• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Ecotechnologies for Sustainability and Environment Management (ECOSEM) from École Polytechnique is a two-year program, entirely taught in English and designed for top-performing students. The course aims to train future project managers to tackle a wide variety of environmental challenges.


The Ecotechnologies for Sustainability and Environment Management (ECOSEM) from École Polytechnique provides students with real-world technical expertise on environmental issues, including soil and water pollution diagnosis, and treatment and valorization processes, as well as in-depth understanding of the economic and social challenges surrounding their development. The course's technical and management classes also cover international regulations and ethical issues.

ECOSEM is involved in a number of valuable industrial partnerships, and offers opportunities for internships and international academic exchanges.

Career Prospects

Today more than ever, the precautionary principle and the emerging related standards create an ever-increasing and permanent need for professionals with strong skills in environment management within the corporate, research and public sectors.

The considerable implication of industrial partners and environmental agencies in this degree help provide such skills and ensure employability in many lines of business.

Our graduates are ideally suited to put their technical know-how and managerial expertise to use, in the implementation of environmental policies for leading manufacturers, innovative start-ups, public organizations and governmental agencies.

Industry: During the two-year program, you will have a wide range of opportunities to build relationships with École Polytechnique’s local and international industrial and research partners. The management skills you acquire will be a significant asset in your career progression.

Research: The ECOSEM Program may also be a gateway to a research career, with our proximity to numerous research institutions, providing an ideal platform to pursue a PhD with funding from our industrial or academic partners.

International: For the internationally focused, the perspectives offered by the ECOSEM Master's Degree naturally carry over to career opportunities around the world. Our international partnerships in industry and research sectors provide you with the perfect platform from which to launch your global career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Microbial Ecology for Environmental Sciences
  • Analytical Chemistry 
  • Water Treatment
  • Environmental Ecotoxicology
  • Exploration and Statistical Analysis of Complex Datasets

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          English Language Requirements

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          General Requirements

          • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, or Biology. 
          • Applicants with other degrees may be considered, provided that they have a strong background in the mentioned subjects.

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            12000 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
          • EU/EEA

            12000 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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          • 640 - 950 EUR/month
            Living Costs

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