Master – City and Urban Environments (VEU)

Domain: Sciences, technologies and health in tropical environments

Course: Energy transition and development issues

ECTS credits


level of studies
at the end of training

Baccalaureate +5

Teaching locations

Le Tampon – Le Tampon Campus

Type of training : Master

Training regime: Initial formation

Training summary

The VEU master's degree offers training ranging from design to management of innovative projects, in the service of town planning and the environment, and more particularly the interaction of the city and its environment. Indeed, urbanization and environmental quality in the area is a current issue of importance, given the lack of knowledge on the management of degraded anthropic environments in these particular areas. 

Training aims

The main objective of our training is the professionalization of our students. The contents of the training are centered around themes identified as promising in terms of professional opportunities, for example, roads and various networks, territorial management, characterization of polluted sites, waste treatment and recovery, environmental impact assessment, and risk assessment.

In addition, the establishment of regulations in favor of biodiversity is giving rise to new professions linked to plant engineering. This scientific and technical management of interactions between the city and its environment is of particular importance in an environment with strong constraints such as island environments.

Advantages of the training

Transdisciplinary training involving a large number of urban planning stakeholders upstream and downstream of a sustainable construction project at several levels of responsibility (manager, senior manager). Strong link with the region, strong professional integration (80%) of our students six months post-graduation.

Targeted skills

  • Identify digital uses and the impacts of their evolution on the area(s) concerned by the mention

  • Use advanced digital tools independently for one or more professions or research sectors in the field

  • Mobilize highly specialized knowledge, some of which is at the forefront of knowledge in a field of work or study, as the basis for original thinking

  • Develop critical awareness of knowledge in a field and/or at the interface of several fields

  • Solve problems to develop new knowledge and new procedures and integrate knowledge from different fields

  • Make innovative contributions within the framework of high-level exchanges and in international contexts

  • Conduct a reflective and distanced analysis

  • Conduct a reflective and distanced analysis taking into account the issues, problems and complexity of a request or situation in order to propose adapted and/or innovative solutions in compliance with regulatory developments

  • Identify, select and critically analyze various specialized resources to document a subject and synthesize this data for use

  • Communicate for training or knowledge transfer purposes, orally and in writing, in French and in at least one foreign language

  • Manage complex, unpredictable professional or study contexts that require new strategic approaches

  • Take responsibilities to contribute to professional knowledge and practices and/or to review the strategic performance of a team

  • Lead a project (design, management, team coordination, implementation and management, evaluation, dissemination) that can mobilize multidisciplinary skills in a collaborative framework

  • Analyze your actions in a professional situation, self-evaluate to improve your practice as part of a quality approach

  • Respect the principles of ethics, professional conduct and environmental responsibility

  • Master the concepts and tools of planning, development and the environment

  • Understand the regulatory framework, territorial issues, different territorial configurations and urban planning and/or environmental action mechanisms

  • Mobilize geography, planning, urban engineering, economics, sociology, management and law

  • Apply the appropriate tools and procedures to carry out diagnostics on a territory

  • Analyze, exploit and produce documents and data for decision support

  • Design, program and implement a development or urban environment project in line with territorial public policies  

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Summary of lessons by course

  • Project-based learning and professional simulation

  • Continuous checks, practical work, digital teaching, field studies

  • Numerical modelling

  • Prospective modeling - Spatial analysis - Introduction to research

  • Geographic Information System - GIS

  • Building Information Modeling – BIM

  • City Information Modeling – CIM


Two internships are compulsory: three months in master 1 and six months in master 2 giving rise to a dissertation and a defense each year.

Internships are compulsory and take place in a professional environment or in a research team.

Specific devices

Not concerned

Conditions of access to training

On file, baccalaureate + 3 or equivalent

Continuing Studies


Career opportunities

  • Development Officer

  • Urban development project manager

  • Sustainable development project manager

  • Territorial planning project manager

  • Project manager in territorial and urban ecology

  • Researcher in town planning, development or environment

  • Consultant in mobility/urban planning/environment

  • Designer urban planner

  • Researcher

PRAENE Jean Philippe
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