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


  • Les roches caractéristiques de la lithosphère
  • Les structures de déformation à grande échelle
  • Le magmatisme associé aux différents contextes de déformation
  • Les principaux processus physiques associés
  • Characteristic rocks of the lithosphere
  • Large-scale deformation structures
  • Magmatism associated with different deformation settings
  • The main physical processes associated with deformation

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

  • Expliquer les processus à l’origine de la déformation de la lithosphère
  • Reconnaitre et dessiner les systèmes de déformation qui composent le cycle de Wilson
  • Décrire, analyser et interpréter les observations géologiques et géophysiques de grande échelle
  • Intégrer les processus et les objets en fonction de leurs échelles d’espace et de temps
  • Explain the processes that cause deformation
  • Recognize and draw the deformation systems that form the Wilson cycle
  • Describe, analyze and interpret large-scale geological and geophysical observations
  • Integrate processes and objects according to their space and time scales

Compétences visées

Discuter les grands systèmes de déformation formant le cycle de Wilson à partir des observations :

  • Replacer les structures de déformations dans leur contexte géodynamique et à leurs échelles d’espace et de temps
  • Expliquer les processus tectoniques et comprendre les liens entre les lois physiques et les observations
  • Décrire, analyser et interpréter les processus à partir des données géologiques et géophysiques

Observe and discuss the large-scale deformation systems forming the Wilson cycle:

  • Assign deformation structures to their geodynamic setting at different space and time scales
  • Explain tectonic processes and understand the relationship between physical laws and observations
  • Describe, analyze and interpret processes from geological and geophysical data

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.