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Fluids Engineering for Industrial Processes


Multiphase flows are of major importance for modelling and mocking-up the behaviour of industrial processes. The Master of Science Fluids Engineering for Industrial Processes is focused on industrial activities in the field of chemical and process engineering. Applications are especially related to fluid flows in petroleum engineering, chemical engineering and energy transformation, fields in which Fluids Engineering plays a major role. At the heart of the teaching offer, courses are mainly oriented toward physical analysis and modelling of transport phenomena in multiphasic flows. These scientific areas are quite specific to Toulouse and are carried out by three research laboratories (IMFT, LGC and LISBP) and the FERMAT Research Federation.


This Master of Science in English is jointly offered by INP-ENSEEIHT, INP-ENSIACET and INSA Toulouse. Ten students coming from countries such as China, India, South America and Africa graduate every year. This Master is designed for high-level Bachelor graduate students coming from the best foreign universities. An intensive training in French can be provided in partnership with the n+i network during summer, before the students start the new academic year.


Students are enrolled at the Process Engineering and Environment department during the first semester and receive an integration package, which helps the students to get used to our academic system and their new environment quickly. The following two semesters are done at ENSIACET and ENSEEIHT.


To conclude the end of their studies, students must do an internship. Contacts with the industrial world (petroleum, chemical and nuclear engineering) and professional emphasis during classes are maintained throughout these 24 months of training since students have the opportunity to work on study projects related to our industrial company partners. They may be offered internships at manufacturing sites (Total, AREVA, GDF, EDF, Veolia, Suez, etc.) or in R & D laboratories (IFPEN, IRSN, CEA, etc.), in equipment manufacturer companies as well. There is also a possibility for students to continue their studies by doing a PhD in one of the Master of Science laboratories (IMFT, LGC and LISBP).



Training programme

Fundamental courses on turbulence, coupling chemical reactions and flows and complex environments are complemented by exercises and practical training. In order to illustrate lectures, students will be trained to work with Computational Fluid Dynamics tools (commercial codes, research and industrial software).


1st year, 1st semester (M1a)

  • Integration Package (sciences and culture) – PIM [26 ECTS]
  • Projects and interactive teaching [4 ECTS]


1st year, 2nd semester (M1b)

  • Process Engineering and Industrial systems [40h – 6ECTS]
  • Compressible flows and Turbo-machines [35h – 5ECTS]
  • Advanced courses in Fluid Mechanics [75h – 8.5ECTS]
  • Numerical Analysis and Simulations [ 55h – 6.5ECTS]
  • Practical training on Fluid Mechanics [30h – 4 ECTS]


Summer M1-M2 (mid-June – mid-July)

  • Opportunities of internships in Labs and Research and Development industrial centres [2-3 months]
  • Research or technical projects
  • Preparation of failed ECTS


2nd year, 1st semester (M2a)

  • Reaction Engineering, Transport Phenomena [35h – 2ECTS]
  • Turbulence in Fluids, Numerical Simulations [70h – 6ECTS]
  • Complex Fluids and Interfacial Phenomena [60h – 5.5ECTS]
  • Heterogeneous Media and Multiphase Flows [55h – 4.5ECTS]
  • Transfer and Reactions [50h – 4ECTS]
  • Industrial Project [6 weeks – 8 ECTS]


2nd year, 2nd semester (M2b)

  • Internship (March – September) in one of the industrial research centres, in manufacturing or academic laboratories (IMFT – LGC – LISBP)
  • Report and oral presentation mid-September (30 ECTS]


Industrial contexts and partnerships

Lots of internship opportunities are offered in big industrial companies (in manufacturing, Research and Development, etc.):

  • Petroleum, gas and chemical engineering: oil and gas extraction and transformation (Total, Saipem, IMP, GDF, BP Chemical)
  • Raw material transformation: Arcelor/Mittal, Saint-Gobain, Air Liquide
  • Nuclear and Energy Engineering: AREVA, EDF, CEA
  • Water management: SUEZ Environnement, Veolia, Degremont
  • Process of raw material (glass, steel…)
  • Food industry 


 More information on the master's website (in English)


Contact: Nicolas DIETRICH (nicolas.dietrich @ insa-toulouse.fr)