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// Physics and applied sciences


// Introduction and objectives of the course

The department of applied sciences trains industrial executives who are able to adapt to modern techniques of measurement and control in many sectors of research and industry. The DUT graduate in physics and applied sciences is a versatile engineer. At the end of the 4-semester course, he/she has acquired not only a good theoretical background but also a sound technological know-how in a wide range of physicochemical methods, thanks to a sound practical training.

The first year focuses on the fundamental scientific knowledge and practical skills required for the understanding of basic physical and chemical phenomena. During the second year the student has to choose between two options: Physical-chemical methods and control or Instrumental techniques.

// Course structure and content

The course is available on a full-time initial training over 4 semesters (under certain conditions students can be admitted straight into the second year); a multimedia scheme is likely to be developed within 2 years.

1st YEAR S1: 30 ECTS
TU 1.1: 10 ECTS – English, communication skills, vocabulary, tutored project, mathematics
TU 1.2: 9 ECTS – computer algorithms, mathematics (geometry), data processing (CAD), metrology and sensors
TU 1.3: 11 ECTS – electrical systems, molecular and atomic structures, chemical balance, thermodynamics, thermal machines
S2: 30 ECTS
TU 2.1: 10 ECTS – technical English, communication: integration techniques, mathematics, tutored project 2, personal professional project
TU 2.2: 10 ECTS – electromagnetism and applications, electronics, informatics instrumentation, materials structures, materials properties
TU 2.3: 10 ECTS – oxidation reduction and chemical kinetics, marketing & materials, optics, thermal transfers
2nd YEAR
S3: 30 ECTS
TU 3.1: 11 ECTS – technical English, communication skills, metrology, statistics, tutored project
TU 3.2: 9 ECTS – fluid mechanics, optics, photonics, vibratory mechanics
TU 3.3: 10 ECTS – signalisation, instrumentation, spectroscopic techniques, electrotechniques, electronic instrumentation
S4: 30 ECTS
TU 4.1: 9 ECTS – technical English, tutored project, electrochemical analysis & separation analytical techniques – renewable techniques, automation
TU 4.2: 9 ECTS – measurement and control chain, programming embedded systems, optoelectronics, acoustic measurements, elective module (mathematics, physics, chemistry, RDM – resistance of materials)
TU 4.3: 12 ECTS – internship (10 weeks)

// Career and study prospects

There are excellent career opportunities in such diverse industrial sectors as: instrumentation and sensors, metrology, quality control, electrical and electronic industries, mechanical construction, chemical and chemistry-related firms, data processing, signal processing…

The most successful graduates can apply for further studies to most of the engineering schools (écoles d’ingénieurs) in France. Others apply for further university courses in related disciplines. They are usually quite successful.

// Contact

Tel: + 33 3 59 63 22 50

Fax: + 33 3 59 63 22 52

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Address: IUT A de Lille – Département MP – BP 90179 – 59653 Villeneuve d’Ascq CEDEX – FRANCE

// Location

IUT A, campus Cité scientifique, avenue Paul Langevin, Villeneuve d’Ascq