Undergraduate courses

The first three years at ISA Lille are part of an integrated preparatory course designed to equip students with the fundamental skills they need to succeed in the Second Cycle of study at ISA Lille.

All Undergraduate courses are taught in French only.

To begin, Years 1 and 2 of the agricultural engineering program give students core scientific and technical knowledge in fundamental life sciences. Students study biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and economics while also learning essential foreign language and interpersonal skills.

In their third year, students have the opportunity to start applying these fundamentals in our specialization fields: plant science, animal science, food technology, environmental science and economics.

Admission 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.
Follow the application procedure or contact us for more information.

Application Form

Application form for the 2018-2019 academic year coming soon!

Courses

Year 1

Fall Semester

Teaching Unit Credits (ECTS)
Languages (Spanish, German, Portuguese, English)*

Communication Skills*

Maths and statistics*

Chemistry I*

Plant Biology

Cellular Biology

Zoology Basics

Geology

3

3

6

6

6

3

3

6

Spring Semester

Teaching Unit Credits (ECTS)
Languages (Spanish, German, Portuguese, English)*

Maths and statistics*

Chemistry I*

Accounting I

Economics

Physics I

Biochemistry I

Agricultural Internship (on farm)

3

6

6

3

3

6

3

6

*Course spread over both fall and spring semesters

Year 2

Fall Semester

Teaching Unit Credits (ECTS)
Languages (Spanish, German, Portuguese, English)*

Communication Skills*

Maths and Statistics*

Physics II

Chemistry II*

Biochemistry II

Soil Science

Genetics

Animal Physiology*

Economics II

Food Industry Internship

3

3

6

3

3

3

3

3

6

3

3

Spring Semester

Teaching Unit Credits (ECTS)
Languages (Spanish, German, Portuguese, English)*

Maths and Statistics*

Algorithm and Programming

Plant Physiology

Animal Physiology*

Microbiology

Communication Skills

3

6

3

3

6

3

3

*Course spread over both fall and spring semesters

Year 3

Fall Semester

Teaching Unit Credits (ECTS)
Refresher Course

Data Management (Database, Data Analysis, ERP)

Intercultural and Interpersonal Skills

Languages (Spanish, German, Portuguese, English)*

Food Science and Technology

Food Industry Engineering*

Plant Protection

Plant Production

Environmental and Quality Management

Food Industry Economics*

12

4

2

3

2

4

2

2

2

3

Spring Semester

Teaching Unit Credits (ECTS)
Environmental Evaluation and Eco-Conception

2

Food Industry Economics*

3

Data Management Project

5

Principles of Marketing

2

Food Industry Engineering*

4

Languages (Spanish, German, Portuguese, English)*

3

Communication Skills*

3

Elective (choose one):

2

– Molecular Cooking

– Cultivation Technical Sequences

– Eco-Innovation

– Geological Scientific Investigation

– Business Simulations

– International Trade

– Co-design

– Quality Agriculture

– Introduction to Ecology

– Veterinary Practice

General Zootechnics

2

Water Management

2

General and Analytic Accounting and Management Control

3

Cultural Approach to Agriculture and Food Industry

3

Elective (choose one)

3

– Horse Industry

– Grain Sector

– Forestry Industry

– Dairy Chain Production

– Sugar Farms/Factories/Distilleries

 

*Course spread over both fall and spring semesters 

Undergraduate level 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.