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Engineering program in Earth and Environmental Sciences – Geology (Beauvais Campus)

 

Engineering program in Earth and Environmental Sciences (Geology)

Understand the depths of our planet to address energy, resources and planning challenges while minimizing the environmental impact

 

Key information
  • Course length: 5 years
  • Program taught in French
  • Applications welcome from high school graduates up to Master’s level students
  • Available as a continuing education program
  • Course also available through an apprenticeship program
  • Teaching venue: Beauvais campus
  • Tuition fees: €7,200 per year

 

The Blog

Advantages
Five good reasons to join the UniLaSalle Engineering program in Earth & Environmental Sciences
84% net employment rate one year after graduation
5 months (minimum) of field studies during the program
34 partner universities abroad
9-12 months of internships during the program
18 weeks abroad (compulsory) from the first to fifth year
Engineering program in Earth and Environmental Sciences

Our Engineering program in Earth & Environmental Sciences (Geology) stands out for its focus on field work.

More than five months of the program are devoted to observing and understanding the landscapes surrounding us, in different geological contexts.

The analytical and coping skills you acquire thanks to our inductive and vocational teaching methods will equip you for a career in key sectors of the global economy – energy, planning, environment, mineral raw materials – in France and abroad.

Specializations (fourth and fifth year)
  • Geotechnics and Natural risks
  • Hydrogeology and Industrial Risks
  • Mines and Quarries
  • Energy Resources
  • Entrepreneurship (fifth year only)
Semester 1
  • Theory of Geochronology
  • Biochronology
  • Self-awareness and Professionalization
  • Brittany/Normandy Field School
Semester 1
  • Atomistics
  • Sedimentary Petrography
  • Mineralogy
  • Oise Excursion
Semester 1
  • Differential Calculus
  • Geosciences for Sustainable Development
Semester 1
  • Geometry
  • Geodesy
  • Mapping
  • Geomorphology
Semester 1
  • Combinatory Logic
  • Engineering Tools
  • First Foreign Language: English
  • Second Foreign Language: German/Spanish/Portuguese
  • Sport
Semester 2
  • Descriptive Tectonics
  • Internal Geodynamics
  • May Field Trip
Semester 2
  • Structural Geomorphology
  • Regional Geology
  • Applied Mapping
  • Regional Geology Workshop
Semester 2
  • Probabilities and Statistics
  • Statics and Materials Resistance
  • Multivariate Analysis
Semester 2
  • Thermochemistry
  • Mechanical Waves
  • Electrostatics and Magnetostatics
  • Wave-Matter Interactions
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Reduction-Oxidation
Semester 2
  • Algorithmics and Programming
  • First Foreign Language: English
  • Second Foreign Language: German/Spanish/Portuguese/Chinese
  • Sport
Workshops

These are one-off events that focus on specific areas of the syllabus (sequence stratigraphy, etc.) or on the professional environment (tours of quarries, factories, building sites, etc.). The workshops are led by Associate Professors and/or professionals.

  • Oise Workshop (2 days)
Excursions

Excursions serve to present the geological history of a region (Normandy, the Alps, etc.) through a succession of stop-offs. The outcrops are presented by the Associate Professors and the students have to supplement this general information with their own observations. There is a debriefing session with professors and students every evening.

  • Normandy/Brittany Excursion (5 days)
  • Normandy/Belgium/the Boulonnais (5 days)
Field school (semi-independent work)

Students work in groups on an issue centered on the geological mapping of a sector. A field presentation is given by the Associate Professors on the first day. In the days that follow, the students set out for their study areas with a supervisor. The data is cleaned up every evening with the help of the supervisors.

  • May field camp in a sedimentary or metamorphic area (two weeks)

Immersion in an English-speaking environment for a minimum of four weeks (in summer).

Immersion can take the form of seasonal work, a language course, sporting or cultural activity, voluntary service or charity work.

Aim

The aim of the trip is to speak English through total immersion in a fully English-speaking environment, and to experience different cultures.

This total immersion complements the academic study of English.

Are you joining the UniLaSalle Engineering program in Earth and Environmental Sciences in the second year?

UniLaSalle has introduced a refresher course especially for you.

