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4th year of Engineering degree (Biotech 4)

4th year of Engineering degree (Biotech 4)

Engineering students in the 2nd year of the Engineering cycle personalize their curriculum and specialise in one of the 5 sectors of activity in biotechnology:
healthcosmeticsenvironmentagribusiness or bioinformatics

Skills acquisition

Common core science and technology

Special sciences

  • Membrane Systems
  • Pharmacology
  • Toxicology
  • Product and innovation development
  • Physicochemical analysis

Engineering Sciences 

  • Fluid physics
  • Genetic engineering
  • Molecular modelling
  • Biostatistics
  • Automation
  • Chemical synthesis strategy
  • Signal processing
  • Innovation Project (SBIP)

Transversal teaching

  • Introduction to labour law
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Sociology of risk
  • Intellectual Property
  • Economic Intelligence
  • Intercultural Negotiations
  • Management of innovative projects

Personnalisation of the student’s educational path

Sectoral Minors

  • Health: nucleic acid/medication interactions, applied organic synthesis, from molecule to medication, clinical development
  • Cosmetics: practical exercises in formulation, materials and reglementation, biology of aging
  • Environment: microbiology of soil and water, podology, reglementation, experimental sessions, marine ecology
  • Agribusiness: nutraceuticals, nutrition, agri-food innovation, practical exercises in formulation
  • Bioinformatics: gene and genomic expression, 3D molecular modeling, introduction to molecular dynamics and the metabolic network
  • Entrepreneurship: market surveys, economic models of innovation, finance, fund raising, marketing plan, pitch
  • Food and health: nutraceuticals , food supplements, microbiota, health claims, labeling 

Application of skills


The acquisition of knowledge in the Engineering cycle is through project-based teaching. Project work helps the student to become a true professional and a sought-after element in the market of Biotechnology.

Scientific case study analysis

The projects come together in specific subjects. Learning is through scientific case study analysis (articles, protocols, patents). Using the experience of the professional teachers in the Engineering cycle, students acquire certain reflexes in their work adapted to their future career.

Common theme

Projects also come together transversallly. Students learn core-business skills around their Major. This project called “common theme” specifically molds the acquisition of practical skills in Research & Development, Bioproduction & Quality, or Marketing & Project Management around a joint subject thought up by the team. Each team of students achieves prefixed objectives in the teaching process by applying each student’s own method. Each team develops its own creativity and through its competitors looks into other methods of approach that they were not familiar with.

Role play

These are role play type projects with a certain urgency involved. These projects can pop up at any moment with no prior planning. The student spontaneously learns how to be reactive, available and act as an entrepreneur.

SBIP : SupBiotech Innovation Project

Finally, the student has an initial period of 6 months to prove the feasibility of his SBIP. Three whole weeks are put aside specifically for the project teams to bring all their resourcefulness into play to cope with all the obstacles encountered during this practical exercise.


It is about visualising your action in a professional perspective.
Majors and Minors help t make choices, work placements can refine them. In order to improve a student’s chances of finding an internship and a place in the highest level of professional integration, job interview simulations are held in English and French. CVs are also written in the two languages, in a different cultural context.

A 4-month work placement: an internship with responsabilities, with a long enough time period to take in the specific functions of the company.  

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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