Degree Seeking : Biotechnology Engineering Degree

SupBiotech delivers a Degree of Engineering in Biotechnology.
It is also possible to study at SupBiotech for one semester or one year and being awarded a school certificate. It allows you to discover SupBiotech’s teaching methods and experience French lifestyle.

Biotech 1

  • First year
  • 60 ECTS
  • Available in English and French

Biological Engineering

  • Mastering the fundamental knowledge, concepts, methodology tools and laboratory techniques in cell and molecular animal biology to solve exercises, and to respond to broader scientific questions.
  • Knowing how to use knowledge for scientific deduction purposes, and being able to perform a scientific analysis (description, analysis, interpretation, conclusion, hypothesis).
  • Hands-on work
  • Knowing the major classes of biological macromolecules, relating chemical structure to biological function.
  • Knowing the energy transfer mechanisms in a cell, the primary carbohydrate metabolism pathways and understanding their role in metabolism.
  • Hands-on work

Developing cross-disciplinary skills to understand the complexity of interactions related to the challenges of biodiversity.

  • Knowing how to differentiate the three domains of eukaryotes, archae, and bacteria
  • Knowing the criteria for classifying bacteria
  • Knowing the major families of common bacteria
  • Knowing the changing nature of bacterial resistance (being aware of bacteria’s nearly unlimited ability to adapt)

Engineering Sciences

  • Knowing and mastering the principles of general chemistry.
  • Knowing how to understand all types of exercises at the first-year university level, related to the various topics discussed.
  • Knowing how to draw connections between the various areas of general chemistry, and having an overview of the different concepts.
  • Knowing how to use appropriate behavior in a laboratory: knowing the safety rules, knowing and knowing how to use glassware and materials in the lab.
  • Knowing how to understand work modes.
  • Using the basic principles of classic mechanics and thermodynamics to resolve general problems as applied to biological systems. Mastering the basics:Of mechanical physics, to resolve biomechanics problems applied to human anatomy and physiology;
  • Of thermodynamic physics to the macroscopic level, to resolve physiochemical problems applied to human metabolism (catabolism and anabolism) and biological systems;
  • Introduction to the dual nature of light, to understand the limits of classical physics and uncover the motivations of quantum mechanics for a correct description of the atomic structure.
  • Being familiar with the analysis techniques of physical phenomena, using mathematical tools required to describe them with rigorous scientific reasoning.
  • Being aware of the foundation of mathematics, the algebra that defines the structures.
  • Mastering formal and universal language/jargon to put a problem into an equation.
  • Learning the basics of logical reasoning in order to express ideas in a Cartesian manner.
  • Acquiring mathematical methodology and ease of expression.
  • Modeling a problem, even in an approximate manner.
  • Acquiring effective knowledge, pragmatism and a contextual vision for further learning and in the professional world.
Information technology
  • Introduction to information technology and programming. The first-year program gives an overview of the use of bioinformatics through simple applications. It primarily covers four areas:Office software
  • Web, internet and network architecture
  • General information technology (computer architecture)
  • Use of databases
  • Introduction to programming

Fundamental Concepts and Community life

Communication Techniques and Introduction to the Human and Social Sciences

Using documents related to biotechnology and/or human and social sciences, the first-year human and social science course has two overall objectives:

  • Teaching students methodology for designing and writing research papers and internship reports, including documentary research skills (differentiating sources, indexing).
  • Teaching students research, reflection, and reasoning methods related to biotechnology in society. This means that students will develop their ability to identify, pose, and analyze questions concerning biotechnology, in context.

At the same time, the communication technique objectives consist of:

  • Developing students’ ability to express themselves in writing (papers) and orally (presentations and discussions), making them aware of how to support an argument,
  • And helping them work more independently.

Beginning to reflect on scientific knowledge and the role of the human being and of technology in our society.


Introducing students to basic economics principles in order to better understand the economic and social challenges in our societies.

Economic Intelligence

Learning the fundamentals of Economic Intelligence (purpose and organization from the public and private point of view) and understanding the general framework of this topic.

