Energy Major (Montpellier Campus)
WATER, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
This programme aims to teach professional skills in the fields of water and energy. It should also train students to critically analyse the policies in effect in these areas and encourage new ideas for the future.
More specifically, it fosters the following skills:
- The environmental impacts of energy management and water management.
- An understanding of the policies and regulations governing water and energy.
- The design, integration and management of energy production systems, with a primary focus on renewable energies.
- The design, integration and management of water distribution and treatment systems.
- Optimised use of water and energy treatment systems.
The programme includes a main project developed by all students. This project consists in designing a water and energy supply system that is as "sustainable" as possible for a given city, town or neighbourhood. The project may rely on renewable energy, wastewater processing solutions, or a variety of other systems.
All coursework will be tied in with the project, to help students design their solutions.
These courses are designed to be active and personalised, and class sizes are small to foster learning. As a consequence, there are fewer lecture classes and more application- and situation-based classes. The programme includes a variety of projects and a number of applied laboratory classes in the fields of energy and water.
These classes may look at finding wastewater management solutions for large metropolitan areas or designing wind and solar power systems, to name two examples.
The programme also includes field trips around the region, where water and renewable energies are major issues. One example is a trip to Odeillo, one of the world's largest solar furnaces, with researchers specialised in the field.
SECTORS AND POSITIONS
Study, evaluation, R&D engineering in energy and hydraulics, project or audit manager, energy aggregator, etc.