Sustainable chemistry and Bioprocesses 5th year specialization domainCDB


This 5th year specialization domain aims to train engineers to implement clean technologies in a sustainable development context in order to provide solutions in the fields of green chemistry, bioprocesses and the environment.

The 5th year specialization domain is composed of four 5th year specialization curriculums.


CVeBio and CFiBio include 100-hr mutual courses focusing on the fields of Green processes, Formulation and Bioprocesses. Mutual courses are taught in English, as well as all the Green Chemistry courses (CVeBio).

CDEn has 25 hours of courses in common with CVeBio.

  • CVeBio courses are coupled with the Master of Green Chemistry (UPS/Toulouse INP).
  • CFiBio courses are coupled with the Master of Processes and Bioprocesses (UPS/Toulouse INP).
  • CDen courses are transverse within Toulouse INP.
  • PPQPS courses are coupled with UPS/Faculté de Pharmacie

The four pathways include a 157 hour project (topics will be defined by the research centers, in connection with industrial issues) and lectures shared with the other specializations (Business engineering). 10% of lectures and seminars are taught by guest speakers e.g. foreign invited professors or industrial partners such as TOTAL, UCB Pharma, Laboratoires Expanscience, Lallemand…

In our effort to expand diversity, our students come from different origins:

  • ENSIACET students mainly from the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering departments,
  • Students under professional contract,
  • Students of the Gay-Lussac Federation,
  • France exchange students  (ENSAT or other Sciences Agro Schools),
  • Foreign exchange students,
  • Students of the International Master Green CAP,
  • Students of Toulouse INP for the CDEn courses,
  • Students of Master M1 (PPQPS).

Objectives of the 5th year specialization curriculums


  • Mastering the transformation of renewable resources,
  • Developing functional, safe and innovative bioproducts,
  • Developing catalytic processes.


  • Designing and pilot (bio) processes,
  • Implementing chemical activation methods,
  • Developing and formulating fine chemical products


  • Designing water treatment facilities,
  • Minimizing the environmental impacts of industrial processes,
  • Acquiring methods of prevention and treatment of pollution.


  • Designing processes for the production of health products
  • Driving production units in compliance with regulatory requirements and the quality approach
  • Implementing procedures for the control of health products

Jobs opportunities

  • Research & Development Engineer
  • Innovation Manager
  • Chemistry / Biotechnology Process Development Manager
  • Production Engineer
  • Formulation Engineer
  • Product Application Engineer / Product Manager
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Responsible for validation/qualification
  • Responsible for Quality control/Quality assurance

Activity fields

  • New energy supply chains
  • Fine chemistry
  • Specialty (Bio)products
  • Health & Cosmetics
  • Agro-industry and agro-chemistry
  • Environment
  • Phamaceutical engineering
  • Control and quality (raw materials and products)
  • Production and regulatory affairs
  • Effluent treatment and depollution

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