Undergraduate Exchange Programs

Come join Sup’Biotech’s International Class and study at France’s leading private Biotechnology education institution.

Exchange Program 2022/2023

Sup’Biotech’s curriculum is a multidisciplinary balance between science and engineering coursework (lectures, practical laboratory work and projects), management skills, industrial know-how and knowledge of both domestic and international biotechnology markets.

The Biotech 3 autumn 2022 exchange semester offers a set customized 30 ECTS program for all students enrolled.

Sup’Biotech has designed a customized program for its International Class, to allow English speakers to be immersed in a Biotech environment.

Semester overview and credit breakdown:

Course descriptions:
Minor (6 ECTS)

Students chose one of the orientations below for their semester. 2 intensive weeks will be dedicated to working on the selected field.

  • Agri-Food: Food Preservation and Traceability, Quality Control, Practical Work-Sensorial Analysis
  • Environment: Risk Management, Pollution-Bioremediation, Soil Science and Urban Ecology
  • Health: Angiogenesis, Medicinal Chemistry, Neurobiology, Molecular Innovation
  • Nutrition & Health: Database Analysis, Metabolism, Medicinal Plants, Nutraceuticals
  • Cosmetics: Reconstituted Skin, Quality Control, Sensorial Analysis, Practical Work
  • Bioinformatics: Project based
Cell Biology & Stem Cells (4 ECTS)

In-depth exploration of cell biology and the mechanisms governing the maintenance of stem cell properties, including phenotypical and functional assays, as well as the mechanisms at play in differentiation and cellular reprogramming.

During workshop sessions, students study articles in class in order to apply the concepts studied based on the scientific literature.  Workshops are focused on techniques used in cell biology, and are based on published protocols and scientific articles.

This course aims to give students the basis to understand the utilization of cell culture techniques in novel biotech applications (vaccines, cell therapy, gene therapy…)

Sup’Biotech Innovation Project – SBIP (6 ECTS)

Working as part of a team on innovative entrepreneurship projects. Developing skills in project management and teamwork.

The different phases of the project are:

  • Introduction: identifying topic, market research, benchmarking, key figures, client needs, impact
  • Exploration: bibliographical research, identifying solution inspiring models
  • Construction/conception: regulations, marketing, science, and techniques
  • Testing/validation: R&D strategy, networking, developing financial model
  • Pitching
Bioinformatics Tools A (4 ECTS)

The aim of this course is to train students in the analysis of biological data. Bioinformatics are used to optimize industrial applications in the biotechnology field. The course focuses on introducing and/or practicing the use of commonly used tools. 

During workshop sessions, students will work on software and techniques used in sequence analysis, image processing and statistical analysis. The acquired skills will be applied via working on different case studies and delivering team assignments.

Industrial Engineering A (4 ECTS)

Acquiring general fundamental knowledge in Industrial Engineering. Comparing efficiency of different technological processes. Determining operational conditions associated to the main transformation processes encountered in bio-industry. Applying these notions to solve issues encountered at the industrial level. Evaluating the effect of quality processes on the quality of final products.

French as a foreign language (2 ECTS)

Two levels available:

  • Beginner: gaining the basics of the French language through a practical approach. Achieving communicative speaking goals to be able to function in simple everyday life contexts. Discovering the basics of French culture through simple examples.
  • Intermediate/Advanced: improving and practicing communicative skills through individual and     group classroom and take-home activities. Working on oral expression and presentation skills. Gaining awareness of French culture through different topics (gastronomy, culture, geography etc.)
Business Game – RUSH (2 ECTS)

Immersing students in an intensive and intense serious game activity. Encouraging teamwork and developing problem solving skills. The specific topic and content are not revealed in advance as the objective for students is to manage to perform in a context for which they are unprepared.

Social Sciences Project (2 ECTS)

Teaching students to develop questioning and reasoning methods relating to biotechnology in society. Developing their ability to locate, frame and analyze issues surrounding biotechnology in relation to society. Helping them to acquire methodological expertise in designing and drafting records and reports, as well as document research (differentiation of sources, referencing), etc.

The project will require students to work in teams to approach and analyze a given topic from an intercultural perspective.

* The list of courses may be modified during the semester

About Sup’Biotech

Sup’Biotech is a school specialized in Biotechnology which provide an
innovative course taught over 5 years after the highschool Diploma.
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 Diploma.

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