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Master in Sustainable Industrial Engineering - SIE
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Updated on June 20, 2022
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  • Degree awarded : Master
  • Mention : Industrial Engineering


This Master's program is meant to train professional experts in Sustainable Industrial Engineering, able to deploy skills in a global industrial environment and face the future challenges of the transitions (ecological, digital, societal).

Industry is of critical importance for the modern societies. Industrial engineering, as a branch of engineering, focuses on designing efficient production systems. It is affected by the deep transformations and instabilities the human societies are facing today.

Through this program we aim to provide students with tools to contribute to a more sustainable industry with a strong emphasis on handling of complexity of human centric organizations.

Sustainable Industrial Engineering addresses the issue of industrial sustainability using different points of view. The overarching presence of data requires new skills to handle them. Complexity of socio-technical environment is also a big challenge that requires to understand the multi-dimensional character of the industrial organizations in order to solve the problems raised by the industrial transformation.

Sustainable Industrial Engineering has myriads of application fields since it encompasses the whole value chain and lifecycle of products: from the development of new and innovative products and services, to the end of life of the systems.

The SIE Master also welcomes students from all over the world and includes some excellence programs that propose scholarships for high potential students willing to engage in a research-oriented path leading to a PhD.

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SUMA EUropean Master Program (SUMA: SUstainable MAterials)




  • Project engineer
  • Development or research engineer
  • Business or consulting specialized in environmental issues
  • Production and supply chain manager
  • Consultant in Sustainable industrial engineering  

School environment

Most courses will be provided at Génie Industriel, the Industrial Engineering school of the Grenoble INP group. The school is centrally located in downtown Grenoble. It benefits of a very international environment among the student and of a very modern and high level set of technological platforms.

Student life in Grenoble is very rich and dynamic. Students have the opportunity to engage in external activities such as sports (leading region for mountain sports), arts, non-profit organizations, international relations, or other activities.

  • Training partners

    Each student will be expected to complete an internship either in an industrial firm or in a research laboratory, in France or abroad. This internship will be an opportunity to consolidate and discover working methods and to learn how to manage real projects. A written dissertation will be required at the end of the training period and it will have to be defended before an examinations board.
    Industrial Practice Oriented Master Thesis
    Industrial Research Oriented Master Thesis

    This program is taught in english.

    Possible research laboratories:




    Logos des entreprises membre du club des industriels de Grenoble INP - Génie industriel


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Entry requirements

Who can apply?

Students wishing to apply to the SIE Master program must hold a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Engineering Degree, or equivalent in:

  • Industrial Engineering
  • Supply Chain, Operations Management, Logistics and Transportation, Operational Research
  • Manufacturing Science, Product Design, Product Development, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science, Information Systems

Recruitment Criteria

  • Entry level 1st year if BSc.
  • English proficiency
  • Excellent academic results

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Online application by "FSA"


The "FSA" application platform will be open from November 15, 2021, until April 07, 2022

If you are a foreign student from one of these countries :  you must apply by "FSA" and "Etudes en France" :

Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam.

If you need any advice or support, the Campus France Centre of your country can help you until your visa application.

Visa: All foreign students must obtain a visa.

Steps to apply


All the applications will be studied in our Commission of Accreditation of Academic Acquisitions (CVAA).

Applications will be examined by commissions on the following dates:

  • 17/02/2022 (Application deadline - 10/02/2022)
  • 11/03/2022 (Application deadline - 04/03/2022)
  • 15/04/2022 (Application deadline - 07/04/2022)

If your application is accepted, you will be contacted for an interview (usually by videoconference). The interview will be conducted in English.

Registration Fees 2022/2023

  • Students from outside the EU: 5000 €/ year + 92 € "Student and campus life contribution"
  • European students: 1473 €/year + 92 € "Student and campus life contribution"

To be taken into account! The cost of living for a student in France is about 900€ per month.

Coming into effect of differentiated fees for the academic year 2021/2022: the rule incurring the payment of differentiated fees by non-E.U. students will come into effect at the beginning ot the academic year 2021-2022. This rule will also apply to students who were registered at other Grenoble Alpes University institutions in 2020/2021, and who wish to register at Grenoble INP in 2021/2022. The total amount of the owed registration fees is not necessarily to be paid at the beginning of the academic year: an instalment plan of payment may be set up. If your personal situation justifies it, a partial or total exemption may be decided upon request to the Student Social Commission.


To obtain information on the scholarships, please click on the following link. Very few scholarships are awarded each year and they are awarded on merit. We will study your results and, if your level allows it, we will direct your file towards the most suitable scholarship.


As courses are taught in English, minimum level of English is required: B2 (+ minimum level of French required B2 for a 2nd year application). If you are not in a position to provide a valid English proficiency test, IEM will pay for a Linguaskill test. Other English proficiency certificates are also accepted: LINGUASKILL, TOEFL, TOIC, IELTS, CLES.

Official University certificates are accepted to attend the Master program, BUT NOT to validate the Master degree course (at the end of the 2-year-program). French is not mandatory in order to take SIE courses. However, you may get enrolled in French courses throughout the whole academic year. We draw your attention to the fact that the command of French will turn out very useful when you will start seeking for an Internship.

Info Academic Year

Courses run from September to July.
A 6-month-Internship is required during the 2nd Year, from February to July.


Education contact

Annabel Jourdan, Maryline Mazzon Teppoz

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Year 1 (60 ECTS)

  • Introductory courses in industrial engineering, economics, data management and sustainability
  • Team projects, intercultural communication

Programme courses semester 7
Programme courses semester 8

Year 2 (60 ECTS)

  • Advanced courses (core curriculum and elective courses) according to the chosen specialization (SOM or SPD, Industry or Research)
  • 6-month internship (company, research laboratory)

Major Sustainable Operation Management (SOM)
Programme courses semester 9
Programme courses semester 10

Major Sustainable Product Development (SPD)
Programme courses semester 9
Programme courses semester 10


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Expected learning outcomes

MSc SIE helps tomorrow’s industrial engineers to work collaboratively in a globalized international context, with societal constraints as well as environmental and economical impacts.

The SIE Master programme leans on the knowledge triangle Education-Research-Innovation.

It is designed to cover the whole value chain and lifecycle of product and service, from Innovation draft, through to Distribution, in an international context. (See figure 1)It aims at tackling the key issues that are sustainable manufacturing industry, innovation, and sustainability.

Figure 1. SIE Master overall scope
Additional skills and competences are also addressed e.g. in marketing and management as it is key knowledge for the today and tomorrow industrial engineers.



SIE targets 2 main profiles:

  •  Industrial engineers with sustainable impact: the students will be able to find jobs in Industrial/ Mechanical/ Production/ Automation/ Aerospace/ Energy/ or Management Engineering
  • Researchers in industry: the students will have plenty of opportunities to carry on their studies as PhD among one of the numerous international laboratories of the SIE partners (full members or associates) and the research community in the sustainable manufacturing domain.

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Date of update June 20, 2022

French State controlled Master's degree

French State controlled Master's degree

Programme courses 2022-2023

Master 1
Semester 7
Semester 8

Master 2
Major in Sustainable Operational Management
Semester 9
Semester 10

Major in Sustainable Product Development
Semester 9
Semester 10

Academic staff

Head of Sustainable Industrial Engineering Master's degree
Jean-François Boujut

Deputy Head of Sustainable Industrial Engineering Master's degree
Maria Di Mascolo

Admission Board
Fabien Mangione

Annabel Jourdan, Maryline Mazzon Teppoz
Université Grenoble Alpes