Professional Master in Expertise and Treatment in Environment (ETEN)


This program provides graduate students with an adequate scholar training in recent environmental topics. This is met by providing the students the essential skills to:
  • Diagnose and assess the perturbation in the environment related to human activities.
  • Evaluate environmental problems and suggest solutions for them.
  • Be involved in environment-related activities at various levels (departments, agencies, local communities, and national authorities).
  • Have the appropriate background to support the industrial world with an environmental expertise.
  • Be widely knowledgeable about environmental issues to support consulting firms dealing with air/water/soil pollution and waste-related problems. 

Acquired Skills

Graduates acquire scientific expertise in the diagnostic, assessment and characterization of divers perturbations induced by human activities. Graduates are able to propose solutions and suitable treatments for environmental problems faced in their future careers.

Admission Conditions

Recruitment: Applications are reviewed by an admission committee. The best candidates are selected after interview

Required Level:

Graduates holders of Master 1 “Environmental Chemistry”, M1 “Analytical Chemistry”, Biology, Biochemistry or BAC+4 in an equivalent program.


10-15 students

Further Studies / Career Opportunities

The graduates of this program started their professional career in numerous organizations involved in the environment field. These organizations are classified within the following categories:
  • Public administrations and municipalities.
  • Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture.
  • Water Treatment plants.
  • Governmental and non-governmental organizations.
  • Environmental organisms (National institutes for research, etc).
  • Environmental consulting firms.
  • Quality control laboratories.
  • Organisms of certification.
  • Industries and enterprises dealing with environmental problems. 

Expertise and Treatment in Environment (ETEN) M2 Courses


  • M1 Biochemistry
  • M1 Analytical Chemistry
  • M1 Chemistry of environment
  • M1 Biology

General Infos

  • Diploma Level: BAC+5
  • Studies Duration:

    1 Year

  • Type: Professional
  • Teaching Language: French
  • Total Credits Number: 60
  • Location: Pierre Gemayel University campus - Fanar
  • Supervisor: Aline Adel Ghanem
  • Email: alghanem(at)ul.edu.lb

Selected Projects

  • Healthcare Waste Management: Best techniques and practices for reducing healthcare waste to avoid environmental releases of dioxins and mercury (2009-2010)
  • Biotraitement des milieux aquatiques: Etude de la biosorption des métaux lourds par les algues vertes 'Chlamydomonas reinhardtii' (2010-2011)
  • Etude d'un système de management environnemental appliqué aux Bâtiments durables (2010-2011)
  • Evaluation de la contamination en éléments trace métalliques (Pb et Cd) dans les sédiments portuaires du port de Beyrouth (Liban) (2011-2012)
  • Elaboration d’une note d’orientation environnementale adressée à Lebanon Chemicals Co.SAL-Selaata (2012-2013)
  • Développement d’un système de Management de l’énergie selon la Norme ISO 50001:2011. Application au centre de traitement des déchets hospitaliers à arcenciel (2012-2013)
  • Alternatives to HFC (R_134 A) in domestic refrigeration in Lebanon (2013-2014)
  • Composting process of food wastes based on official methods (2014-2015)

Selected Courses