BSc + MSc program in Food & Health

Prepare to meet the strategic and operational challenges of food for health.

Key information

Venue: Beauvais 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
  • place of training: Beauvais
  • Diploma accredited by the Commission des Titres d'Ingénieur (CTI)
  • Tuition fees: consult here

The training program

The first two years of your program consist of a pre-engineering cycle.

The pre-engineering cycle consists of :

  • a core curriculum (50% of the hourly volume)   
  • a course to choose from (40% of the hourly volume):       
    • Geosciences course       
    • Environmental Sciences course
    • Life Sciences (Sustainable Agriculture - Agronomy / Agri-food and Bioprocesses / Food and Health)   
  • Optional courses (10% of the hourly volume)

To find out more about the pre-engineering cycle

 

One year to open up to the international scene and to put into practice what you have learned in the pre-engineering cycle. You will carry out projects and learn about different business sectors in France and during your international experience.

Are you joining UniLaSalle's Food and Health engineering training programme directly in the 3rd year?

UniLaSalle has set up a specific program allowing you to integrate one of the engineering cycle's in-depth fields but also to benefit from an international experience.

UE Data analysis and management

  • SQL database   
  • Linear algebra   
  • Statistics with R

UE Health Sciences

  • General pharmacotoxicology   
  • Physiology of development and aging   
  • Molecular biology and cell signaling   
  • Immunology   
  • Basics of human nutrition   
  • Physiology of digestion and absorption

UE Food Science

  • Food chains and health food   
  • Analytical chemistry applied to the food industry   
  • General microbiology

UE Business and International Sciences

  • English   
  • Basics of accounting   
  • Introduction to economic and legal sciences

UE International internship

  • Business sciences   
  • International scientific comparative approach   
  • International approach to sustainable development

 

Go-LaSalle

Compulsory study semester in a partner Lasallian university.

UE International semester

  • International comparative scientific approach   
  • International approach to sustainable development   
  • Business sciences

Common base

UE Culture and international

  • Interculturality and comparative approach of systems
  • English for specific purposes   
  • Modern language 2 : German / Spanish for specific purposes / Portuguese for specific purposes

UE Strategic development of companies

  • Labour law   
  • Introduction to marketing   
  • QHSE management system   
  • Management and business games   
  • Human resources management and professional project

UE Data management and analysis

  • Sampling methods   
  • Multidimensional data analysis   
  • Survey methodology   
  • Linear model   
  • Linear programming   
  • Computer application

Choice of a thematic orientation

You will have to choose between two thematic orientations (agri-food and health prevention) allowing you to appropriate the main universe of the field of deepening towards which you wish to be directed.

Thematic orientation Agri-food

UE Food safety

  • Food microbiology   
  • Applied toxicology   
  • Catering outside the home   
  • Sanitary control plan and quality criteria

UE Food science and health

  • Industrial and food biochemistry   
  • Specific food needs and industrial adaptations

UE Thematic orientation Transformation processes

  • Thermal transfers   
  • Food products: process - quality interactions

Thematic orientation Health prevention

UE Health safety

  • Food microbiology   
  • Applied toxicology   
  • Catering outside the home   
  • Sanitary control plan and quality criteria

UE Food science and health

  • Industrial and food biochemistry   
  • Specific food needs and industrial adaptations

UE Thematic orientation Health prevention

  • Applied pharmacology   
  • Pathologies with a strong nutritional component in humans

In the first semester, go to one of the 20 partner universities of the Go-LaSalle program!

Discover another international study context within a La Salle network establishment to develop your academic and intercultural skills.

Possible destinations

  • Brazil   
  • Colombia   
  • Costa Rica   
  • United States   
  • Mexico   
  • Philippines

Internship of 6 to 8 weeks at the end of the 3rd year.

Objectives

  • To discover and test a preliminary professional project while carrying out a pre-professional activity;   
  • To use the knowledge acquired in technical and business sciences to analyze the functioning of the host organization.

    A report will be written.

We will help you become a dedicated and responsible expert in one of the academic specializations we offer. Your final year internship will open the door to your first job.

The deepening area allows students to strengthen their knowledge in a more specific area of health food.

Objectives

  • to provide the professional skills necessary for the future engineer's job;   
  • to promote professional integration in one of the major sectors of activity in the health food industry.

The areas of study are developed over the 4th and 5th years. The choice of the deepening course is made at the end of the 3rd year.

The areas of study

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 Food and Health or 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 Food and Health.

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 the Marketing, Communication & Sales specialization program

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%.

As part of the 4th year, all engineering students must complete an internship in a company or organization. The field of activity and the content of the internship must be related to the chosen field of study and the student's professional project. The subject is developed jointly with the student-engineer, the company and the teaching staff.

Objectives

  • To solve or help solve a problem;   
  • Carry out an operational work or participate in a study led by the host structure   
  • Self-evaluate one's degree of autonomy, one's ability to work in a team and to adapt to a new context;   
  • Confirm or test the field and/or activity that seems to correspond to his/her professional project;   
  • Use the modules relating to business sciences and technical subjects to analyze the functioning of the host organization;   
  • Test previously acquired skills and acquire new ones.

