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Master Year 2 Water, Air Pollution and Energies

Master Year 2 Water, Air Pollution and Energies
Year

Master Year 2

Program

Water, Air Pollution and Energies

ECTS Credits

60

Language

English

Orientation

Industry and Research

Location

Palaiseau Campus

Course duration

12 months, full time

Course start

September

Degree awarded

Master’s degree

WHY ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?

Asset n° 1

Become a specialist in the physics and dynamics of atmospheric or coastal environment and in their evolutions associated to climate change

Asset n°2

Provide efficient solutions to environmental problems and/or evaluating environmental or climatic risk or dealing with management and optimization of natural resources or renewable energies

Asset n°3

Benefit from a world-class learning experience through an alliance between the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, Sorbonne Université, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and Columbia University

The purpose of the Water, Air Pollution and Energies (WAPE) program is to give students a thorough knowledge of the laws and interactions governing the evolution of our natural environment at a local and regional level, thus preparing them for a successful career in academia or industry.

Following this general framework, the WAPE track presents the dynamical, physical and biochemical processes driving oceans, atmosphere, air pollution and water cycles. The challenges of producing renewable energy are also addressed. Students will explore modern meteorological and oceanographic modelling and forecasting methods, as well as innovative observational techniques.

Objectives

This Year 2 Master’s program enables students to:

  • Critically assess the relevance and validity of different approaches to complex environmental problems
  • Determine the most appropriate parameters, develop efficient numerical algorithms and select appropriate measurement techniques relevant to specific impact studies or societal demands
  • Acquire a sound understanding of environment physics and dynamics
  • Work and communicate effectively in an English-speaking environment

This Master’s program is well adapted for the study of the hydrospheric and atmospheric environment subject to economic or social pressure and climate change. The advanced training provided makes students specialists in the physics and dynamics of atmospheric or coastal environments and in their evolutions associated to climate change.

Graduates of this Master’s program will be equipped to apply to companies or agencies focusing on environmental problems and/or evaluating environmental or climatic risk or dealing with management and optimization of natural resources or renewable energies.

Alternatively, graduates can undertake a PhD, opening the way for a research career in academia or industry.

The curriculum consists in a minimum of 30 ECTS of courses chosen in the lists below and 30 ECTS corresponding to a five-month internship (in a company or a research lab) and industry opening activities. There are no compulsory courses and students have to build their individual tracks. However, the choice of the courses is subject to approval by the program directors in order to guarantee the pedagogical coherence and for specifics tracks a few courses could be chosen in another master program.

The choice of 4 to 6 courses during this period is subject to approval by the program directors.

Atmospheric dynamics and energetics

35h

3 ECTS

English

General circulation of the atmosphere

36h

3 ECTS

English

Introduction to atmospheric composition

42h30

3 ECTS

English

Physical Oceanography – Oceanic circulation

31h30

3 ECTS

English

Coastal Hydrodynamics

36h

3 ECTS

English

Sea state, Coastal waves and wave energy

40h

3 ECTS

English

Continental Hydrology and water resource

42h30

3 ECTS

English

Mechanics for wind energy, an introduction

42h30

3 ECTS

English

Marine renewable energies

32h

3 ECTS

English

Biogeochemical cycles in the ocean

24h

3 ECTS

English

Clouds, aerosols and precipitations

31h30

3 ECTS

English

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics - Models and their main properties

36h

3 ECTS

English

Meso-scale and boundary layer meteorology

31h30

3 ECTS

English

Biogeochemical cycles and interactions with the biosphere at global scale

26h

3 ECTS

English

Atmospheric chemistry and air quality: Processes and modelling at urban to global scales

36h

3 ECTS

English

Personal Research Project

3 ECTS

English

The choice of 4 to 6 courses during this period is subject to approval by the program directors. This list may change.

Climate change and energy transition

41h15

3 ECTS

English

Hydro, Wind and marine resources for renewable energy

41h15

3 ECTS

English

Data Analysis

31h30

3 ECTS

English

Introduction to Data Assimilation

31h30

3 ECTS

English

Meteorology and Environment

41h15

3 ECTS

English

Computational mechanics for ocean & atmosphere

40h

3 ECTS

English

Advanced experimental methods

31h30

3 ECTS

English

Energy Economics with Geography Focus

40h

3 ECTS

English

The Economics of Energy and Sustainable Development

40h

3 ECTS

English

Physical oceanography - Oceanic Processes

27h

3 ECTS

English

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics - Principal dynamical phenomena at large and medium scales

31h30

3 ECTS

English

Turbulence dynamics

38h15

3 ECTS

English

Instabilities and control of shear flows

32h

3 ECTS

English

A master internship having a minimal duration of five months, in a company or a research lab, is required to validate 30 ECTS. The participation to the Industry Week Energy & Environment, dedicated to opening talks or activities provided by industry or is compulsory.

