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M1 European Master in Biological and Chemical Engineering for a Sustainable Bioeconomy

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The European Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Bioceb aims at providing top-level and up-to-date education in chemical and biological engineering applied to the design and development of bio-based products and processes. The objective is to provide all students with a solid multidisciplinary scientific background in biology, chemistry and biotetechnology, combined with a good knowledge of bio-based products markets, and value-chain sustainability assessement. Bioceb aims at training student to systemic approaches at different scales, from the biological cell to macroeconomic systems. The programme is built-up arround three key pedagological pillars: an academic programme (lecture and practice), a green-line multidisciplinary project carried out over the 2 years, and an internship. Bioceb have ambition to favor the graduates insertion in the professional world, through a cross-cutting approach related to innovation, entrepreneurship and dissemination. Thanks to Bioceb modular format, each student is given the opportunity to build-up his/her specific curriculum with a specialization in one major field of biotechnologies, among bioprocesses design and up-scaling, biomass engineering and valorisation, bioproducts design and production. In the framework of Bioceb programme, the Biomass Engineering for Bioeconomy (BEB) track organised by AgroParisTech whithin the Integrative and Predictive Biology Master consists in a multi-disciplinary training providing :
in M1: knowledge on agro-ressources and biorefinery combined with skills in value chain sustainability assessment and economics
in M2: in-depth knowledge of plant biochemical diversity (in particular through secondary metabolites) and of the biotechnological tools (genetic modification, synthetic biology, innovative extraction strategies according to green chemistry principles) supporting innovation in bioeconomy. Besides the theoretical and experimental training in this scientific fields, the programme includes a course on bioeconomy and innovation to train the students to industry-driven approaches.

Course Prerequisites

The Master Bioceb is an two year EMJMD (M1+M2). Consequently, the students applying for the M1, engage themselves to follow the M2. This Master comprises the track "Biomass Engineering for Bioeconomy"(BEB) of the University Paris-Saclay national Master BIP. The admission requirements for the BIOCEB EMJMD are the following : - BSc degree or equivalent degree of at least 180 ECTS in Engineering or Science including a strong background in at least one discipline related to Biology : Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biophysics, Bioprocess engineering, Molecular biology - Preferred but non-mandatory : a complementary background in Chemistry, Physics or Environmental sciences - Proven good level in Mathematics - Proven very good English level (equivalent to minimum B2) The candidates are selected according the excellence of their background and academic results as well as their motivation (professional project). The M2 of the track BEB is open to students involved in the University Paris-Saclay national Master BIP.


Semester 1 "Agro-sciences and biroefinery is constituted of a common ground of mandatory UE at URCA (Université de Reims-Champagne-Ardenne, Reims)s).

Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
UE Strengthening in chemistry or in biology (according to student background) + process engineering 3 25 10
UE Plant-soil interactions 3 15 4 6
UE Physiology and genetic of plant development 6 28 12 10
UE Molecular biology of microorganism 3 10 5 10
UE Green Line project -1st stage 3 9 15 48
UE Green chemistry - biosourced buildings blocks 3 12 4 6
UE Biochemistry of plant components and biorefinery 6 25 8 17
UE Agricultural and viticultural soils 3 20 5

Semester 2 is composed of two optional tracks: track "Bioproducts and sustainable chemistry at TalTech (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia) and track "Agro-resources and value chain assessment at AgroParisTech (Paris, France).
Each track consists in specific mandatory UEs.UEs.

Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
UE Sustainable and cleaner production 6
UE LCA of green technologies (including Green line project - 2nd stage) 6
UE Green chemistry metrics for feedstocks to biochemical development 6
UE Biorefinery systems: enzyme technology, chemistry processes design, kinetics 6
UE Biopolymers: basics, introduction and applications 6
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
UE Green line project - 2nd stage 6 9 21 60 54
UE Environmental assessment for a sustainable bioeconomy 4 9 3 27
UE Economic tools for environmental analysis 6 39 9
UE Decision aiding, operation research and sciences for innovation 3 16 8
UE Bioenergies and lignocelluloses 2 9 6 9
Transversal and intercultural skills 3
Biomass resources and territories 6 12 12 18 6
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Compulsory supporting documents
  • Motivation letter.

  • List of the last 5 years of studies mentioning only the year of study, the institution, the overall average and the mention obtained.

    (Official documents for the past five years if they are not covered by your last diploma)
  • Copy of passport.

    (Translation of Diploma in english)
  • Copy diplomas.

    (Scan of High School Diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate ...)
  • Supporting documents (TOEFL, TOEIC, certificate of a teacher ...) of a level of a foreign language.

    (Proof of English Proficiency)
  • Letter of recommendation or internship evaluation.

    (Two reference letters)
  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.

    (Transcripts of record (and english translation, if needed))
Additional supporting documents
  • VAP file (obligatory for all persons requesting a valuation of the assets to enter the diploma).

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Registration fees

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