French as a Foreign Language

Various scientific projects

Technology and Industry Seminars

Biotech 2

  • Second year
  • 60 ECTS
  • Available in English and French

Biological Engineering

  • Mastering the fundamental knowledge, concepts, methodology tools and laboratory techniques in cell and molecular animal biology to solve exercises, and to respond to broader scientific questions.
  • Knowing how to use knowledge for scientific deduction purposes, and being able to perform a scientific analysis (description, analysis, interpretation, conclusion, hypothesis).
  • Hands-on work
  • Understanding the major metabolic pathways (anabolic and catabolic).
  • Mastering the technical principles for studying and purifying cellular organelles and proteins.
  • Understanding the scientific method through analysis of scientific articles.
  • Hands-on work
Virology – Microbiology
  • Mastering the basic concepts of virology and microbiology.

Engineering Sciences

General Chemistry

Understanding the theory and practical applications of redox reactions, chemistry of phases, chemistry of transitional elements and chemistry of spectroscopy.

Organic Chemistry
  • Learning the basics of organic chemistry through a detailed study of the major functions and major families of molecules.
  • Beginning to study reaction mechanisms to develop insights into total synthesis methods.
  • Knowing how to use appropriate behavior in an organic chemistry laboratory: knowing the safety rules, knowing and knowing how to use glassware and materials in the lab, knowing how to practice operational methods.
  • Knowing how to analyze an electronic circuit.
  • Understanding the effects of charged particles, moving or stationary, on the properties of their environment.

The goal of this course is to present the primary general mathematical theories directly oriented toward applications, to develop them rigorously, and to explicitly and precisely indicate the very wide variety of applications for them.

These general mathematical theories oriented toward applications are, specifically, the foundations of the analysis of differential equations and partial derivatives which govern so many situations in physics, chemistry, and biology.

Information Technology

While the first year emphasizes general concepts of programming, the second year highlights the algorithmic aspects, in a biological context and with biological applications. These algorithmic concepts are looked at through: alignment of sequences and construction of phylogenies. We use Python as our sole programming language.

Fundamental Concepts and Community Life

Human and Social Sciences
  • Familiarizing the students with the human and social sciences (asking questions, knowledge objectives, detachment, gathering and analyzing data, interpretive models).
  • Providing students with a true vision (not only a discipline-specific partial vision but an overall one) of the current challenges in biotechnology. The scientific aspects of those issues must be integrated (linked to, associated with) into their social and human dimensions
  • Developing knowledge of the current issues raised by biotechnology in the areas of innovation and sustainable development
  • Providing analysis tools that make it possible to study the phenomena of innovation in biotechnology (expert assessments, social movements, constraints and catalysts, open innovation)
  • Acquiring knowledge of sustainable development: diversity of the sectors of activity in question, links to biodiversity, tools for regional, national, and international public actions, citizen initiatives
  • Helping students develop the ability to adapt to changes in the relationship between technology and society
  • Considering analysis of scientific texts or experiences with solid arguments supported by an epistemological culture.
  • Acquiring a global view of the history of science in general, and the biological sciences in particular.
  • Developing a critical mindset and learning scientific analysis through various historic and current elements.

Developing an entrepreneurial spirit.

Economic Intelligence

Implementing economic intelligence methodology in an internet monitoring role

French as a Foreign Language


Technology and Industry Seminar

Biotech 3

  • Third year
  • 60 ECTS
  • Available in English and French

SBIP (SupBiotech Innovation Project)

Managing an innovative project linked to biotechnological issues. Taking part in a Challenge with professional objectives 

Biotechnological Engineering


Developing cross-disciplinary skills to apply the most effective strategies from the life sciences to sustainable innovation in an economy undergoing a transition to new forms of energy, through technical, economic, environmental, and social compromises.

Synthetic Biology

This course’s overall objective is to provide an overview of the complex topic of synthetic biology and its various applications. 

