Master course in
Environmental and Land Engineering
An evolving scenario
18 million additional job places generated by reaching the 2°C-objective of the Paris agreement
6 million additional job places generated by circular economy
1.2 billion job places depending on a stable and wealthy environment. Industries like agriculture, fishery and forestry, but also tourism, pharmaceutical sector and other depend on natural environmental processes.   
 To these numbers, given by the International Labour Organization (Greening with Jobs - World Employment and Social Outlook 2018) we can add that amongst the world economic megatrends news technological transfer are emerging, and they can create opportunities for economic growth:
  • Climate change
  • Water, sustainability and responsible use of natural resources
  • Energy transition
  • Raw materials
  • Infrastructures, tunnels and innovative infrastructures, sustainable transport networks and systems for mobility and logisticsAgriculture and new technologiesNatural disasters and resilienceEnvironmental data science. 
The environmental engineer’s response 
Environmental and Land engineers can contribute to respond to this need of “green” innovation since they are trained to operate within territorial information systems and monitoring networks for the collection and treatment of territorial and environmental data, to develop environmental impact studies and environmental management systems for works, processes, plants, products, land use transformation; they are able to design, implement and manage technological interventions to emission control, waste disposal and treatment and reclamation of polluted sites, soil defence works and prevention of hydraulics and hydrogeological risks; they contribute to the design of Civil protection plans. 
The new Climate change track is meant for a professional profile employable at a global scale, with special competences to cope with the challenges of climate change on human activities and on the territory, through the use of climate models and data to forecast effects and risks in the insurance sector, to design and implement monitoring systems and protection and adaptation interventions to improve resilience of anthropic systems, to identify and design mitigation systems and actions for emissions and to be implement compliances with international policies and guidelines.   

Where are our graduates employed?
  • Environmental protection track: companies, public authorities, design bureaus and consultancies.
  • Natural risks and civil protection track: national and regional agencies, river district authorities, research bodies, centers for environmental monitoring.
  • Geo-Engineering track: companies, public authorities, design bureaus and consultancies in the field of planning and risk protection of health and safety in building sites and mining sites.
  • Climate change track: companies in strategic sectors, companies in innovative sectors, research bodies, public authorities and national and international agencies, design bureaus and consultancies, non-governmental organizations.
Third level education
Our students acquire solid basis to continue with further studies within third-level university programmes. In particular, the offer at Politecnico di Torino includes:
For the entire third-level education offer, please visite the website of the Doctoral School and of the Specializing Masters Programmes and Lifelong Learning School