Students may spend a semester in a partner university abroad.

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Completion of the first year of Master in mechanics, physics or applied mathematics at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad

Language prerequisites

English

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for 2022-2023

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 243€
  • Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 3770€
  • Engineer students enrolled in one of the five member schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Ecole polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis): 159€
  • Special cases: please refer to the "Cost of studies" section of the FAQs

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Description

The purpose of the Water, Air Pollution and Energies (WAPE) program is to give students a thorough knowledge of the laws and interactions governing the evolution of our natural environment at a local and regional level, thus preparing them for a successful career in academia or industry.

Following this general framework, the WAPE track presents the dynamical, physical and biochemical processes driving oceans, atmosphere, air pollution and water cycles. The challenges of producing renewable energy are also addressed. Students will explore modern meteorological and oceanographic modelling and forecasting methods, as well as innovative observational techniques.

Objectives

This Year 2 Master’s program enables students to:

  • Critically assess the relevance and validity of different approaches to complex environmental problems
  • Determine the most appropriate parameters, develop efficient numerical algorithms and select appropriate measurement techniques relevant to specific impact studies or societal demands
  • Acquire a sound understanding of environment physics and dynamics
  • Work and communicate effectively in an English-speaking environment

This Master’s program is well adapted for the study of the hydrospheric and atmospheric environment subject to economic or social pressure and climate change. The advanced training provided makes students specialists in the physics and dynamics of atmospheric or coastal environments and in their evolutions associated to climate change.

Graduates of this Master’s program will be equipped to apply to companies or agencies focusing on environmental problems and/or evaluating environmental or climatic risk or dealing with management and optimization of natural resources or renewable energies.

Alternatively, graduates can undertake a PhD, opening the way for a research career in academia or industry.

The curriculum consists in a minimum of 30 ECTS of courses chosen in the lists below and 30 ECTS corresponding to a five-month internship (in a company or a research lab) and industry opening activities. There are no compulsory courses and students have to build their individual tracks. However, the choice of the courses is subject to approval by the program directors in order to guarantee the pedagogical coherence and for specifics tracks a few courses could be chosen in another master program.

The choice of 4 to 6 courses during this period is subject to approval by the program directors.

Atmospheric dynamics and energetics

35h

3 ECTS

English

General circulation of the atmosphere

36h

3 ECTS

English

Introduction to atmospheric composition

42h30

3 ECTS

English

Physical Oceanography – Oceanic circulation

31h30

3 ECTS

English

Coastal Hydrodynamics

36h

3 ECTS

English

Sea state, Coastal waves and wave energy

40h

3 ECTS

English

Continental Hydrology and water resource

42h30

3 ECTS

English

Mechanics for wind energy, an introduction

42h30

3 ECTS

English

Marine renewable energies

32h

3 ECTS

English

Biogeochemical cycles in the ocean

24h

3 ECTS

English

Clouds, aerosols and precipitations

31h30

3 ECTS

English

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics - Models and their main properties

36h

3 ECTS

English

Meso-scale and boundary layer meteorology

31h30

3 ECTS

English

Biogeochemical cycles and interactions with the biosphere at global scale

26h

3 ECTS

English

Atmospheric chemistry and air quality: Processes and modelling at urban to global scales

36h

3 ECTS

English

Personal Research Project

3 ECTS

English

The choice of 4 to 6 courses during this period is subject to approval by the program directors. This list may change.

Climate change and energy transition

41h15

3 ECTS

English

Hydro, Wind and marine resources for renewable energy

41h15

3 ECTS

English

Data Analysis

31h30

3 ECTS

English

Introduction to Data Assimilation

31h30

3 ECTS

English

Meteorology and Environment

41h15

3 ECTS

English

Computational mechanics for ocean & atmosphere

40h

3 ECTS

English

Advanced experimental methods

31h30

3 ECTS

English

Energy Economics with Geography Focus

40h

3 ECTS

English

The Economics of Energy and Sustainable Development

40h

3 ECTS

English

Physical oceanography - Oceanic Processes

27h

3 ECTS

English

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics - Principal dynamical phenomena at large and medium scales

31h30

3 ECTS

English

Turbulence dynamics

38h15

3 ECTS

English

Instabilities and control of shear flows

32h

3 ECTS

English

A master internship having a minimal duration of five months, in a company or a research lab, is required to validate 30 ECTS. The participation to the Industry Week Energy & Environment, dedicated to opening talks or activities provided by industry or is compulsory.

Students may spend a semester in a partner university abroad.

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Completion of the first year of Master in mechanics, physics or applied mathematics at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad

Language prerequisites

English

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for 2022-2023

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 243€
  • Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 3770€
  • Engineer students enrolled in one of the five member schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Ecole polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis): 159€
  • Special cases: please refer to the "Cost of studies" section of the FAQs

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates