Sciences, Technological fields, Engineering


  • Targeted level of study

    BAC +3

  • ECTS

    180 credits

  • Duration

    3 years

  • Training structure

    IUT Nîmes

  • Language(s) of instruction



By integrating the Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering - Sustainable Construction (B.U.T. GC-CD), students benefit from an integrated 3-year program to reach the degree of Bachelor. The degree is aligned with international standards and facilitates exchanges with foreign universities.

With the B.U.T. GC-CD, students continue to benefit from a university and technological education supervised by experienced teaching teams. The curriculum is still based on professional situations, periods in companies in the form of internships or work-study programs.

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The B.U.T. GC-CD aims to train multi-skilled executives in the building and public works sector. They are destined to work at the level of project management (programming of works), project management (design offices) or works (construction companies), organization and supervision of sites.


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Know-how and skills

The BUT GCCD program is written in a competency-based approach. During the course of their studies, students will develop 5 professional skills:

  • Technical solutions in building: this competence covers all the activities of study, choice of solutions, proposal of variants from an analysis of the technical and environmental constraints, the respect of the standards and the results of tests in the building sector.

  • Technical solutions in public works: this competence covers all the activities of study, choice of solutions, proposal of variants from an analysis of technical and environmental constraints, compliance with standards and test results in the public works sector.

  • Sizing: this skill covers all the activities of sizing a structure, both from the structural point of view (reinforced concrete, wood, metal) and the building envelope and its technical equipment as well as the activities of sizing geotechnical structures.

  • Site organization: this skill covers all the activities of costing, preparation and technical and human management of a building or public works site, from the response to a call for tenders to the delivery of the work.

  • Technical monitoring of a structure: this competence covers all the activities of diagnosis, monitoring, operation and maintenance of a structure or a group of structures.

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Knowledge control

The control of knowledge is continuous and at the end of each semester (30 ECTS per semester). It allows to know the level of mastery of the acquired skills. In total, 6 semesters (180 ECTS) must be validated to obtain the B.U.T. GC-CD.

Students who do not wish to continue in the 3rd year of the B.U.T. GC-CD and having validated 120 ECTS (4 semesters) can ask for the delivery of the Diplôme Universitaire Technologie (D.U.T.) GC-CD (bac + 2).

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Special arrangements

High-level athletes
The university wishes to provide high-level athletes with the necessary means to pursue their university studies. This support takes the form of adjustments to the curriculum adapted to the constraints of sport, with the aim of reconciling higher education with a sporting career.
To be eligible, check your eligibility here
The application for high level status must be made every year.

Confirmed artists
The university promotes access to initial and continuing education for experienced artists. Support can be provided by adapting the curriculum. For more information, contact the Student Services Department here (iutn-scolarite @

Students with disabilities
The Handiversity and Occupational Medicine departments complement each other in their missions to help you succeed in your studies. They are your privileged contacts to inform you, evaluate your situation, recommend suitable accommodations and monitor their implementation. (More info here).

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Alternation methods

This allows you to be put in a real situation and to be confronted with the professional world; alternating between theoretical training at the IUT and practical training in a work situation in a company.
The advantages of the sandwich course
For you
- To progressively acquire skills and learn a trade in the field.
- To obtain a diploma while preparing for professional integration. Obtain a diploma while preparing for professional integration.
- Be accompanied throughout the course by a teacher tutor and an apprentice master/tutor in the company.
- Follow a training course while receiving a salary.
- Obtain a diploma to enter the professional world.
For the company that recruits you
- Recruit employees who are quickly operational.
- Benefit from financial advantages of employment aid.

More info
Ensup LR Apprentice Training Center (apprenticeship contract) here
Service de Formation Continue Univ. Montpellier (professionalization contract) here

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Internships, tutored projects



Duration of the course

22 weeks minimum spread over the 3 years in order to apply the acquired skills.

Tutored projects
600 hours are allocated to tutored projects. They allow students to conduct a study in small groups. They are carried out during the three years of training in parallel with the classical teaching.

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The training starts in September and lasts 3 years. It is structured around university and technological courses. The total number of hours is 2000 hours divided into 6 semesters. The program is built on a skills-based approach. The acquisition of skills is based on the articulation of professional situations and theoretical teachings .

