Engineering Science for Housing and Urban Environment

Head: Isabelle CALMET
In partnership with ENSA - Nantes School of Architecture


This specialisation is offered in partnership with ENSA - Nantes School of Architecture. The aim is for students to acquire within the context of sustainable development strong scientific skills relating to the physical architecture of cities and housing.

Students follow all core courses and additional courses according to their choice of option: housing or urban engineering.

List of Courses

Core Courses
  • Urban issues
  • Applied thermodynamics
  • Urban hydrology and atmosphere
  • Acoustics, light and solar radiation
  • Building engineering
  • Automatic systems
  • Geographic information systems and databases
  • Virtual reality
  • Projects 1 and 2

Housing option additional courses:
  • Thermal performance of buildings
  • Air treatment and conditioning
  • Building technology
  • Materials for building comfort

Urban engineering option additional courses:
  • Energy at the city scale
  • Applied urban hydrology and atmosphere
  • Noise management
  • Waste management and transportation engineering



Sectors of activity and employment prospects

Design engineer, engineering consulting, inspection and certification bodies, technical centres, local and regional authorities, specialist institutes.
Published on November 2, 2015 Updated on November 22, 2019