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First Year Second Year Third Year Fourth Year - Fall semester Spring semester Fifth Year - Fall semester Spring semester (internship) Fall semester Spring semester Beginning of classes September 6th, 2010 September 6th, 2010 December 1st, 2010 October 4th, 2010 January 31st, 2011 September 13th, 2010, January 2011 End of classes June 30th, 2011 May 31st, 2011 June 30th, 2011 End of January 2011 June 30th, 2011

Engineering cycle

End of December 2010 Up to end of September 2011 January 15th, 2011 June 30th, 2011 January 31st, 2011

MSc MSc Sustainable Manufacturing Cheng

M1 M2 September 6th, 2010 January 17th, 2011 September 6th, 2010

Food Management


September 6th, 2010

December 17th, 2010


International Office Director International Programs Officer International Programs Officer Florence MALAISE Thanh Ly L MINH Mireille MONTPELLIER

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Description of ISA
ISA GROUP, Institut Suprieur dAgriculture, is a French Engineering Institute in Life Sciences and Management. It offers Bachelors, Masters and Engineering programmes in the fields of: - Agriculture, Retail food-chain and Rural Development - Environmental Sciences and Landscape Management - Management and Technology in the Food Industry (quality, safety, process) - Agribusiness, Economics, Marketing and Finance It counts 900 full-time students and welcomes around 80 international students every year. ISA is also member of the Lille Catholic University: 35 faculties, colleges, Engineering and Business Institutes 18 000 full-time students (French largest private university) 1 600 international students from all over the world. 200 students associations for music, sport, culture, wine tasting, international club, 13 libraries, Sport halls, 12 student residences, 4 restaurants,

International collaborations and programmes ISA has more the 200 partner universities all over the world and has developed international Masters programmes or double degrees agreements. ISA Engineering and Masters programmes Our Engineering and Masters programmes combine innovative pedagogy with in-depth scientific expertise developed in our research labs: Industrial Biotechnology Management, food process, quality and safety Environmental sciences and landscape management Agribusiness: economics, marketing and management in agro industry Agriculture, agro-food chain and Rural development Agribusiness in South Asia: market, economics, agro-industry Teaching language is English or French, depending on the programme. ISA offers a high level academic training with practical experience (case studies, long internships, group projects) and individual tutoring. All our ISA Engineering or Masters degrees are fully accredited by the French, European and international standards and are giving access to PhD. Laboratories and Research activities Environment, Soil and Water Soil management, pollution, paleontology, GIS, pollution, waste and water treatment
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Biotechnologies and micro-organisms Biodiversity, micro-nutrients, animal and plant genetics, vegetal parasitology, genotyping, water quality bio-indicators Agriculture, rural development and Agrifood chains Agricultural policies, animal production and welfare, dairy products Industrial processes and agri-food products Nutrition and health, food quality and safety, sensory analysis, food fermentation Agri-business and Agri-food economics Markets, marketing, consumer studies Farm and Company Management Company incubators, software design LILLE AND ITS REGION A crossroad of Europe Often called the Crossroad of Europe, Lille is a privileged centre for exchanges at the very heart of Europe: 6 European capitals are within a radius of 250 kilometres (Paris, Brussels and London among others). The development of transport facilities such as the Channel Tunnel, the European High Speed Train network and the motorway network, enhances Lille's strategic position both in France and in Europe: London is only 1 h 40 minutes away, Paris 1 h away, Amsterdam 2 h and Brussels 38 minutes away! The city itself has about 220,000 inhabitants. Size-wise, the city is number ten and the conurbation number four in France. As the Regions capital, a listed city of Arts, and the cultural capital of Europe in 2004, Lille is an obvious cultural destination. It is also famous for its unique and fine architecture, the legacy of a rich past with various influences. For more details on the city, please visit Living on a campus in the heart of the city ISA International Office Upon arrival in Lille, international students are immediately taken care of by the International Relations Department who handles their administrative and logistic matters: procedure for resident cards, reserving a room in a university residence, campus visit, registering for classes and other information about the students stay. The Association MeltIsa, composed of ISA students, aims at giving international students a warm welcome and to help them fit in easily with the student body and feel right at home. They organize dinners, parties, tours of the town and the region, trips to the sea, Paris, BrusselsIt offers the opportunity to meet either foreign or French students and to have a great time together. The Campus The Campus is situated in the heart of the city made up of cosmopolitan markets, stylish shops and beautiful gardens.
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REGISTRATION PROCEDURE 1. Deadline for application - 15th May for Semester 1 - 1st November for Semester 2 - 15th May for one academic year or for a whole master programme 2. Registration 3. Useful information - Complete all the application forms including the list of courses you plan to take at ISA. - description of courses is available on ISA website

