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DHET "Sampling and Analysis in Physical Chemistry"


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Our societies and economies are faced with more challenges every day: reduction of energy consumption, reduction of manufacturing processes impacts on the environment, manufacturing of eco-friendly products, compliance with regulatory requirements... These obligations require reliable and unquestionable data on all chemical products and their synthesis processes. Thus analytical chemistry is an unavoidable science.


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The objective is to train expert executives in the analytical process from the sampling up to the interpretation of the results in a quality assurance environment.

The activity sectors involved are:

  • chemistry,
  • petrochemistry,
  • energy,
  • transport,
  • pharmacy,
  • health,
  • biotechnologies,
  • environment,
  • food-processing industry,


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  • Mastering the scientific concepts and the techniques of sampling and physical and chemical analysis to characterize qualitatively and/or quantitatively solid, liquid or gas media,
  • Designing, carrying out, managing and interpreting an analytical process,
  • Designing and controlling the monitoring of production processes,
  • Selecting and using relevant mathematical tools for data processing for the management and valorization of data,
  • Understand the methodology and issues of quality, safety and environment management systems and use the management tools,
  • Mastering the quality assurance requirements of analytical departments,
  • Estimate the occupational risks in a company,
  • Running team or lab activities,
  • Managing relations with customers, suppliers and subcontractors,
  • Managing technical resources.



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  • Students, employees or job-seekers with at least a level of: 
    • a 4th year of university,
    • a 2nd year of university and 4 years of professional experience (VAE and VAP, accreditations for work experience).
  • Prerequisites: a scientific baccalauréat (or an equivalent to the French scientific high school diploma) and basic knowledge in analytical analysis. 
  • Admissions based on application document.
  • All the candidates (in initial or continuous education) must apply online on e-Candidat


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The training course lasts 12 months. It starts in early October and is divided into two semesters.

First semester

The first semester consists of lectures, tutorials, lab work and a project. Industrial seminars and visits of private and public laboratories complete the training. Courses of English, personal development and business knowledge are also part of the curriculum.

There are individual and collective assessments in oral or written form. They are mainly based on experimental work, case studies and bibliographical review.

Second semester

The second semester is devoted to a work placement in a company of 5 to 6 months. It leads to a written report and an oral presentation by jury taking place in September during a forum gathering industrialists and students.




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Academic unit (UE)













UE1. Engineer's job


Physical Education


UE2. Occupational safety and health

Stakes and Actors

Risk Assessment Methodology

Case Study in a company


UE3. Management Systems

Quality Management System

Safety Management System

Environmental Management System


UE4. Analytical technologies

Instrumental Techniques of Analysis and Characterization

In-line Analysers

Chemical and Biochemical Sensors


UE5. Management and Analysis of Data

Statistical analysis of Data

Data Mining

Data Validation

Computer Tools


UE6. Methodologies and Quality Assurance

Sampling Methodology

Analysis methodology

Quality Assurance (ISO 17025), ICH Guidelines

Experimental approaches (practical class), Conferences











UE1. Business Engineering

Accounting analysis and Business administration

Knowledge and Strategy of Companies

Management of employees

Business intelligence

Career plans

Industrial properties


UE2. Global Project

Global Project


UE3. Internship

Industrial intership


Career prospects

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The experts in sampling and physico-chemical analysis take up jobs in private or public departments. They hold managerial positions in Quality, R&D and/or Analytics.

In the private sector

In the private sector they work in the control or R&D department of big groups or SMEs. They have management functions in the field of analysis and sampling as well as in the field of quality assurance. 

In the public sector

In the public sector these experts work in research or research/training The main functions are: 

  • research & development engineer,
  • measures and analysis coordinator,
  • sales engineer,
  • technical expert,
  • industrial analysis engineer,
  • quality engineer,
  • quality auditor,
  • consultant engineer at the interface of commercial and technical fields,
  • laboratory manager,
  • head of project manager,
  • trainer.


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Many external speakers take part in the curriculum.

They come from instrumentation companies, public or private analysis laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry, the food-processing industry:

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bruker, Alpha Mos, Chromatotech, Amatsi Group, Avogadro, Eurofins,
  • Laboratoire de la Police Scientifique,
  • Laboratoire Départemental de l’Eau, 
  • Sanofi,
  • Pierre Fabre,
  • Unither.

Finally the Caisse d’Assurance Retraite et de la Santé au Travail de Midi-Pyrénées (CARSAT) provides its expertise during the evaluation of professional risks.


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DHET coordinator

INP Toulouse

Institut National Polytechnique of Toulouse:
a Group of "Grandes Ecoles" federated within the same establishment that appears original university in the landscape of higher education and research.