The aim is to train executives and engineers who are capable of working in a business environment where there is a need for widely-used materials (polymers, metal alloys) or high added-value materials (composite materials, ceramics, biomaterials, micro-electronic materials).

An engineer trained in this program is capable of using scientific, technical and managerial resources in order to meet the specific needs of companies in the areas of quality, ageing, sustainability, recyclability and innovation, irrespective of the materials used.



The classes taught enable the student to acquire the fundamentals of the chemistry and physics of materials. These fundamentals are necessary in the understanding of phenomena at the microscopic level which have an influence on the usage properties of materials.

Solid managerial and linguistic competences are transmitted in class during the program in order to allow engineers from this program to find their place in the business world rapidly and efficiently.

The department trains students in numerous professions in the area of materials and offers students the opportunity to perfect their competences in their final year.

During the program, student engineers get to grips with the world of business through visits of industrial sites and interaction with the many professionals who intervene in the program.


The range of sectors of activity and companies is extremely wide, both in the private and the public/para-public sectors: metallurgy, plastic and composite materials, semi-conductors and components, automobiles, aeronautics, ceramics, glass, electricity, nuclear energy, the biomedical sector…

Our partner companies:

EDF, Dassault, Décathlon, Alten, Valeo, Renault, Toyota, Michelin, Hutchinson, Areva, l’Oréal.


Engineers from this program utilise their competences in the following areas:
- Quality / Security (15 %),

- Production (15 %)

- Research / Technical studies (65 %)

- Divers (5 %)


The partner laboratories of the program are l’Institut d’Electronique, de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologies (IEMN) as well as l’Unité Matériaux Et Transformations, two laboratories which are associated with the CNRS (a French national research body) and have a rich network of international collaborations.

Graduates from Polytech Lille can also continue their studies at PhD level in the following areas:
Condensed matter, Microelectronics and Organic and macromolecular chemistry.