Supplément descriptif du certificat

Le Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP) Code RNCP : 4792


Titre ingénieur : Titre ingénieur Certified engineer's qualification from the Polytech' Montpellier graduate engineering school - Special subject: Materials science

Nouvel intitulé : Ingénieur diplômé de l'Ecole Polytechnique Universitaire de Montpellier de l'Université Montpellier 2 (Polytech Montpellier), spécialité matériaux

Résumé du référentiel d'emploi ou éléments de compétence acquis


The École polytechnique of the University of Montpellier, like all the colleges in the Polytech network, trains and awards certification to engineers recognised in their specific technological field. Teaching in the colleges in the network leads to a range of specific "trade-based" skills.

The specialty of Polytech'Montpellier is to train engineers capable of managing the human, technical, and financial aspects of a project or an activity. "Materials science" engineers have an overall view of a company, enabling them to adapt and develop over the long term and be part of its development in a globalised  context.

Their main technical reference fields are:

materials, devising, characterising, ceramics and metals, polymers, glasses, composite materials, thin layers, metals for the electronics industry.

With a “continual improvement” approach designed to achieve customer satisfaction, for both customers within the company and outside, the main role of "Materials science" engineers is to:

·           innovate and industrialise through design, the development of the products and processes,

·           organise, optimise and control production and workflows, human resources and equipment,

·            guarantee the safety of staff and equipment, compliance with environmentally friendly practices, regulations, product quality.


-        Generic elements inherent to all Higher Engineering qualifications. Certification involves the verification of the following qualities:

1. Ability to use the resources from a wide range of fundamental sciences.

2. Knowledge and understanding of a scientific and technical speciality field.

3. Mastery of the methods and resources used by higher engineers: identifying and solving problems, even if they are ill-defined or unfamiliar, collecting and interpreting data, using computer software, analysing and designing complex systems, experimentation.

4. Capacity to integrate an organisation, playing the role of leader and instigating changes: commitment and leadership, project management, acting as principal, communicating with specialists and non-specialists.

5. Taking into account elements at stake from the industrial, financial and professional points of view: competitiveness and productivity, innovation, intellectual and industrial property, compliance with quality procedures, safety.

6. Ability to work in an international context: mastery of one or more foreign languages, safety, financial intelligence, open to other cultures, international experience.

7. Respect for company values: knowledge of labour relations, environment and sustainable development, ethics.

 -          Elements specific to the Polytech network

Engineering colleges in the Polytech network train and award certification to highly-qualified engineers:

·         with "trade-based" skills widely recognised in their specific technological field;

·         open to all kinds of technology, adaptable and proactive, given the cultures included (wide range of types of student recruited from all classes of society);

·         capable of bringing to an industrial context a "culture of research" acquired through contact with laboratories involved in technological and scientific research recognised on a national level;

·         having studied human, economic and social sciences, as a result of the agreements we have with university business management colleges.

 -          Elements specific to the Materials speciality:

In the "Materials science" speciality, engineers should be capable of designing and making products and/or production systems, integrating the company's requirements, choices and constraints. Their function is essential to the application of a company's industrial strategy. They are ready to manage staff and lead  teams.

General skills assessed and attested in the speciality:

·         design and innovation in the materials science field;

·         mastery of calculation and simulation software for the use of materials;

·         analysing scientific and technical problems linked to materials and their applications;

·         project management and work group management;

·         production management in response to productivity objectives;

·         capable of working with other sectors of activity;

·         mastery of quality and risks;

·         mastery of communication methods: English, expression, communication… ;

·         mastery of the basics of economy and financial management.

 As a complement to general skills (acquired through training in the fields of material synthesis, characterisation, modelling and the study of physical/chemical and mechanical properties), various types of engineering may be distinguished with options chosen being studied in more depth:

·         production management option: acquiring skills enabling recent graduates to occupy a position as an engineer with functions linked to production;

·         materials and mechanical engineering option: mastery of concepts and software linked to the modelling of mechanical behaviour of materials, structures and systems;

·         physical chemistry of materials option: acquiring methods for designing a material possessing given properties and characterise the material throughout its cycle (through to degradation, recycling...) ;

·         functional materials for electronics option: study of concepts and technologies specific to positions in industry for materials for micro-electronics and telecommunications;

·          packaging option: mastery of materials and packaging methods, enabling recent graduates to occupy a position dealing with product packing, including on packaging lines. The notion of Design For Environment finds its place in this option.

