Nowadays, environmental protection and sustainability within the chemical processing and energy industries are of major concerns. In a near future, experts predict that the energy demand will drastically increase, especially because of the spectacular industrial and economic growth of the emerging countries. In such a context, meeting the energy needs of society without serious adverse impacts on humanity and the environment is a world challenge.

Whilst generating energy with minimal environmental impact falls within the broad scope of engineering, managing the demand for energy is in the realm of economics and social sciences. In most cases, these issues are interrelated and global solutions and strategies have to be found.

The original feature of the ME3 Masters course is to combine Energy and Environmental Process Engineering with Management and Social Sciences. It aims at offering a well-balanced education to future engineers and managers having the adequate skills to solve environmental and energy issues through an integrated approach, combining technological development and innovations together with the consideration of human, social and economic constraints.

The ME3 Masters is thus addressed to engineers and managers, who will work in Europe or in other regions of the world, to monitor complex social-technical systems related to Environment and Energy.

Learning Objectives

Thanks to the cross-disciplinary programme, the following competencies will be developped:
  • A solid culture of the international Environmental and Energy policies, and the capacity to implement them in industry.
  • A high level scientific knowledge in Environmental and Energy technologies, completed with good skills in process modelling and design.
  • A capacity to understand and analyse the social, economic, industrial stakes in the environmental and energy domains and their interactions, at an international scale.
  • A capability to propose and set up global industrial solutions in order to match the technical, financial, social, economic and legislative constraints.
  • A capacity to orient strategies and develop innovations in the Environment and Energy sectors, with a perspective of sustainability.
  • An aptitude to work and communicate in international settings, with colleagues from different cultures, taking into account the local particularities.