  • Algorithmics
  • Excel
Semester 1
  • Mineralogy
Semester 1
  • Semi-independent Mapping Camp
  • Mapping
  • Metamorphic Petrology
  • Photo Interpretation
  • Orogeny – Geology of France
Semester 1
  • Databases – SQL – GIS
  • Inferential Statistics
Semester 1
  • Sedimentology
Semester 1
  • Information Retrieval and Bibliographies & Self-awareness
  • First Foreign Language: English for business
  • Second Foreign Language: German/Chinese/Spanish/Portuguese/Russian
  • Language trip to an English-speaking country
Semester 2
  • Solid Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Electromagnetism
Semester 2
  • Mapping School in the Magmatic Field
  • Applied Economics
  • Accounting
Semester 2
  • Magmatic Petrology
Semester 2
  • Tectonics and Sedimentation
Semester 2
  • JAVA: Object-Oriented Programming
  • First Foreign Language: English for business
  • Second Foreign Language: German/Chinese/Spanish/Portuguese/Russian
Workshops

These are one-off events that focus on specific areas of the syllabus (sequence stratigraphy, etc.) or on the professional environment (tours of quarries, factories, building sites, etc.). The workshops are led by Associate Professors and/or professionals.

  • Sedimentology workshop (one day)

 

Field school (semi-independent work)

Students work in groups on an issue centered on the geological mapping of a sector. A field presentation is given by the Associate Professors on the first day. In the days that follow, the students set out for study areas with a supervisor. The data is cleaned up every evening with the help of the supervisors.

  • September field camp (three weeks)
  • May field camp in a magmatic area (two weeks)

More information to come

Are you joining the UniLaSalle Engineering program in Earth and Environmental Sciences in the third year?

UniLaSalle has introduced refresher courses especially for you.

  • Geology refresher course
  • IT refresher course
Semester 1
  • Soil Physics
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Mathematics for Engineers
Semester 1
  • Presentation and Introduction to Careers in Geoscience
Semester 1
  • Geomatics
Semester 1
  • English – TOEIC exam preparation
  • Business Economics: sector-based study
  • Management
  • Introduction to Quality and Safety fields
  • Human Resources Law and Management
  • Management Information Systems
Semester 1
  • Introduction to Research: Data Acquisition
  • Introduction to Research: Data Processing
Semester 2
  • Introduction to Research
Semester 2
  • Signal Processing and Geophysics
  • Geotechnics
  • Drilling and Well Logging
Semester 2
  • Geological Study of Orogens – Refresher Course
  • Geological Study of Orogens
  • Mobility of Elements
Semester 2
  • Dynamics of Porous Environments
Semester 2
  • Environment Day
  • Introduction to Research Dissertation: Defense
  • Everyday and Specialized English

The Introduction to Research Dissertation in Geoscience finalizes a research project completed as a pair. It is written throughout the whole of the third year.

The dissertation presents laboratory work, a scientific and technical summary, and research findings.

 

 

Aims
  • Address an identified issue through synthesis work based on knowledge and relevant information (bibliography, knowledge acquired during the program)
  • Interpret the results and discuss them clearly and concisely
  • Develop the scientific question raised
  • Communicate orally and in writing while meeting requirements (good writing skills, structure, layout, illustrations, abstract, bibliographical references, etc.)
Workshops

These are one-off events that focus on specific areas of the syllabus (sequence stratigraphy, etc.) or on the professional environment (tours of quarries, factories, building sites, etc.).

The workshops are led by Associate Professors and/or professionals.

  • Sedimentology workshop (1 day)
Excursions

Excursions serve to present the geological history of a region (Normandy, the Alps, etc.) through a succession of stop-offs. The outcrops are presented by the Associate Professors and the students have to supplement this general information with their own observations. There is a debriefing session with professors and students every evening.

  • Alps Excursion (1 week)
Dissertation field work

As part of their Introduction to Research Dissertation, students go out in the field in pairs in September to collect the samples, measurements and data required to complete their dissertation. The dissertation tutors accompany them and present the objectives directly in the field over a few days.

Duration: Two to four weeks in August/September

To enable some students, who have an international outlook, to gain extensive and in-depth experience abroad through an excellence program that leads to a certificate.

This experience will be validated by an « International Specialization » certificate in addition to the degree.

 

It consists of:

  • an academic semester abroad in the third year
  • another academic semester abroad in the fourth or fifth year in a different university
  • a final year internship abroad

In your fourth and fifth years, you will develop skills in the field of your choosing and gain real professional experience through your company or research laboratory internships.

Specialization programs enable students to develop their knowledge in a specific geoscience field.

 

Specialization programs
  • Geotechnics and Natural Risks
  • Hydrogeology and Industrial Risks
  • Mines and Quarries
  • Energy Resources

One option to be chosen from:

  • Offshore Geohazards and Geotechnics
  • Erosion and Transport
  • Natural Risks
  • Sustainable Development of Mineral Resources
  • New Energy Sources and Geothermal Energy
  • Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics/Paleoclimates
  • Pedology and Soil Quality
  • GIS, Python and Photogrammetry
  • Geomatics and Drones
  • Research/Specialization

To enable some students, who have an international outlook, to gain extensive and in-depth experience abroad through an excellence program that leads to a certificate.

