Bachelor in Sciences and Engineering Geology and Environment

3 years of exciting studies directly related to the field!

To preserve our Earth and its resources, but also to protect ourselves from natural risks, we must get to know it! The Bachelor of Science and Engineering in Geology and Environment is three years of applied and exciting scientific studies, which will give you access to all the professions of geology, at the service of
of society and sustainable development.

What characterizes our program? A 3-year operational course, directly linked to the field and the subject matter, which forges your autonomy and your ability to adapt.

Thanks to a progressive professionalization, you will be able to choose, after a year and a half to two years of study, between an expert path, concluded by an applied thesis in geology, or a professional path, in the form of a work-study program in a company.

 

Key information

  • duration of training: 3 years
  • Bachelor's degree (labeled CTI and Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation)
  • language of instruction: French   
  • Recruitment from Secondary School Diploma which is equivalent to the French Baccalaureate   
  • place of training: Beauvais campus   
  • tuition fees: see here

 

9

weeks of field school during the course and trade excursions from the 1st year onwards

30

teachers-researchers and 20 dedicated professionals, all passionate about their profession

1

possible semester abroad in one of the 9 partner universities or within the La Salle network

9

months of internship throughout the course and the work-study program offered from the 2nd year onwards

94,1%

net employment rate one year after graduation

The Curriculum

A unique model of 4 teaching units (EU)

From semester 1 to semester 5, the courses are organized around 4 teaching units :

  • 2 teaching units dedicated to applied geology and company life (UE Geology and UE Transverse and Professionalization).   
  • 2 teaching units (UE Geomatics and Georesources and UE Environment and Geohazards) dedicated to the main sectors of activity of applied geosciences: Mines and Quarries, Geotechnics, Soil Remediation, Geographic Information Systems applied to geology, Hydrogeology, Geophysics...

A choice between research and professionalization

From the 4th semester on, a modality to be chosen among :

  • The applied geology thesis, a scientific and technical work supervised by our teacher-researchers, in connection with one of our internal laboratories,
  • A period of immersion in a company (apprenticeship or professionalization contract).

The end-of-study internship

The program lasts 5 to 6 months and concludes with
by writing a thesis for a Bachelor's degree in Geology and Environment
and an oral presentation.

Environment and Geohazards

  • Geotechnics and Natural Hazards   
  • Hydrogeology   
  • Polluted sites and soils   
  • Laboratory tests   
  • Applied geophysics (seismic, georadar, gravimetry, electromagnetism...)

Geomatics and Georesources

  • Geographic Information Systems, Databases   
  • CAO (AUTOCAD), DAO   
  • Sampling and drilling   
  • Mining, Quarrying and Energy Resources   
  • Data Representativeness

Applied Geology

  • Petrography, mineralogy, paleontology...   
  • Field Camps   
  • Rock and mineral diagnostics, microscopy   
  • Geological mapping   
  • Geomorphology

General skills and professionalization

  • Visits to construction sites   
  • Applied Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics   
  • Digital culture, logic, programming   
  • Orientation and professional project   
  • QHSE, accounting   
  • English, technical writing, oral communication

The Expert course: a double expertise in the field and in the laboratory

The objective? Enrich your curriculum with a period in the field and analytical work in the school's laboratories. It leads to the completion of a dissertation applied to geology.

This will enable you to become familiar with the analytical methods specific to the geosciences and to deepen your knowledge of the field you are interested in.

This course concludes in the 6th semester with an internship at the end of your studies, thus guaranteeing you a long professional experience.

 

The professional career path: a foot in the professional world

Carried out under a professionalization contract or by apprenticeship, this type of study facilitates your professional integration, accelerates the assumption of responsibilities and the gain of autonomy in your missions.

It is organized from the 4th or 5th semester on the basis of 3 weeks of courses for 4 weeks in a company, followed in the 6th semester by the end-of-study internship.

 

Focus
Learning in the field

The field is an important component of the Bachelor's degree in Geology and Environment.

An essential step to sharpen your sense of observation and understanding of geology, the field also allows you to apply the theoretical and practical lessons to the study of a real problem, in France or abroad.

