This Master offers a world-class education to future engineers and town planners by providing the skills necessary to address environmental and health issues in the context of sustainable urban development, in research and in urban engineering.

The program is designed to provide the scientific theoretical knowledge and tools necessary to understand and address the environmental physical problems resulting from the ever-increasing urban population. Various key disciplines such as urban hydrology, urban atmosphere, building heat transfer and pollution of air water and soils are taught through advanced lectures and research work in laboratories renowned in these fields.

The Master program is fully recognized by the French Ministry of Higher Education and the network of contacts established by the researchers engaged in the program guarantees international exposure for the students.

The program of study lasts two academic years and is fully taught in English.

Course Content - 1st Year

  • Fluid mechanics
  • Programming and algorithms
  • Energetics and building heat transfers
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences
  • Introduction to research
  • Hydrology and transfers in soils
  • Introduction to Computational Fluid Mechanics
  • Urban Realities Review
  • Urban Management and Planning
  • Environmental Data Analysis
  • Business Environment
  • Modern Languages

Course Content - 2nd Year

  • Turbulence: theory, modelling and analysis
  • Meteo & atmospheric boundary layers
  • Urban Pollution
  • Urban water management and modelling
  • Urban climate and energy
  • Project
  • Conferences
  • Modern languages
  • Master thesis/internship

Examples of previous internships in industry:

  • adaptation of regional planning with regard to urban heat islands
  • integration of urban micro-climate into energy simulation studies of buildings

Examples of previous internships in research labs:

  • Analysis of fluid exchange between a street canyon flow and the atmospheric boundary layer
  • Application of model reduction to the thermal modeling of urban surfaces

Skills Developed

  • Understand the physics and dynamics of fluids in urban environments;
  • Master analytical and modeling tools for hydrology and atmospheric sciences in urban environments;
  • Learn techniques in water management; soil, water and air treatment, and mitigation of the urban heat island.

In addition to the above specialism-specific skills, students will also develop more general skills:

  • Express assumptions to analyze and solve a problem;
  • Communicate comprehensive results in a meaningful way;
  • Undertake bibliographic surveys of international research and professional literature
  • Manage or be part of a project.

Prospects for employment or further study

  • Sectors: urban planning and design; urban environment; energy, soil, and water management.
  • Fields: urban planning, environmental fluid mechanics, hydrology, microclimatology, air quality.
  • Positions: engineer in consulting office or groups specialized in environmental engineering; engineer in urban design and planning office or local authorities; research and academia (post PhD).
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated October 30, 2018
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15,000 EUR
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