Eco-engineeringAccredited by the French Conference of Grandes Ecoles

Do you have a full time job or are you looking for a job?  Are you looking to enhance your competencies, or to retrain in new rising sectors, or to fulfil the new requirements demanded by your company? This postgraduate advanced master is destined for: 

  • young graduates of CTI recognized Engineering Schools or Master of Science degree holders,
  • field experts who hold a degree equivalent of BAC+4 and have three years of working experience,
  • field experts who hold a degree equivalent of BAC+2 and have at least 5-10 years of working experience after Validation of Professional Assets (VAP),
  • international students who have a high level of proficiency in the French language and hold a Master of Science degree  (or equivalent).


To design and pilot projects with an interdisciplinary approach and a vision of sustainable development.

The Eco-Engineering postgraduate advanced master prepares engineers of different specializations for career within the engineering field, focusing on an interdisciplinary perspective of solving technical problems. The main purpose is to train experts-to-be to apprehend technical problems with depth and to solve them in a systematic way with data modelling and quality assessment tools. 


This is the anchor of the 7 INP engineering schools in Toulouse with engineering majors that cover a spectrum of environmental themes.

A syllabus which clearly instils the good command of the tools and methods adapted to lead the conduct of interdisciplinary projects which are related to the current environment, ecological, energy and society transition.

Program structure

  • 450 hours of lectures from September to February.
  • 6 months in-company placement from March to September.
  • Oral presentation of a conducted professional thesis in front of an evaluation panel comprised of a group of professionals (academic and non-academic).
  • Duration of studies: 1 year from September to September.
  • Coordinating institution: mainly INP-ENM campus (Météopole) and  other INP campuses for certain activities.

Course contents

Global context and anthropogenic impact (40 hours)

Issues related to organizations and economic activity

  • Economy
  • Territory
  • Transport and travel
  • Industrial production

Ecological issues

  • Climate change
  • Biodiversity

Issues related to flows resource

  • Energy
  • Food production
  • Nourishment and nutrition
  • Water
  • Other resources and waste

Systems science and methodologies (48 hours)

  • Engineering of complex systems
  • Epistemology of engineering
  • Thermodynamics of self-organizing systems

Modelling and simulation of complex systems (81 hours)

  • Modelling and simulation of dynamic systems
  • Spatial modelling and simulation
  • Modelling of energy systems by bond graphs
  • Modelling of socio-ecological systems
  • Model of extended supply chains

Methodologies and tools for designing, evaluation and controlling (75 hours)

  • Multi-objective analysis and  supported decision-making
  • Carbon accounting and mandatory reporting of greenhouse gas emission
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Sustainability metrics
  • Ecology, ecotoxicology and environmental risk assessment

Governance and economy of sustainable development (56 hours)

  • Organisation and cooperation
  • Territorial prospective and community development
  • Innovation and sustainability

Engineering culture (50hours)

  • Creativity
  • Responsible innovation
  • Sport and its psychosocial benefits
  • English language

Project Conceptualization and Design (100 hours)



Contact Toulouse INP-ENSIACET

L'école de la transformation de la matière et de l'énergie

4, allée Emile Monso - CS 44362
31030 TOULOUSE Cedex 4, France

+33 (0)5 34 32 33 00