Target audience

Specially designed for graduate students from various disciplinary backgrounds ,this program will aware their interest in sustainabilty and innovation. It aims to help them to learn the practical efficiency of working cooperatively on multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural projects.

Course aim

The course aims to provide participants with an overview of techniques of sustainability as tools and processes for catalyzing the transformation to sustainability through increased democratic participation and expanded imagination. Participants are equipped with the knowledge to understand and apply these techniques for further independent study and for addressing societal challenges.

Course modules

Sustainable Development covers the key concepts of sustainable development and sustainability. This module discusses social, ecological and economic sustainability concepts and encourages you to develop a critical appreciation of the sustainable development debate

Sustainable Energy describes the sources of energy, and how they are exploited with a wide range of technologies, with an emphasis on their environmental impacts and long-term sustainability

Sustainable Buildings introduces you to the main aspects of sustainability in regards to the built environment, exploring the environmental, economic and social/cultural issues that need to be considered for achieving successful building design and operation. Topics covered include climate-responsive design, low/ zero carbon performance, energy and water consumption, human factors and urban planning

Resource-Efficient Design provides a grounded understanding of resource-efficient design in both industrial and non-industrial contexts.This module will adopt a ’whole systems’ perspective to the introduction of students to the design process and will encourage them to analyse each stage of development in terms of its impact on resource use and overall energy consumption

Energy Analysis Techniques covers how to analyse data from buildings and industry to identify energy and greenhouse gas saving opportunities. The techniques will enable you to carry out an energy audit, energy survey and energy balance, and establish an ongoing energy-monitoring and target-setting regime for a building or industry. 

Leading Change for Sustainability aims to equip students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills to enable them to play an effective leadership role in promoting sustainability. The module draws upon applied environmental psychology and theories of social and organisational change as its theoretical basis, alongside practitioner-developed understandings of behaviour change and social transformation. The knowledge and skills developed are intended to be applicable in a range of settings, including organisations, government, communities and the personal sphere.

Low-Impact Manufacturing introduces the concept of an industrial system, linking different types of industry, including raw material processing, manufacturing and waste processing, that combine to satisfy consumer demand. It explains the ways in which energy and resource use can be identified at each stage of a product life-cycle and how the associated environmental impacts can be identified and mitigated.

Key international standards relevant to sustainable manufacturing are described, and a technical approach is taken throughout the module

Engineering Business Environment enables you to understand and reflect upon the role of businesses in a rapidly changing, globalised world. As well as considering the changing environment in which businesses operate, time is spent exploring the steps a business can take to respond to the environmental challenges ahead ; for example, through supply chain management, logistics, life-cycle analysis, green accounting and carbon trading

Teaching and quiz

The students attend each week five days and receive formal lectures from experienced researchers and teaching staff.

All teaching material is fully documented and available on the web-based platform.

All assessment is by coursework. Each taught module is composed of lessons. After each lesson, an exercise (quizz ) is proposed to verify the good understanding of the elements. Retroaction by the professor is possible while the module is being studied. A second, major assessment is submitted after the material of the whole course has been assimilated.

During the second period of their stay in France, students complete an individual dissertation on their own project and participate to a team-based design project. All students contributes and participate to the final closing ceremony.

July 2019

Application Deadline

90 days in Europe

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