At Polytech, students in Water Engineering and Environmental Sciences are concerned with the fundamental processes and technologies underlying environmental systems, including natural and polluted waters and soils, the atmosphere, climate, and waste treatment. Students learn to apply these principles to develop solutions to mitigate human impacts on the environment.
Polytech alumni from this field pursue various careers, from ecological research to sustainable practices in business and industrial ecology. Environmentally focused opportunities are found in industries and public sector as well, as diverse as: drilling and geology, environmental management and preservation, energy production and exploration, risk prevention, waste treatment, Life Cycle Assessment, natural and technological disasters treatment, e.g. windstorm, landslide, etc.