Technologies and mechanics of advenced materials


The TEMMA specialization aims to train engineers, through research, towards the development of the necessary numerical, geometrical and experimental models for the development of tools for the integrated design of components and/or mechanical systems. This multi-disciplinary approach to mechanical design needs to be strongly directed towards concurrent engineering and depends on:

  • Experimental mechanics: for the characterization of behaviours, damage and rupture of materials, and mechanical components under complex demands;
  • Theoretical mechanics: to transpose experimental phenomena in integral mathematical models in software structure calculation;
  • Numerical modeling: to clearly identify (in space and time) continuous equations, and to develop resolution diagrams adapted to strong geometrical and material non-linearities. Optimization algorithms of technological solutions are also developed;
  • Geometrical modeling: for spatial location of parts in their initial configuration, within the framework of the finite element method. Meshing or adaptive meshing during digital simulation is also developed;
  • Integration: concurrent engineering uses various tools to develop design methodologies for parts and mechanical systems, with the objective being to integrate all the functional data related to a system in the design process.


In the first year, applications are invited from holders of a European degree in mechanics, applied mathematics or physics. Students giving proof of a level equivalent to 180 ECTS credits in these disciplines can be admitted at the discretion of the admissions committee.

In the second year, applications are invited from holders of a Bachelor in mechanics, physics, or applied mathematics, the holders of a MST, or any engineering degree whose syllabus contains basic training in mechanics. Engineering students from UTC, UTBM and UTT in their final year, as well as holders of equivalent foreign degrees with at least 240 ECTS credits can also apply.

Potential Careers

Students in this program are well-prepared in both the methods of fundamental research and industrial research. This provides graduates who are well-adapted to technological realities, allowing them to find positions in organizations, laboratories and companies involved in mechanical design technologies. Those who wish to continue towards a doctorate can be integrated into a research laboratory in theoretical, numerical or experimental mechanics. In particular:

  • The Laboratory of Mechanical Systems and Concurrent Engineering (LASMIS) at UTT;
  • The Laboratory of Mechanics and Manufacturing Processes (LMPF) of the ENSAM/CER Châlons.

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The master's degree is awarded only to students who have reached a certain level of proficiency in a second language. Non-native French speakers can choose French as their second language.


Abel Cherouat
Tel: 03 25 71 56 74



Master S & T - Spécialité "Mechanical Systems and Materials"
Université de technologie de Troyes
12 rue Marie Curie - BP 2060 - 10010 Troyes cedex

Tel: 03 25 71 56 51
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