BSc + MSc 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

Venue : Beauvais or Rouen campus

  • 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
  • Tuition fees 2018-2019: €5,670 per year

The program

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

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

Teaching Unit – Agriculture in its Environment

  • 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)

Teaching Unit – Agro-industry

  • Linear Model
  • Food Microbiology and HACCP
  • Applied Learning – Agro-industry

Teaching Unit – Work and Gain Experience

  • Introduction to Business Strategy
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Law
  • Career Plan
  • Company Internship
  • Applied Learning – Business

Teaching Unit – Interact with Others

  • 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

Teaching Unit – Agriculture in its Environment

  • 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)

Teaching Unit – Agro-industry

  • Heat Transfer
  • Processing and Preservation
  • Non-Food Applications for Bioresources
  • Industrial and Food Biochemistry
  • Applied Learning – Agro-industry

Teaching Unit – Work and Gain Experience

  • Quality: QHSE Management System
  • Sampling Methods
  • Survey Methodology
  • IT Applications
  • Biochemistry Practical Work
  • Applied Learning – SEM (Business Sciences and Management)

Teaching Unit – Interact with Others

  • Human Resources Management
  • Financial Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Business Simulation Games

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)

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.

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

  • Master’s in Bioscience, Plant Science, Eco-Production and Bio-Valorization
  • Advanced Master’s in Food Marketing, Communication and Engineering
  • MSc Agricultural and Food Data Management
  • MSc Urban Agriculture & Green Cities

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 proj

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)
  • at a UniLaSalle partner university
  • in semester 1 only

How to apply ?

Entry requirements

Number of places available: 150 places

  • 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

 

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

  • Head of Green Chemistry in Industry
  • Plant and Animal Breeder
  • Procurement/Collection Manager
  • Cooperative Director
  • Biofuels Coordinator
  • Farm Manager
  • Head of Agronomy Department
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Contact

Elodie BAZANTAY
In charge of orientation and admission (Beauvais Campus)
+33 3 44 06 76 02
Régine BREEMEERSCH
In charge of orientation and admission (Beauvais Campus)
+33 3 44 06 93 46
Céline JACQUEMOIRE
In charge of orientation and admission (Rouen Campus)
+33 2 32 82 91 47