• Favorites

Process and bioprocess engineering


Last modification on: 19/04/2017 - 14:56

Prepare to careers in research in the field of Process and Environmental engineering.
Degree level: LMD/Master 2
Field(s) of education LMD: Science - technologies - health
Major(s): Process and bioprocess engineering
Specialisations: Processes for chemistry, environment and energy (PCE2)
Outgoing level: Master level
Localisation: TOULOUSE
Nature: leads to a qualification - national degree
Possible in: initial course / Continuing education/ VAE (accreditation for work experience)


Last modification on: 19/04/2017 - 14:23

The Master 2 Process and Bioprocess Engineering is a co-certified degree offered by Université Paul Sabatier and Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse. 

The speciality Processes for chemistry, environment and energy (PCE2) offers to students competences allowing them to design, dimension and optimize the behavior of conventional unit operations in chemical engineering and of innovative transformation pathways of matter and energy, (reject limitation, energetic throughput improvement, bioprocesses, miniaturization, …).

This speciality proposes two modules. The module Ingénierie des Procédés Physico-Chimiques has a profesionnal focus. The module Génie des Procédés Avancés is more oriented toward the Research carriers and then prepares to a PhD thesis.

Only the module Génie des Procédés Avancés is open to the ENSIACET students. This module allows to obtain knowledge and competences specific to carriers in Process and Bioprocess Engineering.


Last modification on: 19/04/2017 - 14:25

Required curriculum

This Master is intended for engineers or holders of a Master of Science or students:

  • who validated a first year of Master or an equivalent,
  • and who already have some basic knowledge in process engineering (thermodynamics, kinetics, computer science, transport phenomena, unit operations),
  • in last year of the engineering cycle of INP-ENSIACET.


  • For the ENSIACET FISE and FISA students, the registration to the master PCE2 is possible only if all the UE of 1A and 2A have been validated. It is organized by INP at the same time as the 3A registration at the end of September.


Last modification on: 30/03/2015 - 15:52


For the students of the N cycle (except engineering students)

For the students of the N cycle (except engineering students) there are theoretical courses (200h) during the first semester, taught by researchers and research faculty members of the different establishments, and there is an internship of  introduction to research during the second semester.  
The 1st semester is divided into 7 compulsory academic units (UE) and of three optional UE to choose among 5.

When the "Projet Recherche et Innovation Technologique" (PRIT, Research project and technological innovation) is done on the same subject as the practical internship in a research laboratory, it constitutes a micro-thesis. This micro-thesis formalises a work of studies and research of a complete year and deals with all the steps of a research work (scientific and technological monitoring, positioning of an innovative and original project in an international scientific context, organisation and management of a research project, optimization of scientific results, assessment of potential industrial applications...). 

For engineering students.

For the engineering students the marks of the compulsory UE (transfers, reactors, physical chemistry and English) are calculated from the marks obtained by the student in his previous curriculum. The MATLAB and QHSE courses are automatically validated. The student has to choose two optional UE among the 5 listed on the right. He will have to take two theoretical tests and do the PRIT. 

The practical internship is a typical end-of-studies internship whose terms are given by the student's engineering school. It can take place in a company or in a laboratory, in production, R&D, ... It must include a proven scientific content.


Download the syllabus (.PDF in French)

After the M2R

Last modification on: 19/09/2014 - 15:38

FURTher studies

Students of this master can develop a professional project in the field of academic or private research. The students who continue with a doctoral thesis can have job prospects after their thesis either in a public research organisation - higher education, CNRS, INRA) or in the R&D department (Research and development) in big industrial groups.

The doctoral thesis should not be considered as further studies but as a first professional experience (autonomy, project management, ...) that leads to more expertise, new skills and an international profile (uncommon CV, contacts, relations,...).


Last modification on: 19/04/2017 - 14:53

Partner Laboratories


Last modification on: 19/04/2017 - 14:55

Academic Secretarial offices

  • Marie-Pierre CATHALA
  • ENSIACET admissions office
  • Phone: 05 34 32 33 42
  • Email: (mariepierre.cathala @
  • Brigitte BECHU
  • Secrétariat pédagogique Université Paul Sabatier 
  • Phone: 05 61 55 86 39
  • Bâtiment 1TP1 – Porte 10
    118 route de Narbonne
    31062 Toulouse cedex 09
  • Email: brigitte.bechu @


Master co-certified with  Université Paul Sabatier de Toulouse

Via equivalents, this diploma can be prepared during the last year of the engineering course of ENSIACET.