Renewable energy and energy efficiency

Formation énergies

The energy engineering graduate program prepares future engineers to tackle the challenges of climate change and energy transition through a transformation of energy production (low carbon energy mix, renewables) and demand side energy management (sobriety, energy efficiency). The teaching program aims at delivering strong knowledge and skills in energy engineering as well as a solid background on economic and legal aspects of energy production, transport, distribution and consumption. A particular attention is given to digital tools for energy transition (Internet of things, energy data processing, modeling, simulation and optimization) and their implementation at different scales (building, district, city, etc.).

Compulsory courses:

Scientific and technical courses (180 hours)

  • Advanced thermodynamics for Energy Engineering
  • Electricity distribution and smart-grid
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Photovoltaic solar systems
  • Thermal solar systems and engineering
  • Wind power
  • Hydraulic power

Management (150 hours)

Modern language (80 hours)


  • Energy and buildings
  • Renewable energy production and distribution
  • Energy efficiency and sustainable cities

Examples of courses available (495 hours)

In the specialization:

  • Energy audit
  • Building regulations
  • Dynamic thermal simulation
  • District heating and heat grids
  • Energy optimization

Inter-specialization courses:

  • Power electronics for renewable energies
  • Cartography of Energy Resources
  • Energy law

In management

  • Team management and leadership
  • Entrepreneurship and business plans
  • Advanced finance

Careers - business sectors

  • Examples of careers: Project manager / Engineering consultant / Design and development engineer
  • Examples of positions held by graduates: Renewable energy project manager / Energy efficiency design engineer
  • Business sectors : Energy suppliers (production and services): EDF, Areva, ErDF, Engie (formerly GdF-Suez), Veolia, etc. / Construction - Public works: thermal engineering department, installers / Consulting-engineering in renewables and energy in general
  • Examples of applications of the department's teaching: Combined electricity-heat production / Thermal solar power plants / Buildings and processes energy audit