Cellular Biology and Celullar Culture

In-depth exploration of the central cell regulation pathways covered in the preparatory classes, supplementing them with applied concepts in the form of article studies and data presented by students. This module helps students to familiarize themselves with the ubiquitin proteasome pathway and learn how to integrate this pathway into the ERAD system. Knowing the methods of signal transduction across membranes. Understanding the complexities of transduction pathway convergence and regulation. Knowing the agents involved in cell adhesion and incorporating these agents into cellular dynamics. Knowing the triggers, stages and consequences of apoptosis.


Acquiring basic knowledge of bacteriology and focusing on applied and current aspects. Setting up a mini-research project (assessment in the form of oral presentation) on the involvement of intestinal flora bacteria in certain pathologies (obesity, diabetes, chronic inflammatory diseases, etc.) 

Plant Molecular Biology

Knowing the methods and techniques to study and analyze the structure and characteristics of plant genomes. Knowing how to characterize gene expression and regulation in plants. Understanding the challenges and opportunities associated with new tools for the genetic modification of plant genomes. Understanding the role of transposable elements and polyploidy in the dynamics of plant genomes. Learning analytical techniques in molecular biology.


Acquisition of theoretical knowledge on all the agents involved in the innate and adaptive immune response (mammal). Being able to describe the interactions between the various agents involved in the immune response. Reasoning pragmatically (analysis, interpretation, discussion and conclusion). Understanding the role of the immune response agents in various physiopathologies. Considering immunology issues in biotechnology.

Scientific Article Analysis
Laboratory Classes

Industrial Sciences

Industrial Microbiology

Understanding the interactions of the micro-organism with its production environment. Learning the main concepts of facility design. Considering concepts common to process engineering and biochemical engineering and understanding life sciences-related features. Considering the phases upstream and downstream of the bio-production process itself (substrates, purification, by-products, etc.) in the reasoning process.

Process Engineering

Understanding the basic concepts of process engineering

Engineering Sciences

Organic Chemistry

Mastering the basics of organic chemistry through detailed study of major functions and major molecular families. Resuming the study of reaction mechanisms to deepen understanding of total synthesis methods.

Polymer Chemistry & Colloids

Understanding the “chemical structure-physico-chemical and physico-mechanical” relationship of macro-molecular components. Understanding polymer synthesis methods through the structure of the component monomer.
Working on “custom” construction of a complex polymer material (in terms of number of monomers and structure of the polymer), working from a specifications file including this material’s finished properties.
Knowing the important parameters required for the stability of colloidal particles, specifically colloidal vectors for controlled-release medications.
Being able (given the items above) to create a preparation method for a particular polymer system con-taining a given active ingredient.


The aim of this course is to train students in analyzing biological data to facilitate research and optimize industrial applications in the biotechnology field

Fundamental Concepts and Community Life

Human and Social Sciences

Teaching students to prepare investigational and reasoning models related to biotechnologies in society. Developing their skills in terms of identifying, posing, and analyzing questions and issues related to biotechnologies in relation to society.
Teaching students methodological knowledge for designing and writing papers (investigational) and reports (internship reports), as well as documentary research (differentiating sources, referencing).
Familiarizing students with HSS survey methods (questionnaires, interviews, observations). Learning to analyze the resulting empirical data. Exploring biotechnologies, relying on these methods and analyses.
Developing knowledge of current questions and issues raised by biotechnologies (in medicine, concerning the environment, with respect to ethical challenges-bioethics, ethics of nature).

French as a Foreign Language


  • Research & Development
  • Bio-Production & Quality
  • Marketing & Product Development

Introduction to Biotechnology sectors

  • Food Science
  • Bioremediation
  • Pharmaceutical Development
  • Cosmetology

2-month Internship

Biotech 4

  • Fourth year
  • 60 ECTS
  • Available in English

Fundamental Learning & Entrepreneurship

  • Interprofessional Communication
  • Intercultural Negociation
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Regulation & Ethics
  • Finance & Strategy
  • Intellectual Properties
  • Project Management

Biological Engineering

  • Pharmacology
  • Toxicology
  • Membrane System
  • Product Development
  • Genetic Engineering

Engineering Sciences

Analytical Physico-Chemistry

Being able to choose for a given analysis the best technique on the basis of cost, information needed, precision required, number of samples to analyze, amount of sample, potential interferences to the measures, etc.

