visual: Initial training

Water and Sanitation are two key challenges in the 21st  century. Figures from the United Nations point out that about 900 million people do not have access to an improved water source, over 300 million of them live in Sub-Saharan Africa. Though goals in matter of drinking water supply is on the verge to be met, deep imparities remain among regions, urban and rural areas, as well as a strong uncertainty on the actually consumed water. 1.5 million children under 5 years die every year of diarrhea caused by dirty water. Yet, investments in water and sanitation areas are economically profitable and bring considerable economic and social improvements.

Set up to meet training needs in that area, the Master’s program in Engineering option Water and Sanitation enables to train highly qualified executives capable of understanding, analyzing needs, planning, implementing and managing water and sanitation programs leaning on innovative tools and approaches

Teachings proposed help to acquire technical skills in the fields of:

  • drinking water treatment (quality improvement process and preservation
  • sanitation (liquid and solid),
  • entrepreneurship (Environmental management, natural resources Management)

It is a joint training and run by a permanent teaching team of 2iE’s lab of Water, Ecosystem Depollution and Health, and associated faculty members from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne (Switzerland), the University Montpellier 2, France and, water and sanitation professionals from various African countries, major groups such as TOTAL and professionals from mining companies.

Thanks to its network of international academic and scientific partners, 2iE proposes its students exchange programs allowing them to study abroad (University of Montpellier 2, University of Grenoble, INSA Lyon…).

Targeted Skills

The Master of Engineering, with a Major in Water and Sanitation allows to acquire the following skills:

Master water cycle and quality analysis methods.

Technical Skills

  • Mastering the techniques of water treatment (potabilization, waste waters, solid waste) and waste
  • Planning treatments adapted to specific contaminations
  • Designing, dimensioning and setting up sanitation and works networks
  • Designing, dimensioning and managing works and drinking water distribution networks
  • Carrying out environmental evaluations of development projects

Managerial and entrepreneurial skills

  • Developing a corporate business/development plan
  • Developing a strategy plan
  • Setting up an innovative company in the water and sanitation area
  • Developing a project and a fundraising document
  • Writing a document for tenders
  • Carrying out a financial analysis for investment decision-making
  • Managing a project team
  • Supervising the administrative and financial monitoring of water and sanitation sites
  • Conducting a business negotiation
  • Providing a corporate responsible management

Career Prospects

Water and Sanitation Company:

  • Researcher
  • Civil Engineer
  • Quality Manager
  • Operation Manager
  • Technical Manager 

Companies, engineering consulting firms

  • Researcher
  • Civil Engineer
  • Quality Manager
  • Operation Manager
  • Technical Manager 
  • Manager

Public Sector:

  • Researcher and Planning Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Department Manager
  • Manager
  • Mission Head
  • Technical services Engineer 

NGO and Communities:

  • Project Manager
  • Logistics Manager 

Study continuation/PhD:

  • University Lecturer
  • Researcher
  • University Lecturer and Researcher

Entry Level and Admission Requirements 

The Master’s program in Engineering option Water and Sanitation is open to applicants holding:

  • Science-and technique-based high school diploma (Senior Secondary School Certificate, GCE/ O/Level and A/Level with credits in Mathematics, Physics and Science/Integrated Science, or a West African Senior School Certificate Examinations) to be registered in 1st year of Bachelor (study period: 5 years)
  • Two-year university degree in science- or technique-based areas, a Bachelor’s degree or any other equivalent degree to get registered in 3rd year of Bachelor in science (study period: 3 years)
  • Science-based Master’s Degree, civil Engineer’s degree (3 years after high school degree), or any other equivalent degree to get registered in 1st year of Master’s program (study period: 2 years)

The selection is based upon application review depending on the number of available places per class and session.

