UE Code : IM1-IED-MIED Academic year : 2016-2017

Information on the course unit

Program / Education :

Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering / Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering

Level :

First year of Master of Science in Engineering

Language(s) :


Studies organization

Credits :


Semester :


Total Hours :

75.00 (Hours of teaching + individual study)


Objectives :

This model covers the design of an engineering intervention, aimed at improving environmental and sustainability integration, for activities that are not complex or when sites are not very big (farming, small business, public areas, etc.), from the perspective of Sustainable To development. This engineering intervention may include, but is not limited to, the site layout, resources used, technical processes, local interactions, the organization of human resources and economic operations.
The content (concepts and case studies) will be implemented on a specific case proposed by a project sponsor (project in small student teams)

Teaching points:
The methodological aspects concern the following:
- Engineering timeframe (initial design, optimization, repair):
- Application steps (choose objectives, gather data, identify solutions and alternatives, select dimensioning, implementation scenario, debriefing) ;
- The specific techniques and methods of related topics (layouts, processes, resource management, activities, organization, communication, economic set up):
- The debriefing formats are based on the subject and the audiences;
- Monitoring controls for the impacts of the interventions.
They will be demonstrated and completed by engineering work examples on various topics.
A comparative approach will foster a wider methodological perspective.

Once the case to be worked on has been introduced, students must target the engineering intervention by selecting the aspects to be addressed, define the objectives to be reached, then carry out a Methodological Note describing the operating procedure for the engineering assignment to be carried out.
This document will serve as the basis for the RIED module.

Contents :

Classes, presentations, field trips (42 hrs, including field trips)

General Engineering Methodology:
- Purpose, objectives, methods/resources, budget, approvals, recommendations, deliverables
- Engineering services (markets, regulations, bids, execution, delivery)
- Formalization of Specifications (request received, identification of possible approaches, selection, definition of objectives)
- Review resources to be applied, design methods and dimensioning
- Plan information collection, study, design and debriefing

Environmental Engineering:
- Techniques for sustainable management of materials, energy, effluents and waste products.
- Soil protection and remediation, decontamination. Ecological Maintenance and Restoration
- Eco-design and industrial ecology.

Social Engineering and Communication:
- Building and leading a project team (management, meetings, mediation)
- Product support among partners, commitment of actors
- External Communication (traditional supports and the web, events, public meetings)

Economic Engineering:
- Micro-Economic Model, externalities, optimization, ecological “green” taxation, business plan
- Meso-Economic Model, local competition and synergy, co-development

Monitoring Engineering Intervention
- Principles and means of monitoring the effects of engineering interventions

Projects 30 hrs (of which Lectures and Seminars CM-TD 1.5 hrs – field work 4.5 hrs – independent work 24 hrs) and debriefings 1.5 hrs
Include the study subjects (i.e.: An agricultural case, a business or community case), and field trip. Design of the engineering approach selected, describing the action to be taken in the various fields of investigation (technology, sociology, economics) and the format for debriefing.
Production of a methodological document adapted to the case presented, debriefing.

Prerequisites :

Bachelor's of Science Level and Agri/Agro Engineering techniques, or Natural Sciences
General understanding of production and transformation of agricultural products, business economics, ecology and sustainable development, such as the knowledge gained in ESA’s first cycle.

Teaching methods :

Lectures (CM), Case Studies, Field Trips (60%) Reading, individual study (10%).
Implementation of a project with a small team (30%).
Peer evaluation and experience feedback.

Assessment :

In-class Exam (knowledge & skills, problem-solving) - 3 credits.
Written Report (evaluated by professors and the project sponsor) – 1 credit.
Oral Report – 1 credit.
Self-Evaluation and Peer Evaluation of projects – 1 credit.

Bibliography :

1st year of Master of Science in Engineering

The 1st year of Master of Science in Engineering includes common core courses, majors and inter-major courses.

Majors: students will choose only one major according to his background

• Vine and Wine: sustainable productions and international market (ViVi)
• Food processing, food science, nutrition and quality (TAQ)
• Crop production and agroecology (PVA)
• Environmental and sustainable Engineering (IED)
• Animal production: livestock farming and livestock industry (PA)
• Business management, corporate consultancy and international trade and Markets (PCE/CMI)

Common core courses (CC) are engineering tools and Social Sciences. All of them are compulsory.

Inter-major modules (MIM): students will choose only one according to their major