1st year - Common Core

EU11Technical solutions in building EU21Technical solutions in building
EU12Technical solutions in Public Works EU22Technical solutions in Public Works
EU13Sizing EU23Sizing
EU14Site organization EU24Site organization
EU15Technical follow-up of a work EU25Technical follow-up of a work
SAE (*)
CAS 1.1Execution studies of a building work CAS 2.1Building development/extension project
CAS 1.2Structure project CAS 2.2Roads and other networks project (VRD)
CAS 1.3Simple planimetric and altimetric survey CAS 2.3Complex planimetric and altimetric survey
CAS 1.4Modeling of a structural element and its loading CAS 2.4Calculation of the stresses and strains of a simple structure using professional software
SAE 1.5Location and sizing of dry and wet networks of a simple structure SAE 2.5Insulation performance of a simple building element and solutions to satisfy hygrothermal constraints
SAE 1.6Quote for a simple work CAS 2.6Planning of simple jobs
SAE 1.7Inventory of an existing structure CAS 2.7Summary of the characteristics to be retained and the technical parts necessary for the follow-up of the life of the work
 Portfolio (**) SAE 2.8Stage 1
R 1.1Academic work methods and computer tools R 2.1Mathematics 2
R 1.2Mathematics 1 R 2.2Expression - Communication 2
R 1.3Expression - Communication 1 R 2.3English 2
R 1.4English 1 R 2.4Drawing - Reading plans 2
R 1.5Building technology R 2.5Technology for secondary building trades
R 1.6Drawing - Reading plans 1 R 2.6Topography 2
R 1.7Supporting structure R 2.7Public Works Technology 2
R 1.8Public Works Technology 1 R 2.8Structural Mechanics 2
R 1.9Topography 1 R 2.9Heat and water transfers in the walls
R 1.10Structural Mechanics 1 R 2.10Constructive modes 2
R 1.11Dry and wet networks R 2.11Organization and management of the site 1
R 1.12Stakeholders and structures in their environment R 2.12Quality Safety Environment 1
R 1.13Constructive modes 1 R 2.13Granular materials, soils and road reuse
R 1.14Costing and financial management 1 R 2.14Binding materials, concrete and asphalt
R 1.15Functions of Building Components R 2.15Environmental assessment of materials and equipment
R 1.16Knowledge of the main materials R 2.16PPP 2
R 1.17PPP (***) 1   

(*) Learning and Evaluation Situations (LES)
LES allow for the evaluation of the competency in a given situation. This evaluation is carried out in accordance with all the elements structuring the reference system, and is based on the portfolio approach, i.e. a process of reflection and demonstration carried out by the student himself. As a set of actions, the SAE requires the student to choose, mobilize and combine relevant resources that are consistent with the targeted objectives. The challenge of an EAS is thus multiple:
- Participate in the development of competencies;
- Support learning and the mastery of resources;
- Integrate self-assessment by the student;
- Allow individualization of learning.

(**) The portfolio approach
Sometimes called a skills portfolio or professional passport, the portfolio is a connection point between the academic world and the socio-economic world. In this way, it responds to all the dimensions of the student's professionalization: from his training to his future as a professional.

(***) The Personal and Professional Project (PPP)
Present in each semester of the program and supported by all the teachers of the pedagogical team, the Personal and Professional Project is a structuring element that allows the student to be the actor of his training, to understand and appropriate the contents, the objectives and the targeted competences

From the second year, the student will have to choose a speciality path:

  • Building works,
  • Public works,
  • Rehabilitation and Improvement of the Environmental Performance of Buildings,
  • Design Office.

The courses are then differentiated by the fields of application of the different skills and by the fact that in the third year, only three skills are pursued.

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Select a program

Building work

The Building Works course is intended more specifically for jobs in the organization and management of building sites

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Public Works

The Public Works course is intended more specifically for jobs in the organization and management of public works sites.

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Rehabilitation and Improvement of the Environmental Performance of Buildings

The Rehabilitation and Improvement of the Environmental Performance of Buildings program is intended more specifically for jobs in the organization and supervision of construction rehabilitation sites.

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Design Office

The Design Office course is intended more specifically for jobs in design offices in the building and public works sector.

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How to register

Application via the Parcoursup portal here      

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Target audience

BAC General obtained

from 2021 onwards, recommended specialties :

  • Mathematics + Physics-Chemistry or Engineering Science,
  • any other specialty after studying the file.

Before 2021

General BAC : BAC S

Technological BAC: STI

Study of the file : appreciations of the teaching staff; opinion of the class council; motivation for the course of study; French and language marks; first and final year marks in the scientific disciplines.

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Tuition fees

Tuition fees include:
- University registration fees (set each year at the national level; more info here),
- the Student and Campus Life Contribution (CVEC) , which is intended to promote social, health, cultural and sports support for students and to support preventive and health education activities for them. (More info here)

Each student in initial training or under an apprenticeship contract in an institution of higher education must obtain, prior to registration, a certificate of payment of the CVEC(payment or exemption).

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And then

Further studies

Professional integration


Companies in the building sector, public works, local authorities, project managers, developers, architectural firms, control offices, structural, thermal and fluid design offices:

  • Site manager / assistant site manager,
  • Project manager, SPS coordinator,
  • Assistant project manager / project owner,
  • Energy diagnostician,
  • Draughtsman-projector,
  • Technical Services Manager,
  • Assistant engineer in the design office,
  • Modeller / BIM Coordinator...
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