General Engineering program in Digital Technology – Environment pathway

Télécom SudParis

  • A general engineering program combining skills in management, economics, languages and humanities
  • A comprehensive grounding in the various fields of digital technology and expertise in at least one area (computer science, networks, data science, physics, image)
  • A pathway focused on an ethical and responsible approach to implementing digital solutions
  • A broad range: from environmental optimization (“smart”) to changing individual practices
  • A cross-disciplinary pathway: covering all the school’s fields of teaching and research

The environmental transition: Urgent needs for skills

Many reports emphasize digital technology’s potential for environmental transformation, with some stating that digital technology could reduce global CO2 emissions by 20% by 2030.

While digital technology is neither intrinsically good or bad for the environment, digital optimization of existing systems (“smart”) is often used to increase productivity, which leads to environmental actors becoming mistrustful - the rebound effect.

The Environment pathway, known as INTEGRATE (Digital Engineering & Environmental Transition for Responsible Management and Acceleration of the Environmental Transition), is structured around an ethical, high-level general engineering course, specialized in digital technology.

→ Discover the Charter for Creating Responsible Digital Technology Engineers

Areas of work for the digital transition

⇒ Reducing the direct carbon footprint of digital technology (repair, reuse, recycle, etc.)

⇒ Optimizing existing systems using “smart” methods, big data, AI, data science, etc. O

⇒ Encouraging and supporting digital innovation in support of the environmental transition and preservation of the environment

⇒ Using digital technology to organize and improve public policy, and promote and support good practices on an individual and collective level.


First year:

  • 1 seminar  on “introduction to sustainable development”;
  • 2 applied projects on environmental issues;
  • 1 internship to discover an association or company working in the field of the environmental transition

Second year:

  • Participation in the E4C-challenge at IP Paris
  • 1 research or applied project inspired by environmental issues
  • 1 internship in a company in the field of the environmental transition.

Third year:

  • 1 graduation project in a field of digital technology applied to the environmental transition
  • 1 professional internship in a field of digital technology applied to the environmental transition.


Emmanuel Monfrini

Dean of studies, Professor

Communications, Images and Information Processing Department

Email: @Emmanuel Monfrini