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BSc + MSc program in Agronomy and Agro-Industry (Beauvais Campus)

Engineering program in Agronomy and Agro-Industry

(Re)invent agriculture for tomorrow!

Why become an agriculture and food industry engineer?

Opting for the UniLaSalle Engineering program in Agronomy and Agro-Industry means:

  • developing high technical, agronomic and environmental performance agriculture,
  • creating innovative food products while optimizing manufacturing processes,
  • conserving natural resources (biodiversity, water, soil),
  • managing companies by integrating risk management.
Key information
  • Course length: 5 years
  • Program taught in French
  • Applications welcome from high school graduates up to Master’s level students
  • Available as a continuing education program
  • Course also available through an apprenticeship program
  • Teaching venue: Beauvais and/or Rouen
  • Tuition fees 2018-2019: €5,670 per year
Key figures
5 good reasons to study Agricultural Engineering
at UniLaSalle
93% net employment rate one year after graduation
22% of students take the course via the apprenticeship route
46partner universities abroad
15 months of internship possible in France or abroad
Engineering program in Agronomy and Agro-Industry
Overview of the Engineering program in Agronomy and Agro-Industry

Years 1 & 2

Two years to acquire the fundamental scientific and technical skills that, through the use of concrete examples, will enable you to forge links between the field and the business world.

Year 3

One year to reach out to the world and put what you learned in Years 1 and 2 into practice.  You carry out projects and get an insight into the various business sectors in France and during your study abroad.

Years 4 & 5

Two years for developing your skills in your chosen field. You gain real professional experience through your company or research laboratory internships.

Specialization programs

At Beauvais (fourth and fifth year)

  • Agroecology, soil, water and land management
  • Agricultural machinery and new technologies
  • Agronomy and land management
  • Consulting and business administration
  • Stakes and challenges of animal production
  • Setting up and developing an innovative agricultural business (fourth year)
  • Entrepreneurship (fifth year)
  • Industrial organization in the food industry
  • Marketing and business development

At Rouen (fifth year)

  • Agronomy (plant and animal production)
  • Business management and entrepreneurship
  • Food production, quality and safety
  • Land management, sustainability and innovations
UniLaSalle dual degrees

One year to integrate higher education and acquire fundamental & technical knowledge.

Understand and gain fundamental knowledge
of how living organisms function at cell level.
Master the basic concepts of
genetics and transmission of traits.

Semester 1
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics and Biodiversity Basics
Semester 2
  • Structural Biochemistry
  • General Ecology

Develop students’ rigor, reasoning and ability for scientific thinking and ensure appropriate use of digital tools.

Semester 1
  • Integral Calculus and Differential Equations
  • Functions of a Variable
  • Introduction to Agricultural Systems and Sectors
Semester 2
  • Algorithmics and Programming
  • Handling Digital Data
  • Multivariate Analysis

Understand the composition and
structure of soil cover and its value for
agriculture and the environment.

Be able to identify the anatomical features
characteristic of each clade, study animal biodiversity and
understand the complexity of divisions.

Semester 1
  • Pedology and Basics of Geology
  • Animal Systematics
Semester 2
  • Plant Biology and Botany
  • Plant Physiology

Consolidate and develop knowledge in physical sciences and chemistry.

Semester 1
  • Basics of Organic Chemistry
  • Solution Chemistry
  • Atomistics and Chemical Bonds
Semester 2
  • Functional Organic Chemistry
  • Solution Chemistry
  • Electricity and Electromagnetism

Consolidate engineering students’ working methods and know how to identify, illustrate and characterize an agricultural/agronomic sector.

Semester 1
  • Agricultural/Agronomic Careers and Sectors
  • Working Methods at Engineering School
  • Introduction to Agricultural Systems and Sectors
Semester 2
  • Farming Business Environment and Operation
  • Introduction to Farming Business Analysis
  • Farm Internship

Prepare students for international careers and make UniLaSalle engineers key stakeholders in companies facing global and multicultural challenges.

Semester 1
  • First Foreign Language: English
  • Second Foreign Language: German/Spanish/Portuguese
  • Sport
Semester 2
  • First Foreign Language: English
  • Second Foreign Language: German/Spanish/Portuguese
  • Sport

Add to and customize your degree by choosing various courses.

