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Energy and Environment specialization (M2)

The current context of increased demand for energy security, including a response to the urgent need for a substantial reduction of greenhouse gases, requires a radical reorientation of current energy policy.
The university wants to be an important contributor to this development, by offering new courses in the energy sector. In particular, this new specialization will give students a strong awareness of the issues related to energy efficiency in all sectors (energy production, land and air transport, energy management in buildings…). The course will introduce and develop the possibilities in renewable energy for the production of electricity, heating, air conditioning and transports. The use of cogeneration is an integral part of the course. As non comestible bio-cells which respect biodiversity are currently the subject of significant research, the development and use of alternative fuels (1st and 2nd generation biofuels), will be treated and the elements which highlight the merits of the industry explored. Obviously, there will be a strong focus on the transport and building sectors, as the potential for the reduction of environmental impact that they offer is substantial.
The new UPMC Energy and Environment specialization is a complete master’s course attached to the Engineering major. The aim of the course is to train students in the fundamental transfer mechanisms encountered in energy conversion systems. It has a double approach: a) increasing fundamental knowledge and b) participation in the resolution of major societal problems, with a focus on those related to sustainable development.


Career prospects exist in the private sector at a managerial level. Various professions in generalist engineering and in the R&D sector are offered (research engineer, actuary, research manager, calculations engineer, methods engineer, technical services engineer, projects engineer, technical and sales engineer, automobile engineer, business engineer, project manager).

There is also the possibility, after a PhD, of pursuing a career in research or academia.


This M2 specialization is organized into core papers, thematic papers and a long-term internship.
The core papers aim to cover the major themes for all students following the specialization(energy and environment, cogeneration, energy conversion machine, modeling of turbulent flows, combustion…).
Four modules of thematic papers are offered as programs:

  • The “Combustion, Limitation of Associated Emissions, New Energies and Resources program (CLEANER)” aims to cover all the necessary knowledge for applications of specific high power energy conversion. It touches on the land, air and space transport, electricity production and heating fields.
  • The “Tools and Methods for Zero Energy Buildings (OMEBA)” program focuses on the construction sector. It will treat issues related to the optimisation of heating installations and the design of positive energy buildings.
  • The” Aerodynamics and Environmental Impact (AERIEN)” program aims to introduce the techniques of solving equations describing 3-D turbulent flows, in order to study advanced simulation tools for research to optimize performance of energy conversion machines.
  • The “Engineering of Energy Conversion Machines (IMCE)” program is angled on the design and analysis of flows in turbomachines (pumps, ventilators, wind turbines, compressors, various volumetric machines…). These machines are widely used in many industrial energy conversion sectors.

A language classes and careers module will be offered in the first semester. This module will be supplemented with conferences shared with M1, in order to bring the entire group of students together.

The final module is the M2 year internship.
Further information can be found at http://www.energie-environnement-upmc.frNouvelle fenêtre

Well-targeted public
  • 3rd year Students from the French Bachelor’s course Physics, Chemistry and Mechanics (UPMC and other universities from the Paris region and Université des Antilles et de la Guyane)
  • Foreign 3rd year Bachelor’s students.
  • Engineering students from ENSAM, ESTACA, ENSMA, EMP .. in their fourth or last year of studies. They have a double degree status.
  • Graduates of a foreign engineering diploma applying to UPMC at M2 level. 

Applications are adjudicated by the admissions commission.

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