Informatique S2

Informatique S2
Diplôme d'ingénieur de l'École et observatoire des sciences de la Terre (EOST)Parcours Diplôme d'ingénieur de l'EOST


- Apprendre les bases du langage Python (et brièvement Matlab).
- Résoudre des problèmes géophysiques en Python. —> lien avec la sismologie, la géodésie, etc.

- Learning the basics in Python (and rudiments of Matlab).
- Solving geophysical problems with Python. —>Link with seismology, geodesy, etc.

A la fin de ce cours, vous serez capable de :

  • Réfléchir à un problème (algorithmique) de géophysique, proposer une solution, programmer en Python votre solution.
  • Solving some algorithm problems, arising in geosciences, with Python.

Compétences visées

L’objectif est d’apprendre à programmer en Python (et brièvement Matlab), au niveau ‘ingénieur-géophysicien’. De nombreux problèmes de géophysique seront abordés sous l’angle informatique, en particulier des problèmes rencontrés en sismologie, géodésie, etc.

The main objective of this module is to learn Python (and rudiments of Matlab), at the ‘geophysicist-engineer’ level. Numerous problems arising in geophysics will be studied, in particular in the field of seismology, geodesy, etc.

School regulations

The curriculum includes three years of study: admissions, the organisation of studies, assessments, placements and vivas, graduation and international exchanges are all explained in the current school rules (pdf).

First and second year courses

First and second year courses

  • General modules: mechanics, geology, mathematics, IT, digital analysis, signal processing, inverse methods.
  • Geophysical methods: physics of the Earth, seismology, seismic modelling and imaging, geodesy, gravimetry, potential methods, geomagnetism, electromagnetism, rock physics and fracture, hydrology.
  • Practical work: geophysical measurements in the field (photo) and in the laboratory, geology field placements in the Alps.
  • Languages and economic and social sciences: English, modern language 2, economics, industrial property, management, sustainable development, ethics, quality, company health and safety
  • IT and research projects, shared with the first year of the master’s degree
  • Summer placements at a laboratory or company, with numerous opportunities abroad (international placement contact: Mike Heap)

Third year course

Students have a choice of 3 specialisations in the third year:

  • Geophysics applied to the exploration and production of raw materials: seismic and hydrodynamic characterisation of reservoirs, seismic processing and interpretation, potential methods.
  • Geophysics applied to geotechnics: geotechnics and the resistance of materials applied in civil engineering, geomechanics, hydrogeophysics, electromagnetic methods, earthquake.
  • Hydrogeology, hydrogeochemistry, hydrogeophysics (HydroG3).

Additional teaching:

  • Languages and economic and social sciences: English, energy economy, company strategy and structure.
  • Geophysics field camp in Alsace (photo).  Here are images of a normal fault in the Rhine Graben taken by students.
  • 6-month industry placement culminating in the writing of a dissertation and a viva before a jury in order to obtain the engineering degree. The placements are carried out all over the world.