Open to students
of all nationalities having a bachelor degree

  • mechanical
  • transport
  • electro

Unique in Europe
two years master studies

  • high level of technical studies


  • combined with language studies

International cooperation
of six renowned universities

  • CTU in Prague
  • HAN
  • ENSTA Bretagne


  • ITB Bandung
  • TU Chemnitz
  • IFP Paris


Double degree
from two countries

  • depending on chosen universities and specialisations


  • Study stay in at least 2 countries

Eight specialisations
offered in the second year of study

  • Advanced Powertrains
  • Design of Vehicles
  • Alternative Powertrains
  • Modelisation and Computation

Eight specialisations
offered in the second year of study

  • Vehicle Dynamics and Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Powertrains
  • Engines and Fuels

Design of Tools and Plastic Parts

Type Compulsory
Semester Summer
Contact hours 39 (2 + 1)
Number of credits 3
Type of termination Assessment + Exam
Form Lectures + exercises
Lecturers Dr. Ing. Yann Marco  

At the end of this course, students should demonstrate

  • general knowledge of the properties of polymeric materials in relation to typical engineering (automotive) applications.
  • general knowledge associated with polymer transformation processes
  • understanding of the interactions between polymer material and processing
  • mastery of a methodology for the design of plastic parts and associated processing tools, including process optimization and economic analysis


  1. Introduction ang global design approach (0.5 h)
  2. General overview of polymeric materials (4 h)
    Definitions, historical overview, chemistry basics, microstructure, blends, additives
  3. Main plastic families and thermomechanical properties (4.5h)
    Thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomeric materials, major applications, thermomechanical properties and characterisation, industrial material datasheets
  4. Automotive applications (6h)
    Majors fields of application, specific problems and associate materials, examples of part design and comparison with other materials
  5. Main manufacturing processes (7h)
    Classification, extrusion, injection, thermoforming, SMC process, basics for process choice and cost estimation
  6. Rheological and thermal aspects (7 h)
    Introduction, rheological properties, models, characterisation, processing point of view
  7. Specific case of injection moulding process (10 h)
    Description, specific problems, part design methodology and process optimization, moulds design and manufacturing, study of specific parts design, case of elastomeric and thermosets materials injection
  8. Rheology of elastomeric materials (3h)
    Description of the behaviour, basic rules for part design, models and charcaterisation

Study materials

Lecturing material and hand-outs

« Précis des matières plastiques (structure-propriétés, mise en oeuvre, normalisation) »
J.P. Trotignon, J. Verdu, A. Dobraczynski, M. Piperaud

« La mise en forme des matières plastiques »
J.F. Agassant, P. Avenas, J-P. Sergent, B. Vergnes, M. Vincent

Texts of lectures at Moodle server. 

Czech Technical University in Prague

Technicka 4
16607 Prague 6
Czech republic

Phone: +420 224 352 499
Fax: +420 224 352 500


ITB – Institut Teknologi Bandung
Faculty of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Jl. Ganesa 10
40132 Bandung

Phone: +62-22-2504243
Fax: +62-22-2534099


TU Chemnitz
Technische Universität Chemnitz Fakultät für Maschinenbau

Reichenhainerstr. 70, A016
D-09126 Chemnitz
Deutschland (Germany)

Phone: +49 371 531 31079
Fax: +49 371 531 831079


HAN – Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen
Institut of Automotive Engineering and Management

Ruitenberglaan 29
NL-6802 CC Arnhem
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0)6 55 20 88 19
Phone: +31 (0)26 365 82 15


ENSTA Bretagne
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées Bretagne

2, rue Francois Verny
F-29806 Brest Cedex 9

Phone: +33 (0)2 98 34 89 11
Fax: +33 (0)2 98 34 88 00


CTU in Prague
Coordinator of MAE

Gabriela Achtenová

IT Bandung | Head of Mechanical
Design Research Group

Andi Isra Mahyuddin

TU Chemnitz
Coordinator of MAE

Diana Lohse

HAN in Arnhem
Masters program manager

Kea Bouwman

ENSTA Bretagne
Coordinator of MAE

Yann Marco