Prepare to meet the strategic and operational challenges of food for health.
Why become a food and health engineer?
In 2001, UniLaSalle created the first post-Baccalaureate engineering course entirely dedicated to the close links between food and health. Twenty years later, the need for professionals combining technical skills in food processing and solid nutritional knowledge is still relevant today.
Choosing UniLaSalle's Food and Health Engineering course means opting for a curriculum that will give you the keys to :
- Educate healthy or sick populations about health;
- Formulate food products that integrate the specific nutritional needs of certain populations;
- Develop and promote the health benefits of food products and know how to sell them;
- Control the sanitary and nutritional quality of food products.
- Campus : Beauvais
- Initial training under student or apprentice status / Continuing education leading to a diploma
- Access: after a UniLaSalle pre-engineering cycle or admission on title
- Diploma accredited by the Commission des Titres d'Ingénieur (CTI), Master's degree and European EUR-ACE® label until 2024-2025
- Tuition fees: consult here
months minimum abroad
months of internship
The training program
The Food and Health engineering course is accessible after 2 years of pre-engineering cycle.
It is structured around 4 main stages:
- Go LaSalle, a first international experience from the 1st semester
- 1 semester of common core specialization
- 3 semesters in the career path of your choice, including a 4-month "assistant engineer" internship
The last semesters of the career path can be spent in a partner university, in France or abroad, as part of an exchange semester, a double-diploma, or a stay for a degree.
- The end-of-studies project, which is based on an internship in a company or a research internship for students, or on the long period in a company for students following an apprenticeship program.
It leads to the writing of a thesis and an oral presentation.
The Food and Health engineering program includes two internship periods, allowing students to benefit from a 10-month experience in a company, in addition to the 4 weeks of internship in the pre-engineering cycle.
The assistant engineer internship (4 months)
Carried out at the end of the 2nd year of the engineering cycle, the assistant engineer internship consists of carrying out technical and operational missions within a company or an institutional organization.
The student is placed in a situation of autonomy: he/she becomes familiar with the problematic of the internship, is confronted with professional practice (ability to adapt, sense of analysis, rigor in the execution of tasks, interpersonal skills), with a view to developing his/her personal and professional skills.
The following will be taken into account in the evaluation of this internship
- the approach taken in the search for the internship,
- the ability to adapt (methods, tools, internal processes)
- the ability to step back from the work that was done during the internship.
The end-of-studies internship (6 months)
The final point and determining period of the engineering training at UniLaSalle, the end-of-studies internship enables the student to experience a pre-professional situation in which he or she will have to respond to a problem posed by an organization. It is an essential piece of work which closes the curriculum and enables the jury to decide on the awarding of the engineering diploma.
It allows the student to :
- become familiar with professional practice,
- develop personally and professionally,
- showcase their skills,
- facilitate their integration into the profession.
The student/apprentice validates certain notions acquired in the academic context; he/she understands their meaning, scope and limits. The student/apprentice also has the opportunity to develop management skills, listening, communication and teamwork skills. They carry out concrete projects. The professional practice provides valuable expertise to the student/apprentice at the beginning of his or her career.
This internship leads to the writing and oral defense of the final thesis.
The Food and Health engineering course is enriched by at least one compulsory 4-month stay abroad via the Go-LaSalle program. This stay in a Lasallian university is replaced by courses and an 8-week internship abroad for students entering the 1st year of the engineering cycle via parallel admission.
The student can add a second international experience in the last year of the engineering cycle, in the form of a semester, a double-diploma or a stay leading to a diploma at a partner university.
Take advantage of your first international experience through the Go-LaSalle program!
20 partner universities of the Lasallian network located in the four corners of the world welcome you during the 1st semester of the engineering cycle to enable you to discover another study context.
Dual degree and diploma stays
Longer than a simple semester of study, the diploma stay and the double degree constitute an experience :
- within a university that has an agreement with UniLaSalle or a university that does not have an agreement or partnership (on the student's proposal)
- allows students to obtain 2 diplomas: that of the host university and that of UniLaSalle
- from 12 to 24 months depending on the host university
A few examples of host universities:
- Bernese University of Applied Sciences (HAFL) (Switzerland)
- University of Laval (Canada)
- AgroParisTech (France)
- University of Paris Saclay (France)
5 career paths
EN = Tracks taught in English
FR = Tracks taught in French
Semester 1 - Innovation and Research in Food and Health (FR)
Semester 2 - Prevention and Health Education - France (FR)
Semester 3 - Prevention and Health Education - International (FR)
Semester 1 - Innovation and Research in Food and Health (EN)
Semester 2 - Scientific Evaluation in Food and Health (EN)
Semester 3 - Bridging Agroressources to Health by innovation (EN)
Semester 1 - The quality engineer at the heart of food production (EN)
Semester 2 - Safety quality in food production (EN)
Semester 3 - your choice :
- Management of service providers in collective catering (FR)
- QHSE, CSR, Risk manager (FR)
Semester 1 - Operational Marketing and Business Development (FR)
Semester 2 - Research engineering and data marketing (FR)
Semester 3 - your choice :
Trade marketing and distribution management (FR)
Responsible food marketing (FR)
Semester 1 - Development and characterization of food products (FR)
Semester 2 - Development of new healthy food (EN)
Semester 3 - your choice :
- Responsible food marketing (FR)
- Bridging Agroressources to Health by innovation (EN)
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Jobs and opportunities
Research and development
- Research engineer in human nutrition
- R&D engineer in charge of creating health foods
- Catering manager
Quality, hygiene, safety and environment
- QHSE engineer
- Regulatory affairs manager
Marketing / communication
- Nutrition communication manager
- Health market manager