MSc Fluids Engineering for Industrial Processes

MSc Fluids Engineering for Industrial Processes

  • Master of Science
  • Study field
    Mechanical Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Chemical Engineering
  • Institution
  • Teaching language



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 is jointly offered by INP-ENSEEIHT, INP-ENSIACET and INSA Toulouse. Approx. 10 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.


The objective of the education program is to train the students to become experts in multiphysics modelling. Multiphase flows are of major importance for modelling the behavior of industrial processes.


4 semesters

Program Start:



Access condition

Required degree:

International degree:
- Bachelor of Sciences/Engineering: M1
- Master of Sciences/Engineering: M2

French degree for a foreign student:
- Admission in M1: required level L3
- Admission in M2: required level M1

Application deadline:

 15th April


Training content

Organisation of the program:

Students are enrolled at the Process Engineering and Environment department at INSA Toulouse 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 (semester 2) and ENSEEIHT (semester 3).

To conclude the end of their studies, students must do an internship during their 4th semester. 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. 

Training programme:

- Fluids Mechanics and CFD

  • Process Engineering and Industrial systems
  • Compressible flows and Turbo-machines
  • Advanced courses in Fluid Mechanics
  • Numerical Analysis and Simulations
  • Practical training on Fluid Mechanics

 - Multiphase Flows and Reactions

  • Reaction Engineering, Transport Phenomena
  • Turbulence in Fluids, Numerical Simulations
  • Complex Fluids and Interfacial Phenomena
  • Heterogeneous media and Multiphase Flows
  • Transfer and Reactions

- Industrial Project

The complete syllabus can be found on the school's website.


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 

And after ...

Further studies

  • PhD in Toulouse in the domains of Fluids Mechanics (at IMFT /  and Chemical Engineering (at LISBP / or LGC / ) - approx. 30% of graduates pursue PhD studies

Career prospects

This degree gives you opportunities for R&D positions in petroleum, nuclear or chemical engineering major companies:

  • Petroleum and Gas Engineering: for ex. TOTAL – SAIPEM – IFP - GDF - BP Chemical
  • Transformation of ground material: for ex.  ARCELOR/MITTAL, Saint-Gobain, Air Liquide
  • Nuclear Engineering and Energy: for ex.  AREVA – EDF – CEA 
  • Water Management and Production: for ex.  SUEZ Environnement – VEOLIA - DEGREMONT

Graduate residence permit

The graduates of this program can apply for a residence permit "recherche d'emploi / création d'entreprise" ("job search / business creation") for graduate students. This residence permit allows students to remain in France for up to one year to look for employment.

At the end of your studies, if you have obtained your diploma, you can apply for a residence permit "recherche d'emploi / création d'entreprise" (except Algerian students). This residence permit replaces the temporary residence permit that was previously issued to graduate students ("APS Master").

This residence permit can also be requested from abroad: if you leave France at the end of your studies, you can apply for the residence permit "recherche d'emploi / création d'entreprise" at the French consulate in your home country or your country of residence within 4 years after graduation. More information:



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