Master Engineer in Earth Sciences and Environment

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Program Description

Please note that this program is entirely taught in French

The strong demographic growth at the global level requires an increased search for sources of drinking water, energy or mineral resources but also an optimization of their use. The fragility of our planet requires the involvement of specialists capable of carrying out development projects that respect the environment. Expert in the study of basements, the geological engineer is now the essential pivot of all exploration, exploitation and development projects, both in land and in the sea.

Specialist in natural hazards in geotechnics

In the field of Buildings and Public Works (BTP), this engineer must ensure the stability of the soil to avoid the collapse of structures. Its main missions in civil engineering will then be to collaborate in reconnaissance work, dimensioning and construction of various structures such as dams, bridges, dikes, tunnels, motorways, etc. It is also capable of developing the territory in order to protect resources and avoid land collapse.

Specialist in hydrogeology according to industrial risks

This engineer is often assigned to the prevention of industrial risks, related to the environment. He can also become a professional in waste storage, water management or soil remediation. For example, when an industrialist uses water in his processes, wastewater is then produced. They must then be treated so as not to pollute rivers, groundwater, soils.

Mineral resources specialist

Today, the environment in which we live is made up of minerals and metals, which have become vital in the functioning of our society. Thus, the geological engineer participates in their exploration and exploitation, mainly in mines and quarries. He is also in charge of developing new prospects, while managing the technical, economic and environmental aspects of the operating sites.

Energy resources specialist

The geological engineer collaborates closely in the search for new oil and gas deposits as well as in renewable energies such as geothermal energy, used to transform the heat of water into energy. It also contributes to optimizing production by geomodelling reservoirs.

Why become a geological engineer?

You have a natural taste for geology. Confronted from the first year with field experience, you are trained to solve concrete problems related to soils and subsoils, in France and abroad. Our differentiation? An educational approach in which theory is not always the starting point for learning. You will learn to observe to draw conclusions from your experiences, research and fieldwork. Accompanied by a team of teacher-researchers and professionals, you will learn to act and to solve the problems of the company in the sectors of mineral raw materials, renewable and fossil energies, regional planning or even 'environment.

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

UniLaSalle trains generalist engineers to hold high-level executive and top management positions in the following sectors especially: agriculture, food industry, food and health, geology and the envir ... Read More

UniLaSalle trains generalist engineers to hold high-level executive and top management positions in the following sectors especially: agriculture, food industry, food and health, geology and the environment. Student intake is selective. Academic programmes are research-informed to support the curriculum of the great range of scientific disciplines taught at the school. Read less
Beauvais , Mont-Saint-Aignan , Paris , Rennes + 3 More Less