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Engineers (Master in Engineering)

The National School for Water and Environmental Engineering (ENGEES) is accredited by the French Engineering Qualification Commission (CTI) to grant an engineering diploma (a 5-year post-secondary degree; Master level) in Water and Environmental Engineering.  The CTI is a French organisation that is independent from the government, responsible for certifying all engineering courses offered in France, in order to guarantee their quality.

One class, two ways of earning an engineering degree

At ENGEES, engineering studies can be undertaken either as a student or an apprentice; the degree granted is the same.   

Student status: 

  • 2,000 hours of study (tutorials, practical work, lecture courses and group projects)
  • 8 to 10 months of work placement:
    • work placement agreement
    • a work placement supervisor
    • a report and an oral presentation for long work placements

Apprentice status

  • 1,800 hours of study at ENGEES (tutorials, practical work and lecture courses)
  • Alternating 2-week periods in the company or the host community (in France or in Baden-Württemberg, Germany):
    • an apprenticeship agreement
    • a host institution
    • an apprentice salary
    • an apprenticeship supervisor
    • a report and oral presentation about the end-of-studies work placement 

Becoming an ENGEES graduate: Developing sustainable solutions to the challenges of water and the environment

ENGEES is driven by the firm conviction that water is a patrimony that must be protected, defended and treated accordingly, and that it is a limited resource on our planet.  It has thus become a major stake.  

ENGEES engineers have both an overall and sector-specific understanding of the functioning of water.

Progressive, open-minded teaching methods

The entire scientific and technical knowledge base that underlies an ENGEES engineer's stature and identity is addressed from the very first year, by level.  This reinforced and integrated approach to water and the environment in local areas, working closely with the stakeholders, facilitates the implementation of ENGEES engineers' expertise, within the general context of understanding and grasping the complex problems encountered in the professional world.  This instruction is based on the strong presence of the humanities and the social sciences, adapted to each profile.

A broad choice of specialisations

Right from the second year (2nd semester), the students and apprentices specialise by choosing from 5 specialisation pathways at ENGEES: 


  • Urban Hydraulics
  • Hydrosystems
  • Water Treatment
  • Operations and Works
  • Solid Waste

In their 3rd year, students and apprentices continue their specialisation at ENGEES, or choose a specialisation at a partner institution (student status only, subject to conditions).  

With an engineering degree from the National School for Water and Environmental Engineering (ENGEES), you'll have what it takes to become a sought-after professional, capable of dealing with society's challenges and issues surrounding water and sustainable development.