MARKS AND CREDITS: YOU CAN NOT CLAIM CREDIT FOR A COURSE IF: 1. Your marks are not equal or superior to 12/20 2. You have not fulfilled all exam requirements related to the module TESTS AND EXAMS: WRITTEN EXAMS: Extra time and dictionary allowed for international students ISA ENGINEERING DEGREE Diplme dIngnieur : You want to study at ISA for two years (postgraduate diploma) to obtain the Masters Degree in Agriculture, Diplme dIngnieur de lISA; please note the pre-requisites : - Bachelor degree in biology, agriculture, agronomy or other scientific disciplines. - Satisfactory level of French, allowing you to follow lectures and to study in French higher education (a DELF or DALF test is required) LINGUISTIC KNOWLEDGE Foreign students are required to have a satisfactory level of French, allowing them to follow lectures and to study in French higher education. Therefore a copy of a DELF or DALF exam, or any test of French (TCF, other) has to be sent together with the application form. If the student does not have such a document, a letter of reference from a French teacher or from the Head of the Foreign Languages Department, should be sent (see registration form). In addition to this, a letter of application, written in French by the student, also has to be added to the application form. All international students have to follow the French classes organized at ISA (2 hrs/week). These classes are free of charge. The students will get ECTS credits for these classes.

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Practical information


International students are expected to arrive in Lille 1 week before the start of classes. Upon arrival in Lille, please report to the International Programs Office. Opening hours, Monday to Friday 9.00 am/ 2.00 pm/6.00 pm Please call us for alternative arrangements. From France: Outside of France: (+33)



Non-European students must obtain a long stay study visa (VLSTS : Visa Long Sjour valant Titre de Sjour) from the French Consulate. A tourist visa is not sufficient and you will face being expelled from France after 3 months and any diplomas or credit obtained will not be recognised.

To obtain a long stay visa you must provide the French Consulate with: A pre-registration certificate from a host school or faculty (= ISA admission letter) A proof of financial support (official bank letter attesting that you have a minimum of 450 Euros / month for your entire study period) A proof of accommodation (= ISA accommodation certificate) A valid passport A recent passport-size photograph

For further information: You will be delivered a 4 to 12 months visa, depending on the duration of your studies in France.

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ESSENTIAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES TO COMPLETE ONCE IN FRANCE Lille Catholic University signed an agreement with Prfecture du Nord (French authorities) to simplify the procedure of getting the residence permit. As soon as you arrive in France, the ISA International Programs Office will help you through the whole procedure.

At the airport: Make sure that the immigration officer stamps your passport with the date of arrival Documents to be submitted upon arrival in Lille: - Demande dattestation OFII (documents that is given to the students by the French Embassy/Consulate), duly filled This document will be sent to the OFII offices, along with the copies of your passport pages, by the ISA International Office. Medical examination: After processing the application, OFII will send the students a notification of appointment for a medical examination, after which a validation sticker will be added on the students passports.

Requested documents for the medical examination: - Passport - Passport size picture - Residence attestation - 55 OMI* tax stamp (it has to be bought prior to the appointment) The address to buy this stamp is: Prfecture du Nord 12/14 rue Jean Sans Peur Lille Recettes des impts Open hours: from Monday to Tuesday: 8.30 pm 4.00 pm and on Friday: 8.30 pm to 3.00 pm * OMI (Office des Migrations Internationales)

Important: without a valid long stay visa, you are not allowed to travel out of France except if on your student visa, it is written FRANCE + SCHENGEN and next to entre: mul (multiple entries). In this case, this is valid until the expiry date of your student visa. To note: the Schengen countries are: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Island, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Netherlands, Portugal, Spanish, Sweden

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HEALTH INSURANCE Health insurance is indispensable throughout your stay in France.

