Protection of environmental systems

Training Objectives

The objective of this specialization is to complement the training received in the first cycle and to specialize students over two years in the context of environmental sciences in general, and specifically in the protection of ecosystems, with the aim of providing academic training that opens up opportunities for scientific research. Several types of environmental skills will be acquired at the end of the two years, including ecology, botany, pedology, and hydrochemistry, which will complement the knowledge gained in the accepted bachelor’s programs mentioned above.

The Master’s in Ecosystem Protection prioritizes the development of integrated observation of natural “objects” focused on the transfer of matter and its biological, physical, chemical, and biogeochemical transformations within the Atmosphere-Biosphere-Hydrosphere-Pedosphere-Atmosphere system. Emphasis is placed on a quantitative and qualitative approach to the physical, chemical, and biological processes that correspond to the “origin” training in Natural and Life Sciences (SNV) in specialties related to plants, soil, water, and the environment.

Target Profiles and Professional Skills

One of the priorities that strongly guided our training policy for an academic Master’s degree is both the breadth and diversity of environmental problems faced by the Tipaza region in its three biogeographical natural zones: the coast, the Mitidja plain, and the mountain and forest zone. These three areas experience different types of ecosystem degradation and therefore constitute excellent experimental sites for diverse environmental issues and various types of degradation. This meets the requirements of a rigorous academic training while enabling students to acquire the necessary skills to confront the world of work or engage in scientific research and contribute to regional and national development.

Upon completion of their training, graduates will be able to address any environmental problem more or less directly or indirectly related to ecology, soil, and water, whether through impact assessment, situation diagnosis, or remediation. Their interventions cover various aspects, particularly those related to the physicochemical and biological aspects of environments, such as plant protection, soil and water conservation, wastewater and waste management, etc.

Graduates should be able to establish an experimental protocol, conduct sampling and surveys, and analyze samples to assess the quality of the studied environment. They will be able to define and determine the causes of degradation and the origins of physicochemical and biological pollution in the environment and study their impacts. Finally, they will be able to implement prevention techniques and treatments for ecosystem degradation and protection.

Regional and National Employment Opportunities for Graduates:

The skills acquired during this training will enable graduates to apply for positions in the public and private sectors in environmental fields, agriculture, hydraulics, and forestry. Examples include:

– Environmental sector

– Agricultural sector

– Health sector

– Industrial sector

– Wastewater treatment plants

– National dam agency

– Provincial hydraulic division

– Municipal hydraulic services

Pathways Programs

There are pathways between this Master’s program and the Masters in “Water and Bioclimatology,” “Water and Environment,” “Ecopedology and Environment,” and “Ecology and Environment,” as well as other environmental specializations in the field of earth sciences.

Course Structure

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