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5th year of engineering degree (Biotech 5)

5th year of engineering degree (Biotech 5)

Student engineers in the 3rd year of the Engineering cycle continue to personalize their education path and complete a 6-month work placement.

This last year of schooling means that each student can finalise the objectives of their previous projects.  

Skill acquisition

Common core science and technology

Special Sciences

  • Microfluidics
  • Biorefineries
  • Advanced Biostatistics
  • Data mining
  • Ecodesign

Engineering Sciences

  • Combinatorial Chemistry
  • Protein engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Reaction engineering
  • Innovative Project (SBIP)
  • System Regulation

Transversal Teaching

  • Geopolitical issues
  • Economic Intelligence
  • International Management
  • Copyright and privacy
  • Accounting and Business Plan

Personnalisation of student education with 10 types of curriculum

5 types of curriculum in technical development with professional expertise

Sectoral Minors

  • Health: cancerology, neurobiology, angiogenesis, practical exercises, health management  
  • Cosmetics: reconstructed skin, sensorial analysis, quality control, product development 
  • Environment: risk management, pollution, bioremediation, bio-sourced chemistry, practical exercises in soil analysis  
  • Agribusiness: quality control, sensorial analysis techniques, practical exercises, food preservation, traceability 
  • Food & health: medicinal plants, scientific data analysis, metabolism, epidemiological data 

5 different opening curriculum

Bioinformatics Curriculum

An educational path run jointly with EPITA with subjects linked to genomics, evolution, Advanced Datamining, advanced molecular dynamics, epidemiology, metabolic network, statistical analysis, chemoinformatics. 

Entrepreneurship Curriculum * (limited places)

Setting up a company, managing technological ressources, patents, path to innovation, methods of finance, business plan.

International Cursus (limited places)

Minimum one semester of studies in a partner university abroad. Places are reserved for those students who haven’t yet had the opportunity of spending a semester abroad.

Dual diploma Curriculum  (limited places)
Fundamental Research Curriculum  (limited places)
  • Masters 2 Research and and PhD preparation
  • Partnerships with IFSBM (Institut de Formation Supérieure Médicale), l’University of Evry and EPHE (École Pratique des Hautes Études)

* Subject to sufficient number of students applying for this curriculum 

Application of skills


Scientific case study analysis

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

Common theme

The ‘common theme’ projects call on each student to go further in the acquisition of technical and managerial skills required. The study year ends with an important presentation day where each project team has to prove they have fulfilled all the fixed objectives.

Role play

Students are urged more and more to prepare themselves for their future manager careers. They are subjected to simulated job interviews in both French and English. They also spend half a day at the Labour Court.  

SBIP : SupBiotech Innovation Project

Finally the student has 6 months to finalize the SBIP proof of concept. At the same time they have to draw up the final report relating to their innovative project, which will essentially summarize the whole development project. 

Work placements

Session for finding the 1st job

Support workshops for career plans: CV, cover letters, job interview simulations, skill workshops, salary negotiation workshops, workshops on how to manage phone interviews, job market workshops with APEC and Kelly Life Sciences, use of social networks, participation in the SB Career Day in October.

6-month end of studies internship

The home stretch before starting in a company is the 6 month internship where students can show their full worth and assert their acquired skills. It often serves as a stepping stone to employment.

About SupBiotech

SupBiotech 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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