European Union Students: Bring with you your European health insurance card or the health insurance certificate provided by the authorities in your home country. Non-European Union Students: If you are under 28 and youre staying in France for more than 4 months Even if you come to France with your own health insurance, you must take the French Health Insurance (Scurit Sociale). The annual premium is to be paid for the entire academic year no matter when students come to France. The cost is 198 Euros. It is valid one year from October 1 to September 30 the year after. It refunds about 70 % of medical expenses. On your arrival, the ISA International Programs Office will help you to fill in the appropriate forms.

It is optional but recommended to get a complementary cover to obtain better refunds. This insurance is different from the affiliation to the Scurit Sociale. Several student insurance companies exist. Most of the students from Lille Catholic University take out the SMENO package: The costs vary depending on the insurance company and the option chosen (from 70 Euros/academic year)

If you are over 28 years: You must buy a private health insurance ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD

In a Lille Catholic University Residence Hall: Contact : A.E.U. (Association d'Entraide Universitaire) The housing office (AEU) is situated 47 Bd Vauban (2nd floor) - 59800 Lille E-mail: - Tel: +33 (0)3 20 15 97 78 Fax: +33 (0)3 20 28 52 42 80 All the housing information and the housing application forms are on line: For further information, please contact Important: These student residences enable you to receive a rent allowance of approximately 80 Euros A.L.S. (Allocation Logement Social) .To obtain it, the conditions are: For European Union students: to have an identity card and to stay more than 3 months in the same accommodation.
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For non European Union students: to have a visa long sjour (residence permit) and to stay more than 3 months in the same accommodation The ISA International Programs Office will help you to fill in the required documents on your arrival. For further information: University Restaurants: Outside campus: the restaurant list is available on On Campus: Le Meurein situated 125 rue Meurein A typical meal includes a starter, a main course, and a dessert for 2, 90 Euros (cost in 2009-2010) For further information: TYPICAL MONTHLY BUDGET sources : CROUS Accommodation Food Books and materials Transport Personal from 250 to 400 Euros 180 Euros 50 Euros 0 - 40 Euros 100 Euros From 580 to 770 Euros Dont forget: Tuition fees (if you dont participate within a student exchange program) Health insurance Housing deposit and insurance on accommodation

Accommodation costs (throught the University residences): To be paid before arrival - Booking fees: 165 Euros - Deposit: 560 Euros (refundable at the end of the stay) - Accommodation Tax (non refundable): 67 Euros - 1st rent: from 250 to 531 Euros

To be paid on arrival - Accommodation insurance (in case of fire, robbery, damageetc): 35 Euros - Optional: pillow, bed sheets, blanket: 50 Euros a year Health insurance costs: - Annual Premium: 198 Euros
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- Optional complementary insurance: from 70 Euros / academic year

Resident permit: - OMI fiscal stamp: 55 Euros

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First year program

The first year starts in the first week of September and ends in the end of June. All classes are taught throughout the year.

Course Title Exact Sciences Mathematics, Statistics and Computer skills Physics I Chemistry I Biochemistry I Life and Earth Sciences Plant Biology - Botany Cellular Biology Zoology Basics Geology Economics Economics I Accounting I Agricultural Management Communication and Personal Skills English Communication Skills I Sports Professional Experience Agricultural Internship

ECTS credits 7 6 6 4 6 2 4 6 2,5 1,5 1,5 3,5 3 1 6

Number of Hours 93 72 74 53 79 26 50 80 32 18 18 52 46 40 160

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Second year program

The second year starts in the first week of September and ends in the end of May. All classes are taught throughout the year.

Course Title Exact Sciences Chemistry II Biochemistry II Algorithmics and Programming Statistics and Mathematics Physics II Life Sciences Plant Physiology Genetics Animal Physiology Scientific Article Analysis Microbiology Soil Sciences Soil Science Fertilization Hydrogeology Economics Economics II Communication and personal skills English Intercultural Communication Interpersonal Communication Skills Epistemology Sport Professional Experience Agricultural Training Period Food Industry Training Period

