Course Structure

Fields and approaches

The minor’s selection of courses and educational units is structured around five major topics:

  1. Green and blue infrastructures in the urban environment
  2. Mobility and transportation
  3. Socio-economy and population
  4. Urban and regional development
  5. Planning methods and implementations

Course ENV-462 “Urban Green and Blue infrastructures and global warming” is highly recommended. It constitutes the thematic core of the minor around which the other subjects taught are structured.

  • Theoretical courses, teaching units, ENAC project
  • 30 credits of choice.
  • Possibility of taking credits outside of the faculty (one course, after a prior request to the section and to those responsible for the minor has been made).
  • Registration: At the latest by the end of the first semester of the master cycle.
  • Registration in one’s own section, based on a study program approved by the section.
  • It is not possible to register for multiple minors.
  • A master project in the field of urban ecology, spatial epidemiology, or territorial development is encouraged.

Students who register for the minor “Territories in Transformation and Climate” should contact the appointed responsible person of their section.


SIE Section

Students who chose the minor “Territories in Transformation and Climate” must acquire at least 30 credits  from the branches proposed in the minor’s study plan. They  cannot validate only one teaching unit from the minor’s offerings. (SIE section regulations).


GC Section

Students who chose the minor “Territories in Transformation and Climate” must acquire at least 30 credits from the branches proposed in the minor’s study plan. If they choose one teaching unit and/or an ENAC project proposed within the minor’s offerings, that UE and/or that project will be accredited in the required practical block of the civil engineering study plan (block 2) and, consequently, these credits cannot be counted for the minor.


AR Section

For the minor “Territories in Transformation and Climate”, architecture students are required to validate at least 6 credits from branches chosen among those offered by the Civil Engineering or Environmental Sciences and Engineering sections. (AR section regulations).

Professional prospects

Knowledge of the effects of climate change on the territory opens the door to scientific careers in the analysis of spatial dynamics, and also offers numerous professional opportunities in town planning, urban ecology, territorial management and cooperation, in the public and private sectors, at regional, national and international levels.