BSc + MSc program in Geosciences and Environment

Presentation

Decipher the subsoil of our planet to meet the challenges of energy, natural resources, water management and land use planning in respect of the environment.

 

Key information

  • duration of training : 5 years   
  • language of instruction: French   
  • recruitment from high school graduates up to Master's level students   
  • accessible in continuing education with a diploma   
  • training also possible through apprenticeship   
  • training location: Beauvais campus   
  • diploma accredited by the Commission des Titres d'Ingénieur (CTI)   
  • tuition fees: consult here
The strong point
Field Work

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 program

The first two years of your program consist of a pre-engineering cycle.

The pre-engineering cycle consists of :

  • a core curriculum (50% of the hourly volume)   
  • a course to choose from (40% of the hourly volume):       
    • Geosciences course       
    • Environmental Sciences course       
    • Life Sciences (Sustainable Agriculture - Agronomy / Agri-food and Bioprocesses / Food and Health)   
    • Optional courses (10% of the hourly volume)

To find out more about the pre-engineering cycle

Go-LaSalle

Compulsory study semester in a Lasallian partner university.

UE Geomechanics (5 ECTS credits)

  • Soil physics   
  • Soil mechanics   
  • Numerical modelling

UE Sectors of activity and professions in geology (5 ECTS credits)

  • Presentation and initiation to geosciences professions

UE Geomatics (7 ECTS credits)

  • Geomatics

UE Business organization (6 ECTS credits)

  • English - TOEIC preparation   
  • Business economics: sectorial study   
  • Management   
  • Introduction to Quality and Security   
  • Law and Human Resources Management   
  • Management information system

UE Initiation to research (7 ECTS credits)

  • Introduction to research: data acquisition   
  • Introduction to research: data processing

Refresher course (for students entering in parallel admission)

Are you entering UniLaSalle's Earth and Environmental Sciences engineering program directly in the 3rd year? UniLaSalle has set up special refresher modules for you.

  • Geological refresher course   
  • Refresher course in computer science

 

UE Initiation to research (7 ECTS credits)

  • Initiation to research

UE Engineering tools and techniques (5 ECTS credits)

  • Signal processing and geophysics
  • Geotechnics
  • Drilling and logging

UE From element to orogen: synthesis (6 ECTS credits)

  • Geological synthesis of orogens - Refresher course   
  • Geological synthesis of orogens   
  • Mobility of elements

UE Dynamics of porous environments (6 ECTS credits)

  • Dynamics of porous environments

UE Scientific communication (6 ECTS credits)

  • Environment day   
  • Research initiation thesis: defense   
  • English for current events and specialties

 

In the first semester, go to one of the 20 partner universities of the Go-LaSalle program!

Discover another context of study within an establishment that shares the same values as UniLaSalle.

The destinations

  • Brazil   
  • Colombia   
  • Costa Rica   
  • United States   
  • Mexico   
  • Philippines

 

The thesis of initiation to research (MIR) in Geosciences concretizes a research project realized in binomial. It takes place throughout the 3rd year.

The thesis corresponds to the finalization of a laboratory work, a scientific and technical synthesis, the writing and the formatting of the results of the study.

As part of this thesis, the students go out in pairs to the field in September to acquire the samples, measurements and data necessary to complete their thesis. The professors who tutor them accompany them and present the objectives of the work directly in the field for a few days.

Duration: 2 to 4 weeks in August-September


Objectives

  • To respond to a defined problem through a synthesis based on relevant knowledge and information (bibliography, knowledge acquired during the course);   
  • Interpret results and discuss them in a clear and synthetic work;   
  • To deepen the scientific question raised;   
  • Communicate orally and in writing by meeting the specifications (editorial quality, structure, layout, iconography, summary, bibliographic references, etc.).

 

They are occasional and allow students to discover a specific aspect of the curriculum (sequence stratigraphy, etc.) or the professional world (visits to quarries, factories, construction sites, etc.).

The workshops are presented by teacher-researchers and/or professionals.

  • Sedimentology workshop (1 day)

The field trips present the geological history of a region (Normandy, Alps...) in the form of a succession of stops. The outcrops are presented by the teacher-researchers and the students have to complete this general information by personal observations. A debriefing is done by the teachers and the students every evening.

