Bachelor in Environmental Coordination

Using innovative project management teaching methods, the Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Coordination trains students in environmental project management in the fields of water, ecology, waste, health and safety.

This course is for students with a great awareness of sustainable development and the environment who want to acquire the necessary skills for successfully completing ecological transition and environmental projects.

They graduate with a functional environmental technician profile.

Key information

Venue: Rennes campus

  • Course length: 3 years
  • Program taught in French
  • Applications welcome from high school graduates and up
  • 2018-2019 tuition fees: €5,000 per year
  • Work-study system possible in the 3rd year (professional training contract)
Strong points

The course program focuses on professional skills:

  • Site visits and internships, to observe real situations and put the teaching into perspective.
  • Mentoring during internships and research right up to the oral defense, with time set aside to organize and monitor these periods.
  • Group projects, most often with external partners, to carry out a professional assignment while benefiting from support from teaching staff.
  • Contributions from professionals.

The program

They are based on Teaching Units designed to develop a general knowledge base for understanding professional contexts and environmental stakes in different fields: water, air, soil, waste, regulations, etc.

Sustainable development

Sustainable development, environmental management, CSR, ecological engineering

Collaborative project

Students are involved in numerous projects to apply the theoretical knowledge acquired in class

Environmental Protection Technology

Water, waste, air, soil, energy, materials, industrial hygiene and safety
Biomass applications, environmental impacts, chemical risks
General and applied ecology, ecological/environmental diagnosis, renewable energies

Languages

English, Second Foreign Language (German/Spanish), immersion week, drama module in English (B1)

Tools for business

Communication, written and oral expression, economics, administration, labor law, public contract law, marketing, collaborative project steering, management

Careers

Career plan, internships, organization of talks

The final year of the Bachelor’s degree course gives students a firm grasp of environmental projects and sustainable development, and enables them to gain in independence and acquire professional experience.

Sustainable development

Sustainable development, environmental management, CSR, quality, ISO 14001, ISO 26000, ISO 50001, carbon audit, life cycle assessment, environmental footprint, industrial ecology

Collaborative project

Environmental Protection Technology

Water, waste, energies, safety and ICPE (establishments classified for environmental protection), general and applied ecology

Languages

English, Second Foreign Language (German/Spanish), immersion week

Tools for business

Communication, written and oral expression, economics, administration, labor law, public contract law, marketing, collaborative project steering (involvement in the engineering projects of 5th year EME school engineering students), management, geographical information systems (GIS)

Careers

Career plan, internships, talks

Through internships, educational projects and language study trips, students are able to tailor their degree to their career ambitions.

The internships can be spent in companies, local authorities or any other professional organization.

1st year – Professional immersion

Eight weeks in May/June: environmental awareness.

2nd year – First professional assignment

Eight to ten weeks from January. Diagnosis – Communication on an environmental measure, etc.

3rd year – « Work-study internship » or « engineering project »

Eight to twelve weeks from October to February.

Final year internship

Twelve to sixteen weeks from March.

How to apply?

Regardless of the candidate’s profile (all French baccalaureate streams, career change, university technology diploma, higher technical certificate, etc.), they must demonstrate enthusiasm and an awareness of the environment and sustainable development.

This higher education degree also caters for people wishing to change careers.

Knowledge is assessed by:

  • supervised individual assignments
  • collective work relating to tutorial class writing or practical work report drafting
  • project written and oral reports

A class council meets after each semester to assess the whole year group, deal with specific cases and identify students experiencing difficulties to help them make progress. For each student, the class council validates the ECTS credits acquired at the end of each semester, and approves them moving up at the end of the academic year.

Admission in the second year

Candidates who have completed the first year of another higher education program in environmental studies or who have a two-year higher education diploma not directly linked to the environment.

Admission in the third year

Open to students who have a two-year higher education diploma related to the environmental sector (higher technical certificate in nature protection and management or environmental services, university technology diploma in health, safety and environment, second or third year Bachelor’s degree), or after professional experience in place of the required two-year higher education diploma. It is very popular with people changing careers.

This final year of the Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Coordination can be taken as part of continuing education and be completed via a professional training contract. It draws on previously acquired knowledge of environmental management (ISO 14001 standard) to enable students to build on skills and be operational in the workplace.

Bachelor Admission Dates

You can submit your application from December 2018. Applications can be sent up until the start of the academic year in early September. Students will be selected on a case by case basis according to the places available on the course.

The selection board meets every week to examine applications.

You will be informed of the board’s decision as soon as possible.

Career opportunities

« Environmental Project Leaders/Coordinators » carry out projects they are given, incorporating an environmental dimension, and enable organizations to effectively address sustainable development challenges.

The range of tasks and duties vary according to the size of the company and its field of business. They also depend on the student’s educational background.

At the end of the course, graduates will be able to join different structures – industries or eco-industries, research centers, local authorities, government departments, etc.

  • Research Leader for Waste and Collection
  • Project Leade
  • Regional Technician
  • Sustainable Development and Environmental Adviser
  • Waste Sorting/Awareness/Prevention Leader
  • Energy Adviser
  • ISO 14001 Technician
  • SPANC (Public Service for Non Collective Waste Water) Coordinator
  • Incentive Charge Coordinator
  • Operations Assistant in a processing or waste storage unit
  • Project Leader for Waste Processing and Repurposing
  • Sanitation Technician
  • Agenda 21 Manager
  • Sales Engineer
  • QSE/HQE/HSE Coordinator
  • Environment and Industrial Risks Coordinator
  • Quality/Environment Coordinator
  • Environmental Manager
  • Environmental Technician
  • Environment and Safety Leader
  • HSE (Health, Safety, Environment) Technician
  • Environment and Industrial Risks Coordinator

Contact

Adélaïde DOLBEAU
Communications and recruitment manager (Rennes campus)
+33 2 90 02 85 22