Regional post-graduate schools for doctoral studies have been re-organised in order to provide specific local orientations as well as programme homogeneity for students. The local doctoral school draws from the expertise of Le Mans Université research laboratories to provide transversal scientific projects and events, notably with a view to prepare students for professional integration.


Le Mans Université research teams welcome around 260 doctoral students every year. The legal duration of a French doctoral degree is 3 years for students being granted specific funding.


Doctoral schools and ECND

Le Mans Université doctoral training offer is provided in 10 different interregional locations of which 2 are directly linked to ECND :

  • ED SPI - Engineering Sciences
  • ED 2M - Matter, Molecules and Materials


Targeted skills

  • Master NDT&E methods used in industrial settings
  • Perform tests and trials
  • Analyse results and determine necessary adjustments to products and structures
  • Perform technical inspections
  • Manage NDT&E projects


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