A postgraduate degree that puts the environment and sustainable development at the service of the economy and societies. It will replace the Bachelor Coordinator in Environment from the beginning of the 2021 academic year.

The rise in environmental concerns, both among citizens and consumers, is leading to
profound changes in companies and local authorities. These changes are accompanied by a change in companies' needs in terms of the skills required to make the ecological, economic and digital transitions.

Graduates of the Bachelor's degree in environment and sustainable development have knowledge in the fields of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Quality Health Safety Environment (QHSE), water, ecology, resources (recovery, recycling), circular economy, sustainable tourism and more generally sustainable development.

The objective of this professional diploma is to train multi-skilled operational profiles capable of proposing continuous improvement solutions to optimize a company's activities from an environmental and social point of view.

Key information

  • duration of training: 3 years
  • 3rd year possible in alternation   
  • language of instruction: French   
  • Recruitment from the Secondary School Diploma wich is equivalent to the French Baccalaureate  
  • place of training: Rennes campus   
  • tuition fees: see here

The Cursus

  • A balance between scientific skills and human & social sciences
  • A consolidation of the basic science base (math, chemistry, sociology, biology, etc.).
  • Discovery of new know-how (sustainable development, CSR, QHSE)
  • A pedagogical method for a "Learning by doing" approach.
  • A management approach: coaching and project management of transformations or innovations.
  • An international dimension offered thanks to university partnerships (Lasallian network and Erasmus+). LV1 (English) and LV2 are compulsory throughout the course.
  • Obtaining the diploma requires a level of English equivalent to B1.
  • A total of 6 semesters and 180 ECTS credits acquired.

What next?

Two possibilities:

  • To be professionally integrated in various organizations: companies, local authorities, design offices, associations or NGOs.
  •  To continue studying for a Master's degree in order to specialize in a particular field. For example, a Master of Science in Sustainable Management and Eco Innovation at UniLaSalle (in partnership with Rennes School of Business).

1st year: discovery of new know-how and strengthening of the scientific base

2nd year: strengthening of skills through a simulation exercise (Environment, Quality,
Hygiene, Safety)

3rd year: work-study (professionalization contract) or initial training. A la carte courses with options for further study (sustainable tourism, exploitation, etc.).

Professionalization

  • 24 to 28 weeks of internship throughout the course.   
  • At least 20 consecutive weeks in a company under a professionalization contract.

Teaching units

  • Applied Sciences: To have the scientific tools necessary to address environmental issues
  • Corporate social responsibility and sustainable development: Understanding and applying the principles of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development
  • Pollution treatment: Understand and apply methodologies related to pollution treatment (air / water / soil / waste).
  • Quality Health Safety Environment (QHSE): Implementing QHSE management systems and meeting the requirements of ISO or other standards
  • Environmental diagnosis: Determine the impact of human activities on the environment
  • Business Life: Having the skills to manage a business and entrepreneurship
  • Professional project: To know oneself, to open up, and to project oneself into the future; to be effective in the search for an internship or a job.
  • Interculturality: Fluency in English (level B1 - 550 points) and practice a second language (German, Spanish or Portuguese); openness to other cultures.
  • Communicate well: Master the tools of communication; lead an event project.
  • Deepening: Improve in a specific area of expertise (6 areas to choose from)
  • Green Day, a day to raise awareness of nature, the environment and sustainable development
  • Youth4COP or how to popularize the Conferences of the Parties (COPs) to the general public.
  • 3rd year engineering projects with final year engineering students
  • Active participation in trade shows (Produrable, Pollutec, Carrefour Local des Gestion de l'Eau)
  • Tutoring/mentoring with secondary schools (e.g., Cordées de la réussite).
  1. Knowledge and mastery of basic sciences
  2. Carry out SD / QSE and CSR missions
  3. Develop a reasoned critical reflection
  4. Mastering standards and regulations (QSE / CSR)
  5. Collect and interpret data to address societal issues
  6. Knowing how to communicate and mobilize within an organization
  7. Leading projects within a team
  8. Develop an attitude of watchfulness and transmit

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor's degree in Environment and Sustainable Development can be integrated into any type of structure with environmental impact, quality or safety management approaches.

Some functions...

  • QHSE coordinator,   
  • CSR facilitator,   
  • QHSE Manager (SME),   
  • CSR Manager,   
  • QHSE Research Officer,   
  • Operator of a waste treatment unit,   
  • Water treatment unit operator,
  • Environment / Circular economy animator,   
  • Environment project manager,   
  • Sorting Awareness Officer.

Types of companies

  • Design offices, consulting firms whose activities are related to the implementation and monitoring of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) management systems, with a focus on the environment and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).   
  • Eco-industrial companies: companies specializing in environmental services, particularly in the water treatment or waste management sectors.   
  • Industrial companies in all sectors of activity engaged in QHSE management processes.
  • Public bodies or associations responsible for implementing environmental policy or promoting sustainable development and related practices.
  • Local authorities in technical or administrative departments dedicated to environmental management.

How to integrate the Bachelor in Environment and Sustainable Development

The Bachelor's degree is accessible to all graduates who have at least a specialized education.
scientist.

The Bachelor's degree is accessible:

  • to holders of a scientific or economic bac +1 / bac +2;   
  • professionals: retraining, job seekers, etc. who can prove that their career path is consistent with the program.

Contact

Admissions Contact
+33 (0)2 99 05 88 00