MS Positive Energy Building (BE+)

Energy and renewable energies are at the heart of economic and more broadly societal challenges, particularly with regard to sustainable development. To meet these future challenges, we need engineers with both technical and managerial skills. The specialised master’s degree in Positive Energy Building (BE+) is there for that. Accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Écoles, it is in the top 15 best Masters, MS and MBA degrees in the field of energy and renewable energies.


Being a Positive Energy Building (BE+) specialist both combines the ability to improve the safety, reliability and comfort of installations with a sustainable development objective to meet environmental challenges. This involves implementing the recommendations issued by the Grenelle de l’Environnement and the energy transition law applied to buildings with regards to thermal and energy.

Video: Testimonials from Specialised Masters alumni: Positive energy building





The training is a preparation for the profession of specialist “Thermal Engineer and Building Energetic Engineer” with multiple skills:

  • knowledge of thermal regulations and their evolution;
  • bioclimatic approach to envelope design;
  • sustainable development approach through life cycle analysis and eco-materials;
  • modelling of the thermal dynamic of the building;
  • optimisation of energy systems to meet needs;
  • integration of active and passive renewable energy systems;
  • knowledge of the rehabilitation process.


At the end of the “Positive energy building” MS, graduates undertake high-level positions of responsibility in R&D, study and design, project management and site monitoring missions:

Research and development

  • Development of new techniques and energy systems optimised for the buildings of tomorrow
  • Definition and development of new materials, Eco-materials and phase change materials
  • Definition and optimisation of the concepts of Positive Energy buildings

Study and design

  • Regulatory thermal calculations and thermal dynamic simulation tools
  • Optimised energy installation sizing
  • Definition of the building (design/adaptation)
  • Assistance to project management and architects

Project manager and/or site monitoring

  • Coordination of the different trades
  • Definition and validation of adaptations for the rehabilitation of existing buildings
  • inspection of achievements with regard to regulations


In all, 508 hours are devoted to theoretical and practical teaching and activities as part of a multidisciplinary scientific and technical project. Two-thirds of teaching is provided by high-level expert speakers from the professional world. The training is organised according to 3 main teaching units (TUs):
  • Heat transfers
  • Thermal comfort
  • Indoor air quality
  • Eco-design and life cycle analysis
  • Building acoustics
  • Bioclimatic Architecture
  • Sustainable Development Approach
  • Dynamic Thermal Simulation tools for buildings
  • Design of HVAC systems – Thermal Regulations RT 2012/RE2020
  • Practical Work – Study of Energy Systems
  • Building Information Modeling – BIM
  • Energy Efficiency of Low Energy Buildings and Thermal Rehabilitation of Buildings
  • Renewable Energies
  • Passive House and Energy-Positive Buildings
  • Urban Energy Management for Low Carbon Cities
  • Ecodistricts

Scientific and Engineering Project

  • Visit to the Eco-construction Theater in Loos en Gohelle (half-day)
  • Eco-neighborhood tour of Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), Beckerich village (Luxembourg)

As part of their 24-week end-of-study internship, students must carry out a complete, independent study of a real-life industrial subject provided by a company or research organization.

The thesis will be validated by the writing of a dissertation summarizing the missions carried out within the company, evaluated by the school tutor and defended before a jury.

Validation of the theoretical part and the professional thesis is a prerequisite for validation of the MS, and thus corresponds to the validation of 30 ECTS credits.



  • Application fee: €60 non-refundable.
  • Tuition: €7,500 for young graduates pursuing their studies, jobseekers or personal financing; €12,500 for professionals

Payable in 3 instalments over the course of the year, the 1st instalment paid at the time of enrolment is refundable in the event of visa refusal. Payments can be made by bank transfer or cheque.

  • You must hold one of the following diplomas:
    • Engineering degree accredited by the Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur (CTI list)
    • University-accredited postgraduate diploma (DEA, DESS, Master’s, etc.) or professional diploma (Bac+5)
    • M1 or Master’s degree or equivalent for auditors with at least 3 years’ professional experience in the field
    • Title registered with RNCP level 7 (formerly level I)
    • Foreign diploma equivalent to the French qualifications required above
  • By way of derogation :
    • Bac+4 degree with no professional experience
    • Bac+3 degree with at least 3 years’ professional experience


Prerequisites: computer and network skills

Applicants from outside France should find out about the conditions for studying in France and register on the “études en France” platform.

If you are a jobseeker registered with Pôle Emploi or have any questions about financing, please contact us.


The program consists of an academic semester on campus from September 2024 until February 2025, and a 6-month internship in a company or a research centre between February and August 2025.


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Mohammed MOBTIL

+33 (0)3 27 71 23 89

Administrative contact person

+33 (0)3 20 33 55 48