Environmental Science

ISA Lille offers a Master of Science and Engineering with a major in Environmental Science, focusing on Sustainable Management of Pollution (SMaP). The SMaP program, taught in English or in French, is based on the internationally renowned expertise that ISA Lille has gained in the management of polluted sites.

Over the last 15 years, ISA Lille has built its expertise on:

  • applied courses in soil remediation, waste management, urban planning & environmental engineering
  • research activities in the field of Soil Pollution and Remediation (LGCGE National Lab)
  • an international network of partner universities
  • industrial partnerships

The Environmental Science program is designed to train future managers and scientists.

Course Objective

The objective of the major is to give graduates a general overview of:

  • Prevention of soil pollution
  • Water and air pollution
  • Management and treatment of sites contaminated by human activities
  • General assessment of pollution,
  • Remediation/treatment of polluted sites (bioremediation, phytoremediation, biotechnology, and more)

International Hands-On Experience

In addition, ISA Lille is dedicated to giving students a well-rounded and international experience. A number of international experts participate in lectures on various topics over the course of the Master. They come from our partner universities or companies in Brazil, the USA, the Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, among others. Moreover, students get the chance to attend international conferences in France and abroad and participate in study tours in Europe: 2 weeks in the Netherlands and 3 weeks in the Czech Republic.

Most notably, ISA Lille graduates are also given diverse exposure to the professional world through industrial projects, internships in companies and research in labs. As with every ISA program, students benefit from a solid professional experience: they will indeed spend 40% of their time immersed in companies or research laboratories working on industrial projects or on their thesis.



The Environmental Science program is designed to teach students to become operational professionals. The program has both a theoretical and practical approach. The teaching methods provide students from various backgrounds and cultures with the operational and managerial skills required in the corporate world. Students learn through Problem/Project Based Learning (PBL) approach, with a lot of group works and case studies, field visits where students can see first-hand the jobs they might choose for their future professional life, and industrial projects during the 2 years of the program. Internships in a company or a laboratory allow students to confront the reality of corporate life and prepare them for their entry into active employment.


ISA Lille is part of a corporate network gathering over 200 companies. For 8 years, ISA Lille has organized an annual Company and Career Day. This event gives all students a chance to meet a representative from the corporate world or a partner company.

Environmental Science graduates get diverse jobs and positions in the following departments: R&D, Prevention, and Reduction of Pollution and Risks, Management of Polluted Sites.

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Last updated April 4, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
2 years
10,000 EUR
Tuition Reductions and Scholarships Available
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Start Date
Sep 2019
End Date
Oct 21, 2021
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Sep 2019

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End Date
Oct 21, 2021

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