Semester 1
  • From Fork to Field
  • Physics Practical Work
  • Ethics
  • Energy Sources
  • Farming and Food Safety
  • Learn to Communicate on Sustainable Development
Semester 2
  • Technical Approach to Dairy Farming
  • From Soils to Rivers
  • Biotechnology and Plant Breeding Basics
  • Safety at Work
  • Speaking at Meetings
  • Marketing and Alternative Channels
  • Zoology Applied to Agriculture
  • Botanical Gardens and Medicinal Plants
  • English Tutoring
  • New ICTs
  • « Hands-on » approach
  • Diversity of Alternative Production Systems
  • Knowledge of Agricultural Landscapes
  • Think Globally, Act Locally

A unique opportunity to learn about an engineering profession alongside a UniLaSalle alumnus/a.

Organized in partnership with UniLaSalle Alumni, the DuoDay is a day devoted to learning about a profession and open to UniLaSalle Agronomy and Agro-Industry engineers

UniLaSalle Alumni opens up its vast network of former students so you can learn about the profession that interests you. You will visit the alumnus/a in his or her workplace.

You’ll get an insight into their job, educational background and experience.

The IES program stands for:
  • Innovate through open and innovative projects for social outreach and solidarity,
  • Engage by taking on responsibilities in campus organizations or leading an entrepreneurship project,
  • Serve the university community, student life or charities and non-profit organizations,
  • Serve those in need by developing charity initiatives and building relationships within a humanitarian setting.
How it works
  • 20 hours minimum of service on campus
  • or community service
  • or UniLaSalle organization work
  • or involvement in an innovative project

Four-week worker internship on an integrated crop-livestock farm.

Aim: learn about how a farm works and the difficulties faced by farmers, and get experience of the work and organization, administrative and professional tasks.

One year dedicated in pursuit of the acquisition of the fundamental knowledges, in the discovery of the first specific teachings and in the opening in the international dimension.

Semester 1
  • General Microbiology: Bacteriology
  • Enzymology and Metabolic Biochemistry
Semester 2
  • Microbiology: Mycology and Virology
  • Molecular Biology
Semester 1
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Chemical Kinetics
Semester 2
  • Agro-Industrial Biochemistry
  • Thermodynamics
Semester 1
  • General Physiology
  • Applied Animal Physiology
Semester 2
  • Applied Animal Physiology
  • Introduction to Animal Nutrition
Semester 1
  • Databases – SQL
  • Statistics and Probabilities
  • Inferential Statistics
Semester 2
  • Linear Algebra
  • Practical Experience in Statistical Testing with R software
Semester 1
  • Farm Internship Written Report
  • Agronomy: Soil, Climate
  • Herbarium
Semester 2
  • Agronomic Sciences and Techniques
Semester 1
  • Communications Technique and Literature Search
  • Personal Goals and Career Plan
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • General Economics
Semester 2
  • Accounting and Management Tools
  • Introduction to Law
  • Geopolitics of Agriculture
  • Epistemology
Semester 1
  • Business English
  • Second Foreign Language: German/Chinese level A2/Spanish/Portuguese level 0/Portuguese level A2/Russian level A2
Semester 2
  • Business English
  • Second Foreign Language: German/Chinese level A2/Spanish/Portuguese level 0/Portuguese level A2/Russian level A2
  • Interculturality and Sociology
Semester 1
  • Option 1 to be chosen from: Further English/German Validation of level B1/Further Spanish/Further Portuguese/Mathematics
  • Option 2 to be chosen from: Farm Mechanization Strategy/Functional Ecology of Agro-Industries and Ecosystems/Knowledge of Animal Production Careers/Food Industry Sectors and Careers/Analytical Chemistry Applied to the Food Industry
Semester 2
  • Option 1 to be chosen from: Introduction to Major World Soils/Further English/TOEIC Exam Preparation/Further Spanish/Further Portuguese/Non-Food Uses of Agro-Resources/The Farm: An Institution on the Move
  • Option 2 to be chosen from: Data Analysis Using Graphs and Descriptive Statistics/Quality in Animal Production/Marketing, R&D and Quality in the Food Industry/Databases: Handling and Application/Fodder Analysis/Aquaculture and Fish Farming/Precision Farming/Analytical Chemistry Applied to the Food Industry
The IES program stands for:
  • Innovate through open and innovative projects for social outreach and solidarity,
  • Engage by taking on responsibilities in campus organizations or leading an entrepreneurship project,
  • Serve the university community, student life or charities and non-profit organizations,
  • Serve those in need by developing charity initiatives and building relationships within a humanitarian setting.
How it works
  • 20 hours minimum of service on campus
  • or community service
  • or UniLaSalle organization work
  • or involvement in an innovative project

A third year to reach out to the world and put what you have learned into practice. Use what you learned in the first and second year to carry out projects and get an insight into the various business sectors in France and during your study abroad.

