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2nd year of engineering degree (Biotech 2)

2nd year of engineering degree (Biotech 2)

In the 2nd year of the Preparatory cycle, students continue to develop general skills in engineering science and more specifically in biotechnology.

The learning of English remains an important part of an engineer’s training.

Education and teamwork

Within the framework of the 1st year, students have to continue their education as major players in their training. They are able to position themselves on highly specific topics with their scientific and methodological background.

The skills involved in working as a team are highlighted even more, particularly in view of the student’s integration within a team in a work placement.

Skill acquisition

Sciences Experimental Sciences

Fundamental Sciences

  • Plant and animal Physiology
  • Development Biology
  • Microbiology et Virology
  • Genetics
  • Metabolic biochemistry
  • Practical exercises in Biological, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
  • Mathematical Probabilities
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Redox Chemistry, phases and elements of transition
  • Electricity and Electromagnetism


Engineering Sciences

  • Spectroscopic Techniques
  • Practical exercises in Chemical, Computer and Biophysical Engineering
  • Techniques in cell purification
  • Applied computing in Biology

Practical training

Since the strength of a company rests on standing out from any competition, the future graduate is expected to be creative and provide a driving force. With this in mind the student will be made aware of the importance of innovation right from the beginning of the 2nd year through their positioning in a concrete project, calling for the student to look at things from a different angle. During this phase of initiation to innovation, the student will become conscious of different issues to consider, such as confidentiality or even intellectual property.

Economic Sciences

Knowledge of the economic framework is particularly useful for future graduates  who can potentially become entrepreneurs or business creators:  

  • Business economics
  • Business creation
  • Globalisation

Personal, cultural and social dimensions

Students will be able to develop a critical and investigative mind and acquire a genuine vision of the stakes involved in contemporary biotechnolgy, in all their facets, all the while improving their level of understanding and expression in English:

  • Social and Human Sciences
  • Epistemology
  • Further proficiency in English
  • Economic Intelligence
  • Communication Techniques

Awareness of corporate demands

Students will encounter their first significant experience in the professional world with a 2-month internship. They will learn the basics required in finding an internship thanks to the professional training provided and support throughout the search. Students can put into practice all the knowledge and expertise they have acquired over the last two years. This rewarding experience will help towards the professional   orientation project.

International Dimension

Preparation for the study term abroad

The second year is an important one for the student since he has to perfect report in English, , both in written form and orally. In January the student will sit an official IELTS exam, the results of which determine the choice of entrance to different partner univerities abroad for the study term at the beginning of the third year.

There is an International Fair to help students in their choice of destination.  

The Speak Easy sessions

Before students sit the official IELTS exam, English learning practice plays an important part in the curriculum.

On top of weekly lessons, organized ‘speak easy’ sessions are in place to help students improve and pass the IELTS exam.

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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