Supervised research and engineering work for companies is most often carried out at the school, in groups of 3 to 6 students, mentored by a teacher.
« State of the art » project – Third year engineering students
Research work and summary of literature to review existing knowledge or techniques in a specific field.
Examples: osmotic power and comparison with renewable energies, development of bacteria in drinking water distribution system biofilms, etc.
Implementation period: December to June.
« Operation » project – fourth-year engineering students
Conduct a techno-economic study in the waste or water field: analysis of requirements, drafting of specifications, response and development of a technical solution, economic analysis.
Implementation period: September to April.
Engineering project – fifth-year engineering students in collaboration with Bachelor’s/third-year students
Research and Development work by final year engineering program students, supervised by associate professors and in partnership with companies and institutions. When innovative enough, this work can result in patents being filed.
Examples: decontamination processes, energy efficiency, clean technologies and eco-design.
Implementation time: 700 hours from September to February.
The work needed to complete the engineering project corresponds to the research areas and specific requirements of companies in the environmental field. The research findings remain the property of the company partnering the project. The methodology implemented for this project may lead to publications, or be used for courses taught at UniLaSalle.
The main objectives of these projects are: carrying out scientific experiments, in-depth study of certain processes and techniques, management of a team project, analysis of findings, etc. They also enable students to put specific areas of study related to the environment, such as process control, eco-design, development of environmental impacts, pollution prevention and energy performance of buildings, into practice.
The public oral presentation of the research also enables students to make themselves known to companies in the environmental sector, school partners, alumni and enhance their employability.