMEs, VSEs and start-ups, and the remainder in large companies, research laboratories and local authorities.
Students can opt for a work-study contract for the final year. The work-study schedule is 3 days at school / 2 days at the company until January, 2 days at school / 3 days at the company until May, then 100% at the company.
Since the class of 2022, international mobility has been a requirement for the Polytech Marseille engineering diploma. It must be 12 weeks "cumulative post-baccalaureate", with a minimum of 4 consecutive weeks. The mobility options provided for in Polytech Marseille's study regulations are as follows:
- Study semester abroad
- Foreign students who have completed part of their studies in their home country.
- Gap year
Study semesters abroad
Semesters abroad, mainly in 4A and 5A (Semesters 7, 8 and mainly 9 and/or 10), are encouraged by a series of bilateral agreements (ERASMUS, Hors Europe, CIVIS, BRAFITEC, etc.) linking the University, the School and our program with other foreign universities (Japan, Canada, Taiwan, South Korea, USA, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Spain, etc.). In the "Mechanics and Energetics" department, our preferred partner universities include :
- Linkopings Universitet (Sweden)
- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
- Université de Sherbrooke (Canada)
- Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) (Canada)
- University of Toronto (Canada)
- Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (Canada)
- Kobe University (Japan)
- Instituto Tecnologico de Queretaro (ITQ) (Mexico)
- Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (USM) (Chile)
- Università di Bologna (Italy)
- Sapienza Università di Roma (Italy)
- Korea University (South Korea)
- Universidad de Oviedo (Spain)
- Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
- University College Dublin (Ireland)
Internships, particularly in 3A and 4A, are also carried out in foreign companies or research laboratories (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Great Britain, China, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Taiwan, Australia, Ecuador, USA, Belgium, Turkey, Ivory Coast, Andorra, Togo, Switzerland, Lebanon).
The Mechanical Engineering apprenticeship scheme
Since 1986, the Mechanics and Energy program has been training general engineers in the field, with expertise in process design and operation, modeling and optimization. In 2023, it will open a new apprenticeship route to meet the demand for work-study training in the regional and national job markets. This new pathway will adopt a similar architecture to that of the FISE in six semesters, with two or three weeks alternating between company and school time. This alternating rhythm is the fruit of exchanges between teachers and industrialists who have collaborated on this project.
Entry to 1st year of engineering cycle (year 3 post-bac): competitive entrance examination (selection based on application and interview)
- Prerequisites: 120 ECTS validated (L2, or equivalent), particularly after a preparatory course integrated into Polytech (PEIP), a BUT (targeting Mechanical and Production Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, Civil Engineering, Sustainable Construction, Thermal Engineering and Energy, etc.) or a preparatory class.
- Eligibility for apprentice status: must be at least 29 years old at the time of admission to the school.
- Applications: Candidates must register on Aix-Marseille Université's E-candidat platform between February 20 and March 31, 2023: Selection based on application, English test and interview. Following file review, eligibility results will be announced on April 24, 2023.
- Admissions: Admission is final upon signature of an apprenticeship contract with a company for the duration of the program (3 years).
- Assistance from the school in finding a host company: Candidates will be invited to the " 5th Rencontres Polytech Entreprises " organized by Polytech on March 30 at the World Trade Centre - Centre Bourse. Work-study workshops will be held in the morning. More than 60 partner companies will be present at a Job Dating internship/ternship from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Prospective apprentices will be able to meet recruiters, have their CVs proofread and practice recruitment interviews. Further information on this event will be sent to candidates at a later date.