International Environmental Management (EnvIM)
EnvIM option ASIA
EnvIM option EU
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The post-master EnvIM is designed for young graduates holding a master’s degree or young professionals who wish to complete their curriculum with a specialization in the field of environmental management in an international context. Participants in this training program, which is based on an innovative and practical pedagogy, will have the rare opportunity to meet local and international players in Europe and Asia, thanks to the wealth of themed travel opportunities, and to the industrial partners and experts involved in its projects, lectures, or case studies.APPLYING
EnvIM is the result of a 14 years partnership between MINES ParisTech, Tsinghua University (Beijing, China), INSA Lyon (France), and the University of Pennsylvania (USA), this program leads to the International Post-Master’s Degree from MINES ParisTech, co-signed by INSA Lyon (Mastère Spécialisé certified by Conférence des Grandes Ecoles CGE). EnvIM program is proposed through two options. The “option Europe” 12-month program, has been designed for students having a professional project in relation with international challenges of environmental issue. The option Asia has been designed in cooperation with Tsinghua University to offer students the chance to develop new skills through France and China academic period.
These programs offer students opportunities to clarify and nourish their professional projects in an international context, to learn and apply new knowledge’s, unfolding new abilities, depending on their aspiration. Small groups and high rate of Professors per students eases a close guidance for each student during the academic period and the period in the company as well.
MINES ParisTech EnvIM program
The EnvIM core program (from January to April) organized by MINES ParisTech is mostly organized through innovative blended learning sessions. Students work in teams on many case studies and real projects developed in cooperation with experts, leading industrial companies, consulting firms or NGOs with an expertise on energy, water and infrastructure projects.
Key concepts: Green project management, fundamentals for understanding the planet boundaries, today’s main environmental challenges and fair sustainability, how to make decisions in complex environment, initiation to environmental legal and regulatory frameworks, tools for assessment and decision-making, life-cycle thinking, entrepreneurship in the environmental sector...
Each project is unique and organized with dedicated lectures and teamwork. Some examples:
- Environmental and Social and Impact Assessment of a Large Dam project (Ilisu, Turkey)
- GreenTech, innovations and society for energy transition
- Agro-ecology and challenges of feeding 9 billion people in 2050
- Urban and Sustainable Development
- and more
Six-month period of training
Students have to find and complete a 6-month internship (5-month for the EnvIM Europe Program) between June and December 2021 in a company or an organization. The topic and main mission of this professional period is conceived and offered by a company, an institution, or a NGO, to solve some of their current issues relating to the environment, energy transitions or sustainable development. This is a chance for the student to build on his or her prior studies and to use skills recently acquired from the post-master's program by successfully carrying out a meaningful project in an international, professional setting
EnvIM Asia : a semester in China
Prior the semester organized by MINES ParisTech in France, a semester of 3.5-month is organized by Tsinghua University in Beijing (sept-dec). The School of Environment of Tsinghua University provides a scientifically-based and high quality green education for sustainable development and environmental protection. The school and contributes to solving societal problems, promoting sustainable development in a country facing important global environmental challenges in a context of rapid and materially intensive economic growth.
During this Autumn semester are covered the following topics: Waste management, Water resources management, Air pollution, Environment management and policies in China, Low-carbon technologies and management, Ecological quality assessment, Industrial ecology and circular economy and Chinese culture and language.
EnvIM Europe is 12-month program designed for students and young professionals who will learn about European practices and acquire new knowledge’s and competences for their professional careers in Environmental Management in an international context. EnvIM Europe consists of the 4-month common section in Paris (Janv to April) with some projects in Fontainebleau and a month dedicated Project on one topical environmental issue, and field trip, in May
Students may have a wide variety of backgrounds in natural sciences, engineering, business and economics, urban planning, political and social sciences, and the environment and sustainable development. A high English proficiency is required as the classes and projects are conducted in English. You have to fulfill one of the following conditions to be entitled to apply for EnvIM:
- Young graduates holding a Master’s degree or equivalent degree.
- Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years of professional experience in environment or connected topics
- University of Pennsylvania Master’s Degree students: one year of graduate courses. Contact Prof. John Keene or Dr. Yvette Bordeaux.
