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SML Master’s degree


This international specialty is co-accredited by IUEM to UBO and by ENSTA Bretagne. It aims to provide students with knowledge of the physical and dynamic properties of the marine environment and related engineering elements (especially ships). It has 3 courses: Ocean and Climate Physics (POC), Marine Geophysics (GM) and Naval Hydrodynamics (HN). These 3 paths have a common block in M1: fluid mechanics, solids, applied mathematics, data analysis, numerical modelling… The specializations for each course are more important in M2. The training is based on long academic or industrial research internships at the end of M2.

This specialty allows access to doctoral training within the framework of the UBL Doctoral School of Marine and Coastal Sciences, as well as to jobs as a research engineer in many regional, national or foreign companies. The context in Brest is particularly developed for marine science and technology.

We hope that a new Ocean Data Sciences training path will open in September 2019, as part of the Ocean Physics and Climate course, and then in 2020 independently. Following this course and then doing a year of Marine Geomatics at ENSTA Bretagne (subject to admission on file) will open the way to the diploma of this great Engineering School.

The Marine Physics/Marine Sciences program in cooperation with graduate engineering schools in Brest, is international and taught essentially in English (see the site http://formations.univ-brest.fr/fr/index.html for more information). 

The program focuses on the physics of the sea (POC specialty), of the Earth particularly under the sea (GM specialty) and of ships and naval structures (HN specialty). In M1 the common scientific basics (Fluid and solid mechanics, applied maths, numerical analysis) are taught. In M2, the specific knowledge of each specialty is taught. Projects and internships are essential in the program. Relation with research centres and with private companies are central to research training.

We hope that a new specialty Ocean Data Science will open in September 2019 in the context of the specialty Ocean Physics and Climate and as an independent specialty (still under Marine Physics/Marine Sciences) in September 2020.

Attending and validating this specialty and then validating the (one-year) specialty Marine Geomatics (provided the results of the M2 are good) would lead to obtaining the Engineering Degree of ENSTA Bretagne.

More precise information in English about our program and how to apply can be obtained with contacting Master.Marphys@univ-brest.fr

Course of study

Ocean Physics and Climate

The course is based on the Laboratory of Physical and Spatial Oceanography (LOPS), the Laboratory of the Marine Environment (LEMAR), both of the IUEM UMRs, the Hydrography, Oceanography and Meteorology department of SHOM, the Laboratory of Coastal Hydrodynamics of CEREMA.

Opportunities: research, teaching and research, consulting firms (impact of ocean circulation, or extreme events on offshore structures, coastal erosion, marine ecology, exploitation of marine resources, or changes in pollution levels).

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Marine Geophysics

The course is based on the Ocean Geosciences Laboratory (LGO), which is a research unit, and the Marine Geosciences Department of IFREMER.

Opportunities: research, teaching and research, research and development in the fields of marine energies, offshore / petroleum, marine mineral resources, and in design offices (sedimentary transport, coastal risks…).

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Naval Hydrodynamics

The learning path is based on the Dupuy de Lôme Research Institute (IRDL, FRE, Brest) and the Institut de Recherche de l’École Navale (IRENAV).

Opportunities: research, teaching and research, design offices and test centres, marine energies, architecture and shipbuilding.

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The speciality coordinator

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The M1 coordinator

Guillaume ROULLET
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The M2 coordinators

  • Marine Geophysics learning path

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  • Naval Hydrodynamic learning path

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  • Ocean Physics and Climate learning path

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