OBJECTIVES

The program in Biological and Food Engineering trains multiskilled engineers who work in different sectors of activity: food processing, biotechnology, the environment, cosmetics, personal hygiene products and retail. Using a combination of scientific and technical knowledge, as well as managerial competences, engineers from this program can call upon human, material and financial resources in order to meet the complex and exciting challenges specific to businesses in these different sectors.

 

PROGRAM

The program is designed around the following areas:

- products classified according to their chemical composition and on various properties – physico-chemical, health, nutritional, sensory…
- processes and bio-processes used to obtain these products or to recover and enhance agri-resources and waste
- the tools necessary to control and optimize these processes, as well as the quality of the products,
- essential areas of the Humanities and management which participate in the development strategy of a given company
- practical work experience (placements, projects) which allow the student engineer to assimilate the knowledge imparted and develop, in a team environment, his/her capacities in defining, organizing and realizing tasks.
The personalized path offered in the final year allows the student engineer to adapt the training offered to his/her career plan.
Constant links with industry exist and manifest themselves through work placements, projects, visits to different companies, as well as the participation of industrialists in the program.

 

SECTORS OF ACTIVITIES AND COMPANIES

- Food processing : 60 %,
- Design offices : 17 %
- Chemical / healthcare industry : 12 %
- Retail : 6 %
- Other sectors : 5 %

Initial area of employment –  Biological and food engineering:
- Research and Development : 19 %
- Production / Exploitation : 27 %
- Quality / Security / Environment : 30 %
- Sales / Brand director : 10 %
- Other professions : 14 %

Companies in which graduates work :
AUCHAN, BONDUELLE, COCA-COLA, DANONE, GLAXOSMITHKLINE BOLOGICALS, HEINEKEN, LABORATOIRE JUVA SANTÉ, LECLERC, MASTERFOODS, MAC CAIN, NESTLÉ, QUICK FRANCE, TETRA PAK ….and many small and medium enterprises.

MAIN PROFESSIONS OPEN TO NEW GRADUATES

- Product development engineer:  improves the quality of current products or creates new products, from the molecule level to the finished product

- Production Engineer : organizes and supervises the different steps in the transformation of agro-resources.

- HSQE Engineer : defines and implements the HSQE policy of the company

- Product manager : defines and implements the marketing plan. Participates in the elaboration of a growth strategy and the development of the company

For all of these positions, taking into account issues related to sustainable development is a priority.

 

LINKS WITH RESEARCH

Numerous laboratories at Lille 1 University, associated with the CNRS or the INRA (national research bodies), can accommodate GB-IAAL student engineers for work placements:

-          Laboratoire de Génétique et Évolution des Populations Végétales (GEPV),

-          Laboratoire de Chimie Moléculaire et Formulation (CMF),

-          Laboratoire de Procédés Biologiques, Génie Enzymatique et Microbien (ProBioGem)

-          Laboratoire Stress Abiotique et Différentiation des végétaux cultivés (SADV),

-          Laboratoire Unité de Glycobiologie Structurale et Fonctionnelle (UGSF).

CURRICULUM

 

 

Year 3

20h

Unit 5.0 Upgrading course

  ECTSVol. Horaire
711001Unit 5.0 Upgrading course20 h
7110020

Upgrading course

18 h
7110021

Biology

 
7110022

Mathematics for Engineers

 
7110010

Hygiene and Safety

2 h

109h

Unit 5.1 Biochemistry and Process Engineering 1

  ECTSVol. Horaire
711100Unit 5.1 Biochemistry and Process Engineering 19109 h
711101

Introduction to Chemical engineering

332 h
711102

Biochemistry and Nutrition 1

677 h

78h

UE 5.2 Bio-and Food Engineering 1

  ECTSVol. Horaire
711200UE 5.2 Bio-and Food Engineering 1778 h
711202

Fundamentals of Microbiology

450 h
711203

Ecology and Biodiversity

328 h

88h

Unit 5-3 Industrial Engineering and Computing 1

  ECTSVol. Horaire
711300Unit 5-3 Industrial Engineering and Computing 1788 h
711301

