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ISAT - Institut Supérieur de l'Automobile et des Transports Master Automotive Engineering for Sustainable Mobility
ISAT - Institut Supérieur de l'Automobile et des Transports

Master Automotive Engineering for Sustainable Mobility

Nevers, France

4 Semesters


Full time

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Sep 2024

EUR 11,500 / per semester *


* 11 500 euros for 4 semesters


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

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



Duration: Four semesters

Credit Transfer: Each semester accounts for 30 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits. ECTS credits are transferable.

Number of places: 20

Tuition fees: 11,500€ (5,750 x 2 years) subject to change according to board policy.

Grants: The Conseil Régional de Bourgogne Franche Comté and the Conseil Régional de la Région Centre-Val de Loire may offer grants depending on AESM S1 results.


This two-year automotive engineering program 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 program 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, etc.) while offering specializations central to the industry & research to meet these requirements.

A New Idea

Keeping the planet turning in the right direction will take a lot of brand new technical and creative know-how from engineers today. To respond to this imperative, Polytech Orléans and ISAT have combined their expertise and their facilities in the automotive field offer a very specialized program.

The new Master in Automotive Engineering and Sustainable Mobility taught entirely in English, is tailored to address this need and encompasses the entire dimension of today’s and tomorrow’s complex automotive systems in a real-life context.

The revolution in research tools in mechanics, materials, energy, and electronics allows our students to study total product performance - that means real-world experience closely aligned with industrial concerns.

This master program integrates creativity, technology, and labs with three semesters of study followed by one semester of an individual research thesis.

Takes You on to

Our graduates will be expert in the latest and most promising new technologies like alternative fuels, ecodesign, biocomposites and sustainable manufacturing as well as all aspects of mechanics, energy and embedded electronics. They will also benefit from a sharp focus on research and be able to:

  • Prepare a career as an engineer for industrial projects and services
  • Qualify to be a research and development engineer for leading companies and organizations, and
  • Acquire a valuable background in Ph.D. studies.

Course description

Core teaching units with a choice of two specialized 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 organizations 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 centers and public-private research laboratories.


Polytech'Orléans (a 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 to be submitted prior to May 7th, 2018.

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 [email protected] and Professor Pascal HIGELIN [email protected]

How to Apply

Required documents:

  • Application form
  • Letter of application outlining motivation to participate in the program
  • Curriculum Vitae (Resumé)
  • Official copy of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with transcript of records (English translation) and rank
  • Two referees and their addresses, preferably from the university or institute that awarded the first degree, who will be contacted
  • A copy of valid ID documentation and passport
  • A copy of score report for the English level
  • GRE

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 hybridization/storage
  • engine components
  • electrical powertrain
  • alternative fuels and pollutant reduction
  • conferences
  • French culture and language

Academic requirements: registered at Master 2 level

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

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