The course is organised around a common core syllabus of 1 322 hours, where two thirds of the course are common to both streams. Then students choose among 2 majors 672 hours each
  • Urban Planning and Territorial Engineering
  • Aquatic Ecosystems Engineering Environments

The course focuses on the acquisition of a broad range of skills that teach students to understand and manage the multi-disciplinary nature of the profession. The curriculum covers a broad range of subjects: ecology, social sciences, economics, project development, planning and restoration.
The course balances academic and theoretical knowledge with practical applications, work-shops and fieldwork. This is further enriched by international exchanges through research and professional working experiences abroad.

The curriculum is based on different complementary teaching units and pedagogical activities.

  • Natural and Fundamental Sciences: Mathematics, Fluid Mechanics, Ecology, Geosciences, Information Systems and Processing, Information Management.
  • Sciences and Techniques (Specific to Planning and Environment): Ecological Engineering and Environmental science, Transport, Urban planning, Energy studies, Project management: science and technique
  • Economics Planning and Environment: Environmental law, Planning law, Geographical economy, Water economy, Sociology, Geography, Political sciences.
  • Legal, Human, Economic and Social Sciences: The main focus of this subject is to develop professional working and communication skills.
  • Project design and development
  • English and a second foreign language

The areas of application:
- Territorial and Environmental Analysis
- Planning, prospective and diagnosis of environments and situations in relation to the needs of the population now and in the future.
- Strategic and Spatial planning of Territorial Projects.
- Urban, Territorial and Environmental Design and Planning.
- Scheduling and setting up briefs
- The design development and implementation of urban projects and restoration projects in natural environments.
- Project co-ordination and monitoring – Site management and assessment until project completion.


Polytech Tours
Département Aménagement et Environnement
35, allée Ferdinand de Lesseps
37200 Tours, FRANCE
Tél. : +33 (0)2 47 36 14 54

Programmes for International Students


Polytech Tours course allowed me to discover the many  facets of planning such as transport and  environment. It taught me many other essential skills such as project management.  Skills that I use every day. Currently, I am a tourism consultant. In my day-to-day professional life,  I  deal with politicians, architects, building and construction companies – each  of these different professionals have their own viewpoint and opinion.  The courses at Polytech Tours, helped me understand and deal with these multi-disciplinary approaches, and have an understanding of the meaning of each person’s role and how to work together. During my final-year work-experience project, I discovered the field of tourism management and I  specialised in this area after graduation. I set up my own consulting firm and I consult on event management, land management and planning,  all in relation to tourism.


SEMESTER 5  426h  SEMESTER 6  400h 
Statistics 48h  Mathematics and Fluid Mechanics 96h 
Basic Computing  and Geomatics 96h  Planning Law and Water Usage 48h 
Ecology and Biodiversity 48h  Sociology of Habitable Space and and aquatic ecosystems 48h 
Environmental Law and Risk Management 96h  Introductory course 48h 
Workshop 1: Urban project and Theory of urbanism 48h  Languages & Legal, Human, Economic and Social Sciences 64h 
Languages & Legal, Human, Economic and Social Sciences 90h  Workshop 2: Project and Diagnostics 96h 
Individual project   Professional Training:
minimum 4 weeks
SEMESTER 7  402h  SEMESTER 8  280h 
Geomatics  and Data Processing 48h  Languages & Legal, Human, Economic and Social Sciences 64h 
Projects – Practice and Theory 48h  Habitat, Environmental Assessment 96h 
Languages & Legal, Human, Economic and Social Sciences 90h  Workshop 3:
- Territorial Engineering and Planning 
Urban and Territorial Engineering 96h  - Urban Engineering, Climate, Energy  
Geography and Planning Economics 80h  - Engineering of Ecology and Environmental Planning  
Territorial  Strategic Development and Territorial Engineering 40h  Engineering of Restoration 48h 
Geosciences 96h  Aquatic biodiversity II 96h 
Aquatic biodiversity I 48h  Workshop 3.2: River restoration 72h 
Workshop 3.1:  Watershed Management 72h  Professional Training:
10 weeks minimum
SEMESTER 9  326h  SEMESTER 10  160h 
Research methodology 48h  Languages & Legal, Human, Economic and Social Sciences 40h 
Languages & Legal, Human, Economic and Social Sciences 86h  Workshop 5: Research project 72h 
Project : Culture and Practice 48h  Research methodology 48h 
Workshop 4:  Options
- Territorial  Engineering and Planning
144h  Project management in aquatic engineering 48h 
- Urban Engineering, Climate, Energy   Professional Training: Period of 20 weeks minimum  
- Ecological engineering and Environmental Planning      
Workshop 4: Excursion European restoration projects 48h     
River and wetland engineering 144h     
Common  Core Syllabus      
Urban and Territorial Engineering - MAJOR
Engineering of Aquatic  Environments - MAJOR

Target Careers

  • Project Planning and Design Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Technical services - Engineering Companies
  • Head of Urban Technical Services
  • Consultant offices
  • Public and semi-public organisations, governmental agencies, planning departments and urban service providers.They can find positions, both in France and abroad, at an urban or rural and territorial level and in the areas of transport, resources and infrastructure.