Secteurs d'activité ou types d'emplois accessibles par le détenteur de ce diplôme, ce titre ou ce certificat

Graduates carry out their activity within companies from sectors such as car manufacturing, aeronautics, transport equipment, metallurgy, engineering services, design and consultancy, mechanical equipment manufacturing, plastics (ceramics, glass, cement). 

Persons with this qualification are mainly involved in production, plant operation, maintenance, testing, quality, engineering, technical design and consultancy, research & development.

Codes des fiches ROME les plus proches : 

  • H2502 : Management et ingénierie de production
  • H1206 : Management et ingénierie études, recherche et développement industriel
  • H1502 : Management et ingénierie qualité industrielle
  • I1102 : Management et ingénierie de maintenance industrielle
Autorité responsable de la certification Qualité du(es) signataire(s) de la certification
Ecole Polytechnique Universitaire de Montpellier de l'Université Montpellier 2 Polytech'Montpellier Président de l'Université de Montpellier II, Directeur de l'école, Recteur de l'Académie de Montpellier, Ecole Polytechnique Universitaire de Montpellier de l'Université Montpellier 2 Polytech'Montpellier

Niveau et/ou domaine d'activité

I (Nomenclature de 1967)

7 (Nomenclature Europe)

Convention(s) : 

Code(s) NSF : 

110 Spécialités pluri-scientifiques, 224 Matériaux de construction, verre, céramique, 225 Plasturgie, matériaux composites

Formacode(s) : 

Liens avec d'autres certifications Accords européens ou internationaux

Certifications reconnues en équivalence :

Certified engineer-level certification gives the graduate the grade of Master

Base légale

Référence du décret général : 

Référence arrêté création (ou date 1er arrêté enregistrement) : 

Référence du décret et/ou arrêté VAE : 

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Modalités d'accès à cette certification

Descriptif des composantes de la certification : 

In all the colleges in the Polytech' network, the syllabus leading to an engineering qualification is organised in 10 semesters for school leavers with a 4 + 6 structure; the six final semesters correspond to the actual engineering training cycle.


-          Semesters 1 to 4 (2 years)

Several possibilities are open to school leavers giving access to Polytech' engineering training after four semesters:

·         Courses outside the college: preparation for entrance exams provided by secondary schools, first degree course (L2), vocational universities …

On completion of these courses, candidates take an entrance examination.

·         Specific training for school leavers with a scientific background within the Polytech' network: “Parcours des écoles d'Ingénieurs Polytech” (PeiP) (see, five-year training course section).


This course includes the first two years of a degree course (L1 and L2) combining basic science subjects, general training and technology, specific subjects and individual assistance (with a mentor) for trainee engineers,

After these first two years, students who have validated their PeiP are admitted directly, without any other formalities, into a college in the Polytech network.


- Semesters 5 to 10 (3 year engineering cycle)

·         Semesters 5, 6, 7 and 8 are common to all the students in the speciality.

·         Part of semester 8 is devoted to validating an internship, in France or abroad.

·         Semester 9 is a semester covering options, and comprises a final project assignment. It may be validated in a context of national or international exchanges.

·         The tenth semester corresponds to the final internship taking place in France or abroad.


Teaching and assessment units

·         Skills are assessed by individual written examinations, presentations, practical work, documentation produced and projects performed…

·         Compulsory internships are assessed from three points of view: a) student's performance in the company (assessed by the mentor), b) a written report by the teacher acting as mentor (who liaises with the mentor in the company, visiting the company at least once during the internship) and c) an interview with a jury made up of at least three members of the teaching staff, including the mentor, and whenever possible, the mentor from the company.


Procedure for obtaining the diploma

For the engineering degree to be awarded, an upper B2 level as defined by the ELC (European Language Council) is required in English (B1 for further education candidates).

Validité des composantes acquises :  2 an(s)

Conditions d'inscription à la certification Oui Non Composition des jurys
Après un parcours de formation sous statut d'élève ou d'étudiant X
Directeur de l'école, responsables des spécialités, Enseignants - chercheurs, enseignants, professionnels    

En contrat d'apprentissage X
Après un parcours de formation continue X
Directeur de l'école, responsables des spécialités, enseignant-chercheurs, enseignants, professionnels    

En contrat de professionnalisation X
Par candidature individuelle X
Par expérience dispositif VAE prévu en 2006 X
Directeur de l'école, correspondant VAE de l'école, enseignants-chercheurs, enseignants, professionnels - prévu en septembre 2006
Oui Non
Accessible en Nouvelle Calédonie X
Accessible en Polynésie Française X

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