DUT Biological Engineering OPTION Environmental Engineering

The DUT in Biological Engineering, option Environmental Engineering, is a professional degree designed to train technicians in biological and chemical/physical technologies to be immediately operational in environmental professions. Students who pass their diploma can continue their studies via a vocational bachelor’s degree, a masters or an engineering degree.
  • Objectives

The DUT in Biological Engineering, option Environmental Engineering, is designed to train in four semesters, S1 and S2 in the first year (960 hours) and S3 and S4 in the second year (840 hours), versatile technicians in environmental management: water, air and soil pollution, water treatment (drinking water and wastewater), waste management, monitoring and management of natural environments. Technicians have to respect and enforce European regulations in the environmental field.

Recruitment in the first year is by application (school grades, application letters). The most suitable candidates admitted usually have an S (scientific), STL (laboratory technologies) or STAE (agronomy and environment) Higher Leaving Certificate. Direct admission into second year is possible after validation of prior courses by a selection panel. Candidates with professional experience validated as part of their VAE (validation of professional experience) can also be accepted. Candidates can also be admitted as part of their continuing adult education programme.

  • List of subjects

The program for the first year (S1 and S2) includes 192 hours of lectures, 330 hours of tutorials and 438 hours of practical work. It contains the following subjects: applied mathematics, general physics and applied tools, general chemistry, organic and analytical chemistry, biology and animal physiology, plant biology, cell and molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, immunology, statistics, expression and communication, English, and the Personal Professional Project (PPP).

In S2, the lessons are more specific to the environmental engineering option. For example: animal and plant systems, geology, plant physiology, studies of algae, water analysis and electrical engineering.

In the second year (S3 and S4), there are 168 hours of lectures, 304 hours of tutorials, 368 hours of practical work and a professional training period (twelve weeks from May to July). The program for this second year covers the following subjects: microbiology, chemistry, water and air pollution, nuclear physics, legislation, acoustics, thermal pollution, waste management, ecology, renewable energies, pedology, phyto-sociology, hydrobiology, planning, mapping, climatology, impact studies, water treatment (drinking water and wastewater), water analysis, automation, eco-toxicology, computing and statistics, expression and communication, English, PPP, tutored project.

Intensive group work involving the drafting of reports and oral presentations requires a good command of the French language.