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Project research/Innovation


After a call of subjects from private sector (aeronautic, spatial, pharmaceutical sectors) or famous laboratories (LISBP, LAAS, IMFT, LPNO, CEMES…), students have to

resolve mathematical modelling problems, supervised by specialists of the concerned domain (physics, mechanics, biology, finance, reliability…).

The essential point is the realistic situation in front of a complex, new problem, whose solution is not known, even by the supervisor.



Each group is formed by 2 or 3 students, sometimes together with students of other department for multidisciplinary projects. About 50 hours are time

scheduled, amongst them about 12 face to face with supervisor.


At the end of this module, the student will have understood and be able to explain (main concepts):

  •  Principles of working in collaboration
  • Project management (PERT, GANTT, WBS...)
  • Mathematical models for applied problems, in relation with other disciplines or with specific industrial sector
  • Self valuation of obtained results with respect to aims


The student will be able to:

  • Interact with specialists or engineers of other discipline
  • Organize collaborating work
  • Define specifications of an original problem of mathematical modelling
  • Guide bibliographical researches
  • Develop a deterministic or stochastic adapted model
  • Implement a numeric resolution
  • Account for obtained results, with written report and oral presentation

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...