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.
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.
Training hydraulic engineers skilled in river development, urban and agricultural water systems and land-use planning. The school was founded by the Ministry of Agriculture in order to train engineers skilled in rural engineering, especially water systems.
ENGEES engineers also have a sound knowledge of eco-geography and process engineering, so they can do their respective jobs with a dual objective of sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment.
The educational objectives are structured into 3 areas:
- Providing future ENGEES engineers with a solid scientific and technical knowledge base and the ability to keep up with technical advances throughout their careers.
- Acquiring knowledge to understand the complex ecosystems in which natural and human factors interact.
- Supporting all students with their career plans, through personalised, continual follow-up (regarding work placements and electives) and an education based on personal development, to foster growth and creativity, as well as providing training in project management and the multidisciplinary approach.
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 7 specialisation pathways at ENGEES:
- Urban Hydraulics
- Water Treatment
- Operations and Works
- Solid Waste
- Water Supply Catchment Manager
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.
Exposure to the outside world
Through various actions, ENGEES seeks to promote the exposure of its students, not only to the world, but also to their immediate surroundings. For example, joint events are organised with other engineering schools in Strasbourg. The students are also involved in humanitarian, cultural and association-based initiatives and take part in regional and national sports events.
As for international exposure, ENGEES signs agreements with foreign universities for student exchanges. For more information on the school's international partnerships, go to the international section.
A third of the classes are taught by permanent ENGEES faculty (professors and researchers of the school and engineers of the Agriculture Ministry).
A third of classes are taught by professors from the laboratories of the University of Strasbourg.
The last third are taught by professionals:
- Engineers from the private sector (engineering firms, private operators holding leases for water supply and sanitation devices, etc.)
- Researchers from partner laboratories: the National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (IRSTEA), the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Institute of Fluid Mechanics of Strasbourg
- Executives from the public sector and the semi-public sector, such as the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of the Environment, or local authorities, such as the Eurometropolis of Strasbourg.