Master of Science in Engineering

In order to respond to the European industrial’s demands and to offer a wider international approach within our programs, ITECH Lyon has opened the European section. Since 2014, our students have the possibility to enroll into our Master of Science in Engineering completely taught in English.

ITECH Lyon, a member of the Conférence des Grandes écoles, trains engineers in our different areas of expertise. This diploma confers the degree of an Engineering Master Degree.

Our majors

Organization of studies

Students follow a core curriculum during the 1st year and at the end of it, they choose one of the 4 majors for the following 2 years. The choice of majors depends on the rank of the student and his or her preferences, as well as the number of places for each major.

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INTERNSHIPS

Mandatory internships throughout the engineering cycle:

  • End of 1st year: 6-week minimum International Experience (June – August)
  • End of 2nd year: 8-week minimum Engineering internship (June – August)
  • End of 3rd year: 5-month minimum End of Studies Internship (March – August)

Program

All four of ITECH’s majors are taught in English or French: Formulation Chemistry, Plastic Materials, Textile Materials and Leather Manufacturing.

 

FORMULATION CHEMISTRY MAJOR

Formulation Chemistry allows for the creation of complex combinations of polymer solutions in order to create adhesives, inks, paints, cosmetics and other formulated products. This field finds its applications in the heart of everyday life. The job opportunities for a chemical engineer in formulation are vast: in upstream production with raw material and chemical product companies, within the conception-manufacturing units, and in down-stream industries using the products (transport, packaging).

PLASTIC MATERIALS MAJOR

ITECH Lyon distinguishes itself from other chemistry schools through its engineers’ mastering of creating materials in manufacturing facilities and in conceiving parts, on top of his or her knowledge of plastic materials. The ITECH plastic manufacturing engineer develops his or her skills with those of his or her companions of the other specialties: formulation chemistry with the coating of materials with colors; associations with textiles creating composites used in the leisure field. From health and safety to the aeronautical industry via the packaging, automotive and sporting industries, a large number of sectors make use of plastic engineering, working as much with suppliers of raw materials, as with “formulators” and plastic materials users.

TEXTILE MATERIALS MAJOR (TECHNICAL AND FUNCTIONAL)

The training offered at ITECH Lyon is fully adapted to the needs of the textile sector. It’s based on the chain supply functioning for all jobs linked to textiles (textile material chemistry, spinning, milling and texturisation, weaving, knitting, non-woven dyeing, printing and finishing) and for all other applications (clothing, furnishing, technical textiles).

The skills are developed through teaching in close collaboration with companies located in the technological hub of Roanne.

LEATHER MANUFACTURING MAJOR

ITECH Lyon is the only institute in the world delivering engineering degrees in Leather Manufacturing, for tanneries and taweries and their uses (shoes and leather goods). The ITECH Leather Engineer’s craft revolves around transforming the raw skin into leather, bringing to it the essential part of its added value. Lab and practical work dominate the program and there are numerous qualities that are required: observation, feel, the “look”, sense of practicality, rigorous, sense of aesthetic. He or she works in large chemical firms, in tanneries, taweries, in user (leather goods and shoes manufacturers…). The leather market extends worldwide and requires extreme mobility, multitasking and adaptability.

Application and admission

application process

Admission into 1st year of the Engineering degree (bac +2)

Admission into 1st year of our Master of Science in Engineering is available through the study of your case file and an interview. To apply, please fill out the application form.

People concerned:

  • 3-year bachelor’s degree for admission into 1st year.
  • DUT chemistry, chemistry engineering, GMP, SGM, Physic Measurements…
  • Preparatory class PC Bellevue (ITECH Lyon partner)
  • BTS linked to ITECH Lyon majors (chemistry, plastic manufacturing…)

If you are a non-European student currently living outside of France, we strongly recommend that you submit your application between January and the end of April.

For French or other European students, files are filled in on the ITECH Lyon site before the end of May. Afterwards, a motivation interview will take place between mid-June and beginning of July. Finally, the jury takes place mid-July and you’ll get our admission response in the following weeks.

Admission into 2nd year of the Engineering degree (bac +4)

Admission into 2nd year of Master of Science in Engineering is only available through the study of your case file and an interview. To apply, please fill out the application form.

People concerned:

  • M1 (1st year of Masters) in Chemistry or equivalent
  • 4-year bachelor degree in Chemistry or equivalent

If you are a non-European student currently living outside of France, we strongly recommend that you submit your application between January and the end of April.

For French or other European students, files are filled in on the ITECH Lyon site before the end of May. Afterwards, a motivation interview will take place between mid-June and beginning of July. Finally, the jury takes place mid-July and you’ll get our admission response in the following weeks.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees (annual contribution) are set by the board of directors. The cost is €7,800 per year for students enrolling in 2022. Tuition fees can be paid in several installments throughout the year.

For further information, visit the dedicated page on tuition fees and on how to finance your studies.