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In short

ENGEES, the National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg, is a French grande école that trains engineers and executives to be directly operational in the sectors of water, environmental protection, infrastructure and land-use planning.

It is a Public Administrative Body (EPA) under the authority of the French Ministry of Agriculture, associated with the University of Strasbourg. 

Aware of the challenges inherent to the protection of the environment and water resources, its courses fully reflect the objectives of sustainable development. ENGEES courses are taught by its professors and researchers who are members of 4 joint research units and by more than 200 outside professionals and experts.

Thanks to its 50 years of experience and close relations established with professionals, ENGEES provides a tailored response to the needs of companies and local authorities, through its engineering programme with student or apprentice status, its specialised master's degrees and its wide range of continuing education courses.


The identity of the National School for Water and Environmental Engineering (ENGEES) is derived from its strategy of training engineers who are immediately operational in the water and the environment sectors. In practical terms, the basic goal of this programme is to lead students to acquire complete mastery of pipe flow and open-channel flow hydraulics. 

Beyond this knowledge base, mainly acquired through core courses, specialisation pathways enable students to cover the essentials of the sector related to water: management of hydrosystem, management of aquatic ecosystems, protection of water resources, design and sizing of water and sanitation networks, design and sizing of treatment plants, management and operation of services and infrastructure, coastal hydraulic engineering, management of waste collection and treatment (domestic and industrial).

Key figures

  • 50 years of existence
  • 450 students and about 400 short-term continuing education students
  • 70 permanent staff members (including 22 permanent professors, researchers and engineers)
  • More than 200 outside instructors, all professionals or specialists in their fields. 
  • 4 joint research units
  • 1 water analysis laboratory
  • 1 technological hydraulic platform
  • 1 documentation centre with more than 8,000 books, 10,000 documents and 100 periodicals
  • 7,000 sq. metres of main building + 410 sq. metres of laboratory annexes
  • €5.6 million consolidated annual budget
  • 1 industry-endowed Chair, funded by Suez
  • 100 engineering students per class
  • 30% apprentices per class
  • 3,000 engineer graduates 
  • 48% women (2014 engineering class)
  • 5 specialisation pathways (engineering programme)
  • 14 dual degrees, including 5 in other countries
  • 26 international agreements in 13 countries


  • 1 three-year engineering programme (with student or apprentice status)
  • 1 professional degree, 6 co-accredited masters and a HydroG3 specialisation with EOST
  • 3 specialised masters certified by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles
  • More than 60 continuing education sessions per year, offered through a catalogue
  • 2 ENGEES-specific degrees