- Tsinghua Master Degree students, contact Prof. MING Zhao (THU/SoE School of Environment).
The admission period opens in December each year for option Asia, and opens from April for option Europe. The process for applications is the following :
- Pre-selection based on the application files – from January to beginning of April for option Asia, from April to October for option Europe (earlier for students who need to apply for a scholarship)
- Written test and interview, conducted by a panel of professionals and professors, to get to know the applicant, his/her professional projects and goals, and to ensure coherence with each project and the program. Interviews can be held by video-conference for applicants out of France.
Acceptance into this program is determined by academic achievements, motivation, test and interview. Admissions close by the beginning of April for EnvIM Asia program, and the end of October for EnvIM Europe program.
The tuition fees and registration fees for the Asia option include one return trip from Paris to Beijing, and fieldtrips in China and France. In all cases, INSA Lyon accommodations are included.
- EnvIM Asia: €13,000
- EnvIM Europe: €9,000
- Rregistration fees (for both) €800
Financing the program :
Most students finance the cost of the program with their own funds or student loans. However, French banks generally require a guarantor located in France. In all cases, the 6-month period in a company or internship, is usually paid and provides students with extra financial resources. Under certain conditions, some EnvIM students may find and undertake an internship with a French industrial partner to work on a specific study. In some cases, (in France usually and for specific studies linked to R & D only) the Company pays for part of the student's tuition fees in EnvIM Program.
Financing for international students: this joint program does not offer any possibility to apply for a scholarship directly, (except for the particular case of some Tsinghua Chinese students) and students have to contact “Campus France” in their country.
The post-master EnvIM prepares for environmental professions in the broad sense, and possibilities depend upon each individual and professional project. Alumnis are working in various sectors such as water or waste management, energy, circular economy, urban development, territorial development, in large companies, as well as small enterprises, start ups, public institutions and NGOs….
Some example of positions : Environmental manager in an international context, Engineer Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development Manager or Consultant, Environmental research Analyst, Sustainability analyst, Green Business Development Manager, Junior project manager for green development…
Hiring rates :
EnvIM students reaches excellent hiring rates – more than 50% find a position before graduation - and quickly integrate leading industrial stakeholders. All students benefit from ISIGE and MINES ParisTech Alumni Network to move into top-management jobs, either in France or elsewhere.
One important asset of this Post-Master’s Program lies in its alumni network, through ISIGE Alumni, Mines ParisTech Alumni and Intermines. Created in 1864, the MINES ParisTech Alumni Network aims at representing the school in many countries, helping students in their administrative tasks, assisting the managing board in its strategic choices and enhancing the recognition of its programs. The Alumni Networks are administered by two associations: ISIGE Alumni and Mines ParisTech Alumni.
France - Paris and Fontainebleau :
Classes are mainly organized in Paris, but some projects and lectures are held in Fontainebleau. In Paris the school is located downtown Paris in the Quartier Latin (Boulevard Saint Michel), this area is a hub of cultural activity, museums and temporary exhibitions which animate the life of this district near the Seine river, providing so many opportunities for discovering life in France. Some lectures and projects are organized in the Institute ISIGE, situated in the Research centre of Fontainebleau in the city center and close to the castle and the internationally well-known forest.
The Fontainebleau campus is connected to Paris through a direct train (40-minute train journey from Fontainebleau-Avon to Paris Gare de Lyon.
France - Fontainebleau and Paris : Accommodations are not proposed by the Institute but the average cost for lodging in Fontainebleau or Avon is 350€ to 400 €/month for a student studio. It is often possible to share an apartment with other students in order to reduce costs either in Fontainebleau, or Paris.
Some websites where you can find information are: “Art et Métier Residence”, or “Armade Residence” in Avon, These residences are close to the train and bus station and 10 minutes from the Fontainebleau Campus by bus:
China - Beijing: Tsinghua University’s international residence office welcomes students admitted in this program: the average cost for an accommodation in Beijing for the 3 months is 1,200€ - 1,500€. The application process for residences opens in July each year.
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