Engineering in ChemistryCH

Engineering in Chemistry

Engineers in chemistry: be innovative actors of sustainable and responsible chemistry!

ENSIACET Engineers in chemistry develop strategies to synthesize complex molecules with different functional properties, which can be obtained from synthetic reactants or derived from renewable resources. They also master analytical tools to characterize molecules and target products. Working on interdisciplinary projects in a team means their approach integrates upstream economic requirements and environmental impacts for the choice of chemical processes.


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The Toulouse INP-ENSIACET “Engineering in chemistry” major aims to train and certify skilled engineers for the synthesis, analysis, characterization and industrial implementation of complex molecules and target products in the context of sustainable and responsible chemistry. This engineering curriculum develops knowledge, skills and work best practices to address any technical concerns and to assume different responsibilities.


  • Research and development of new efficient and reliable products and processes which respect human health and the environment.
  • Mastery of methods and analytical tools to follow reactions, study product  properties and estimate their environmental impact.
  • Understanding of matter behaviour (how it creates and transforms itself).
  • Experience in creating new molecules and materials with innovating properties.
  • Ability to take up challenges to fight against pollution, create new medicines and develop new energy sources.


  • Analyse and characterize the functional properties of products and assess their environmental impact  (Life Cycle Analysis, Carbon footprint and eco-toxicity).
  • Create and develop synthesis strategies to meet the demands of high efficiency and reaction selectivity in the context of sustainable and responsible chemistry.
  • Master analytical tools applied to the separation, identification, characterisation and quantification of molecules or target products (fields of synthesis and process).
  • Take into account demands related to the fabrication process at the beginning of the approach:
    • choose the process,
    • recover and use by-products,
    • risks control and estimation.

Course subjects

Percentage of subjects




Organic, Inorganic, Theoretical, Polymers, Analytical, Electrochemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Biochemistry


Engineering sciences


Chemical reactors, Unit Operations, Molecular simulation, Corrosion, Heterogeneous catalysis, Materials, Nuclear physic-chemistry




English, Physical Education, Conferences


Engineering professions


Quality Health Safety Environment, Economics, Business  Knowledge,Communication


Math and computer science


Applied mathematics, Programming, numerical computation




Thermodynamics, Kinetics, transfer phenomena (thermal and heat diffusions)

Societal impact

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Contribution to society

  • Biodegradable materials, agro-materials,etc.
  • Cosmetics
  • Health : pharmaceutical products,
  • Energy
  • Environment

Examples of internships (in French)



3rd year internship topic



2018FlorianSynthèse de polymères biosourcésITERGCANEJAN
2018ValentinConception et synthèse de prodrogues polymériques innovantes pour la solubilisation et la vectorisation des principes actifsSERVIERORLÉANS
2018ClarisseSynthèse et caractérisation de tensioactifsSURFACTGREENCOMPIÈGNE
2018JulienDéveloppement d'une méthode d'analyse par GC-MS des composés du packaging pouvant migrer dans l'eauNESTLÉ WATERS MANAGEMENT et TECHNOLOGYVITTEL
2018ChristopheSuivi de la réaction d'isomérisation des xylénes sur zéolithe par spectroscopie infrarouge operandoIFP ÉNERGIES NOUVELLESSOLAIZE
2018JulienSynthèse catalytique de composés organo-soufrésARKEMALACQ
2018CharlèneMise en place d'un processus pour le suivi d'incidentsESSO RAFFINAGEFOS-SUR-MER
2018ClaireRecherche et développement de solvants vertsNOVANCEVENETTE
2018StéphaneProduction d'un actif biotechnologique pour la dermo-cosmétiquePIERRE FABRE DERMO-COSMÉTIQUEBOULOGNE
2018LolaMicro-encapsulation de parfum à base d'hydrogelsGIVAUDAN FRANCE ARGENTEUIL
2018MarjorieAmélioration continue de procédés de production SANOFI CHIMIEARAMON

Job prospects for engineers in engineering in chemistry

1st job placement

first job chemistry students

Employer company sizes

companies size chemistry students

Sectors of activity

Graduates are recruited by companies in the sectors of:

  • chemical industries
  • health
  • cosmetics
  • natural or synthetic polymers
  • organic materials
  • specialty chemicals (adhesives, paints, phytosanitary industries…)
  • analytical control
  • environment
  • safety
  • ...

Main sectors of activity of ENSIACET Engineers in engineering in Chemistry (including every school year from 2013 to 2018)

sectors of activity chemistry students

Roles and jobs

The engineers in engineering in chemistry mainly work in:

  • research and development
  • operations

They participate in:

  • the field of engineering,research and technical consultancy
  • production, operation, control, maintenance, tests, quality or safety units
  • project management

Main functions of ENSIACET Engineers in engineering in Chemistry (including every school year from 2013 to 2018)

Functions of Chemistry students


Contact Toulouse INP-ENSIACET

L'école de la transformation de la matière et de l'énergie

4, allée Emile Monso - CS 44362
31030 TOULOUSE Cedex 4, France

+33 (0)5 34 32 33 00