Bachelor Level Courses

The first three years at ISA Lille are an undergraduate study program and part of an integrated preparatory course designed to equip students with the fundamental skills they need to succeed in ISA Lille's Master of Science and Engineering programs.

life sciences

To begin, Years 1 and 2 of the agricultural engineering program give students core scientific and technical knowledge in fundamental life sciences. Students explore key concepts of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and economics while learning essential foreign language and interpersonal skills. In their third year, students start applying these fundamentals in our specialization fields: plant science, animal science, food technology, environmental science and agricultural economics.

All bachelor-level courses are taught in French only. If you are an exchange student currently pursuing an undergraduate degree, you may be eligible to take courses in our Master's programs during your academic exchange.
Learn more about exchange programs

Admissions Requirements

For first-year admission at the Undergraduate level, the prerequisites are: 

  • High school diploma with a background in sciences: biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics 
  • B2 level in French, certified by an official test score 

Admission directly into Year 2 or Year 3 is based on students’ background and decided by the admission committee.
Contact us for more information.

Bachelor level program


All undergraduate courses are taught in French

*Course spread over both fall and spring semesters 

Languages (Spanish, German, Portuguese, English)* 3 ECTS
Communication Skills*3 ECTS
Maths and statistics* 6 ECTS
Chemistry I* 6 ECTS
Plant Biology 6 ECTS
Cellular Biology 3 ECTS
Zoology Basics 3 ECTS
Geology 6 ECTS
Accounting I3 ECTS
Economics3 ECTS
Physics I6 ECTS
Biochemistry I3 ECTS
Agricultural Internship (on a farm) 6 ECTS
Languages (Spanish, German, Portuguese, English)* 3 ECTS
Communication Skills* 3 ECTS
Maths and Statistics* 6 ECTS
Physics II 3 ECTS
Chemistry II* 3 ECTS
Biochemistry II3 ECTS
Soil Science3 ECTS
Genetics 3 ECTS
Animal Physiology6 ECTS
Economics II3 ECTS
Food Industry Internship3 ECTS
Microbiology3 ECTS
Refresher Course12 ECTS
Data Manage (Database, Data Analysis, ERP)4 ECTS
Intercultural and Interpersonal Skills2 ECTS
Languages (Spanish, German, Portuguese, English)* 3 ECTS
Food Science and Technology2 ECTS
Food Industry Engineering*4 ECTS
Plant Protection2 ECTS
Plant Production2 ECTS
Environmental and Quality Management2 ECTS
Food Industry Economics*3 ECTS
Environmental Evaluation and Eco-Conception2 ECTS
Data Management Project5 ECTS
Principles of Marketing2 ECTS
Elective (choose one):
- Molecular Cooking
- Cultivation Technical Sequences
- Eco-Innovation
- Geological Scientific Investigation
- Business Simulations
- International Trade
- Co-design
- Quality Agriculture
- Introduction to Ecology
- Veterinary Practice
General Zootechnics2 ECTS
Water Management2 ECTS
General and Analytic Accounting and Management Control3 ECTS
Cultural Approach to Agriculture and Food Industry3 ECTS
Elective (choose one):
- Horse Industry
- Grain Sector
- Forestry Industry
- Dairy Chain Production
- Sugar Farms/Factories/Distilleries

Undergraduate internships 

Finally, the acquisition of professional skills is at the heart of ISA’s agricultural engineering program. Internships are an important part of the curriculum all along the 5 years of study since they gradually apply all of the scientific and managerial skills acquired in the classroom. ISA professors supervise and evaluate each internship, therefore helping to ensure the acquisition of skills and consolidation of learning outcomes. 

  • 1st year: 2 months’ farm placement; ISA organizes the students’ placement on a farm in France 
  • 2nd year: 2 weeks in Food Industry; Students must find a company and apply on their own, in France or abroad 
  • “Rupture”: During the summer holiday between the 2nd and 3rd year, students are required to embark on a 4-month international working experience. ISA students set out for all corners of the world to volunteer, intern, work and, most of all, have an unforgettable experience that shapes the rest of their personal, academic and professional path. 
  • 3rd year: 2 months as an Engineering Apprentice; Students must find a company and apply on their own in France or abroad. In addition, students must define their project with the approval of an ISA supervisor. 

Career Opportunities
for ISA Bioengineers 

Due to its comprehensive and practical content, our Bioengineering and Agriculture program gives access to a wide range of career opportunities and jobs in the sectors of agriculture, food industry and environmental management. 

Examples of sectors 

Agriculture, Agribusiness, Rural Development, Research in agronomy, Waste Management, Water treatment, Consulting, HR, Finances, Logistics, Trade and Marketing, Sales and Purchase, Management, Quality and Safety, Production, Research & Development, Nutrition and Health, Sustainable Development and more. 

Examples of positions 

Financial Analyst, Consultant, Head of Import/Export Zone, Business Management, Purchase Manager, Human Resources Manager, Logistics Manager, Marketing Manager, Sales Engineer, Supply Chain Manager, Production Manager, Process Engineer, Research & Development Engineer, Market Development Engineer, Environmental Manager, Eco-Consultant, Quality Manager, Trader, Agricultural Consultant, and more. 

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