BSc + MSc program in Geosciences and Environment

Decipher the subsoil of our planet to meet the challenges of energy, natural resources, water management and land use planning in an environmentally friendly manner.

Why become an engineer in geology and environment?

As a keen observer of the Earth and the rocks that make it up, the geological engineer uses his scientific knowledge to :

  • Anticipate and manage natural risks for land use planning;   
  • Develop and protect water resources and clean up natural, urban or industrial soils;   
  • Explore and produce natural resources sustainably;   
  • Developing new energies to support the energy transition;   
  • Deploying 3D digital models to help forecast and make decisions;   
  • Identifying geo-bio-reservoirs to help achieve carbon neutrality in the regions.

Key information

4

months minimum abroad

10

months of internship

3

career paths

The training program

The Geosciences and Environment engineering program is accessible after two years of pre-engineering studies.

It is structured around 4 main stages:

  • Go-LaSalle, a first international experience from the 1st semester   
  • 1 semester of common core specialization   
  • 3 semesters in the career path of your choice, including a 4-month "assistant engineer" internship
    The last semester of the career path can be spent in a partner university, in France or abroad, as part of an exchange semester, a double-diploma, or a stay for a degree.   
  • The end-of-studies project, which is based on an internship in a company or a research internship for students, or on the long period in a company for students following an apprenticeship program.
    It leads to the writing of a thesis and an oral presentation.

     

The strong point
The field

More than five months of your curriculum are devoted to observing and understanding the landscapes that surround you, in different geological contexts, from Brittany to the Alps, from Spain to Italy. Your analytical and adaptive skills acquired through inductive teaching methods will give you the assets to make a career in key sectors of the world economy, from energy to land use planning, from the environment to mineral raw materials, in France as well as internationally.

The Geosciences and Environment engineering program includes two internship periods, allowing students to benefit from a 10-month experience in a company, in addition to the 4 weeks of internship of the pre-engineering cycle.

The assistant engineer internship (4 months)

Carried out at the end of the 2nd year of the engineering cycle, the assistant engineer internship consists of carrying out technical and operational missions within a company or an institutional organization.

The student is placed in a situation of autonomy: he/she becomes familiar with the problematic of the internship, is confronted with professional practice (ability to adapt, sense of analysis, rigor in the execution of tasks, interpersonal skills), with a view to developing his/her personal and professional skills.

The following will be taken into account in the evaluation of this internship

  • the approach taken in the search for the internship,   
  • the ability to adapt (methods, tools, internal processes)   
  • the ability to step back from the work that was done during the internship.

The end-of-studies internship (6 months)

The final point and determining period of the engineering training at UniLaSalle, the end-of-studies internship enables the student to experience a pre-professional situation in which he or she will have to respond to a problem posed by an organization. It is an essential piece of work which closes the curriculum and allows the jury to decide on the awarding of the engineering diploma.

It allows the student to :

  • become familiar with professional practice,   
  • develop personally and professionally,   
  • showcase their skills,   
  • facilitate their integration into the profession.

The student/apprentice validates certain notions acquired in the academic context; he/she understands their meaning, scope and limits. The student/apprentice also has the opportunity to develop management skills, listening, communication and teamwork skills. They carry out concrete projects. The professional practice provides valuable expertise to the student/apprentice at the beginning of his or her career.

This internship leads to the writing and oral defense of the final thesis.

The Geosciences and Environment engineering program is enriched by at least one compulsory 4-month stay abroad via the Go-LaSalle program. This stay in a Lasallian university is replaced by courses and an 8-week internship abroad for students entering the 1st year of the engineering cycle via parallel admission.

The student can add a second international experience in the last year of the engineering cycle, in the form of a semester, a double-diploma or a stay leading to a diploma at a partner university.

Go-LaSalle
international experience

Take advantage of your first international experience through the Go-LaSalle program!

20 partner universities of the Lasallian network located in the four corners of the world welcome you during the 1st semester of the engineering cycle to enable you to discover another study context.

