Bioprocess and Fine Chemicals 5th year specialization curriculumCombine biological, chemical and process expertises for the fine chemistry and bioprocesses

Parcours chimie fine et bioprocédés

The engineers are trained to design and  develop new cleaner and safer processes or operate any type of chemical or biotechnological industrial process:
- acquire or improve skills in the fields of biotechnology, synthetic chemistry and processes;
- strengthen fundamental knowledge in these 3 areas while expanding the scientific culture and tools necessary to their integration into a multidisciplinary team.


Knowledge of:

  • Organic chemistry,
  • Process Engineering Basics,
  • Life science.


  • Develop or improve chemistry synthesis process.
  • Develop or improve bioprocesses.
  • Design and dimension processes.
  • Pilot chemical processes or bioprocesses.
  • Concept or Develop new products or new process.
  • Manage a project.
  • Work in a multidisciplinary team.


220 hours including courses, tutorial work, pratical work, case studies and seminars, to which are added a 157 h project and the third year common core.

UE mutual with CveBio

TU1 : Tools in green chemistry and Processes : (3ECTS)

UE2 : Bioprocesses (3ECTS)

UE3 : Formulation (3ECTS)



Chem. Engineering for a sustainable industry

Biomass and raw materials

Case study

enzymatic catalysis


Molecular biology technic

Fermentation Lab Work


Formulation process

Colloïdal state

Polymer applications

Cosmetic applications

Galenic applications

Formulation Lab Work

Specific TU

UE4 : activation et optimisation of reactions (3 ECTS)

UE5 : Processes control (3 ECTS)

UE6 : Separation (3 ECTS)


Total Chemistry Synthesis

Activating chemical reactions

Activating chemical reactions Lab Work

Data reconciliation

Operation scheduling

Mechanical stirring


Multiphasic Reactors

Controlling batch and fed-batch reactors

Solid/Liquid extraction

Mise en forme du solide

Wasterwater treatment

Filtration centrifugation

Process Lab work

Total 220h (18 ECTS)


UE1 : 30 h                 UE4 : 38 h

UE2 : 42 h                 UE5 : 41h

UE3 : 28h                  UE6 : 41h


+ Business engineering (1 ECTS)

Project : 157h (9 ECTS)


The following sectors are targeted:

  • fine chemicals,
  • pharmaceuticals,
  • cosmetics: separation, synthesis, formulation,
  • phytosanitary,
  • energy,
  • engineering,
  • agro-industries,
  • ore mining,
  • waste treatment,
  • chemical industries,
  • plastics industry,
  • teaching.

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