Process and bioprocess engineeringPCE2

Prepare for careers in engineering and research in the field of process and bioprocess engineering.
Degree level: LMD/Master 2
LMD field(s) of study: Sciences - technologies - health
Field(s): Process and Bioprocess Engineering
Specialities : Specialities : Process engineering for biotechnologies
Exit level : Bac + 5
Grade: Master
Geographical location: TOULOUSE
Nature : Diploma course National diploma
Accessible in : Initial training / Continuing education / VAE


The master's degree in Process and Bioprocess Engineering provides a solid training in the field of Process Engineering, with a specific focus on Bioprocesses and a physico-chemical approach. The course provides students with skills enabling them to design, dimension and optimise the operation of conventional unit operations in process engineering and bioprocesses as well as innovative material and energy transformation chains (implementation of biotechnological processes, waste limitation, improvement of energy yields, miniaturisation, etc.).


The Master is a co-certified degree offered by Université Paul Sabatier  and Toulouse INP.


It is composed of two Master 2 courses: "Process Engineering for Biotechnology" and "Sustainable Physical and Chemical Process Engineering". Only the "Process Engineering for Biotechnology" course is open to ENSIACET engineering students. This allows students to acquire knowledge and skills specific to engineering and research in process and bioprocess engineering.


Required curriculum

The "Process Engineering for Biotechnology" Master PCE2 is aimed at engineers or masters of science or students who have completed the first year of a Master's degree or equivalent, and who already have a basic knowledge of process engineering (thermodynamics, kinetics, computer science, transfer phenomena, unit operations).

It is open to students in their final year of the ENSIACET engineering cycle.

Online registration

  • For the Toulouse INP-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.



The "Process Engineering for Biotechnology" course includes, in the first semester, a theoretical training of approximately 330 hours provided by researchers and teacher-researchers from different Toulouse establishments (UPS and Toulouse INP) and a 5 to 6 month internship in a laboratory or company in the second semester.

The theoretical training is made up of three teaching units (UE) known as the common core and three UE known as the speciality units relating to the "Process Engineering for Biotechnology" course.

The internship is a classic end-of-studies Master 2 internship. It can take place in a company or laboratory, in production, R&D, design office, etc. It must have a proven scientific content (to be validated with the Master's supervisors).


Download the syllabus (.PDF in French)

After the Master's degree

The "Process Engineering for Biotechnology" course of the Master's degree in Process and Bioprocess Engineering (GPB) aims to provide students with a solid scientific training in the field of physical-chemical processes, enabling them to design, carry out, study and control material and energy transformation processes, and to control the quality and properties of finished products. The theoretical and practical teaching provided is based on a foundation of fundamental scientific knowledge and enables students to acquire disciplinary, cross-disciplinary and professional skills, preparing them for immediate professional integration or for possible further study in a doctoral thesis.


Students can, if they wish, develop a professional project in the field of academic or private research. Students who pursue a doctoral thesis can thus find an outlet, at the end of the thesis, either in public research establishments: higher education, CNRS, INRA, or in the private R&D (research and development) centres of major industrial groups.

The doctoral thesis should not be considered as a continuation of studies, but as a first professional experience (autonomy, project management, report writing, etc.), which provides a high degree of scientific and technical expertise, new skills and a national and international outlook (original CV, address books, relations with the academic and industrial world, etc.). 








  • Laboratoire de Génie Chimique

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