Fluid Dynamics

This course gives students a general and qualitative view of fluid dynamics. After a general description, the focus is put on microfluidics situations which are relevant for flows of biological fluids.

Ecological Engineering

The aims of the course is to give skills to student to call the best engineering skills or principles to solve a problem, considering the technical, economical and project management aspects of a sustainable solution.

Strategy in Chemical Synthesis

Training students in the analysis of complex molecular structures, their decomposition into simple structures and the assembly of these structures

Molecular Modelisation

This course provides students with an overview of existing computational techniques, to validate, simulate, predict and analyze protein structures. More importantly, it should provide practical knowledge about how and when to use such techniques.


Training in statistics through a comprehensive practical and illustrated experiential learning and practice of statistics in biomedicine

Process Engineering

The objective of the module is to teach our students to analyze and design processes and to provide them a solid foundation in basic engineering principles, while allowing specialization in environmental engineering, biochemical/biomedical engineering, food engineering, process control, etc.

Data Science

Data is the new soil. Research and marketing and operations are constantly challenged and transformed by data driven discovery and machine learning-based prediction. Skills required to lead and conduct data analytics at a massive and complex levels – scalable data management on and off the cloud, data modelling, statistical modelling, data mining algorithms, tools proficiency – span a wide range of theoretical and technological disciplines. Students have to be able to be part of and contribute to this data revolution.

SupBiotech Innovation Project

Managing in team an innovative project linked to biotechnological issues.
Being able to bring a proof of concept of the project


  • Applied Transversal Project
  • Stem Cells
  • Genomics
  • Legislation
  • Human Genetics
Bioproduction & Quality
  • Applied Transversal Project
  • Industrial Organisation & Logistics
  • Quality & GMPs
  • Industrial Transposition (scale-up)
Marketing & Product Management
  • Applied Transversal Project
  • Marketing BtoC / Finance
  • Marketing BtoB
  • Marketing & Innovation
  • Selling Technics


Health & Pharmacy
  • AN/Drugs interactions
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Molecules to Drugs
  • Clinical Development
Food Sciences & Technologies
  • Food Innovations
  • Food Microbiology & Raw Materials
  • Nutrition
  • Practical work
  • Introduction to Cosmetics
  • Raw Materials
  • Regulations
  • Practical work
  • Soil & Water Microbiology
  • Environmental Management
  • Waste Treatment
  • Marine Ecology
  • Gene Expression
  • Molecular Modelling
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Metabolic Pathways
  • Market Study
  • Economic Models
  • Introduction to Finance, Strategy, Business Angels
  • Communication Pitch

4 month Internship

Biotech 5

  • Fifth year
  • 60 ECTS
  • Available in English

Biological Engineering


Application of micro and nanodevices to the fields of biology, medicine and biotechnology.

Protein Engineering

Developing the students’ sensitivity towards the physico-chemical laws and interactions regulating the structure of proteins and peptides. To develop the students’ sensitivity to allow them to select the best target for a molecular modification.


Dispensing to the students the multidisciplinary fundamental scientific teachings but also the necessary scientific methods to assure eventually the direction of a packaging project
Acquire the theoretical and practical control of the management of the processes adapted to the packaging jobs

Micro & Nanofabrication : toward miniaturization

Learning about new concepts, new laws, news devices and techniques coming from microelectronics. R&D and their application to the field of biology, medicine and biotechnology.

Engineering Sciences


Learning about laws ruling continuous and droplet based microfluidics and recent applications to the field of biology/medicine/biotechnology.

Combinatorial Chemistry

Knowing the high-speed testing strategies (experimental and virtual) in chemistry and biology, infrastructure, devices and applications in the fields of drug discovery, fine chemicals, and chemical biology.

