Undergraduate Exchange Programs

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

Sup’Biotech’s Teaching Methods

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.


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

Fall Semester

SBIP (Sup’Biotech Innovation Projects)

Inspired biotech projects for industry.

Biotechnological Engineering
Biomimetics – 2 ECTS

Synthetic Biology – 2 ECTS

Scientific Article Analysis & Lab Practicals – 8 ECTS

( Metabolism, Plant Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Physiology, Virology )
Understanding Research in Life Sciences, from the work of researchers to the need for publication. Understanding the structure and organization of a scientific article and journal. Conducting an in-depth study project on a scientific article and a journal, presented before a jury.

Engineering Sciences
Organic Chemistry – 4 ECTS

Mastering the nomenclature, structure and physical properties of alkenes, alkynes, aromatic compounds (benzene and derivatives), aromatic amines, aliphatic amines, alkyl halides, organomagnesium compounds, alcohol and carbonyl compounds. Mastering the reaction mechanisms in which these molecules may be involved. Knowing how to define isomerism.

Bioinformatics – 4 ECTS

The aim of this course is to bring students up to speed with Python code. Review of the general concepts with particular emphasis on the basics, exploring them in depth. Computing concepts are illustrated by biology-related applications. Particular attention is paid to the practical implementation of computer concepts so that students can write code independently.

Fundamental Concepts and Community Life
Humanities – 3 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.

Introduction to Biotechnology Sectors – 1 ECTS

Understanding the various sectors of Biotechnology and helping students to project towards one of the options proposed by Sup’Biotech in the continuation of the curriculum.

  • Initiation to Food Science
  • Initiation to Bioremediation
  • Initiation to Pharmaceutical development
  • Initiation to Cosmetology

English – 3 ECTS

French as a foreign language course – 3 ECTS

Spring Semester

SBIP (Sup’Biotech Innovation Project)

Inspired biotech projects for industry.

Biotechnological Engineering
Cellular Biology and Cellular Culture – 3 ECTS

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.

Bacteriology – 3 ECTS

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 – 3 ECTS

Knowing the methods and techniques for studying and analyzing 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.

Immunology – 3 ECTS

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.

Laboratory Classes – 3 ECTS

Industrial Sciences
Industrial Microbiology – 3 ECTS

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 Sciences – 3 ECTS

Engineering Sciences
Polymer Chemistry & Colloids – 4 ECTS
Bioinformatics – 4 ECTS

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
  • Humanities – 1 ECTS
  • English – 4 ECTS
  • French as a Foreign Language – 4 ECTS

Electives – 2 ECTS
  • Research and development
  • Bio-Production & Quality
  • Marketing & Product Development 

The list of courses may be modified during the semester.

About Sup’Biotech

Sup’Biotech is a school specialized in Biotechnology located in the south of Paris, France. We provide an innovative course taught over five years after the high school diploma. The school is close to both the world of scientific research as well as the corporate world and has signed partnerships with universties globally. Graduates gain quick access to senior positions both in France and abroad in such fields as health and pharmaceuticals, food-processing innovation, cosmetics, bioinformatics, or the environment. The program is constructed around the model put in place by the international LMD reform: the Bachelor of Biotechnology cycle (3 years) and the Expertise cycle (2 years).

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