From field trips to day trips to the semi-autonomous field school, these workshops will confront you with the reality of the field.

How to apply for the Bachelor's degree in Geology and Environment?

Admission requirements

Number of places offered: 30

You are eligible for admission to the 3-year technology degree in Geology in year 1 if:

  • You have a French baccalauréat S, STAV, STI2D, STL or ES
  • You are enrolled in your 1st year of university and/or have not passed the year
  • You have successfully completed a one-year scientific refresher course

Procedure for admission

Admission on file and interview via Parcoursup.

On Parcoursup

  • In "type of training", select "other training".   
  • In "region", select "Hauts-de-France".

Dates to remember

  • January 20 to March 11 - Registration and entry of training wishes on www.parcoursup.fr.
  • Until April 8 - Electronic application and confirmation of vows on www.parcoursup.fr.
  • Your application will be validated upon electronic receipt of all of the following elements: the three first-term report cards, the first and second term report cards, the application form, the training project, and the payment of selection fees.
  • Deadline for confirmation of application: April 8.
  • Mid-April - Motivational interviews (on the campus you have chosen on Parcoursup)
  • From May 27th - Admission results and candidate response

The tests

The dossier

The file allows us to make a pre-selection of candidates according to their academic results obtained in the first and final classes (to which we must add the post-bac results for candidates from higher education).

It is evaluated by the teacher-researcher in charge of the year, the director of the specialty or the director of studies.

The motivation interview

The 20-minute individual interview is designed to assess the candidate's interest and motivation in UniLaSalle's areas of expertise, his or her personality and his or her ability to pursue higher education.

The interview panel is composed of two members of the Institute, including at least one teacher-researcher.

Admission requirements

Number of places allocated :

  •     2nd year: 5 places   
  • 3rd year: 5 places

 

 

  • You have validated your passage to the next year at the end of your 1st year of BCPST preparation or your License 1 STU or STE: admission to 2nd year.   
  • You have validated your passage to the next year at the end of your License 2 STU or STE, or your BTS: admission to 3rd year.

Do you have another profile? Do not hesitate to contact our Orientation and Admissions Department.

Procedure for admissions

Admission and motivation interview via our online application form.


Open an online application file


Dates to remember

Deadline to apply

  • 1st session: February 15, 2021   
  • 2nd Session: March 31, 2021   
  • 3rd session: May 25, 2021   
  • Interview sessions: dates to come   
  • Admission results: dates to come

The tests

The dossier

The file allows us to make a pre-selection of candidates according to their academic results obtained in the first and final classes (to which we must add the post-bac results for candidates from higher education).

It is evaluated by the teacher-researcher in charge of the year, the director of the specialty or the director of studies.

The motivation interview

The 20-minute individual interview is designed to assess the candidate's interest and motivation in UniLaSalle's areas of expertise, his or her personality and his or her ability to pursue higher education.

The interview panel is composed of two members of the Institute, including at least one teacher-researcher.

Professional opportunities

Graduates are present in the field, in the laboratory or in the office, on projects involving the development, exploration and exploitation of resources or the clean-up of industrial sites. Missions responding to current issues: sustainability of deposits, prevention of natural and industrial risks, interactions with the environment...

Some functions

  • Geological Technician (Major Projects)
  • Geoscience Research Technician
  • Hydrogeological prospector
  • Prospector in applied geophysics
  • Field geotechnician (monitoring and control of drilling and in-situ tests, instrumentation)
  • Laboratory geotechnician (physical and mechanical tests on soils and rocks)
  • Site geotechnician (follow-up of construction sites in land or marine geotechnical works)
  • Project database / geographic information system manager
  • Drilling technician (oil drilling monitoring, mud logger, geothermal probes)
  • In-company environmental technician (monitoring of site remediation projects)
  • Environmental technician in design office (water and soil quality monitoring)
  • Aggregate quarry technician (operations monitoring)

Contact

Elodie BAZANTAY
In charge of orientation and admission (Beauvais campus)
+33 3 44 06 76 02
Régine BREEMEERSCH
In charge of orientation and admission (Beauvais campus)
+33 3 44 06 93 46