ECTS Credits 4,5 2,5 1 5 4,5 4 4,5 5,5 2,5 4 2,5 1 1,5 2,5 2,5 1,5 1,5 1 1 4 2

Number of hours 58 28 16 80 68 48 54 70 27 46 30 12 24 30 40 20 20 10 45 160 70

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Third year program

The third year starts in the first week of December and ends in the end of June. All classes are taught throughout the year. Course Title Fundamentals Decision-making tools Ethics Communication skills English (Intercultural Communication) Second Foreign Language (German, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, etc.) Economics Agrifood Economics Financial Auditing General and Analytical Accounting Study of an agro-industry chain : Dairy Chain production Grain Farming Fruit and Vegetables sector Sugar Farms/Factories/Distilleries Fish Farming Forestry Industry Environmental Sciences Environmental Sciences Ecology Biotechnology and Food Industry Food Microbiology Physics applied to the Food Industry Agrarian Systems Agricultural Policies and the Evolution of Agriculture Reproduction and lactation physiology Animal Nutrition Technical Diagnosis Plant Disease Control Crop Improvement Optional Week 1: Multimedia: Website Veterinary Practical Introduction to Sensorial Analysis International Trade Ecotoxicology Non-food valorisations of plant productions and introduction to ethology Formulation and development of a ready-made meal Optional Week 2: Technical Cultural Routes Veterinary Practical Multimedia: Website Palaeontology Physics and Chemistry of Surface Waters Simulation: Economics and Accounting Industrial Food Technology: theory and practice Non-food valorisations of plant productions and introduction to ECTS Credits 7 1,5 1 1,5 3 3 2 1,5 4 Number of hours 80 18 16 30 38 30 22 18 50

1 2 2 5 1,5 1 3 6 3 1 2,5

15 20 20 60 18 12 34 50 38 14 40



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ethology Formulation and development of a ready-made meal Bioprocesses Professional Experience 9 week Internship


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Fourth year program

Fall semester courses (October - January)
Core curriculum:
Course Title Agricultural Project Study Food Biochemistry Quality Management Human Nutrition Financial Management Marketing Micro-Economics Corporate and Labor Laws Human Resources Management Scientific Methods of Management Information Systems Reflecting on the Personal Project Work on an Essay Foreign Language (German, Spanish, Intermediate English, Chinese, Portuguese, etc.) ECTS credits 6 1 1 1 1,5 2,5 2 3 1 1,5 1 0,25 2 Number of hours 90 35 14 18 30 23 28 10 20 15 20 1 40

Optional courses:
Module Widening Scientific Horizons Course Title Genetic Engineering Fish Farming Business Start-ups Education and Teaching Trades Business Communication Advanced Multimedia: Creating an Application University Choir Communication and Theatrical Expression Art Our Society in Questions Communication Skills Knowing One-Self and Acknowledging the others Responsibility as an exercise Evolution Theories Religious Studies ECTS credits 5 5 5 5 5 5 1,25 1,25 1,25 1,25 1,25 1,25 1,25 1,25 1,25 Number of hours 75 75 75 70 75 75 40 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

Developing Personal and Human Skills

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Spring semester courses (February - June)

One option to choose from the following (AFT, MTIA, AEG or EA)*
o Then, in each option, students must choose 3 long units ( UEL - 5 credits) and 5 short units (UEC - 3 credits), for a total of 30 credits. * AFT: Agriculture, Production and Agrifood Chain, Rural Development MTIA: Management and Technologies in the Food Industry AEG: Agribusiness, Economic, Marketing and Management EA: Environmental Sciences and Landscape Management February UEL 1 (5 credits) Plant Biotechnology Agricultural suppliers Food processing March April UEL 2 (5 credits) Ruminant animal husbandry Agriculture and environment Conception and analysis of food products Food distribution May June UEL 3 (5credits) Innovative and sustainable culture systems Fishfarming Conception and analysis of food products



Advanced marketing Audit and management control Financial study case Rural Development and Food Industry Trends in the Southern Countries Soil pollution and landscape restoration in Europe Waste management Waste water management Energy Landscape management and development UEC 1 (3 credits) UEC 2 (3 credits) UEC 3 (3 credits) UEC 4 (3 credits) UEC 5 (3 credits) I international trade and export techniques Bases of AFT specialization: Which agricultural models in Europe? Control and Physicochemical Analysis Techniques in the Food Industry Corporate strategy Natural resources and environmental economics Animal selection Indebted farmers Farm buildings design Modelling of agronomical systems Food safety and law Battery farming Plant experiment Agricultural Malherbology and entomology Animal health Production Management Ingredients and formulation Packaging and logistics Advanced Sensory Analysis Sales force




Corporate law

Advanced Human Resources Management Risks management

Long term business financing Environmental law

Environmental Management

Advanced ecology

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Fifth year program

General overview
The fifth year program consists of a specialization and a thesis written at the end of a long-term internship. IFall Semester: Specialization (30 ECTS credits)

Students choose one specialization among the following: Rural Development: Issues and new engineering INOVAL: project management in the food industry Business Management in the food industry Environmental management and expertise QHSE: Quality, Hygiene, Safety and Environmental management in the food industry Nutrition and Health Each specialization is independent from the others and students must follow all the courses of the specialization they have chosen. IISpring semester: Long-term internship and thesis (30 ECTS credits)

The thesis is written during a six months professional internship. Students are evaluated during an oral defense in front of a jury, including the company tutor.

