UE Code : IM2-IED-TM 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 :

Second year of Master of Science in Engineering

Language(s) :


Studies organization

Credits :


Semester :


Total Hours :

150.00 (Hours of teaching + individual study)


Objectives :

Effective integration of the environment into land-planning processes and development of economic activities (industrial and agricultural) requires a strong ability to link up ecological and technological aspects, but also economic and social factors.

Learning Objectives:

• To expand knowledge of technical aspects concerning the management of water, energy, waste, natural environment and pollution.

• To know how to approach environmental issues on a regional scale (i.e.: watershed, natural landscapes).

• To be able, in a specific context, to formulate and compare preventative and curative solutions to reduce the environmental impact.

•To acquire the methods which are essential to managing an assignment or a project.

•To understand the points of view of various actors on an environmental issue and to know how to integrate them into the decision-making process.

Contents :

• Businesses : Methods, strategies for sustainable development: Challenges, technical solutions and environmental management; impact on the region and environment; development of regional agricultural value chains and resources
• Question the sustainability of production activities for non-agricultural goods and services : How can we observe / qualify the sustainability on scale of a farm but also of a region
• Agriculture’s contribution to environmental projects in suburban areas : Challenges, planning and regional management

Prerequisites :

Training provided by FESIA schools (Federation of Graduate Schools of Engineering in Agriculture)

Teaching methods :

Lectures (CM), with Accompanied Work (TA ) to prepare interventions,
Several field trips
Outside guest speakers
Group micro-project.

Assessment :

Bibliography :

2nd year of Master of Science in Engineering

Students will choose only one of these topics according to their major initially chosen.
The end thesis internship is compulsory only for degree-seeker students (including students attending a bi-degree).