visual: Initial training

NEW: Starting with the September 2014 school term

As part of the new academic program, the Bachelor of Engineering program will lead to three (3) specializations that aim at building proficiency in the areas of: Water, Sanitation, Civil Engineering, Hydraulics, Electricity and Energy.

  • Water and Sanitation (WS)
  • Civil Engineering and Hydraulics (CEH)
  • Electrical and Energy Engineering (EEE)

The corresponding academic paths are :












EEE Program


Core courses (EEE – WS – CEH)

Electrical and Energy Engineering (EEE)

WS Program

Core courses

(WS – CEH)

Water and Sanitation (WS)

CEH Program

Civil Engineering and Hydraulics (CEH

40% of teaching program is provided by international teachers (Burkina Faso, Senegal, Switzerland, France) coming from one of 2iE’s 24 partner universities. This diversity brings a high-level expertise in fundamental sciences. Besides, interventions from business professionals enable to anchor the learning into the reality of the business world’s needs. Close relationships with Water companies in countries, which are 2ie’s members, the private (Areva, Sogea-Satom, Bera) and NGOs (ACF), enable students to facilitate their work-placement and job research.

Training future engineers and technicians in the key development areas, this training meets a strong demand in the African continent.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this training, the student who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Water and Environment Engineering (3 year university degree) will:

  • Have the necessary scientific, technical and managerial skills to carry out his/her studies in a Master (5 years university degree).
  • Be able to carry out a complete market research in the areas of water, sanitation, energy, civil engineering, mines and quarries, including the technical and financial analysis.
  • Know how to conduct a building site.
  • Acquire fundamental managerial and entrepreneurial skills, which will be developed in the next curriculum.

Entry level and admission requirements  

The Bachelor’s program in Water and Environment Engineering is open to students who hold a technical or scientific A-level.

Students are selected on consideration of their application form, according to their initial training level and the relevancy of their professional project.

Teaching modalities

Onsite training.

Tuition Fees


Private rate

State and Enterprise rate

1st Year

1 300 000

1 700 000

2nd Year

1 800 000

2 100 000

3rd Year

1 900 000

2 300 000

Travel and accommodation expenses are not included. A payment in four installments is offered in order to facilitate payment.  There are grants, subsidies and credit funding solutions.


2iE offers two (2) school term starts yearly. You can start your training either in September or in January. To apply online, please go to our registration interface.

Studies Organization

The Bachelor of Engineering program takes three years of post-secondary study.  Every school-year is divided in two semesters.

The 1st and 2nd semesters (common for the three specializations) focus on basic sciences, engineering techniques, economic and social sciences and humanities.

The 3rd and 4th semesters (2nd year of the curriculum) are common for the Water and Sanitation  (WS) and Civil Engineering and Hydraulics (CEH) specializations. They are partly devoted to the reinforcement of the modules of basic sciences, engineering techniques, economic and social sciences and humanities and also to the introduction of modules of applied techniques in the area of civil engineering, electrical engineering, irrigation management, water supply management, and sanitation.  

For the specialization Electrical and Energy Engineering (EEE), the 3rd and 4th semesters are partly devoted to the reinforcement of the modules of basic sciences, engineering techniques, economic and social sciences and humanities and also to the bolstering of the courses on applied techniques related to the electrical and energy engineering specialization.  

The third year of the Bachelor of Engineering program (5th and 6th semesters) is specific to each specialization. It is a pre-professionalization of the acquired knowledge and it prepares the student for his/her specialization pathway. 

Courses are divided into formal lectures, directed studies, and practical work in the research laboratories, study projects and field trips.

A final year project in the third year allows each student to take up his/her specialization.

Each training year is organized in Units of 60 credits ECTS.

In each of the three (3) specialization, le total number of teaching hours per year is 780 (2 x 390) hours including the directed studies, practical work, projects and field trips.

Every Unit of teaching include the constituent elements of teaching units or disciplines such as fluids dynamics, free surface hydraulics or __ (non-detailed here after).

The Bachelor of Engineering program includes a professional path that prepares to the profession of civil engineer. This path requires compulsory internships in a company and the writing of a final dissertation and a defense in front of juries.

Students who choose the professional pathway join the work market place directly after obtaining their Bachelor of Engineering degree.


A compulsory internship of 4 months at least is required in 2nd and 3rd Year.