Statistics

4.552 h
711302

Automation

2.532 h
711304

Computers and Networks

4 h

70h

Unit 5-4 Soft Skills 1

  ECTSVol. Horaire
711400Unit 5-4 Soft Skills 1470 h
711401

Social and Environment Ethics

0.7516 h
711402

Career Planning

0.7510 h
711403

Sport

0.7522 h
711404

Project 1 : Initiation to Academic Research

1.7522 h

44h

UE 5.5 Languages 1

  ECTSVol. Horaire
711500UE 5.5 Languages 1344 h
711501

English

224 h
711502

Language 2

120 h
711511

German

1 
711512

Spanish

1 
711513

French

1 
711503

Remedial TOEIC

 

117h

UE 6.1 Biochemistry and Process Engineering 2

  ECTSVol. Horaire
712100UE 6.1 Biochemistry and Process Engineering 29117 h
712101

Chemical engineering : heat and mass transfer, separation and extraction

568 h
712103

Matter Transfer and Applications

3.2546 h
712104

Biochemistry and Nutrition 2

449 h

110h

UE 6.2 Bio-and Food Engineering 2

  ECTSVol. Horaire
712200UE 6.2 Bio-and Food Engineering 28110 h
712201

Molecular and Plant Biotechnology, Bioinformatics

3.540 h
712202

Animal AgroResources

2.540 h
712203

Uses of Plant Biomass

230 h

73h

Unit 6-3 Industrial Engineering and Computing 2

  ECTSVol. Horaire
712300Unit 6-3 Industrial Engineering and Computing 2673 h
712301

Mathematics

224 h
712302

Programming

338 h
712303

Experimental design

111 h

64h

Unit 6-4 Soft Skills 2

  ECTSVol. Horaire
712400Unit 6-4 Soft Skills 2464 h
712401

Communication Tools

0.7510 h
712402

Public Speaking

0.7510 h
712403

Sport

0.7522 h
712404

Fundamentals of Management

0.7510 h
712405

Project 2 (critical project)

112 h

44h

UE 6.5 Languages 2

  ECTSVol. Horaire
712500UE 6.5 Languages 2344 h
712501

English

224 h
712502

Language

120 h
712511

German

1 
712512

Spanish

1 
712513

French

1 
712503

Remedial English (TOEIC Training)

 

  ECTSVol. Horaire
712600 


Year 4

83h

UE 7.1 Process Engineering 3

  ECTSVol. Horaire
713100UE 7.1 Process Engineering 3683 h
713101

Chemical and Bioreaction engineering

1.520 h
713102

Microorganisms control

1.523 h
713103

Drying technology

340 h

100h

UE 7.2 Bio- and food engineering 3

  ECTSVol. Horaire
713200UE 7.2 Bio- and food engineering 38100 h
713201

Sensory Analysis

114 h
713202

Food Physico-Chemistry

3.541 h
713203

Food Microbiology

3.545 h

80h

Unit 7-3 Industrial Engineering and Computing 3

  ECTSVol. Horaire
713300Unit 7-3 Industrial Engineering and Computing 3680 h
713301

Process Control Engineering

340 h
713302

Numerical Analysis

118 h
713303

Data Mining

222 h

91h

Unit 7-4 Soft Skills 3

  ECTSVol. Horaire
713400Unit 7-4 Soft Skills 3791 h
713401

Quality Control

1.522 h
713402

Work placement debriefing

0.7510 h
713403

Project Management

0.7512 h
713404

Project 3: design of an agro-food plant or product (group of 3 students)

445 h
713405

Social and Environment Ethics

2 h

52h

Unit 7.5 Languages 3

  ECTSVol. Horaire
713500Unit 7.5 Languages 3352 h
713501

English

226 h
713502

Language 2

126 h
713512

German

1 
713513

Spanish

1 
713514

French

1 
713503

Remedial English (TOEIC training)

 

40h

UE 8-1 Industrial and Environmental Engineering

  ECTSVol. Horaire
714100UE 8-1 Industrial and Environmental Engineering340 h
714101

