AM²S : Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Science (M1+M2)

The Master’s specialization “Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Science” (AM²S) is positioned at the crossroads of France, Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and the U.S. industrial ecosystem, by offering the AM²S courses in English for the Master of Science degree (MSc) and PGE 3rd ENSAM / Master of Engineering (MEng).

The objectives are also to increase students’ knowledge in the field of manufacturing processes and the materials science through multi-physics and multi-scale approaches, including smart and digital concepts. In other words, this program will focus on innovative scientific fields, from the physics and chemistry of materials to the use of manufactured parts, by developing the duality between experimentation and numerical simulation.

Arts et Métiers offers the "Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Science " master to Bachelor of Science or Engineering graduates, in two years.

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The Master 1 Specialty “Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Science” for Transport and Energy (AM2S-M1) is directly positioned before a Master 2 course (e.g. AM2S-M2.). The objectives are to prepare engineers for industrial and laboratory research and also to increase their knowledges of the physics of manufacturing processes and the fundamentals of the materials behaviors with an objective to design processes to aim for targeted physical properties. The courses are taught on Aix en Provence campus in association with MSMP lab and the Learning Factories.

The courses are composed of :

  • One semester of core courses for 310 h and 30 ECTS based on  mandatory teaching units (TUs) during the first semester. These units will allow to the students to get insights in mechanics and material science for manufacturing processes and to understand the relationship between material and processes. A TU will introduce the key skills to write proposals and scientific publications.
  • A second semester of courses with the research project in Manufacturing and Material Science (300 h and 30 ECTS). Advanced materials and manufacturing processes will be addressed in order to optimize the processes to a targeted surface integrity (topography, residual fields, microstructure)..
  • Individual research internship of 6 to 8 weeks. The internship will be led in a research structure (laboratory of university, research service in the industry). Dates: May-June– 6 ECTS.

Link to M1-AM²S Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Science


The scientific objectives of the AM²S-M2 program emphasizes a high-level scientific approach by:

  • Improving the knowledges of the relationships between the Material Science and the Manufacturing Processes,
  • Using multiphysic and multiscale approaches to better understand the relationships between materials/mechanics/processes,
  • Mastering the numerical tools for optimizing the design of structures and parts high added value,
  • Using new technologies, in particular smart digitalization, big data, and numerical simulations.

These objectives will allow students to move on to a PhD program with knowledge and skills in the materials sciences and/or smart manufacturing.

The courses are composed of:

  • Core courses (150 hrs., 15 ECTS) with 5 mandatory teaching units (TUs) during the first semester.
  • Two Elective paths  (150 hrs., 15 ECTS) with 3 mandatory TUs and 2 elective TUs during the first semester:
    • Materials Science elective
    • Advanced Manufacturing elective
  • Individual research project (30 ECTS) for 6 months during the second semester. The internship will be done in a research structure (university laboratory, research department in a company in the field).

Link to M2-AM²S Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Science


A dual degree with TAMU for the M1+M2 track where a full academic year at TAMU during the second year is proposed upon academic selection after the first year.

The Dual Degree is with the Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Engineering (ITDE) at TAMU.

The course credits of M1-AM2S are transferred to the Degree of TAMU. 18 Semester Credits Hours have to be completed at TAMU including a research project. The research project counts also for the M2-AM²S.


  • Foreign and French students can apply to the formation
  • Bachelor of Science or Engineering graduates only
  • Level of English: the minimum requirement is TOEFL iBT 81/120 (or equivalent) or IELTS 6.0
  • The selection is based on academic excellence, motivation of the candidate and professional project consistency.


First year (M1)

  • Tuition fees: 243 EUR / year (students from European Union and out of European Union)

Second year (M2)

  • Tuition fees: 243 EUR / year (students from European Union and out of European Union)

Dual Degree option with TAMU (M1+M2)

  • Tuition fees for M1 : 243 EUR / year (students from European Union and out of European Union)
  • Tuition fees for the Dual Degree at TAMU (year 2) : one complete year with 18 Semester Credits Hours have to be completed at TAMU including a research project.

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