Dual degree and diploma stays

Longer than a simple semester of study, the diploma stay and the double degree constitute an experience :

  • within a university with which UniLaSalle has an agreement or a university without an agreement or partnership (on the student's proposal)   
  • allows students to obtain 2 diplomas: that of the host university and that of UniLaSalle   
  • from 12 to 24 months depending on the host university

A few examples of host universities:

  • Imperial College London (United Kingdom)   
  • Cranfield University (United Kingdom)   
  • Wageningen University (Netherlands)   
  • Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)   
  • University of Quebec at Chicoutimi (Canada)

3 career paths

Semester 1 - Subsurface DATA

(Taught in English)

Semester 2 - Sustainable Mineral Resource Production and Recycling

Semester 3 - Innovation, Geomatics and Mining 4.0

Semester 1 - Subsurface DATA

(Taught in English)

Semester 2 - Sedimentary and marine geosciences

(Taught in English)

Semester 3 - Geomodeling, geo-energies and oceanography

(Taught in English)

Semester 1 - Planning, Water, Environment

Semester 2 - Hydrogeotechnical Characterization and Testing

Semester 3 - elective:

  • Hydrogeology and PHC   
  • Geotechnics and natural hazards

Admissions

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Testimonials

My double degree from UniLaSalle - Audencia allowed me to complete my geological engineering curriculum and to get my first job as a sales engineer in a promising sector: renewable energy.

Antoine ANCELIN (Geology, 2016)
Development Manager, 8.2 France

"I provide my expertise to state departments on scheduled matters but also during unexpected events at former mining exploration sites in France."

Julie LE GOFF (Geology, 2009)
From the Institute to the post-mine
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"As head of ADEME's Products and Material Efficiency department, I address the management needs of polluted sites."

Roland MARION (Geology, 1998)
Defending sustainable growth
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Laure found her way in the field of marine geology.

Laure SIMPLET (Geology, 2004)
Like a fish in water
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"I work in the Spanish branch of Danone, where I am in charge of local water resources."

Alexandre NORIE (Geology, 1996)
The thirst for water
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"I was involved in the development of mineral resources and reserves that led to the start of mine production."

Laurent EUSTACHE (Geology, 2004)
From studies to work, from work to studies
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"Training as a geologist at UniLaSalle opens wide doors to work opportunities abroad."

Frédéric BOUTICOURT (Geology, 1996)
Expatriate geologist
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"I currently work in a consulting firm that specializes in diagnosing water structures through television monitoring and delayed logging."

Bertrant POIRIER (Geology, 2003)
Valorization of experience: from technician to engineer
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Virginie has changed jobs regularly during her career, from geologist to oil explorer to manager, and today she is an asset manager.

Virginie BAILLET (Geology, 1997)
Asset Manager
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Jobs and opportunities

  • Geophysical interpretation geologist
  • Exploration geologist
  • Reservoir geologist
  • R&D Geologist
  • Data loader
  • GIS engineer
  • Exploration geologist
  • Production Geologist
  • Operations geologist
  • R&D engineer / researcher
  • Contractor geologist
  • Data loader
  • GIS engineer
  • Hydrogeologist (characterization, protection and development of water resources)
  • Environmental engineer
  • Diagnosis and remediation of water and soil pollution problems
  • Evaluation of sanitary and environmental risks: waste storage sites, former industrial sites, modelling, project manager
  • Geologist
  • Geotechnician assistant to the project owner
  • Geotechnician for the project manager
  • Geotechnician of building and public works company
  • Geotechnician of drilling company
  • Geotechnician of a design, engineering or control office
  • Geotechnical engineer in geotechnical studies

Contact

Elodie BAZANTAY
Orientation and admission officer (Beauvais campus)
+33 (0)3 44 06 76 02
Régine BREEMEERSCH
Orientation and admission officer (Beauvais campus)
+33 (0)3 44 06 93 46