Urban Systems Engineering (GSU)

Intense urban development round the world is drawing attention and to face the numerous challenges as we design smart sustainable cities for tomorrow, the UTC-GSU Dept. proposes first the generalist training before providing in-depth skills and knowledge in the following specialties: building techniques, urbanism and land planning, water, waste and energy management policies and practice that take into account the technical environmental, legal, social and cultural constraints.

A systemic approach to cities

GSU key figures

  • 745 GSU graduates since 2003
  • 100 to 110 students register for GSU each year
  • 32.7 k€ (annual before tax): average first position pay
  • 1 month (average) after graduating before first recruitment
  • 13% of the UTC-GSU graduates work abroad

Programme

The GSU programme combines theory and practice to gain insights and better understanding of sustainable urbanism, mobility, energy and housing; the GSU students integrate their visions using modern computer design and analysis packages, for urban areas, cities and conurbations. This requires data base skills, geographic data collection, modelling techniques ...

GSU, in its second phase, offers 3 specialties:

Research

GSU research is conducted by the UTC-AVENUES team, which relies on systemic analysis of urban problems, with models, methodology and software packages for aids to decision.

A first area covers the interactions and integrates environmental factors (documents, crisis management, impacts of climatic change).

A second area aims at optimising energy production and management on a single building or district scale, with the prospect of introducing renewable energies. AVENUES also has collaborative research contracts with external partners such as the French ministry in charge of ecology, the CERAMA, the City of Toulouse or the Dunkirk Port authorities.

Partnerships and valorisation

In the framework of contracts, notably, the GSU staff and students develop innovative methods and tools for various planning and engineering urban problems, transforming and valorising prototypes into operational and professional tools: the OSIRIS and AMICE platforms to handle flood threats in the Loire and Meuse river basins, the Delta-CAD company ...

International

Students who take the GSU programme can apply for a double-diploma with the Ecole de Technologie Supérieure ETS-Montreal (Canada) and with the UT Braunschweig (Germany). There are also opportunities for exchange programmes:

  • in Europe: Germany, Italy, Lithonia, Poland, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland....
  • in the Americas: Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Canada ...
  • or elsewhere in the world: Hong-Kong, Turkey, South Korea ...

Further Education

UTC offers GSU graduates to register for a PhD on a topic related to one of the research topics studied by the UTC-AVENUES-GSU.

Contact

Directeur du Département
Gilles Morel
Phone : 03 44 23 49 17 | Contact by email

Responsable Pédagogique
Nassima Voyneau
Phone : 03 44 23 79 95 | Contact by email

Coordination des Stages
Eduard Antaluca
Phone : 03 44 23 49 09 | Contact by email

Plaquette du Génie des Systèmes Urbains

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