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Masters Programs in Hydrodynamics for Ocean Engineering, Ship Operation & Naval Engineering, and Erasmus Mundus Advanced Ship Design Programs in Nantes, France

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Founded in 1919, Ecole centrale de Nantes (Centrale Nantes) is a French Grande Ecole of engineering and is one of the Centrale Graduate Schools associated as the Groupe Centrale network with its sister institutions in Paris, Lille, Lyon, and Marseille. Centrale Nantes is A member of the TIME (Top Industrial Managers for Europe) network, that enables student exchanges among leading European engineering schools.

With over 2000 students at the Nantes campus, Centrale Nantes is popular among international students with over 30% of the student body which includes the Double Degree programs with opportunities to study in French or English. Centrale Nantes, with strong institutional and industrial partnerships, produces world-class academic and applied research in France.

Masters and Erasmus Mundus masters include 6 masters (17 specializations) and 3 Erasmus Mundus masters in marine technology, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, automatic control and robotics, city and urban environment, and industrial engineering.

Academic Programs

Masters Programs


  • Hydrodynamics for Ocean Engineering (MTECH HOE): This master specialism aims to give students advanced training on typical problems of hydrodynamics applied to naval architecture and ocean engineering: ship resistance, sea keeping, ship behavior in irregular seas, water,  waves and marine environment - physical, modeling and numerical aspects are studied. The program of study lasts two academic years - denoted by M1 and M2. The M1 program is taught in English, which is complemented by 160 hours of French language courses. M2 courses are in French.
  • Atlantic Master on Ship Operation & Naval Engineering (M-TECH AMASONE): This program allows its students to develop skills in naval engineering and to become engineers experienced in ship operations. An outstanding feature of this program is that you will have on-board training sessions on French Navy vessels. You will get an insight into on-board practice to serve complex equipment and to fit in with the quick evolution of knowledge and techniques which is highly valuable for a naval engineer and of course highly regarded by industrial employers. The program of study lasts two academic years - denoted by M1 and M2. Courses are taught in English across the entire program.
  • EMship Advanced Ship Design (Erasmus Mundus): European Masters course in integrated advanced ship design including advanced structure and CFD education as well as yacht design and production technology. Emship Master M120 is of 2 years duration and M90 is of18 Months.

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