In the first semester, study in one of the 20 Go LaSalle program partner universities!

Experience a different academic environment at an institution that shares the same values as UniLaSalle.

The destinations
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • USA
  • Mexico
  • Philippines

Are you joining the UniLaSalle Engineering program in Agronomy and Agro-Industry in the third year?

UniLaSalle has introduced a refresher course especially for you.

  • Languages
  • Agronomic Sciences
  • Farming Business Analysis
  • Plant Agrophysiology and Agroclimatology
  • Soils, Environment and Crop Systems
  • Applied Animal Physiology
  • Interdisciplinary Sciences
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Accounting
  • Databases – SQL
Semester 1
  • Applied Animal Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Introduction to Mapping
  • Applied Learning – EMA (ecology of anthropized environments)
  • Applied Learning – Animal Production
  • Applied Learning – AGREN (Agro-Resource Production and Natural Resource Management)
Semester 2
  • Agrophyto: Introduction to Plant Pathology
  • Environment and Land Management
  • Applied Learning – EMA (ecology of anthropized environments)
  • Applied Learning – Animal Production
  • Applied Learning – AGREN (Agro-Resource Production and Natural Resource Management)
Semester 1
  • Linear Model
  • Food Microbiology and HACCP
  • Applied Learning – Agro-industry
Semester 2
  • Heat Transfer
  • Processing and Preservation
  • Non-Food Applications for Bioresources
  • Industrial and Food Biochemistry
  • Applied Learning – Agro-industry
Semester 1
  • Introduction to Business Strategy
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Law
  • Career Plan
  • Company Internship
  • Applied Learning – Business
Semester 2
  • Quality: QHSE Management System
  • Sampling Methods
  • Survey Methodology
  • IT Applications
  • Biochemistry Practical Work
  • Applied Learning – SEM (Business Sciences and Management)
Semester 1
  • History of Techniques
  • The Company and Three Pillars of Sustainable Development
  • Industrial Economy
  • English: TOEIC Exam Preparation
  • Farm Internship Written Report
  • Experience Abroad: Work in a Foreign Language
Semester 2
  • Human Resources Management
  • Financial Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Business Simulation Games

Aim: assess the English oral skills of future engineers who are required to give various presentations in French and English.

Applied learning enables students to immerse themselves in and take on board the courses and notions studied since the beginning of the program in a given field, through practical and structured teamwork.

Aims of the various applied learning (AL) projects
  • Agro-industry AL: get an overall view of agricultural produce processing by placing it in a business context
  • Ecology of Anthropized Environments AL: learn about the methods and tools required for managing anthropized environments
  • Agro-Resource Production and Natural Resource Management AL: understand how agro-ecosystems operate through comparative analysis of crop management performance and/or agricultural production methods
  • Animal Production AL: help students to acquire knowledge and expertise through livestock farming
  • Business Sciences and Management AL: get an overall view of the different functions of a company.

To enable some students, who have an international outlook, to gain extensive and in-depth experience abroad through an excellence program that leads to a certificate.

This experience will be validated by an « International Specialization” certificate in addition to the degree.

It consists of:

  • an academic semester abroad in the third year
  • another academic semester abroad in the fourth or fifth year in a different university
  • a final year internship abroad
The IES program stands for:
  • Innovate through open and innovative projects for social outreach and solidarity,
  • Engage by taking on responsibilities in campus organizations or leading an entrepreneurship project,
  • Serve the university community, student life or charities and non-profit organizations,
  • Serve those in need by developing charity initiatives and building relationships within a humanitarian setting.
How it works
  • 20 hours minimum of service on campus
  • or community service
  • or UniLaSalle organization work
  • or involvement in an innovative project

In your fourth and fifth years, you will develop skills in the field of your choosing and gain real professional experience through your company or research laboratory internships.

