Undergraduate Exchange Programs

Undergraduate Exchange Programs

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

SupBiotech’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.

Each Biotech 3 undergraduate exchange semester offers a set customized 30 ECTS program for all students enrolled.

In addition to the classes offered, participants attend extra workshops aimed at developing interpersonal and teamwork skills and at enhancing their experience in the intercultural environment of their class. 

Autumn semester 2024/2025 (September to December)

Courses currently on offer*:

Minor (6 ECTS)

Students chose one of the orientations below for their semester. Intensive sessions will be dedicated to working on the selected field. 

  • Agri-Food: Food Preservation and Traceability, Quality Control, Practical Work-Sensorial Analysis
  • Cosmetics: Reconstituted Skin, Quality Control, Sensorial Analysis, Practical Work
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. Students will also mobilizing theoretical knowledge and applying it during a Stem Cell Biology practical session. . 

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…)

SupBiotech Innovation Project – SBIP (6 ECTS)

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

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)

As an introduction, this course aims at giving students general notions of bioinformatics and the different fields in which we can apply it. Key features of the main “Omics” sciences will be presented, such as genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and metagenomics. They will understand the past and the state-of-the art of a wide range of techniques in the field. As general objectives, students will learn about the theory behind and how to exploit online resources (both databases and tools to work easily and get complete outputs). A brief supervised introduction to R, a programming language widely used in this type of bioinformatics analysis, will also be given. As cross-cutting competences, the aim is to develop students’ ability to generate and present scientific results through oral presentations throughout the course.

Industrial Engineering A (4 ECTS)

The objective of this course is to give students a global vision of the equipment’s used in Bio-Process industries, and provides students with an introduction to principal concepts and methods of fluid mechanics and heat exchanges.

Students will also have the opportunity to demonstrate a familiarity and ability to work on fluid mechanics, heat exchangers and filtration during practical sessions. Four practical works have been designed to allow students to apply the courses (fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat exchanges). Practicals in small groups (18 students maximum) are carried out on pilot-scale installations, in the presence of two teachers to allow effective supervision in complete safety. 

French as a foreign language (2 ECTS)

Two levels available:

  • Beginner: gaining the basics of the French language through a practical approach. Achieving communicativespeaking goals to be able to function in simple everyday life contexts. Discovering the basics of Frenchculture through simple examples.
  • Intermediate/Advanced: improving and practicing communicative skills through individual and     groupclassroom and take-home activities. Working on oral expression and presentation skills. Gaining awarenessof 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 activity is run on a large scale with students from different years and sometimes in collaboration with other schools. 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. 

Sustainable Development & Society (2 ECTS)

The course is a general introduction to the concepts and issues of Sustainable Development (SD) in an interdisciplinary and systems-oriented context. The relationship between how the economy functions and the environment functions will be investigated. The role of governments, society and businesses (Environmental Value Systems and Environmental Justice) in the effective formation and efficient implementation of policies involving SD will be examined. 

A field trip will be organized after the first five sessions. On completion of the course, the student should be able to: critically understand the concepts and history of SD, analyse and complex interdisciplinary issues from the different stakeholder points of view (political, social, economic and ethical), propose substantive advice and solutions to the different problems sustainable development engages through a critical analysis of different actors’ norms and perspectives.

* The list of courses is subject to change

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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