This experience will be validated by an « International Specialization » certificate in addition to the degree.

 

It consists of:

  • an academic semester abroad in the third year
  • another academic semester abroad in the fourth or fifth year in a different university
  • a final year internship abroad

Go for a study semester in one of our partner universities

The international experience means :

  • Experimenting other ways of learning
  • Getting new methods of working
  • Boosting your CV
  • Increasing your value in the international job market

In your fourth and fifth years, you will develop skills in the field of your choosing and gain real professional experience through your company or research laboratory internships.

Teaching Unit – Communications

  • Job marketing
  • Big Data & Data Management
  • English

Specialization programs enable students to develop their knowledge in a specific geoscience field.

 

Specialization programs
  • Geotechnics and Natural Risks
  • Hydrogeology and Industrial Risks
  • Mines and Quarries
  • Energy Resources
  • Entrepreneurship

Six-month internship resulting in a written final year dissertation and oral defense.

The final year internship provides an early opportunity to gain experience in a professional environment in which students will be asked to address a particular problem presented by their host organization.

 

The internship provides an opportunity for professional exposure and increasing personal and professional development, validating skills and facilitating entry into the profession. Students are able to validate certain theories learned in an academic context, apply them in a practical context and also recognize their scope and their limitations. It also gives students the chance to develop their management skills, their ability to assimilate information, and enhance their communication and teamwork skills, while working on actual projects.

To enable some students, who have an international outlook, to gain extensive and in-depth experience abroad through an excellence program that leads to a certificate.

This experience will be validated by an « International Specialization » certificate in addition to the degree.

 

It consists of:

  • an academic semester abroad in the third year
  • another academic semester abroad in the fourth or fifth year in a different university
  • a final year internship abroad
dual degree study trip
  • at a university approved by UniLaSalle or a university not covered by agreements or partnerships (at the student’s request)
  • leads to two degrees: one from the host university and one from UniLaSalle
  • from 12 to 24 months according to the host university

A few host universities:

  • Imperial College London (UK)
  • Cranfield University (UK)
  • Wageningen University (The Netherlands)
  • Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)
  • Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (Canada)

 

Semester abroad
  • at a UniLaSalle partner university
  • in semester 1 only

 

 

Our partner universities

How can you join the Engineering program in Earth and Environmental Sciences?
Admission in first year (post high school)
Entry requirements
  • You have a French baccalauréat (streams S, STAV or STI2D)
  • You are in the first year of higher education but have not passed the year
  • You have passed a refresher course in science

Number of places available: 90 places

Admission in second, third or fourth year
Entry requirements
  • You have passed the first year of: scientific preparatory classes (biology, chemistry, physics and earth sciences), a degree in geology/biology/earth sciences, a university technology diploma (DUT), a higher technical certificate (BTS), a vocational degree or a Master’s.
  • You hold a diploma (higher technical certificate, university technology diploma, degree) or passed the engineering school written tests after your scientific preparatory classes.
  • You passed your first year of medical school but failed to secure a place in the second year due to limited numbers
  • You are doing scientific preparatory classes in math-physics, physics-chemistry, physics-engineering sciences or physics-technology: admission via the FESIC preparatory class exam

You have a different academic background? Check whether your previous education enables you to join our Engineering program in Earth and Environmental Sciences

Career guide

Download our Careers guide (PDF) by clicking on the image below. (in French)

Jobs in Georesources
Energy Resources

Operations geologist

Acquisition geologist/geophysicist

Processing geologist/geophysicist

Data loader/data manager

GIS/geomatics engineer

General geologist

Interpretive geologist

Reservoir geologist

Technical support engineer

Mines & Quarries

Production project manager

Entrepreneurial geologist

Exploration geologist

Production geologist

R&D engineer/researcher

Jobs in Planning and the Environment
Geotechnics & Natural Risks

Geologist (geotechnics)

Contracting authority geotechnical engineer

Geotechnical engineer specialized in project management

Construction and civil engineering geotechnical engineer

Drilling company geotechnical engineer

Research or inspection geotechnical engineer

Research geotechnical engineer

Hydrogeology & Industrial Risks

Hydrogeology research coordinator

Environmental engineer

Hydrogeological prospecting

Pollution diagnostics and clean-up methods

Water resource management and preservation

Assessment of health and environmental risks: construction of waste dumps, waste storage sites, former industrial sites

Hydrogeological modeling