Innovation through Physics and Engineering


Master in Smart Mechanics

Smart Mechanics MSc provides skills for the design of innovative solutions for applications such as vibroacoustic control (NVH), Structural Heath Monitoring (SHM), Shape Control, or Energy Harvesting for instance. Different strategies can be developed to add such new functionalities to structures as the design of geometrically architected technologies, the integration of smart materials with multiphysic behaviors, or the development of embedded sensors and actuators with their controllers. The program is inspired by these emerging technologies and opens ways to careers in industry consulting and research. The best students will have the opportunity to obtain a scholarship to prepare a doctoral thesis.
This graduate program will make you develop skills in design, modeling, numerical simulation and experiments in the fields of mechanical engineering. As such solutions are likely to involve many physical phenomena (acoustics, heat transfer, electro-magnetics) coupled to mechanical applications, the specialization includes methodologies for mechanical and multiphysics modeling with advanced mathematical, numerical and experimental tools.

The Smart Mechanics MSc is associated to the Department of Applied Mechanics of FEMTO-ST Institute. One specialization of the departement is the integration and functionalization of structures. Students work in the laboratory for their research projects, teaching activities, and do their internship there.

Entry requirements

A degree equivalent to or higher than a Bachelor’s degree (3 or 4 year Degree) with a background in background in solid mechanics, material behavior, mathematical and numerical tools for engineers (Bachelor of Mechanical Enginnering, Engineering Science or Aerospace Engineering). Courses waivers can be given depending on your former undergraduate program content.

Career paths:

  • Research engineer positions in large industrial groups, laboratories and research organizations.

  • PhD in public and private research organizations.


Many scholarships will be awarded each year to high quality foreign students.

Site of the training

Besançon is a historical town with a strong university community, and is consistently voted as having an excellent quality of life.  It is home to a UNESCO-World Heritage listed citadel and fortifications, and is well known for its proximity to an excellent range of outdoor pursuits including hiking, mountain-biking, skiing and rock-climbing.

The site of training is Besançon, a French old city that combines old stones buildings, French culture, various activities from sports to cultural, and students life.

Approximately 10% of the population are students or interns in Besançon city and in its agglomeration.

The center of applied languages (CLA) which is a part of the university is one of the most important center for learning languages in France and hosts approximately 4000 interns per year coming from various countries for some days or for several months.

Public transportation is very practical and the old-city is doable by walks.

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Contact: Gael Chevalier