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Master in disaster Management and environmental impact

The Master Of Science DAMAGE (Disaster Management and Environmental Impact) is a training course taught 100% in English, it aims to provide an understanding of the theory and practice on emergency management in local, national and international contexts.

This international training offers knowledge and skills to assess the consequences and respond to disasters in Europe and around the world. It’s oriented mainly on industrial, sanitary and environmental issues. In addition, logistics, engineering and the management of industrial and natural disasters are discussed through concrete cases.

The Master Damage collaborates via courses with one of the main humanitarian NGOs (Médecins Sans Frontières). In addition, the head of the Environment and Culture Unit of the UN mission (MINUSMA) in Mali is part of the teaching staff of the Master.
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Many disciplines of engineering sciences are covered (risk and resilience assessment, water and waste treatment), information sciences (computer science, data science) but also human and social sciences (sociology, geographic information systems).
This multidisciplinarity allows students to deepen their knowledge by integrating an international dimension on large-scale crises (industrial accidents, natural disasters, pandemics, etc.).


Gestion de risques


Module 1 : Risk Identification (5 credits)

  • Bioterrorism
  • Principles of Environmental Assessment
  • Resilience of Critical Infrastructure
  • Principles of Key Concepts


Module 2 : Risk Assessment (4 credits)

  • Earthquake
  • Geohazard and Geospatial sciences
  • Major industrial incidents: Boilover, BLEVE
  • UVCE


Module 3 : Disaster Modeling (6 credits)

  • Accidental Modeling
  • Response and Mitigation


MODULE 4 : Hazard Assessment (4 credits)

  • Atmospheric Dispersion
  • Forest fire, command and control, ERCC
  • Risk Analysis Method/Lessons Learnt
  • Flash Flood
  • Computer vision


MODULE 5 : Crisis Management (5 credits)

  • Cybersecurity
  • Critical Infrastructure protection
  • CBRNE Threat
  • Resilience engineering


MODULE 6 : Process safety and Chemical Hazards (6 credits)

  • Crisis in Oil & Gas Industry
  • Inherently Safer Design



MODULE 7 : Preparedness (4 credits)

  • Logical Logistics in a Disaster
  • Response Context
  • Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Response to a Health Crisis


MODULE 8 : Disaster Management (4 credits)

  • Epidemiologic Measures
  • Outbreak Investigation
  • Ethical Issues
  • Water Crisis Management


MODULE 9 : Disaster Resilience (4 credits)

  • Risk Prevention
  • Flood and Human Factor
  • Disaster Management, Large-scale Rescue Operations


MODULE 10 : Disaster and Human Factors (5 credits)

  • Disaster Resilience and Societal Impact
  • Human Factor and Disaster Resilience


MODULE 11 : Disaster Medicine (3 credits)

  • Serious Games
  • Disaster Medicine


MODULE 12 : Health Engineering (3 credits)

  • Humanitarian Actions
  • Quality Management


MODULE 13 : Data Management and Decision (4 credits)

  • Data Preparedness and Decision Making
  • Information and Communication Strategies


MODULE 14 : Intercultural Management 1 (3 credits)

  • Social Media Management
  • Intercultural Communication



MODULE 15 : System Engineering (7 credits)

  • Organizations modeling
  • Uncertainty Management
  • Emergency Communication Systems


MODULE 16 :  Intercultural Management 2 (8 credits)

  • Intercultural Concepts
  • International Management
  • Healthcare Preparedness and Response


MODULE 17 :  Oil and Gas Management 1 (7 credits)

  • Oil & Gas Exploration and Production
  • Main Characteristics of Oil and Gas Projects
  • Work Breakdown Structure


MODULE 18 : Oil and Gas Management 2 (8 credits)

  • Safety Management Concepts
  • Safety Management System
  • Safety Engineering

MODULE 19 : Internship (30 ECTS)

4 to 6 months in a company or laboratory


  • A credit is about 8-12 hours.
  • All courses are mandatory.
  • The order of classes can change based on the availability of professors.
  • Free French courses are offered once a week for the first year.
  • A case study is included for every semester.

The organisation of the teaching modules is 120 ECTS credits over two academic years detailed as follows :

  • M1 year : UE1 – UE14 – from October to June
  • M2 year : UE15 – UE19 – From October to August

This Master of Science is organised in 3 teaching semesters and a final semester is consisting of an internship conducted in a company or laboratory (in France or abroad) 

French courses (FLE: French as a foreign language) are offered free part of this training



French way of life at Master DAMAGE

Master Disaster Management DAMAGE teaches me to see a world better with low risks.
This Master taught me management over complicated disasters. It explained the things to me I knew, but with Whys. Everything from physical phenomena that I recognized but I didn’t
understand why it happened. Master Disaster Management DAMAGE educates people safety management with the successful implementation.”

Alik AKHUNDOV Dual Degree MBA English sector, Master degree Azerbaijani student, 23 years old

Do you speak English ?

100 %

in english

International teachers


international teachers

International students


nationalities to date

Small groups of students


students maximum per class

“As a Disaster management Student in IMT MINES ALES, the course is the balance between academic learning, risk management, crisis management and human welfare. How a society can achieve development by improving mitigation against a hazardous situation, how logistics play an important role in humanitarian aid, all these aspects of disaster/ crisis management are explained by eminent personalities from NGO’s and other peace keeping organizations. These interactions with international experts provide a great opportunity for students in enlarging their thoughts and imagination. So proud to be a part of it.”

Mr Rino Sekhar RAJASEKHARAN • Bachelor of Technology Electronics & communication Engineering • Indian student, 28 years old


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Amission and requirements fees

Admission requirements

Bachelor degree in

  • engineering (environmental sciences, logistics, and management)
  • sciences (chemistry, mechanics)

Language requirements in English


  • mother tongue or
  • bachelor degree taught in English or
  • English test such as TOEFL iBT 80, IELTS 6.0, TOEIC 750, Cambridge CAE

No prerequisite in French


Submission of the application on the dedicated free online platform.
Online interview in English.


15000 E (for 2 years) for non EU students
10000 E (for 2 years) for EU + students (member state of the European Union+Iceland, Lichtenstein,, North Macedonia, Norwey and Turkey)

“The master DAMAGE is the best thing to happen all the participants, highly educative, informative, and poses lots of potential.

Mrs Sandraqueen OGAH • Bachelor of Science Applied and Industrial Chemistryreer • Nigerian student, 28 years old