Three sections to train tomorrow’s architects and engineers
Each of ENAC’s three sections delivers excellence in education, with world-class courses that enable students to become experts in their chosen fields. During their Bachelor’s degree, they acquire the foundations on which their chosen Master’s specialization will be based.
The Architecture Section (SAR) engages the big-picture thinking inherent in the discipline of architecture to address the pressing challenges of the climate crisis and the threat of ecosystem collapse. It takes a transdisciplinary and transcalar approach to teaching, exploring new ways of critically engaging urban design and architecture – and their holistic processes, instruments and technologies – in the ecological transition.
We place the challenge of sustainability with respect to natural resources, urbanization and risks at the center of our polytechnic training priorities. We offer a teaching program oriented towards the research and development of more sustainable structures, new forms of energy and optimized transportation and mobility systems. structures, new forms of energy and optimized transportation and mobility systems.
The Environmental Sciences and Engineering Section (SSIE) trains engineers to develop solutions to the complex environmental problems facing the planet, such as climate change, resource depletion, pollution and biodiversity loss. It equips students with solid scientific and technological foundations, while factoring human, economic and social dimensions into its teaching.
Interdisciplinarity in teaching
Throughout their course, students work on hands-on design projects with peers from other disciplines. This specificity gives them a unique opportunity to develop a global approach to knowledge and discover the direct and indirect interconnections in each field. Students must also complete internships in industry and academia, exposing them early on to the skills they will need to succeed after graduation.
Students from the three degree programs work together in multidisciplinary teams, instructed by teachers from different sections.
This academic makerspace fosters hands-on learning and interdisciplinary collaboration between students, allowing them to transform their ideas into reality – whether physical or digital.
ENAC hosts three interdisciplinary minors: Engineering for Sustainability, Integrated Design, Architecture and Sustainability (IDEAS), and Urban Planning and Territorial Development.
ENAC’s mission is not limited to the education of successful professionals. We also aim to update and develop the knowledge and skills of established experts. This is why the faculty offers a wide range of continuing education programs.