Graduate Degree in Ecotechnologies for Sustainability and Environment Management

École Polytechnique

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Graduate Degree in Ecotechnologies for Sustainability and Environment Management

École Polytechnique

In a context marked by resource depletion, global environmental change, growing public awareness concerning environmental issues, the Graduate Degree in Ecotechnologies for Sustainability and Environment Management (ECOSEM) aims to foster real-world technical expertise from resource diagnostic and innovative depollution engineering to integrative strategies for remediation and valorization.

In Ecole Polytechnique’s long tradition of multidisciplinary education, this professionally oriented program provides in-depth understanding of the scientific, industrial and societal contexts of sustainability and environment management. Developed in collaboration with internationally renowned scientists and experts from industrial research centers and academic teams, it has been designed to answer the demands of a wide variety of activity sectors including industry from start-ups to the world’s leading groups and governmental agencies.

This pluri-disciplinary graduate degree covers areas as various as hydrogeology, ecotoxicology, microbiology, analytical chemistry, green chemistry, treatment of contaminated water and soils, waste valorization, product lifecycle, big data exploitation, project management, mass media communication, etc. It is intended for students having a solid general scientific background and who are strongly interested in environmental issues.

Ecole Polytechnique’s full-time graduate degree programs are industry oriented and combine state-of-the-art multidisciplinary education and in-depth scientific knowledge. These two-year programs, taught entirely in English, are designed for highly-qualified undergraduates with a strong quantitative background in Science, Engineering and Economics depending on the programme.

Industry collaboration for real-world education

Now more than ever, employers favor graduates who can bring real-world experience and perspectives to their organization from day one. Our programs will help you:

  • develop a broad understanding of your future professional industry,
  • build your professional network,
  • enhance your practical and soft skills,
  • significantly increase your marketability to potential employers.

Academic courses are developed and delivered by world-class faculty from Ecole Polytechnique, associated Research Centers, national and international academic partners as well as by top-level industry professionals.

The Graduate degree programs also include company visits and conferences held by leading figures in business. Individual and team projects and the internships can be undertaken in collaboration with one of our many industrial partners, in France or abroad.

High-level research combined with innovation management know-how

In order to prepare you to take on leadership positions in technology-driven organizations, we think that you first need to understand the frontiers of technology and know-how to build bridges between research and the corporate world. You will learn to combine fundamental research, technology application and development, and innovation management.

Ecole Polytechnique’s Research Center includes 22 world-class scientific departments in 8 major fields addressing today’s most pressing social and technological challenges through interdisciplinary and cross-functional projects. Most of them are joint research units with the world-renowned French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). As part of your course, you will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research guided by some of the most distinguished faculty in the world.

Innovation, Management and Entrepreneurship

In addition to our laboratories, you will also have access to our Entrepreneur and Innovation center, a unique startup environment comprising an incubator, an accelerator, a prototyping area and diverse co-working spaces. This center allows us to offer our Graduate Degree students a curriculum that integrates science and engineering with leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship and core management concepts.

Career Services

Ecole Polytechnique provides careers advice and support throughout the program, ranging from helping you define your professional goals to making competitive job applications and excelling at interviews! Workshops on writing CVs, information sessions on job search strategy, networking events, and an annual job fair are among the many services that we offer.

Program Structure

The ECOSEM 2-year program combines management experience with first-class engineering and scientific training, aiming at producing project managers and team leaders who are able to face environmental challenges from innovative sustainable development to emergency management.



Applicants must hold or expect to hold an undergraduate degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or Geology prior to the beginning of the program. In order to submit an application, applicants must also supply the following:

  • Copies of degrees and transcripts of all previous higher education
  • 2 academic references, at least 1 from your current institution
  • Personal statement & CV or resume
  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL iBT score of 90 (please consult our website for information about exemptions)
  • GRE scores are not required but will be considered if provided.

No paper copies are needed for the admission process.

Applications are reviewed in rounds, 3 times a year.

Applying early improves your chances.

The application deadlines for the Fall 2018 intake are:

  • January 7, 2018
  • March 18, 2018
  • May 6, 2018

Decisions will be released 4 to 6 weeks after each application deadline.

For more information, visit our website or contact our admissions team at

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Última actualización November 13, 2018
Duración y Precio
Este curso es En campus
Start Date
Fecha de inicio
sept. 2019
2 años
Tiempo completo
12,000 EUR
Francia - Palaiseau, Isla de Francia
Fecha de inicio : sept. 2019
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