École des Bio-Industries

To study

1st year of the Biology Engineering Cycle

The Biology Engineering cycle lasts three years. The course is punctuated by projects, international exposure and interaction with the professional world, and aims to prepare future EBI biology engineers for the fulfilling career that awaits them once they graduate.

Objectives of semesters 5 and 6

The 1st year of the biology engineering cycle is taught in English. They complete the scientific bases and allow students to discover industrial engineering by analyzing applications and unit operations in the school’s four sectors: pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food processing and the environment. Societal and environmental issues are studied and global problems are addressed.


Semester 5

  • Data analysis
  • Heat & Matter Transfer
  • Analytical Instrumentation** (ATI)
  • Molecular biology
  • General and applied immunology
  • Economic, societal and environmental issues for the company
  • Introduction to eco-design
  • Sensory analysis
  • English
  • Modern language 2* (French)

Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, French, TOEFL/IELTS
Team project course

Semester 6

  • Method of bibliographic research
  • Industrial applications of organic compounds
  • Human physiology** (in French)
  • Knowledge of biotechnology
  • Microbiology & Microbial Genetics
  • Bioprocess Engineering & Microbial Physiology
  • Economic, societal and environmental issues for the company
  • Introduction to Industrial Design
  • Project Management** (PPM)
  • English
  • Modern language 2* (French)
  • Mandatory international internship

Annual calendar

from September to June
1st year
Biological applications and industrial processes
from June to August
International internship 2 to 3 months
Equivalence of L3 in Biology with CY University



Semester of study in English

At EBI, the 3rd year programme is taught in English. Globalisation has impacted the business of the fields we specialise in and in order to find new consumers, the cosmetics, pharmaceutical and food industries have had to cross trade barriers all over the world. To prepare our future engineers to work efficiently in such a context, our faculty members teach 80 % of the 3rd year course in English.


Internship abroad

The international dimension is an asset for the engineering profession. In addition to a unique human experience, it allows a mastery of foreign languages (2 languages required) and an understanding of global issues. Our students travel the world, particularly during the first year of the engineering cycle, through a compulsory internship in a company or university abroad for at least two months.


#EBIste words

In my opinion, the EBI stands out because of its general education in biotechnology, which allows us to understand the many sectors of activity that will be available to us.

Manon Fresquet, graduating in 2023