M2 Mechanics and Physics in Porous Media (MPPM)

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M2 Mechanics and Physics in Porous Media (MPPM)



The MPPM course focuses on the mechanics and physics in porous media. It encompasses experimental characterisation of porous media by indirect porosimetry and direct imaging, poromechanical behaviour modelling, transport properties estimation, fluid-solid couplings and properties of confined fluids in porous media.


Program objectives

  • Prepare students at an advanced specialised level to meet present and future challenges in civil or coastal engineering, geomechanics or physics of porous media
  • Develop engineering research skills to engage in quality and successful research,
  • Prepare students for leading positions in industry and government Research and Development departments.

Knowledge and skills

Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, the students  in the « Physics and Simulation in Civil Engineering Master” will be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of a solid body of knowledge and skills in engineering science to solve relevant problems,
  • Design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data,
  • Review, analyze, and interpret the body of scientific literature, contemporary issues and innovations in physics and civil engineering area,
  • Produce quality research,
  • Carry out a research project to understand a physical phenomenon pertaining to civil engineering, coastal engineering, geomechanics or physics of porous media.

Additional information


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Training content

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Access condition


Academic requirements

Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science or Equivalent.

Applicants must be fluent in English, both in writing and speaking. An applicant whose native language is not English has to take a recognized international English test.

English Language Requirements

Minimum required score: CECRL B2 level in English


And after

Further studies

Prospects for employment or further study

Sectors: Civil engineering, coastal engineering, geomechanics, physics of porous media

Fields: Research and R&D structures

Positions: PhD student and R&D Engineer


Organizational unit


  • Anglet

Person in charge

Miqueu Christelle

Responsable L1 Physique-Chimie Côte Basque

UFR Sciences et Techniques Côte Basque
1 Allée du Parc Montaury
64600 ANGLET
Phone : +33 559574415

Email : christelle.miqueu @ univ-pau.fr

Gregoire David

Phone : +33 559574479

Email : david.gregoire @ univ-pau.fr

More info

ECTS credits 60

Type of education

  • Formation initiale
  • Formation continue
  • Etudiants étrangers

Number of students 10

Internship Obligatoire

Teaching start
September 1, 2018


Program MPPM.pdf (57 Ko)