Ecological Engineering

Being able to integrate the question of “Responsibility” in term of conception of product and process, using biological raw materials.

Data Mining

In a data driven world, traditional charts and usual means of visualization are now out of fashion. Data is the new soil and the the new oil. Professionals are being required to support their case and make data-driven decisions. Non-IT professionals must now more than ever being able to produce and comprehend clear insights from wide datasets and communicate results effectively.

Database Design

In a data driven world, non-IT professionals are overwhelmed with data though constantly looking for structured insights and knowledge. They are then asked to contribute to software development project, from inception phase, requirements elicitation up to data model design and even data management process definition. They are challenged beyond Microsoft Excel and simple end-users means of data management. Students must be able to address such data issues.


Completing the initiation to Biostatistics using a practical and illustrated approach of typical data analysis problem in Biotechnology

Bioprocesses & Applications

Bringing a global vision of recent developments in industrial biotechnologies with a focus on energy, chemistry and agro-industries. Highlighting recent industrial realizations selected in different regions (Europe, North America, Asia) and from different typologies of industries (startup companies to large multinationals).


Managing an innovative project linked to biotechnological issues. Being able to follow its proof of concept after Biotech4


Competitive Intelligence

Understanding the science of manipulation based on the scientific publications. Learn one new tool in competitive intelligence, the strategic chess and two new methods to gather information. The first is applied on trade shows, and the second on online influence operations.

International Management

This course is designed to develop an understanding of the good practices and issues found when working in a group setting in a global environment.

Geopolitical Issues

Focusing on some specific knowledge to better understand the big environmental issues, bringing up to date information and data to follow the evolutions, building a personal and critical opinion


[In French] Connaitre les fondamentaux du droit du travail. Etre averti lors de son intégration en entreprise mais aussi veiller au respect de la loi lorsqu’il évoluera vers des fonctions d’encadrement.


Familiarizing with a comprehension of the general environment of corporate financing. Focusing on private equity as it is one of the main financing sources for unquoted companies, and the creation and first steps of IT companies.


  • Applied Transversal Project
  • Integrative Biology
  • Advanced Genomics
  • Molecular Modelisation
  • Virology
  • Animal testing – Ethic & Regulation
Bioproduction & Quality
  • Applied Transversal Project
  • Quality
  • Industrial fiability / Risk Management
  • cGMPs & Six Sigma
  • Lean Management
Marketing & Product Management
  • Pricing
  • Advanced Marketing BtoB
  • International Marketing
  • Packaging / Sales Force
  • Strategy


Health & Pharmacy
  • Angiogenesis
  • Genic Therapy
  • Neurobiology
  • Molecular Innovation
Food Sciences & Technologies
  • Food Preservation & Tracability
  • Quality Control
  • Practical Work
  • Reconstituted Skin
  • Quality Control
  • Sensorial Analysis
  • Practical Work
  • Risk Mangement
  • Pollution – Bioremediation
  • Practical Work
  • Gene Expression
  • Molecular Modelisation
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Metabolic Pathways
  • Market Study
  • Economic Models
  • Finance
  • Communication Pitch

6 months internship

Lara Hajj-Sleiman

International Relations Officer

+33 (0)1 84 07 13 96

[email protected]

About Sup’Biotech

Sup’Biotech is a school specialized in Biotechnology which provide an
innovative course taught over 5 years after the highschool Degree.
The school is close to both the world of scientific research as well as the
corporate world ans has signed partnerships with universities globally.
Graduates gain quick access to senior position both in France and
abroad in such fields as health and pharmaceuticals, food-processing
innovation, cosmetics, bioinformatics or the environment.
The studies, combining academic fundamentals, student projects and
internships are divided into two parts according to European standards:
the preparatory cycle (2 years) and the engineering cycle (3 years).
Sup’Biotech’s Biotechnology engineering program is accredited by
Medicen Paris Région and Industries and Agro-Resources (I.A.R.).
Sup’Biotech also offers an apprenticeship program starting at the
baccalaureate level, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology,
which is accessible after highschool Degree.


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