Specialty – Built-up urban area systems and networks (GU-SREC)

Course objectives

GSU-SREC graduates must be capable of managing building programmes integrating multi-techniques and multi-service aspects. The course covers project management, ambience, regulations and standards, sustainable development, material sciences (notably resistance) and engineering, electric power feeds and mechanical engineering.


The pedagogical focus of GSU-SREC is on:

  • building construction systems: including admin and financial parameters,
  • building equipment: electric power feeds, ventilation, thermodynamic and hydraulic equipment and integrated energy control,
  • automation, regulation and 'smart' buildings: 'communication' between building technical units, 
  • technical property management: methods and tool used for maintenance, hygiene and safety questions,
  • renewable energies: thermal and photovoltaic panels, wind turbines, biomass, micro-hydraulic power,
  • fuzzy logic: concepts and applications: aids to decision using imperfect and occasionally contradictory data.


The research programme combines contributions of technological innovation, knowledge of built-up areas and their environment with a view to attaining sustainable development. A special focus is on decentralized renewable electricity sources and electric generation-consumption optimization. An experimental rig allows GSU research scientists to assess and certify their conclusions.


Students in GSU-SREC have access to:

  • specific training software packages (AutoCAD, AutoDESK, Revit, Matlab, Menta GTB ...) 
  • experimental demo rigs for: photovoltaic panels, wind turbines, fuels cells, electric micro-nets communicating with the national grid -smart grid technologies), building and network emulators.

Placements and Industrial Relations

Entrepreneurial placements and workshop experience represent the cornerstone of GSU-SREC training and (several longstanding) UTC partners companies, offer in-house training opportunities.


The numerous international cooperation agreements with universities outside France demonstrate the vitality and benefits of student exchanges. Over 50% of the GSU-SREC students spend at least 6 months abroad. In Western and Central Europe (Spain, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Hungary, Estonia) and in North America (USA, Canada) and in Latin America -Brazil, Chile, Argentina).

Further Education

UTC also proposes:

  • a Master's degree in "ICTs for autonomous co-operating systems/ mechatronic systems and advanced mechanical engineering"

  • a PhD in Urban System Engineering

› The above courses and other, shorter modules whether leading to a diploma award or not, can be obtained in the UTC Continuous Education scheme or via the Professional experience validation scheme (VAE).


Responsable de la filière
Eduard Antaluca
Phone : 03 44 23 49 09 | Contact by email

Responsable pédagogique
Fabien Lamarque
Phone : 03 44 23 79 00 | Contact by email

Coordination des stages
Nathalie Molines
Phone : 03 44 23 44 60 | Contact by email

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