The Mechanical Engineering Department-MECA
Mechanical engineers graduates from INSA -Rouen are appreciated for their sound technical skills and their ability to adapt quickly to the demands and changes of the industrial world : strong competences in conception , materials , implementation , industrial production and maintenance as well as in modelling , production line optimization , elaboration of new materials . Specializations in design of mechanical systems , solid mechanics , fluid and structural mechanics .
Degrees are obtained by accumulating credits and courses are organized in semesters . Our student engineers broaden and deepen their knowledge in the course of their studies through numerous mandatory or freecourse catalogues . Thanks to many varied courses , the MECA Department aims at :
*giving our students general knowledge in Mechanics and Humanities to help them cope with specific professional situations and to prepare for future evolutions.
*allowing them to adopt a personalized profile by freely choosing their courses ,even outside the MECA Department. They may follow deeper courses in a specific field linked to mechanics . Our Department also proposes more specialized courses in the 3 following field:
- Mechanical Systems Conception :
- Fluid Mechanics :
Courses on problematics linked to fluid mechanics . This section aims at analysing flows physical properties .Students will then practise experimental tools and numerical simulations widely used in the industrial world so as to analyse and create systems at the heart of which fluid mechanics lies.
- Structural Mechanics :
The aim is to enable students to assimilate aspects linked to the resistance calculation of structures . There are also courses on numerical modelling applied to statics or to dynamics , on cyclical elasticity and plasticity , on the fluid-structure interaction issues .
Department meets a strong
regional industrial demand both
from SMEs specialized in mechanics
and from large industrial groups
specialized in aeronautics , automobile or energy . Four placements
or projects are compulsory :
*Placement as a technician
Placements must be done within businesses . Students who have already done an internship before may be exempted , on their request .
Each student will have to do a research project in the course of the 1st semester of their 5th year .Thematic fields may be given to students by industrialists or research laboratories .
Each student will have to build an industrial project in the course of the 5th year .
Each student will have to carry out a personal project in the course of the 4th year . This course catalogue must enable students to develop their personal qualities and initiative.
For students to be able to work in multicultural teams , the MECA Department puts emphasis on :
- Studying foreign languages : English ( preparation for the TOEIC ) + a second language (German or Spanish ).
- Studying and doing internships abroad during their school years ( 50% of our students go abroad during their school years )
- Welcoming foreign students , teachers and researchers coming from Brazil , Germany , Spain , Canada , the USA , ...
Doctoral studies and research
Students are invited to prepare for a Master while following courses in the 4th and 5th year. In all disciplines relating to high technology , close ties with researchers must exist . Our Department works in synergy with several laboratories recognized by the CNRS .
Strong demand for graduates both from SMEs and large industrial groups ( transport , aeronautics , nuclear technology , ...) and also the services sector . A broad spectrum of positions is offered : design engineers, test engineers , designers for virtual reality tools , quality managers , product managers , ...)
MECA Department - INSA-Rouen
Avenue de l' université – BP 08 F 76801 Saint Etienne du Rouvray cedex - France
Telephone : +33  2 32 95 97 12 Telecopie : + 33 2 32 95 97 10