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RURAL DEVELOPMENT Issues and new engineering Understand the new issues at stake in the agricultural world and acquire a work method in order to help the famers in a changing environment. 1- Objectives The main goal of this specialization is to train engineers who will be able to determine and understand the new issues of agriculture and to set up appropriate methods to help the famers develop their businesses, with either: - new sectors of activity - a rural/local development project - a business consulting activity 2- Content a. Understand the environment and determine the demand product quality specifics of the production methods consumers demand globalization and its issues in the agricultural world Tools to meet the demand Technical itineraries (Bio, Fertimieux, etc.) Certification and qualification of a farm Insertion of agriculture in a local territory project Diversification Farm strategies Tools of the Engineer (Development Engineering) Needs analysis tools (interviews/questionnaires and typology) Project management with farmers Partnership management Group communication and social marketing in development actions Evaluation of actions Group activities Sales marketing Business consulting



Period: September December

Contact: Bruno Guermonprez,

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INOVAL Innovation project management in the food industry

1- Objectives The emergence of competitivity poles has put innovation at the heart of the companies economic development strategies. Innovation allows companies to make new profits and to achieve an efficient and sustainable economical development. In order to meet the markets dynamics and the ever changing demand, the engineer has to be reactive and able to take into account the various economical and technical components. 2- Content management of innovating projects, acquisition of management skills thorough knowledge of the consumer in order to set up marketing and innovation strategies improvement of technical culinary skills adaptation of the packaging to the product and the consumer management of a professional project that meets the companies demands

INOVAL matches the companies new needs such as developers needs, executives will to link research and consumers needs, but it also transcribes the consumers needs into technical language. After this specialization, students often apply to positions such as project manager, marketing manager, R&D manager, etc. Period: September December

Contact: Flore RATAJ,

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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Marketing/Finance 1- Objectives This specialization offers a global approach of business management in the food industry using various teaching methods: modules taught by both ISA staff and professionals from the food industry and other sectors of activity (retail, banking, notary sector); business role playing. Each module is based on the students knowledge and aims at making them fully operational in the prospect of a long term internship or a first job. 2- Content The specialization is divided into a core curriculum and two options. It is aimed at both students who wish to have a career in sales and marketing, and students who want to work in business management and finance. a- Core curriculum Students have to attend all of the following modules: project management sales management motivation and management crisis management finance management preparation to recruiting techniques: individual and group interviews b- Marketing option This option offers a deeper knowledge in order for students to be as prepared as possible when they first enter the work market. innovation management brand management surveys (sample groups, etc.) industrial marketing Supply Chain Management advertising communication c- Finance option This option (and a well adapted six months internship) allows the students to complete the Master 1 and 50% of Master 2 Gestion du Patrimoine (i.e. 90 credits) from the Ecole Suprieure des Affaires (Faculty of Management Sciences at the University of Lille 2), provided they validate the following modules: Bank and risk management Business transfer Financial/property transfer techniques Business forms Business evaluation methods
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The full Master (120 credits in a whole) can be completed, for those who wish to do so, by following a complementary training after the specialization (2 weeks in September and 2 weeks in October): pair report (10 credits) portfolio management (5 credits) taxation of financial products (5 credits) retirement pensions, life insurance (5 credits) patrimonial tools and negotiation (5 credits)

Period: September December

Contacts: - Marketing option: Julie CHRISTIAEN, - Finance option: Corinne STATNIK,

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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND EXPERTISE 1- Objectives The main goal of this specialization is to train future engineers who will be able to: identify and diagnose agricultural, industrial or local environmental problems treat them and prevent them by proposing feasible solutions (on a technical, economical and social level) manage projects in the various sectors of the environment, from industrial environment to the management of biodiversity

