École des Bio-Industries

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Research and Application Major

This engineering major is designed to train engineers to work in the biomedical sector, on vaccines, biotechnologies, enzyme kits, cell models… These are team management positions in the laboratory.
This major is suitable for further study in a doctorate.

Semesters 8 and 9

During these two semesters, the student-engineers will learn to :

  • Contribute to the advancement of knowledge in a field
  • Design, supervise and analyze research programs for ingredients and products in the bio-industry sectors
  • Be able to characterize activity and safety by designing and conducting clinical studies and vigilance cells
  • Be able to work in collaboration with other laboratories and departments of the company
    (marketing, production, regulation…)


Student engineers take 3 courses in their major in addition to the language courses

Semester 8

  • Cell culture
  • Alternative Toxicology
  • Molecular Diagnostics**
  • Accounting
  • English
  • Modern language 2* (French)

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

Semester 9

  • Applied Biotechnology
  • Research and Innovation in Advanced Biology (RIAB)**
  • Pharmaco-chemistry
  • English
  • Modern language 2* (French)

Choice of minors

To enhance their experience and skills, engineering students may freely choose 4 to 10 elective courses from the programs of other majors or from the free program of the following minors:

Semester 8

  • Initiation to cosmetics
  • Food science** (in French only)
  • Health Nutrition
  • Sales techniques
  • Applied bio-production
  • Communication and animation

Semester 9

  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Sector marketing
  • Digital marketing
  • Medical devices
  • Introduction to Industrial Galenics
  • Food safety** (1)
  • Carbon footprint
  • Eco-toxicology
  • Wastewater and drinking water treatment
  • Bio-remediation of soils and methanization of waste
  • Labour and corporate law
  • Advanced modelling

Annual calendar

from February to June
Semester 8
Business specialization
from June to August
Optional internship
from September to January
Semester 9
Business specialization
from February to August
End of study engineering internship




Research and Innovations in Applied Biotechnology (RIAB) enables autonomous research to be carried out in the EBI laboratories. Our students monitor the literature, plan and prepare their experiments, analyse their results, open up perspectives through discussion, and evaluate and keep their budgets. A poster is presented during the scientific day. Scientific articles finalize their work.


Internship at the end of my school program

During their engineering cycle, from 4th to 5th year, engineering students are challenged by high value-added internships, contributing to change within the company. Depending on the company's needs, the end-of-studies engineering internship can be integrated into a professionalization contract of up to 9 months.
Students travel the world through their international internship for a period of 2 to 6 months.


Further studies

After graduating from EBI, young engineers have several options: enter the professional world or continue their studies.
They can go on to a doctorate, complete their profile with a 3rd cycle at a business or engineering school, or take the "Patent and Industrial Property" course.


Main job opportunities

- Research Engineer
- Research and Development Engineer
- Design engineer
- Life science technical sales engineer


Job Title Research Engineer

His main mission in the bio-industry is to initiate and participate in the development of research programs. He/she conducts and pilots innovation and product development projects: elaboration of approaches and identification of tools and methodologies necessary for the experimental realization. He validates and interprets the results, then disseminates and promotes them in the form of a report, at conferences or in specialized journals. This engineer works in collaboration with other laboratories and departments (marketing, production, regulations, etc.).


Degree obtained

At the end of their specialization, the EBI engineering students who have validated all the required criteria, obtain the engineering diploma of the School of Industrial Biology, accredited by the CTI, Master's degree and recognized by the State.

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I entered the EBI in parallel admission in the 2nd year of the integrated biology preparatory class. I majored in Biotechnology Innovation, while taking other courses in Engineering, Quality Assurance and Marketing/Business Development. During this course, I did 4 internships in France and in the UK. I then completed an industrial PhD with Feldan Therapeutics and the Department of Chemical Engineering at Laval University in Canada.
I am currently a Project Manager in Business Development at Feldan Therapeutics, a biotech company in Canada. My job is to manage collaborations between different partners (industrial and academic) and the company in order to bring an innovative patented technology, the Feldan Shuttle, to clinical applications in regenerative medicine. My mandates also include market intelligence and research activities for the development of Feldan Therapeutics' technology.

Jean-Pascal Lepetit-Stoffaes, graduated in 2011