  • Alps Excursion (1 week)

In the 4th and 5th years, you develop your skills in the field of your choice and gain real professional experience through internships in companies or research laboratories.

The Advanced Track allows students to deepen their knowledge in a more specific field of geosciences.

 

3 options to choose from:

  • Geohazards and Offshore Geotechnics   
  • Erosion and Transportation   
  • Entrepreneurship   
  • Sustainable development of mineral resources   
  • New energies and geothermal energy   
  • Ocean and Atmosphere Dynamics / Paleoclimates   
  • Pedology and soil quality   
  • Digital geology: Big Data   
  • Digital geology: GIS and Python   
  • Drone and Photogrammetry

 

The Research option replaces any other option. It is intended for students who wish to pursue a doctorate or who are simply interested in research.

UE Communications

  • Job marketing
  • Big Data & Data Management
  • English

The Advanced Track allows students to deepen their knowledge in a more specific field of geosciences.

 

Six-month internship resulting in a written final year dissertation and oral defense.

The final year internship provides an early opportunity to gain experience in a professional environment in which students will be asked to address a particular problem presented by their host organization.

The internship provides an opportunity for professional exposure and increasing personal and professional development, validating skills and facilitating entry into the profession. Students are able to validate certain theories learned in an academic context, apply them in a practical context and also recognize their scope and their limitations. It also gives students the chance to develop their management skills, their ability to assimilate information, and enhance their communication and teamwork skills, while working on actual projects.

In the 4th and 5th years, you develop your skills in the field of your choice and gain real professional experience through internships in companies or research laboratories.

 

Throughout the Geosciences and Environment engineering program, there are many ways to gain international experience.

When? From 3rd to 5th year

To give certain students, who are highly motivated by the international scene, the opportunity to have multiple and in-depth experiences abroad through a course of excellence that leads to a certification.

This experience will be validated by an "International Course" certificate as a supplement to the diploma.

It consists of :

  • an academic semester abroad in the 3rd year   
  • another academic semester abroad in the 4th or 5th year in a different university from the first semester abroad   
  • an end-of-studies internship abroad

When is it due? In 3rd, 4th or 5th year

Opt for a semester of study in one of our partner universities.

The international experience means :

  • experiencing other ways of learning   
  • learning new ways of working   
  • a real asset on your CV   
  • an added value on the international job market

our partner universities

When? In the 5th year

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

  • at a university with which UniLaSalle has an agreement or at 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)

How to apply

Admission requirements

Training accessible after :

  • French Baccalaureate S   
  • French Baccalaureate ES option maths   
  • French Baccalaureate STAV,   
  • French Baccalaureate STI2D,   
  • French Baccalaureate STL

Admission procedures

Admission by application and interview.

Parcoursup procedure required (registration between January 20 and March 11, 2021).

Find the Geosciences and Environment Engineering program on Parcoursup:

In "type of training", select "engineering training".
Then, in the item "region", select "Hauts-de-France".

Register on Parcoursup

Admission requirements

The Geosciences and Environment engineering program is intended for students who have completed :

  • a scientific university degree (DUT, L2 or L3)   
  • a BTS   
  • a preparatory class for the Grandes Ecoles BCPST   
  • a CPGE MP, PC or PSI through the E3A competitive examination. For eligible candidates, a motivation interview is scheduled within the establishment.   
  • reorientation: preparatory class from another school, another scientific baccalaureate, foreign course, during the PACES (admission possible from October or during the 2nd semester)

Admission procedures

Admission based on application + motivation interview.

Procedure via an online application on our website.


Open an online application file


Admission sessions

1st session

Application deadline: February 15, 2021
Interview sessions: March 6, 2021 for the Beauvais and Rouen campuses / March 8, 2021 for the Rennes campus
Admission answer: March 22, 2021
Registration deadline: March 31, 2021

2nd session

Application deadline: March 31, 2021
Interview sessions: April 29, 30 and May 3, 2021
Admission answer: May 18, 2021
Registration deadline: May 31, 2021

3rd session (subject to availability of places)

Application deadline: May 25, 2021
Interview sessions: June 10, 14 and 15, 2021
Admission results: from June 29, 2021
Registration deadline: July 12, 2021

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

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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Contact

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