Future employers may be research offices, local governments, companies, public and semi-public organizations, associations. Positions are as varied as project manager, environment manager, technical sales manager, research manager, etc. 2- Content a- Core curriculum noise pollution and odour treatment local governments polluted sites and soils management air quality water resources management nature, detection and sampling of pollutants ecotoxicology communication Geographic Information System project management English group projects six months internship Pre-requisite/optional courses for students who havent taken these courses before: environmental law waste management water treatment risks management environmental management b- Options Industrial environment - Risks management - Quality, safety and environmental management - Industrial environment Energy Ecobuilding - Ecobuilding Autocad (Computer Assisted Drawing) - Energetics - Transport and logistics Natural environment management - Modellizing ecology - Plant association
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- Natural environment preservation - Hydrology hydrogeology Fundamentals in business administration - Environmental economics - Labor law - Marketing and environment - Business start up Period: September April Contact: Franck CHAUVIN,

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QHSE MANAGEMENT Management of Quality, Hygiene, Safety and Environment in the Food Industry Fully taught in English 1- Objectives This specialization aims at training future managers in the fields of quality, hygiene, safety and environment in the food industry. The concept of quality includes all its aspects, from the most general to the most modern point of view, which includes every operator from production to processing, selling, safety regulations and protection of the environment. The teachings are based on three axes: Developing and consolidating knowledge of the quality technical tools, as well as safety and environment related knowledge (scientific, technical and legal) Broadening industrial, economic and social culture Developing abilities in the fields of intercultural and non hierarchical communication and group activities 2- Content This specialization is completely taught in English (courses, projects, supervision and exams). The final internship thesis is the only part that may be written in French. This specialization is divided into three modules: Technical module on Quality, Hygiene, Safety and Environment Management and business knowledge Project (on a specialization topic linked with an industrial partner) The MSc Industrial Biotechnology Management is in partnership with the Faculty of Sciences and Technologies of the Lille Catholic University and Loyola College in Chennai (India). It is made up of a dozen French students and about twenty international students. Period: September December Contact: Audrey MISRAHI,

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1- Objectives This specialization aims at giving engineers the necessary skills and knowledge to evaluate, master, improve and communicate about the health and nutrition impact of their technical choices all along the food chain, from agricultural production to storage, processing and distribution. Its other objective is for the future engineers to acquire a double competency in the field of health and food. Future jobs include Communication Manager, Food Industry Regulation Manager, R&D Manager, Health and Nutrition Manager in a food company, etc. The main sectors of employment are agricultural chains, food companies, institutional catering, consulting companies, etc. 2- Content This specialization is made up of 5 modules. Human needs Objectives: to and health. o o o o understand and anticipate human needs; to understand the relation between food Physiological needs Eating habits Link between eating and health Nutritional pathologies

Food and its nutrients Objectives: to have an overview of all the different types of food, from simple food to nutritional supplements, and to understand the concept of balanced eating. o Food o Food for specific target groups o Nutritional supplements o Food improvement o The impact of process o The concept of balanced eating The role of official institutions Objectives: to know the official institutions related to food and health, discover the political context that led to actions and regulations, to know which entities will help setting up actions in a company. o Official institutions in the field of food and health o Public policies in the field of nutrition and health o How to support and speed up the growth of a channel?

Development of a nutrition and health approach in the food chain Objectives: to think about the social role of a company, especially in the field of health. Discover the market, its size and evolution. To find a way to consolidate practices in an agro food chain or a company, in order to develop products that will meet both the consumers and societys needs. o Social role of each of the entities involved in the channel
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The nutritional food market and the people and institutions involved How to create a channel, a product in nutrition and health? How to guarantee food safety? How to communicate to the final consumer? Scientific marketing

Study of a channel Testimonies channel by channel Objectives: study the actions implemented by agro food chains or companies to create, protect and develop products in a nutrition and health context. Lectures by professionals. o Dairy products o Meat o Vegetables o Cereal and Algae o Sugar o Seafood

Professional study This specialization also includes an industrial study ordered by a professional in the field of nutrition and health. Students will have to work in teams one day per week and present their report to the sponsor at the end of the semester. Field trip A 2- to 3-day field trip will allow the students to discover the organization of a health products oriented agro food chain. Student will see equipment and meet people involved in the whole chain, from agricultural production to process, and have the opportunity to exchange ideas with teams who work on the issue of nutrition and health. Assessment Written and oral reports of the various group and individual projects.

Period: September December

Contacts: - Eric Taisne: - Christophe Fachon:

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