Thanks to the vocational Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, you can become a true expert in different fields and learn how to:
- Set up a treatment plant for urban, industrial or agricultural waters,
- Adapt to any system treatment system and optimise it. Master water and sludge treatment (biological and physicochemical treatment),
- Set up a preventative maintenance schedule. Implement a corrective equipment maintenance system: detect and identify any kind of malfunction in order to rectify it,
- Conduct analyses (pH, alkalinity, turbidity, TOC, TOD, BOD, COD…) correctly using the proper tools, both on-site and in a lab (using samples),
- Understand the concepts of hydraulics, water supply network layout and professional geomatics software,
- Understand the regulations and management styles of different water purification services.
Potential careers (non exhaustive list) :
- Water treatment plant manager, for either drinking water or industrial and urban waste water.
- Manager of a maintenance service for water treatment plants.
- Technical executive in a sanitation consultancy company
- Technical executive in water treatment planning
- Supervisor in operations management.
- Water treatment
- Geomatics and modelling
- Regulations and actors in the water sector, environmental management
- Analysis equipment and techniques
- Automation and remote management
- Electrical engineering
- Factory and water supply network sensors
- Communication, corporate culture
- Water chemistry
- Energy consumption and production
- Civil Engineering
A two-part structure:
From September to December, students are divided into four teaching facilities:
- LEGTPA Louis Pasteur La Canourgue (Initial education, work-study programme and Continuing education)
- ENIL de Mamirolle (Work-study programme and Continuing education)
- Lycée Théodore Monod-Le Rheu (Work-study programme and Continuing education)
- SAUT Water Academy – Nîmes (Work-study programme)
From January to March:
- The Sète Chemistry Department at the IUT Montpellier-Sète (all students).
Course length: 475 hours + 125 hours working on projects
The course starts in September and lasts a year.
In total, 18 weeks of classes and 34 weeks working for a company, with a schedule of 4 to 5 weeks studying,
4 weeks in the company (followed by full-time work within the company starting at the end of March).
You will earn 60 European credits (ECTS) upon graduating from this degree.
After the course:
Survey conducted among the 2017 graduates:
- 6 months after graduation, 78% of graduates seeking to enter the workforce had found a job, 54% of which in open-ended contracts.
Survey conducted among the 2016 graduates:
- 18 months after graduation, 100% of graduates seeking to enter the workforce had found a job, 73% of which in open-ended contracts.