Specialization programs enable students to develop their knowledge in a specific agronomy or agro-industry field.

Aims:

  • give general professional skills to future engineers,
  • promote their employability in one of the key agronomy, food or agri-business sectors.
    The specialization programs are held in the fourth and fifth year on the Beauvais campus, and in the fifth year on the Rouen campus.

Students choose their specialization at the end of the third year on the Beauvais campus, and at the end of the fourth year on the Rouen campus.

Students can choose a specialization program on the other campus.

Specialization programs
  • Agroecology, soil, water and land management
  • Agricultural equipment and new technologies
    Agronomy and land management
  • Consulting and business administration
  • Stakes and challenges of animal production
  • Setting up and developing an innovative agricultural business
  • Marketing
  • Industrial organization in the food industry
Another program which can be taken as a specialization program

Erasmus Mundus Program in Plant Breeding (emPLANT)

As part of each specialization program, students take part in a real-life work situation project.

The IES program stands for:
  • Innovate through open and innovative projects for social outreach and solidarity,
  • Engage by taking on responsibilities in campus organizations or leading an entrepreneurship project,
  • Serve the university community, student life or charities and non-profit organizations,
  • Serve those in need by developing charity initiatives and building relationships within a humanitarian setting.
How it works
  • 20 hours minimum of service on campus
  • or community service
  • or UniLaSalle organization work
  • or involvement in an innovative project

At the end of the fourth year, students can do an optional internship. The host organization’s business sector and focus of the internship must be linked to the program and the student’s career plan.

Opt for a semester abroad in one of our partner universities.

Experience abroad means:

  • trying out new ways of learning
  • seeking new working methods
  • enhancing your CV
  • added value on the international job market

To enable some students, who have an international outlook, to gain extensive and in-depth experience abroad through an excellence program that leads to a certificate.

This experience will be validated by an « International Specialization » certificate in addition to the degree.

It consists of:

  • an academic semester abroad in the third year
  • another academic semester abroad in the fourth or fifth year in a different university
  • a final year internship abroad
What does it involve?

The Master’s in Business Administration (MAE) runs from semester 2 of the fourth year until semester 1 of the fifth year of the Engineering program in Agronomy and Agro-Industry.

Thanks to a framework agreement signed with UPJV (University of Picardy Jules Verne), you can add a Master’s in Business Administration (MAE) to your Engineering program in Agronomy and Agro-Industry.

The course, which focuses on subjects linked to company management, is run on Saturdays by professors and guest professors from the IAE (Institute of Business Administration) in Amiens and provides training in leadership.

An additional fee will be required to cover course registration and logistics costs.

Entry requirements

Students and apprentices registered on « Management » type specialization programs on the Engineering program in Agronomy and Agro-Industry:

  • Setting up and developing an innovative agricultural business,
  • Marketing
  • Consulting and business administration.
The advantages of this dual degree:
  • You add to skills acquired in company management and leadership and gain entry to other business sectors,
  • You benefit from the expertise of IAE professors,
  • You are awarded a degree from the IAE in Amiens,
  • The pass rate is 90% to 100%.

In your fourth and fifth years, you will develop skills in the field of your choosing and gain real professional experience through your company or research laboratory internships.

Beauvais campus programs
  • Agroecology, soil, water and land management: Protection and integrated management of natural resources at local level.
  • Agricultural equipment and new technologies: Taking agronomic constraints on board when developing innovative equipment.
  • Agronomy and land management: Crop system adaptation and innovation
  • Consulting and business administration: Implementing company resources to achieve economic objectives.
  • Stakes and challenges of animal production: Designing and assisting with production methods for livestock farming and animal products.
  • Setting up and developing an innovative agricultural business: Identifying opportunities for creating products and services, and their operational development.
  • Marketing and business development: Product development and sale.
  • Industrial organization in the food industry: Food processing (factory, processes).
Another program which can be taken as a specialization program

Erasmus Mundus Program in Plant Breeding (emPLANT)

Rouen campus programs
  • Agronomy (plant and animal production)
  • Business management and entrepreneurship
  • Food production, quality and safety
  • Land management, sustainability and innovations
Other programs which can be taken as a specialization program

Six-month internship resulting in a written final year dissertation and oral defense.