The Master of Business Administration (MAE) takes place between the 2nd semester of the 4th year and the 1st semester of the 5th year of the Food and Health engineering program.

Thanks to a framework contract signed with the UPJV (Université de Picardie Jules-Verne), you have the possibility of completing your engineering course in Food and Health with a Master of Business Administration (MAE).

The courses, focused on disciplines related to business management, are taught on Saturdays by teachers and temporary employees of the IAE of Amiens and train you for management missions.

A supplement, corresponding to the costs of registration and logistics, will be required.

Who is it for?

Students and apprentices enrolled in the field of marketing and innovation in agribusiness.

The advantages of this double training :

  • You complete your acquired skills in management, business management and steering by opening up to other sectors of activity;   
  • You benefit from the academic expertise of IAE teachers;   
  • You get a diploma of the IAE Amiens;   
  • The success rate reaches 90% to 100%.

We will help you become a dedicated and responsible expert in one of the academic specializations we offer. Your final year internship will open the door to your first job.

The deepening area allows students to strengthen their knowledge in a more specific area of health food.

Objectives

  • to provide the professional skills necessary for the future engineer's job;   
  • to promote professional integration in one of the major sectors of activity in the health food industry.

The areas of study are developed over the 4th and 5th years. The choice of the in-depth course is made at the end of the 3rd year.

The areas of study

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.

The Master of Business Administration (MAE) takes place between the 2nd semester of the 4th year and the 1st semester of the 5th year of the Food and Health engineering program.

Thanks to a framework contract signed with the UPJV (Université de Picardie Jules-Verne), you have the possibility of completing your engineering course in Food and Health with a Master of Business Administration (MAE).

The courses, focused on disciplines related to business management, are taught on Saturdays by teachers and temporary employees of the IAE of Amiens and train you for management missions.

A supplement, corresponding to the costs of registration and logistics, will be required.

Who is it for?

Students and apprentices enrolled in the field of marketing and innovation in agribusiness, provided they have followed in 4th year.

The advantages of this dual training program:

  • You complete your acquired skills in management, business management and steering by opening up to other sectors of activity;   
  • You benefit from the academic expertise of IAE teachers;   
  • You get a diploma of the IAE Amiens;   
  • The success rate reaches 90% to 100%.

Throughout the Food and Health Engineering program, there are multiple ways to gain international experience.

When? From 3rd to 5th year

To give certain students, who are highly motivated by the international scene, the opportunity to have multiple and in-depth experiences abroad through a course of excellence that leads to a certification.

This experience will be validated by an "International Course" certificate as a supplement to the diploma.

It consists of :

  • two academic semesters abroad during the engineering cycle in two different universities   
  • an end-of-studies internship abroad

When? In 3rd, 4th or 5th year

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

The international experience means :

  • experiencing other ways of learning   
  • learning new ways of working   
  • a real asset on your CV   
  • an added value on the international job market

The list of our partner universities

When? In the 5th year

Longer than a simple semester of study, the diploma stay and the double degree constitute an international experience :

  • within a university with which UniLaSalle has an agreement or a university without an agreement or partnership (on the student's proposal);   
  • allowing students to obtain 2 diplomas: that of the host university and that of UniLaSalle;   
  • from 12 to 24 months depending on the host university.

Some examples of host universities:

  • Bernese University of Applied Sciences (HAFL) (Switzerland)   
  • University of Laval (Canada)   
  • AgroParisTech (France)   
  • University of Paris Saclay (France)

Admission

Admission requirements

Training accessible after :

  • General French baccalaureate (compulsory math option)   
  • Bac STAV,   
  • Bac STI2D,   
  • Bac STL

Admission procedures

Admission by application and interview.

Parcoursup procedure required (registration between January 20 and March 11, 2021).

Find the Food and Health Engineering program on Parcoursup:

In "type of training", select "engineering training".
Then, in the item "region", select "Hauts-de-France".

Register on Parcoursup

Admission requirements

The Food and Health engineering program is intended for students who have completed :

  • a scientific university degree (DUT, L2 or L3)   
  • a BTS   
  • a preparatory class for the Grandes Ecoles BCPST, MP, PC, PSI or PT   
  • reorientation: preparatory class for another school, another scientific baccalaureate, foreign course, during the PACES (admission possible from October or during the 2nd semester)


Admission procedures

Admission based on application + motivation interview.

Procedure via an online application on our website.


Open an online application file


Admission sessions

1st session

Application deadline: February 15, 2021
Interview sessions: March 6, 2021 for the Beauvais and Rouen campuses / March 8, 2021 for the Rennes campus
Admission answer: March 22, 2021
Registration deadline: March 31, 2021

2nd session

Application deadline: March 31, 2021
Interview sessions: April 29, 30 and May 3, 2021
Admission answer: May 18, 2021
Application deadline: May 31, 2021

3rd session (subject to availability of places)

Application deadline: May 25, 2021
Interview sessions: June 10, 14 and 15, 2021
Admission results: from June 29, 2021
Registration deadline: July 12, 2021

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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

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