Material and Production planning

1.516 h
714103

Industrial Microbiology and Enzymology

1.524 h

80h

Unit 8-2 Specialization Modules

  ECTSVol. Horaire
714200Unit 8-2 Specialization Modules680 h
714201

Session 1

340 h
714210

Food and Biological Production Management

3 
714211

Food Innovation

3 
714202

Session 2

340 h
714220

Hygiene-Safety-Quality-Environment Management

3 
714221

Biotechnology Engineering in Food, Health and Environment

3 

86h

Unit 8-3-Soft Skills 4

  ECTSVol. Horaire
714300Unit 8-3-Soft Skills 4686 h
714301

Law, Regulations, Audit

1.2522 h
714302

Cost Accounting

1.2516 h
714303

Team Management

1.7524 h
714304

Economic environment and Strategic Management in Food Industries

1.7524 h

32h

UE 8-4 Languages 4

  ECTSVol. Horaire
714400UE 8-4 Languages 4332 h
714401

English

218 h
714402

Language 2

114 h
714412

German

1 
714413

Spanish

1 
714414

French

1 
714403

Remedial English (TOEIC training)

 

168h

Unit 8-5 Assistant Engineer Placement (from mid-April to the end of July)

  ECTSVol. Horaire
714500Unit 8-5 Assistant Engineer Placement (from mid-April to the end of July)12168 h
714560

Assistant Engineer Placement

12168 h


Year 5

84h

Unit 9-1 Quality Management and Environment

  ECTSVol. Horaire
715100Unit 9-1 Quality Management and Environment584 h
715102

Water technology

1.524 h
715103

Quality Management, Environment

1.520 h
715104

Green processes, innovation processes

240 h

60h

Unit 9-2 Industrial Food Engineering

  ECTSVol. Horaire
715200Unit 9-2 Industrial Food Engineering660 h
715201

Agro-Food Plant Engineering

324 h
715202

Cold-chain Management

1.516 h
715203

Packaging

0.56 h
715204

Supply chain

112 h

52h

UE 9-2 Languages 5

  ECTSVol. Horaire
715300UE 9-2 Languages 5352 h
715301

English

1.7520 h
715302

Project language

0.512 h
715303

Language 2

0.7520 h
715312

German

0.75 
715313

Spanish

0.75 
715314

French

0.75 

114h

Unit 9-4 Soft Skills 5

  ECTSVol. Horaire
715400Unit 9-4 Soft Skills 58114 h
715401

Corporate Management

2.534 h
715402

Marketing

2.520 h
715403

To Succeed in a Job Interview

12 h
925500

Cross-Disciplinary modules - 2 courses to be chosen from the following list :

350 h
925510

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and eco-design

1.5 
925511

Intercultural management

1.5 
925518

Marketing B to B

1.5 
925523

High tech innovation management and business intelligence

1.5 
925530

Discover the internet of things

1.5 
925540

Industrial waste management in France

1.5 
925571

Renewable energy

1.5 
925580

Mobilizing the collective intelligence: a key ressource in the team work

1.5 
925592

Introduction to digital art technologies

1.5 
925595

Economy, geopolitics and international geostrategy

1.5 
925598

Fundamentals of project engineering and commercial negotiation

1.5 
925599

Production management

1.5 
925619

Symbolic computation and introduction to scientific documents typesetting

1.5 
925639

Art & Sciences

1.5 
925649

Agent based modelling and simulation

1.5 
925659

New module name

1.5 
925669

New module name

1.5 
925679

New module name

1.5 

90h

UE 9-4 Industrial Project

  ECTSVol. Horaire
715500UE 9-4 Industrial Project890 h
715501

Final year project (deliverable) : In a group of 6 students with industrial funding and collaboration

560 h
715502

Industrial project: individual evaluation

330 h

100h

Unit 10.1 Industrial Project

  ECTSVol. Horaire
716100Unit 10.1 Industrial Project6100 h
716101

Industrial Project

6 

300h

Unit 10.2 Engineer Placement

  ECTSVol. Horaire
716200Unit 10.2 Engineer Placement24300 h
716201

Engineer industrial placement (from February to the end of August)

24300 h