What will I learn?

École Polytechnique is committed to deliver programs emphasizing excellence in sciences while providing a complete understanding of their industrial, economic and social contexts.

The Ecotechnologies for Sustainability and Environment Management (ECOSEM) Graduate Degree offers a real-world technical expertise on environmental issues including soil and water pollution diagnostic, treatment and valorization processes, along with an in-depth understanding of the economic and social challenges to their development. Some international regulatory as well as ethics insights complete the technical and management courses.

This holistic approach includes a strong management component, taught by professors from our partner business school HEC, to ensure you are ready to tackle the business and organizational challenges of this rapidly evolving sector. Part of your technical training will be delivered by professors, researchers and expert-engineers from academic institutes (École Polytechnique, IRSTEA, INRA, CEA, etc.) and international companies (EDF, Veolia, Suez, etc.).

Alongside your coursework and research, you will receive expert insight via a series of master classes, where leading industry and academic research figures will outline their strategy for navigating the environmental challenges in the 21st century.

The ECOSEM program emphasizes hands-on, experimental learning by inviting you into the worlds of research and industry, notably through four to six-month internships. To begin with, each student will be assigned to one of our degree professors involved in high-level research in order to benefit from their one-on-one mentoring.

Career Outcomes

Comprising high-value industrial partnerships, internships and international academic exchanges, the Ecotechnologies for Sustainability and Environment Management (ECOSEM) Graduate Degree is designed to ensure you are ready for a new professional world upon graduation. It aims at producing project managers able to drive a wide variety of environmental challenges such as industrial discharge control, chemical and biological approaches for pollution diagnosis, water and soil treatment and waste valorization. It also emphases on new concepts such as life cycle assessment, eco-design, omics sciences, numerical simulation and modeling.

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 in corporate, research and public sectors. The considerable implication of industrial partners and environmental agencies in this degree will provide such skills and thus the ability to find employment in many lines of business.

ECOSEM graduates will be ideally suited to meet the needs for both technical know-how and managerial expertise, to implement environmental policies for leading manufacturers, innovative start-ups, public organizations and governmental agencies.

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
€12,000.00 (US$ 14,152) per year
Start date

Expected September 2020


Ecole Polytechnique

Route de Saclay,


Ile de France,

91128, France

Entry requirements

For students from India

Applicants must hold or expect to hold prior to the beginning of the program a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Language requirements Applicants must demonstrate full English-language proficiency.

For international students

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or Geology, Biology is required.

Candidates with other degrees may be considered, provided that they have a strong background in the mentioned subjects.

The minimum scores required are: TOEFL IBT- 90, IELTS - 6.5, Cambridge Test - First (FCE) - Grade B – 176.