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The Masters programme is focused on engineering technology


Sept: integration in the schools, start of classes

  • Introduction to the electrical vehicle
  • Project management course
  • Stake of sustainable mobility / Materials / Life Cycle Analysis for electrical vehicle
  • Energetics of electrical vehicle: electrical vehicles within the broader issue of energy networks; energy components of electric power trains; energetic macroscopic modeling tools in the chain systems; non stationary energy storage; optimization and energetic sizing
  • Electrical architecture of the electrical vehicle: Electricity in traditional combustion vehicles; Electro-mechanical conversions: conventional to engine-wheels technologies; Power electronic electrical conversions for electrical vehicles
  • Mechanical architecture and electrical vehicle conception: Mechanical architecture and materials for the electrical vehicle; Electrical vehicle acoustics (urban/road, cockpit, machine); Innovative conception / eco-conception
  • Control-command of the global technologic chain: NICT of the electrical vehicle in its eco-system: mechatronics – driver assistance; Safety and Man-machine interface applied to electrical vehicles; Control-command for the electrical vehicle system
  • Predicting the vehicle of tomorrow
  • Research laboratory project
  • Professional mission


The Masters is delivered over three consecutive semesters (15 months). It is worth 90 ECTS: 48 for the taught courses, 12 for the laboratory research and 30 for the professional assignment.


September to April: classes in the four schools divided between Paris (September to December) and Lille (January to April): acquisition of theoretical and methodological knowledge, application of knowledge in practical projects.    

April to June: A laboratory-based research project (3 months) = 12 ECTS

Usually carried out in a laboratory of one of the Masters schools (Arts et Métiers ParisTech, ENSTA ParisTech, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Mines ParisTech), this project is directly linked with the professional assignment. This allows the student to pursue a subject over nine months, to see the challenges it involves in terms of research and its practical application, and the joint work that may sometimes be performed between these institutions.

The laboratory project results in a dissertation which is publicly defended in June.

THIRD SEMESTER: Professional assignment (5½ months) = 30 ECTS

The professional assignment can be accomplished at Renault, but may also be carried out with another company, or a public or private organization. This assignment has two objectives:

  • Applying methodologies and using the knowledge acquired to complete an assignment that represents a genuine need for the company or organization.
  • Furthering academic reflection on the issues covered.

The subjects generally deal with the following fields: mechanical systems/materials, electrical engines, power electronics, on-board electronics - infrastructures, pilot projects, recharge systems, batteries, on-board energy storage, operational reliability, HMI, comfort, mechatronics, NCIT

Students have two supervisors during their placement:

The in-company mentor welcomes, informs, supervises and guides the student in their research, supervises the dissertation in liaison with the academic tutor, and is a member of the dissertation assessment panel for the degree.

The professor or researcher associated with the Masters helps the student develop an in-depth analysis of the issues studied during the assignment.

The professional assignment results in a dissertation which is defended publicly. See professional assignments 2012-2013