The final year internship provides an early opportunity to gain experience in a professional environment in which students will be asked to address a particular problem presented by their host organization.

The internship provides an opportunity for professional exposure and increasing personal and professional development, validating skills and facilitating entry into the profession. Students are able to validate certain theories learned in an academic context, apply them in a practical context and also recognize their scope and their limitations. It also gives students the chance to develop their management skills, their ability to assimilate information, and enhance their communication and teamwork skills, while working on actual projects.

What does it involve?

The Master’s in Business Administration (MAE) runs from semester 2 of the fourth year until semester 1 of the fifth year of the Engineering program in Agronomy and Agro-Industry.

Thanks to a framework agreement signed with UPJV (University of Picardy Jules Verne), you can add a Master’s in Business Administration (MAE) to your Engineering program in Agronomy and Agro-Industry.

The course, which focuses on subjects linked to company management, is run on Saturdays by professors and guest professors from the IAE (Institute of Business Administration) in Amiens and provides training in leadership.

An additional fee will be required to cover course registration and logistics costs.

Entry requirements

Students who took the MAE program in the fourth year

 

The advantages of this dual degree
  • You add to skills acquired in company management and leadership and gain entry to other business sectors,
  • You benefit from the expertise of IAE professors,
  • You are awarded a degree from the IAE in Amiens,
  • The pass rate is 90% to 100%.

To enable some students, who have an international outlook, to gain extensive and in-depth experience abroad through an excellence program that leads to a certificate.

This experience will be validated by an « International Specialization » certificate in addition to the degree.

It consists of:

  • an academic semester abroad in the third year
  • another academic semester abroad in the fourth or fifth year in a different university
  • a final year internship abroad
dual degree study trip
  • at a university approved by UniLaSalle or a university not covered by agreements or partnerships (at the student’s request)
  • leads to two degrees: one from the host university and one from UniLaSalle
  • from 12 to 24 months according to the host university

A few host universities: 

  • Cranfield University (UK)
  • Wageningen University (The Netherlands)
  • Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (Canada)
  • Université Laval (Canada)
Semester abroad
  • at a UniLaSalle partner university
  • in semester 1 only

 

Our partner universities

How to join the Engineering program in Agronomy and Agro-Industry

Admission in first year (post high school)

Entry requirements

  • You have a French baccalauréat (streams S or STAV)
  • You are in the first year of higher education but have not passed the year
  • You have passed a refresher course in science

Number of places available: 150 places

Admission in second, third or fourth year

Entry requirements

  • You have passed the first year of: scientific preparatory classes (biology, chemistry, physics and earth sciences), a degree in biology, a university technology diploma (DUT) in biological engineering, a higher technical certificate (BTS), a vocational degree or a Master’s.
  • You hold a diploma (higher technical certificate, university technology diploma, degree) or passed the engineering school written tests after your scientific preparatory classes.
  • You passed your first year of medical school but failed to secure a place in the second year due to limited numbers

You have a different academic background? Check whether your previous education enables you to join our Engineering program in Agronomy and Agro-Industry

Career opportunities
Agro-resources and agricultural industries

Head of Green Chemistry in Industry

Plant and Animal Breeder

Procurement/Collection Manager

Cooperative Director

Biofuels Coordinator

Farm Manager

Head of Agronomy Department

Environment and planning

Environment Manager

Collection Manager for a Waste Recycling Company

Wind Energy Project Manager

Impact Assessment Study Coordinator

Eco-advisor

Asset Manager

Director of Regional Nature Reserve

Hydraulics Engineer

Test Lab Manager

Food Industry

Research & Development Engineer

Marketing Director

Quality Manager

Head of Production

Mass Retail Store Manager

Logistics Manager

Regional Import/Export Manager

Agri-food Sales and Marketing Engineer for Intermediate and Consumer Goods

Mass Retail Fresh Produce Buyer

Advertising and Sales Promotion Manager

Market Research Officer in a Research Firm

Agro-business

Business Adviser

Credit Analyst

Bank Account Manager

Research Coordinator

Agricultural Commodities Trader

Agri-supplies Technical and Sales Engineer

Agri-information Technician

Administrative and Financial Manager