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Le Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP) Code RNCP : 4819


Titre ingénieur : Titre ingénieur Certified engineer's qualification from the Polytech' Paris graduate engineering school, Paris VI university - Special subject: Materials science

Résumé du référentiel d'emploi ou éléments de compétence acquis

The École polytechnique of Paris VI University, 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.


Companies require qualified engineers, capable of designing and characterising matter, and this requirement is becoming more and more felt. The aim of the Materials science speciality is to rise to this challenge. Engineers who have studied this special subject:

-          master production processes,

-          have a complete grasp of analysis and characterisation techniques,

-          have both scientific and technical skills,

-          run research or development work,

-           produce or draw up projects.

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

1. Ability to use 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:

Engineers studying Materials science as a special subject:

-          have a thorough knowledge of physics and chemistry,

-          are capable of designing and utilising materials

-          are capable of performing chemical analysis using modern methods.

Their double set of skills gives them full technological mastery of production processes, from raw materials to the finished product. Materials covered range from rubber and plastic, to cement and plaster, from glass and ceramics to metals and their derivatives.

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 aerospace, instrumentation and services, car manufacture and equipment, energy/oil, design engineering, metallurgy & steel, civil engineering and building and polymers.

Main functions of certifed engineers

Persons with this qualification can apply for positions as project engineers, development engineers, research engineers, product managers, design engineers or quality and safety engineers, and sales engineers.

Codes des fiches ROME les plus proches : 

  • H1206 : Management et ingénierie études, recherche et développement industriel
  • K2402 : Recherche en sciences de l'univers, de la matière et du vivant
  • H1502 : Management et ingénierie qualité industrielle
  • H1302 : Management et ingénierie Hygiène Sécurité Environnement -HSE- industriels
  • H1102 : Management et ingénierie d'affaires
Autorité responsable de la certification Qualité du(es) signataire(s) de la certification
Ecole polytechnique universitaire (Paris) Ecole polytechnique universitaire (Paris), Recteur de l'Académie de Paris, Directeur de l'école, Président de l'Université Paris 6

Cette certification fait l''objet d''une co-délivrance : tous les certificateurs doivent être signataires

Niveau et/ou domaine d'activité

I (Nomenclature de 1967)

7 (Nomenclature Europe)

Convention(s) : 

Code(s) NSF : 

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

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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 broken down as follows):

-          year 3: atomic science, chemical bond & crystallography, inorganic and organic chemistry, company practice, economics & English, IT & modelling, mathematics & probability, fluid and solid mechanics, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and a month's internship,

-          year 4: applied electrochemistry & interfaces, HR organisation & English, physical and mechanical properties of materials, mineral materials, powders and colloids, spectroscopy (NMR, Mass, X-ray, EPR, IR), synthesis and physics & chemistry of polymers, applied thermodynamics & metallurgy and a two-month internship,

-          year 5: two specialisation options: materials (with choice of modules, glass, nanomaterials, components for electronics, materials with specific properties), characterisation (with choice of modules, separation processes, sample preparation) and a six-month engineering internship, final dissertation and viva.

Procedure for obtaining the diploma

During the engineering cycle, students are admitted into the next years if they have an average mark of 60% (12/20), with no unit below 35% (7/20). For students who do not obtain these marks, a commission meets to decide if the year can be validated. Students may be allowed to continue or required to leave.

The engineering qualification is awarded to students who, in their final year:

-          have an average mark of 60% (12/20), with no individual teaching unit below 35% (7/20),

-          achieve a mark for their final project assignment or situation scenario exercise of at least 60% (12/20).

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, Directeur des études de la spécialités, enseignant-chercheurs, enseignants, professionnels
En contrat d'apprentissage X
Après un parcours de formation continue X
En contrat de professionnalisation X
Par candidature individuelle X
Par expérience dispositif VAE prévu en 2006 X
Directeur de l'école, Directeur de la formation permanente, Directeur des études de l'Université correspondant VAE de l'école, enseignants-chercheurs, enseignants, professionnels. Dispositif VAE validé en mai 2006
Oui Non
Accessible en Nouvelle Calédonie X
Accessible en Polynésie Française X

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