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    70 Specialisations
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    (5 years)
  • 28 International Programs 

Agri-Food Industry

This specialization trains managers capable both of mastering the technology specific to the grain industry and the aspects related to microbiological health safety tests, and of adapting to positions in agri-food. Students are also taught about certain environmental microbiology problems related to pollution from the agri-food industry. Two optional modules are offered in 3rd year: “formulation and quality of grain products” and “health and environmental safety”.


Diploma of Engineering / Agri-Food Industry


Further study

PhD in a research laboratory or within the framework of an industrial contract for training through research (CIFRE), master’s degree in management, etc.


With their advanced knowledge of microbiology, food engineering and plant science, graduates of this specialization are capable of giving correct diagnoses on quality and manufacturing processes, of envisaging an industrial project in its entirety and of bringing it to fruition. Proving the pertinence of their qualification, these engineers find work in open professions, from R&D to marketing, in various fields, agricultural coops, primary grain processing companies (cereals, oilseeds, etc.), secondary processing companies (animal food, malthouse, starch manufacturing, etc.).


The course takes 3 years.

Year 3

-First year of the engineering cycle: 28 weeks of classes + a one-month “company discovery” internship.

-General knowledge for engineers (company life, English).

-Basic science (mathematics, computer science, thermodynamics).

-Plant science (biochemistry, genetics, plant physiology, etc.).

-Food-processing engineering

Year 4

-Second year of the engineering cycle: 24 weeks of classes + a two-month “technician” internship.

- General knowledge for engineers.

- Science for engineers (thermal science, software, statistics, management, etc.).

- Food-processing engineering, food science, plant biotechnology.

-Scientific and technical project.

Year 5

-Third year of the engineering cycle: 14 weeks of classes

-6 month “engineering” internship

-Applied science (phytosanitary treatments, applied microbiology, etc.).

-Industrial management and computer science.

-Project: design of manufacturing lines

-Two optional modules: “formulation and quality of grain products” and “health and environmental safety”.

Well-targeted public

- Students from the PeiP program, which is the preparation cycle for Polytech network engineering schools.

- Selective recruitment Year 3

- Students having successfully completed their 2nd year in tertiary education Year 4

- Students having successfully completed their 4th year in tertiary education


For more information:

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Person responsible
Corbineau Françoise
01 44 27 37 12
Administrative coordinator

UPMC - Polytech'Paris UPMC
Spécialité Agroalimentaire
Boîte courrier 135
4, place Jussieu 75252 Paris Cedex 05

phone number (33)

e-mail address : agral-polytech@upmc.fr
Person responsible for the schooling department
Tavernier Laetitia

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