Understand the mysteries of our planet's subsoil to address the major global challenges of energy, resources, land-use planning and environmental protection.
to study Geological and Environmental Engineering at UniLaSalle
Gain an in-depth understanding of subsoils to discover or optimize deposits in an increasingly complex exploration and exploitation environment.
Prepare for a career in land-use planning with the ability to analyze technical constraints and natural risks in the early stages of building and civil engineering projects.
Assess and prevent the risks of pollution from industrial activities to preserve groundwater quality.
Develop dual expertise that combines digital modeling and extensive field knowledge to address issues related to the exploration and exploitation of mineral resources.
Study the course of your choice in one of our 20 partner universities around the world.
Study in the first three years ranges from fundamental to applied geosciences. You will learn to describe and understand the origins of natural phenomena and to put your scientific and technical knowledge into practice. At the end of the 3rd year, you will complete a research project on a specific topic. Applying your knowledge of data collection and analysis in the field and in the lab, you will draw conclusions and present them clearly and succinctly.
In year 3, you can also opt for a semester studying abroad in one of our partner universities.
This specialization is for students interested in a career in the energy sector.
You will study deposits and their workings, especially in unconventional contexts.
The course uses case studies and a field school on land and at sea. You will learn to identify, characterize and model hydrocarbon reservoirs, based on the data you gathered and analyzed applying your geophysical knowledge.
This specialization opens the door to careers in energy, especially in oil and gas exploration and production, but also in underground storage and geothermal energy.
You will apply your solid knowledge of different types of subsoil to technical diagnostic surveys for major infrastructure projects (such as roads, tunnels, bridges and other buildings) to incorporate natural land risks into the project design.
Working in regular contact with the client, the geotechnical engineer is also skilled in recommending remedial measures when problems arising from natural risks have already caused damage to structures.
Courses are taught in a variety of approaches, including lectures, field schools and case studies.
The Geotechnics and natural risks specialization is a prelude to careers in construction, civil engineering and land-use planning.
Expert in the various aspects of groundwater, the hydrogeologist focuses on securing the safety of water supplies by discovering new reserves and protecting catchments.
You will be trained in diagnostic techniques to assess the environmental risks related to industrial activities or waste storage, as well as in site clean-up methods.
The program for this specialization emphasizes industrial site visits and the completion of a case study.
Career opportunities for students in the Hydrogeology and industrial risks specialization are mainly in the environment sector.
The Mines and quarries specialization provides you with knowledge of the land and digital modeling techniques to prepare you for work in new mine prospecting development and the optimization of mining operations.
Laboratory work and field schools provide the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge.
The program also includes a group project aimed at developing good judgment, improving your ability to work in a team and sharpening your critical skills.
This specialization is for students interested in careers in the exploration and operation of mines and quarries.
Training through field work is what sets the UniLaSalle program in Geological and Environmental Engineering apart.
Many excursions are scheduled throughout the Geological and Environmental Engineering program. The aim of these workshops is to provide you with the practical experience in the field to sharpen your observational skills and deepen your understanding of geology.
Our field schools include mapping work or a research project and are based on the principle of semi-autonomous learning. You will apply your theoretical and practical knowledge to a real-life case study, in France or abroad.
Engineering students from years 1 to 4 attend the field school held in May every year.
In year 3, students’ work in the field school forms the basis of their research dissertation.
During year 3, you work on a research project in pairs. Once your topics have been chosen by your research lecturers, you will complete all the work required for your research dissertation. The objective of your research dissertation is to apply your theoretical and practical knowledge to a specific problem via data acquisition in the field, analysis in the lab and the scientific and technical basis for the study. You will discuss a scientific topic in depth, interpret the results and communicate your findings orally and in writing.
Internships offer you the opportunity to put the knowledge and skills you have acquired into practice in a professional environment.
At the start of your 4th year, this 3-4 month internship affords the opportunity to apply your knowledge to the world of business.
This 6-month internship takes place at the end of your 5th year and focuses on the opportunity to tackle a problem as an engineer in a company or other relevant organization.To become a geological and environmental engineer you will need a breadth of skills, including the ability to analyze, find solutions, test, challenge and confirm your solutions. You must be able to communicate and to explain concepts clearly and concisely. Following completion of this internship, students write and defend their final year Geological Engineering dissertation.
At the end of your 1st, 2nd or 4th year, you will be offered internship opportunities to give you even more experience.
There are a number of entrance tracks to the Geological and Environmental Engineering program at LaSalle Beauvais.
You are eligible for admission as a 1st year student in Geological and Environmental Engineering if:
- You have a French baccalauréat S, STAV, STI2D or STL
- You are enrolled in your 1st year of university and have not passed the year
- You have successfully completed a one-year scientific refresher course
Number of places offered: 90
You are eligible for admission to the Geological and Environmental Engineering program if:
- You have passed your 1st year of: a BCPST (biology, chemistry, physics and earth sciences) preparatory course; an STU or STE Licence, a DUT (2-year undergraduate diploma), a Science BTS (2-year technical diploma), or a Master’s;
- You have a diploma (BTS, DUT, licence) or are eligible for admission to engineering colleges after your BCPST or PT preparatory course;
- You are preparing for an MP, PC or PSI and have passed the e3a engineering school entrance examinations (FESIC prépa)
You have a different profile? Check whether your background makes you eligible for our program in Geological and Environmental Engineering.
Number of places offered:
- 2nd year: 10
- 3rd year: 24 (including 14 through the FESIC prépa entrance examination)
- 4th year: 5
2015 – 2016 tuition fees
€6,585 annual tuition, plus €100 for materials, such as a compass, hammer, magnifying glass, field log and geology dictionary from Géode (the association run by the Geological and Environmental Engineering student-engineers).
2015 – 2016 general expenses
€1,229 for students living on campus and €819 for others.
General expenses cover the cost of providing teaching facilities outside of teaching hours, as well as non-academic and other services offered to students, such as the laundromat, maintenance of sports facilities and the university dining hall.
2015-2016 accommodation and food services
Monthly rent ranges from €365 to €483 for student accommodation. Rooms on campus are eligible for housing allowance (ALS or APL) amounting to €99 to €225 per month.
Rents are billed over a 10-month period.
A basic meal in 2014 cost €3.20. Breakfast is included in general expenses.
There are several types of financial aid available.
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Courses are taught in a variety of approaches, including lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, independent study and projects.
Courses are split into Teaching Units, encompassing a number of modules. ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits are assigned to each Teaching Unit.
You are evaluated throughout the year on a continuous assessment basis. Assessment may take the form of a random test, examination, personal or group assignment.
ECTS credits for a Teaching Unit are awarded when the semester average is above or equal to 10/20 and the grade for each module is higher than 7/20. Retake sessions are organized at the end of each semester.
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