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Master international

Engineering the vehicles of tomorrow with ISAT

Study Automotive Engineering for Sustainable Mobility in France at ISAT  

Embrace an automotive engineering career all over the world
while studying in France with a Master of Science in
Automotive Engineering for Sustainable Mobility

Applications are now open

ISAT and Polytech'Orléans, top European automotive engineering schools  offer a co-accredited Master programme in Automotive Engineering for Sustainable Mobility  focusing on Energy Management & Control and Vehicle Dynamics. This international programme in Europe is accredited by the French Ministry of Research and Education.

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This two-year automotive engineering programme in Europe at master level (3 semesters & 1 internship semester) is entirely taught in English in both European automotive engineering universities ISAT Nevers & Polytech'Orléans. 
This programme aims at preparing future automotive student-engineers for a professional career with a broad knowledge in automotive systems adapted to the new trends (hybrid propulsion, electrical vehicle, bio-materials, alternative fuels, fleet management...) while offering specialisations central to the industry & research to meet these requirements.

Skills specifications https://www.francecompetences.fr/recherche/rncp/24597/

Course description

Core teaching units with a choice of two specialised options:

  • vehicle dynamics / intelligent vehicle
  • energy management & control for sustainable mobility


ISAT is located near the French Nevers/Magny-Cours F1 circuit (2-hour drive from Paris) and offers a perfect setting for the student/future automotive engineer to work on innovative projects with the motorsport SMEs & major automotive manufacturing companies, consultant organisations as well as suppliers. Additionally, other career opportunities may be found as academic researchers in automotive engineering education thanks to a close network of  research centres and  public-private research laboratories.

Polytech'Orléans (one-hour drive from Paris) is an engineering faculty and school that provides an extensive range of courses at degree and postgraduate level in the areas of engineering and technology. Polytech'Orléans is thoroughly involved in automotive research topics such as new engine concepts, energy management, aerodynamics in partnership with leading car manufacturers and suppliers.

Associated research laboratories in automotive engineering
DRIVE laboratory
DRIVE Energy Propulsion Electronics and Environment research group
PRISME laboratory
PRISME Engine and Combustion research group
PRISME External Aerodynamics research group


Oustanding achievement is required in the applicants' First Degree, which must have equivalent to UK first class in either mechanical & electrical engineering, electronics engineering, computer science, physics and automotive engineering.
English proficiency: TOEIC 785 / (TOEFL IBT 80) / IELTS 6.5
French proficiency: not required as French as a foreign language is taught to all non-French speaking students.
Tuition fees: 11 500 euros for 4 semesters

Application Procedure

Please download the application form .
Please note that student housing may not be available during the extended application period in June and finding accommodation in Orléans will be your responsibility.
Please direct your questions to Professor Sidi-Mohammed SENOUCI Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. and Professor Pascal HIGELIN Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Erasmus student

The third semester (October to December) is open to Erasmus students with the following courses (entirely taught in English):

- critical systems and vehicular networks
- energy hybridation/storage
- engine components
- electrical powertrain
- alternative fuels and pollutant reduction
- conferences
- French culture and language

Academic requirements : registered at Master 2 level

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Students at work

During semester 1 and 2 most of the AESM courses include practical work on state of the art industrial and research equipment. The following videos where the AESM students explain their work have been taken during the Engine Control course:

Control lab - Synthesis of a throttle control

Engine test lab - Diesel engine NOx/particles tradeoff

Engine test lab - Optimization of spark timing and AFR

Best student poster award SIA ISAT 1er place classement Eduniversal master recherche ISAT


 aesm facebook group ISAT


linkedin AESM group ISAT



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