La science et le génie des matériaux est la branche de la science moderne qui s’occupe de l’étude des structures et des caractéristiques fonctionnelles des polymères, des métaux, des céramiques et des matériaux composites afin de comprendre et même de prévoir leur comportement en service. Elle s’appuie sur les sciences fondamentales telles que la physique et la chimie, ainsi que sur l’ensemble des domaines d’ingénierie que sont le génie mécanique et le génie chimique. Thanks to a high level of training, the engineer in Materials Engineering can be both a generalist and a specialist at the same time.

In addition, each engineering student is required to build his or her personal and professional project from the 3rd year onwards.e year with the help of a tutor, as well as obtaining a doctorate at ENPC, if they are among the valedictorians and show good research skills. They can also be helped to set up their own company or SME if their final study project is innovative.

Specialties offered

Advanced materials

The engineer in materials engineering has an ability to master the structure-property relationships of a material in a general sense is developed. The course is based on a balanced training between theory and practice: physics of materials; phase transformations; crystallography; mechanical behavior; elaboration processes of metallic, ceramic, polymer and composite materials; physics of semiconductors and components for microelectronics, optoelectronics and photovoltaics; innovative materials; characterization techniques.

Main Subjects Taught

Theory of materials: from structure to properties; Transfer phenomena and phase transformations; Solid state physics; Ceramics and polymer composites, structures and properties; Corrosion of metals and Deformation of materials; Surfaces and interfaces; Physics of semiconductors; Modeling of materials; Fabrication processes of thin films; Microstructure technology; Biomaterials; Semiconductor materials and macro and nanostructured properties

Content of the training

Equipment for practical work

It is important to point out that the department’s equipment can be used for both pedagogical work and scientific research.

  • Laboratory for the preparation and metallographic observation of different materials Mechanical and electrolytic polishers (5), optical microscopes (2), rotavap (2), microbalance (2) with accessories to measure the density of solids and liquids, PH-meter (1).
  • Laboratory for heat treatment and elaboration of metallic and ceramic materials : furnaces up to 1100 °C (2), 1300 (1) and 1500 °C (1) under air and controlled atmospheres, Calorimeter (1).
  • Planetary mill (1) – 3D plastic printers (1) – Small extruder (1). – Atomic sorption (1) – Surface tensiometer (1).


  • Electrochemical analysis technique: Potentiostat (1)
  • Thin film deposition techniques : Sprayers (1) and Spin-coater (1).
  • Thermal characterization techniques : DSCTmax 700°C, ATGTmax 1000°C, horizontal and tempering dilatometers.
  • Electrical characterization techniques Mesure in situ de la résistivité électrique (Tmax 400 °C) (1), de la résistivité électrique et de l’effet Hall pour les conducteurs et semi-conducteurs (1), des petits matériaux pour la réalisation de TP semi-conducteurs (générateurs de puissance, fils conducteurs et tous autres accessoires pour réaliser des circuits électroniques).
  • Microstructural characterization techniques : an X-ray Diffractometer (1), and a Scanning Electron Microscope (1).
  • Mechanical characterization techniques Universal testing machine 100 kN: tension, bending and compression, microdurometer (1), Rheometer (1), diffusion test bench in liquids (1), diffusion test bench in gases (1), quenching dilatometer (1), differential dilatometer (1), didactic rotary fatigue machine (1), didactic creep machine (1) Piezometer (1).
  • Spectroscopic techniques: Nano-Sizer (1), FTIR (1), UV-visible(1). Fluorimeter X (1)
Positions to be filled
  • Research engineer in university laboratories and research centers,
  • Engineers in the research and development laboratories of mechanical industry plants,
  • Production engineer in metal production and processing plants (Alhajar Complex, Algal+), cement plants and polymer production and processing plants.
  • Control and Quality Engineer
  • Maintenance engineer
  • Other trades that require knowledge of the design, manufacture and processing of different types of materials.
Economic partners

(Saidal, Pharmidal, AAHP, CMT, Sonatrach, Cement works, CPG…)


  • Research and educational institutions: universities, nuclear research centers (CRNA, CRNB and CRND), the Center for the Development of Advanced Technologies (CDTA), research centers for renewable energies…
  • Energy industries: Sonatrach and Sonelgaz,
  • Metal processing and manufacturing companies: Complexe Sidérurgique of El Hadjar (Annaba), Complexe aluminium Algal+ of M’sila, Complexe Pelles and Grues, iindustry of construction of military machines, foundries,…etc
  • Cement plants,
  • The heavy construction and automobile manufacturing industries: SONACOME, Renault…
  • Companies and SMEs manufacturing ceramics.
  • The pharmaceutical industries
  • The agri-food industries
  • Medicine and dental surgery