This track offers a full set of academic courses with a knowledge-based approach in the field of Surface and Interface Science and Engineering. It loans on the LABEX MANUTECH SISE and the EQUIPEX MANUTECH USD
The study program provides students a level to the state of the art in:

Surface and Interfaces properties,
Characterization techniques of surfaces,
Techniques to create and control surface functionalities in tribology, optics or chemistry
Advanced processes for the manufacturing of surfaces and interfaces at different scales (ultrashort laser engraving, thin films, nanomaterials)

All semesters are taught in English in Saint-Etienne, France.
Access the dedicated website of the SISE track here

Course catalogue

Some courses are shared with Engineering schools Télécom Saint-Etienne logo_tse, IOGSLogo IOGS_ParisTech and Ecole Centrale de Lyon logoECL
Each semester counts for 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). Students specialize through elective courses.
A 3-month internship counts for 10 ECTS in semester 2
Semester 4 is dedicated to a master thesis.

    5 General knowledge and professional preparation

    3 English, or for the International M.S. French as a foreign language
    1 Introduction to Labview
    1 Introduction to Matlab

    7 Interaction of radiation with matter

    4 From the atomic structure to the dielectric function
    3 Photon-atome coupling

    5 Optical design

    4 Optical design
    1 Introduction to Zemax

    5 Fourier Optics

    3 Introduction to Fourier optics
    2 Physical optics

    5 Optics in condensed phase

    2 Non linear optics
    3 Optics of anisotropic media

    3 Radiometry & Colorimetry

    1 Introduction to radiometry
    2 Colorimetry

    5 General knowledge and professional preparation

    2 English, or for the International M.S. French as a foreign language
    1 Professional preparation
    2 Computer Science

    6 Laser & Laser-matter interaction

    4 Laser physics
    2 Collective behavior of matter under electromagnetic radiation

    5 Guided optics & Thin films

    3 Introduction to guided optics
    2 Thin films

    4 Radiometry of optical systems

    10 Internship

    Three months minimum

    5 General knowledge and professional preparation

    3 English and TOEIC certification, or for the International M.S. French as a foreign language
    2 Professional preparation

    4 Surfaces & interfaces

    2 What do you mean by surface?
    2 Non-optical properties of structured surfaces

    5 Characterization of surfaces

    3 Optical and near-field characterization techniques
    2 Surface and interface analysis

    4 Surface Structuring

    2 Laser processes for material structuring
    2 Micro-nano-structuring of surfaces

    5 Electromagnetic modeling & plasmonic

    3 Electromagnetic modeling of micro-nano-structured surfaces
    2 Nanoplasmonics

    4 Color and Multi-spectral Imaging in Computer Vision

    3 Material appearance

    1 Light scattering for material appearance
    2 Appearance metrology and perception

    3 Optional group of lectures to replace the project of the fourth semester

    Choice A:

    3 Physics of LED and Solar cells

    Choice B:

    2 Photovoltaic: use and technologies
    1 Lighting design

    Choice C:

    1 Color reproduction
    1 Security printing project
    1 Visual Cryptography

    27 Internship

    Five months minimum, either in a university laboratory or in a company, in France or in any other country

    3 Project

    The tutored project aims to deepening a cours of the third semester. At the project end, students write a report and present their work. The project is realized at the third semester.