Specialty - Simulation in Mechanical Engineering (SIM)

During the training period, SIM students benefit from in-depth studies in digital mechanical engineering, models and finite element calculations in CAD analyses.


In SIM, the students cover the following themes:

  • structural dynamics
  • crash and impact modelling
  • biomechanical systems analysis
  • composite structure
  • computational fluid mechanics
  • validation of numerical models
  • optimisation in mechanical engineering


The computers and software packages are the same as those used in industrial sectors, such as Abaqus, Ansys, Catia, Comsol, MSC Adams, MSC Nastran, suite HyperWorks ...

Placements and Industrial Relations

Training in SIM ends with an end-of-studies project lasting 6 months. It can take place with a major group (Arcelor Mittal, EADS, EDF, PSA, Renault, Valeo...), or with a research institution (CEA, CETIM...), service sector enterprises or software editors (Dassault Systèmes, Digital Product Simulation, ESI...). This project can be accrued abroad.


Over 75% of the SIM students benefit from at least a semester at a host university's studies: Univ. Zaragoza (Spain), TU Twente (Netherlands), Cranfield (UK), Goteborg, or Linkoping (Sweden), Shanghai (China), Seoul (South Korea) and Singapore.

Professional Openings

SIM graduates are mostly recruited in the following sectors: automobile, aeronautics, consumer goods, energy, railroad, space ... they can also work for large corporate groups or research institutions, or with software (digital modelling) editor.

Secteurs d'activité

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Further Education

UTC proposes to SIM graduates to pursue studies with: 

› 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
Pascal Lardeur
Phone : 03 44 23 45 98 | Contact by email

Brigitte Duch
Phone : 03 44 23 45 52 | Contact by email

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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