Specialty – Materials and Technological Innovation (MIT)
The MIT specialty trains the students in design and use of materials with their specific properties such as durability, recyclability of metals, polymers and composites.
The basic Mechanical Engineering courses in resistance of materials, CAD, QA, project management has add-modules on methodology of choice of materials and properties, using up-to-date modelling.
The lecturer staff are mostly research personnel with the " Materials and Surfaces team" in the UTC-Roberval Mechanical Engineering laboratory. These lecturers, associated with the CNRS, are involved with numerous research projects with industrial partners.
MIT students can avail of:
- mechanical test machines (traction, fatigue rigs, Charpy shock pendulums …) ;
- a mold laboratory (injection, RTM…) ;
- tribology rigs ;
- an injection press ;
- equipment to observe materials (optical and electron beam scanning microscopes) and thermal treatment (controlled furnaces) ;
- several computer stations with digital modelling software packages.
Students who take the MIT elective specialty can be accepted for a semester study in one of UTC's partner universities. 17% of the MIT students spend a semester or more for their end-of studies project, in Denmark, Norway, Check Republic and various university laboratories (Cranfield-UK, Chalmers-Sweden, Itajuba-Brazil …). The details of the numerous possible host universities is set out in the French site.
Partnership agreement ensure an efficient correspondence of courses given in MIT and the needs expressed by the industrialists such as: SNECMA, AUBERT & DUVAL, AIRCELLE, AEROLIA, SIEMENS, VALLOUREC, AIRBUS, GDF SUEZ, ATOFINA, CAMFILL, FAURECIA, ANF BOMBARIDER, SBM Offshore, CEA, DCNS, VALEO, MICHELIN, DUNLOP, EDF, THOMSON, GE PLASTICS, EADS, ONERA, CETIM, MONTUPET, ARCELOR, SAINT GOBAIN INERGY AS, RENAULT, ALSTOM, AIR LIQUIDE, DASSAULT, ALCATEL, PSA, FAURECIA, HISPANO-SUIZA, SCHLUMBERGER, DECATHLON, …
A high proportion of professional offers and recruitments of MIT graduates are to positions in Research and R&D, mostly in large scale industrial corporations with a focus on design ad choice of materials that are closely interconnected in mechanical engineering work. Example of employment fields are aeronautics, space, mechanical fabrication, energy and environment, plasturgy and composites. A new development is in off-shore and other alternate energy production and transmission.
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Other UTC-IM specialties
- Specialty – Sound and Vibration Engineering (AVI)
- Specialty – Integrated Design in Mechanical Engineering (CMI)
- Specialty – Data Handling and Reliability for Industry (DFI)
- Specialty – Industrial Design Engineering (IDI)
- Specialty – Mechatronics, Actuators, Robotisation and Systems (MARS)
- Specialty – Integrated Production and Logistics (PIL)
- Specialty – Simulation in Mechanical Engineering (SIM)
- The Apprenticeship Designer Course (CPT)
- The Apprenticeship Industrialisation Course (IND)