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Advanced Master in Eco-Innovation and New Energy Technologies


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Created in 2010, the Advanced Master in Eco-Innovation and New Energy Technologies or “eco-energy” has been working on addressing the need for sustainable development and energy transition.

Certified by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles, its main objective is to train specialists in the improvement of energy efficiency and the development of renewable energies.


Program at a glance


  • Analyze and optimize existing energy systems 
  • Sizing of energy systems integrating renewable energy sources 
  • Assess and reduce the environmental and societal impacts of products or processes.


Why choose this program?

Environmental issues are becoming more and more critical for businesses. Given it’s wide and vast nature however, it is important for you to develop more expertise in leading the environmental transition.

At the end of the training, you will be able to fulfill various functions, and would have already been exposed to industry leaders. These are some of the possible roles and functions you can take on after following this Advanced Master:

  • Project manager, design office manager, technical director;
  • Product manager, business manager;
  • Expert to decision-makers on technological orientations in energy efficiency and renewable energy.


Program Highlights

  • Good mix of theory and practice: The program lasts 11 months
    • 5 months of full-time courses (approx. 500 hours) 
    • 6 months of internship in a company
  • You will also be in touch with major players in the energy sector. 60% of the courses are delivered by professionals/industry experts
  • This Advanced Master meets the needs of companies (Engie, Véolia, Saunier Duval, Atlantic, Armor Green, EVEA, Systovi…). Some of them provide a pragmatic and concrete vision of industrial eco-energy issues (courses, conferences, project management, etc.).








Program structure

This 1-year program can be divided into 2 phases:

  • Phase 1: Scientific and Technical Modules (September – January)

500 hours of coursework and practicals are delivered by a mix of Icam research professors (40%) and professionals/industry experts (60%). These come in the form of the following:

    • Tutorials – 45%
    • Practical Work – 15%
    • Projects and Case Studies – 40%
  • Phase 2: Internship and Professional Thesis (February – July)





Renewable Energies

Photovoltaic solar

  • Family of technologies
  • Sizing
  • Implementation
  • Tutored solar panel implementation project
  • Visits to companies / PV panel manufacturers

Thermal solar

  • State of the art and innovative systems
  • Sizing
  • Implementation
  • Visits to companies / manufacturers of thermal solar panels
  • Wind turbine


  • Power transmission
  • Electric power chain
  • Regulatory aspects
  • On-site implementations
  • Tutored wind turbine installation project


  • Methods of transformation by gasification and methanation
  • Sizing
  • Tutored project for the development of a valorization unit
  • Visit of a methanation plant


Energy Efficiency

Energy Storage

  • Energy storage technologies
  • Electrochemical storage: batteries, fuel cell, super capacitor,
  • Mechanical storage: flywheels, pressurized system, …
  • Low, medium and high temperature heat storage

Energy auditing methods in industry and construction

  • Thermal regulations and labels: RT2012, BBC-Effinergie, Passiv’Hauss
  • Audit methods
  • Practical use of RT calculation software
  • Tutored energy audit project

System analysis – Smart Grid


Eco-design of products

  • Principles
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Carbon footprint
  • Tutored project on product LCA


Innovation and Creativity

  • Technological watch
  • Intellectual Property
  • Methods of creativity


Sustainable development issues

  • Principles of sustainable development
  • Public Policy
  • Sustainable development and economic environment


Project management and management

  • Project management techniques
  • Financial Analysis
  • Energy management (BP X30-120, ISO 50001 and EN16001 standards)


Study Project




A key element for professional integration, the internship with a partner company lasts 5 to 6 months, between February and August, in France or abroad.

The internship will respond to a concrete problem-situation of a company, and will require analysis and operational implementation. 

The internship forms the basis of the professional thesis, and is the culmination of the training.


Admission and fees
  • Application Deadline: May 21, 2021
  • Important dates: 
    • Fall semester: beginning of September to beginning of February (at Icam)
    • Spring semester (internship): between February and August
  • Admission criteria: Employees, students or job seekers with the following:
    • an accredited Master Degree in Engineering or Management, or, 
    • Under conditions, an accredited Bachelor in Engineering (International Bachelor in 4 years or up)
  • Language requirement: A B1 level in French is recommended, but not required. Your level of French can be assessed by Icam’s international office. 
  • Tuition fees
    • Application fees: 130 €
    • Tuition fees: 
      • 9 500€ (student and job seeker status)
      • 14 000 € (employee status)

Students are expected to cover the cost of their travel to and from the host university and their living expenses. To calculate the cost of living in France, please refer to our sample budget.

  • Scholarships and Grants

You may benefit from scholarships and grants, details of which are shown in this link.

TIP: Salary earned during your 6-month internship may help offset part of your expenses. Internships located in France, are remunerated in accordance with French law. As of December 2020, the minimum amount is 546€/month.  




I was looking for a training that combines both theoretical courses and concrete cases, delivered by professionals with a view on real projects and challenges confronted by industries and companies.

Furthermore, as a father (I have 4 children), I could not afford to take up long studies, and was looking for a short format (5 months of lessons / 6 months of internship).

This master’s degree corresponded exactly to my criteria!

The program also forced us to work in groups, confront varying views and perspectives stemming from our different age brackets, nationalities, educational backgrounds… these exchanges were a “real plus” to make us better contributors to this world, and not just “thinking heads”

François graduate of Batch 2020, Currently working as an energy engineer intern at Ajakoule


The program provided exposure to numerous professionals and industry experts coming from different fields, covering diverse environmental work and professions (energy efficiency, innovation and eco-design, circular economy, renewable energy, etc.). These subjects always tend to overlap, and this program helped me build a coherent approach to projects.

Cécile Jouhanny, graduate of Batch 2016, Project Engineer for Renewable Energy with Véolia German




In tandem with a project manager, I design and monitor renewable energy projects (wood boiler, heating network, photovoltaic, methanization), and energy/building insulation projects.

I participate in improving the project management activity of the company (good commercial practices, technical feedback, methodology). I also participate in the deployment of metering and energy management tools for communities.

This experience is highly successful, and I am aiming to extend my internship with a permanent contract!

François, graduate of Batch 2020


I performed my internship with Eolfi as a floating offshore wind project development engineer in Taiwan. This internship introduced me to the management of large industrial projects and gave me a taste for surpassing myself and working in a multicultural team.

Cécile Jouhanny, graduate of Batch 2016



I was able to do my thesis with great autonomy. I was able to work on the energy independence of islands, working not only on decarbonizing the energy mix but also re-evaluating local resources.

Cécile Jouhanny, graduate of Batch 2016




How to apply
  • Include the following documents: 
    • a CV
    • a letter of motivation and presentation of your professional project
    • a letter of recommendation
    • certified copies of diplomas obtained or certificates of graduation