Speciality - Mechatronics, Actuators, Robotisation and Systems (MARS)

The MARS elective specialty provides combined skills in mechanical engineering, actuators, electronics and computer science, ranging from design, installation and/or maintenance of complex automated or robotic systems.


The MARS programme covers: basic mechanical engineering, analog and digital electronics, power electronics, electric actuators, industrial robotics, automation and control theory, fuzzy logic, power conversion units. The theoretical training is backed up by experimentation in lab. work, initiation to professional model software as used by the industrial sector (PSPICE, FLUX 2D, Simulink), Uvs TX, projets personnels...).

Academic staff

The courses given for GM-MARS specifically are proposed by the UTC-Roberval Lab, in close collaboration with numerous research contracted industrialists (CEA, VALEO, EDF, Renault, PSA... ).


A wide range of industrial equipment is available - workshop lathes, grinders, millers, analog and digital oscilloscopes, data acquisition chains, computers equipped with specific industrial modelling software, vectorial speed regulators, DSP-based axis control rig, laboratory robots ...


Students who take the MARS elective specialty are encouraged to apply for studies in one of UTC's partner universities (cf. table) and can also carry out their end-of-studies with industrial hosts.

There are opportunities to do a double degree with Cranford University (UK) , or at Braunschweig or Berlin (Germany) who propose a large range of high-quality programmes in Electrical Engineering. Likewise many were pleased with their stay at MacMaster's (Canada). There are exchange programmes with Genoa (Italy), Patras (Greece) or Valladolid (Spain).

It can be noted that North America attracts many French students for end-of-studies training (ex. DELPHI), in Germany (Volkswagen), in Sweden (ABB) ... as well as numerous laboratory projects (in Canada, Great Britain, the USA, Poland ...)

Professional openings and career prospects

MARS training opens professional paths to a world where mechanical and electrical engineering co-inhabit, as design engineers and/or as project managers. 60% of the professional job offers come via end-of-studies projects with enterprises such as Airbus, Aérolia, DCNS, EDF, Faurécia, PASA, Renault, Safran, Valéo...

Secteurs d'activité

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Further Education

UTC also proposes MARS students:

  • a PhD in Engineering sciences

They can also register for follow-on complementary courses at SUPELEC or Sup'AERO (French "grandes écoles"). The MARS staff were particularly happy to see one of their students coming top in the SUP AERO graduate ranking.

› The above courses and other, shorter modules whether leading to a diploma award or not, can be obtained in the UTC Continuous Education scheme or via the Professional experience validation scheme (VAE).


Responsable de la filière
Christophe Forgez
Phone : 03 44 23 45 08 | Contact by email

Caroline Zimmermann
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Responsable pédagogique IM
Nicolas Buiron
Phone : 03 44 23 73 98 | Contact by email

Coordinatrice des stages (de A à K)
Catherine Baligand
Phone : 03 44 23 52 36 | Contact by email

Coordinatrice des stages (de L à Z)
Muriel Petitalot
Phone : 03 44 23 43 32 | Contact by email

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