 

Teaching Methods

Campus-based teaching

Registration Fees

Field of study

Family Rate (CFA francs)

State/Company Rate (CFA francs)

Bachelor 1st year

1 300 000

1 700 000

Bachelor 2nd year

1 800 000

2 100 000

Bachelor 3rd year

1 800 000

2 100 000

Bachelor 3rd year (non-resident student)

1 900 000

2 300 000

Master of Engineering 1st year

2 500 000

3 500 000

Master of Engineering 2nd year

2 500 000

3 500 000

Additional Fees (CFA francs):

  • Registration Fees: 100 000 CFAF for the Bachelor’s program and 150 000 CFAF for the Master’s program
  • TOEFL/TOEIC in Master’s 1st year: 25 000 CFAF
  • 150 000 CFAF (Yearly health insurance)

Travel expenses and accommodation are not included. A payment schedule in four installments exists to facilitate payment. Grants, scholarships and credit funding solutions are possible.

Registrations 

2iE offers two (2) annual entry dates. You can start your training either in September or in January. To apply online, please go to our registration platform.

Program

SEMESTER

Course Units

CREDITS

 

SEMESTER

Course Units

CREDITS

SEMESTER 1
(Bachelor 1)

 

Mathematics 1

6

SEMESTER 2
(Bachelor 1)

Mathematics 2

7

Physics 1

5

Topography – Technical Design 2

4

Earth and Life Sciences

6

General Hydraulics

7

Topography / Technical Design 1

6

Physics 2

7

Skills for Success 1

4

Skills for Success 2

2

Languages 1 (English 1)

3

Languages (English 2)

3

SEMESTER 1 CUMULATIVE CREDITS

30

SEMESTER 2 CUMULATIVE CREDITS

30

SEMESTER 3
(Bachelor 2)

Mathematics 3

4

SEMESTER 4
(Bachelor 2)

Mathematics 4

5

Topography – Technical Design 3

6

Irrigation 1

7

Civil Engineering1

7

Production of Water for Consumption

2

Electric Engineering

3

Water Supply to Populations

5

Language 3 (English 3)

3

Sanitation  1

7

Professionalization 1

2

Languages 4  (English 4)

2

Organizational Management1

5

Professionalization 2

2

SEMESTER 3 CUMULATIVE CREDITS

30

SEMESTER 4 CUMULATIVE CREDITS

30

SEMESTER 5
(Bachelor 3)

Mathematics – Computing 1

5

SEMESTER 6
(Bachelor 3)

Mathematics – Computing 2

6

Ecosystem

4

Sanitation 3

7

Sanitation 2

8

Final year project in the area

11

Process Engineering

4

Languages 6 (English 6)

3

Treatment of Drinking Water 2

4

Organizational Management 2

3

Language 5 (English 5)

2

Internship

3

SEMESTER 5 CUMULATIVE CREDITS

30

SEMSTER 6 CUMULATIVE CREDITS

30

SEMESTER 7 
(Master 1)

Mathematics

6

SEMESTER 8 
(Master 1)

Liquid sanitation 2

7

Mathematics Computing 4

6

Pollution

4

Sanitation  liquid 1

6

Sanitation Solid 1

6

Sustainable development

3

Research Methods

2

Corporate Management 1

6

Corporate responsible Management 1

2

Languages 7 (English 7)

3

Project Management 1

3

Internship

p.m.

Chinese and Taiwanese Civilization

3

Language 8 (English 8)

3

SEMESTER 7 CUMULATIVE CREDITS

30

SEMESTER 8 CUMULATIVE CREDITS

30

SEMESTER 9 
(Master 2)

Environmental Management 2

5

 

Quality Hygiene Safety Environment

5

Sanitation 3 (Compulsory Course Unit)

5

Organization Management 4

3

Project Management2

2

Chinese and Taiwanese Civilization (CTC)

2

Projects

p.m.

CUMULATIVE CREDITSSEMESTER  9

30

SEMESTER 10
(Master 2)

Master’s Dissertation

Internship

30

SEMESTER 10 CUMULATIVE CREDITS

30