International Class

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.

SBIP (Innovative Projects) 7 ECTS
Inspired biotech projects for industry.

Life Sciences 10 ECTS

Publication Analysis 6 ECTS Choose 4 courses
( 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.

Synthetic Biology 2 ECTS

Biomimetics 2 ECTS

Laboratory Practical 3 ECTS

Engineering Sciences 4 ECTS Choose 1 course

Organic Chemistry (taught in French) 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.

Biostatistics (taught in French) 4 ECTS

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.

Linguistics 6 ECTS Choose 2 courses

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.

English 3 ECTS

French as a Foreign Language Course 3 ECTS

SBIP (Innovative Projects) 7 ECTS

Life Sciences 6 ECTS Choose 2 courses

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 Practical 3 ECTS

Industrial Sciences 3 ECTS Choose 1 course

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 3 ECTS

Engineering Sciences 4 ECTS Choose 1 course

Organic Chemistry (taught in French) 4 ECTS

Biostatistics (taught in French) 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

Linguistics 4 ECTS Choose 1 course

French as a Foreign Language Course 4 ECTS

English 4 ECTS

Electives 2 ECTS Choose 1 elective

Research and development 2 ECTS

Bio-production 2 ECTS

Marketing 2 ECTS

Introducting Seminar 1 ECTS Choose 1 seminar

Bioethics 1 ECTS

Sciences and Politics 1 ECTS

When does the program start ?

  • Exchange students can complete an entire academic year starting in mid-September, or come for only one semester (Fall or Spring).
  • Degree-seeking students who enter Sup’Biotech in the third year must complete the entire year starting in mid-September.

Who can apply to Sup'Biotech's International Class ?

    Applicants must have completed at least two years of studies in Life Sciences
  • The entire program will be given in English.
  • Language requirements: CECRL C1 – IELTS 6/6.5 – TOEFL iBT 70

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Contact info

Mathilde Savoie - Associate Dean of Studies: Undergraduate Program
Phone : +33 184 074 083
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