1. General overview

Process Engineering is a major field in the Science and Technology (ST) domain. Initially developed around fundamental chemical engineering, it encompasses a wide range of specialties (chemical engineering, environmental engineering, materials engineering, pharmaceutical engineering, electrochemical engineering, cryogenics, energy engineering, food processing, etc.).

Additionally, process Engineering deals with the industrialization of chemistry and processes for transforming and purifying matter. The fields of application follow one another throughout the development of the manufacturing process: laboratory development, pilot scale, equipment sizing, plant construction and operation.

  1. Course duration and degree awarded

License degree in Process Engineering (GP) is obtained in six semesters (two semesters per academic year) when the student has acquired the 180 credits required, i.e. 60 credits per year.

  • The first year of the license (L1: S1 and S2) is generalist and multidisciplinary: less specialized and more refocused on the fundamentals (mathematics, physics, chemistry, foreign languages, methodology of written and oral expression, etc.).
  • The second year of license (L2: S3 and S4) constitutes the entry stage in the disciplinary specialization (fluid mechanics, chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, organic chemistry, mineral chemistry, etc.).
  • The third year of the license (L3: S5 and S6): this is the year of specialization in process engineering with a multi-disciplinary training program (transfer phenomena, processes, instrumentation, unit operations, homogeneous reactor, thermodynamic equilibrium, etc. ) that are necessary for understanding process engineering and its various applications.

Eventually, all students with a License degree will have at least one validated internship in the course.

  1. Entry requirements

This training cycle is accessible to any student holding a baccalaureate (BAC) who satisfies the access requirements with an order of priority according to the series of BAC.

  1. Continuation of studies

Students who have completed this training can continue their studies in Masters according to their choice, in the specialty departments:

  • Pharmaceutical engineering.
  • Chemical engineering.
  • Environmental engineering.

With the possibility of doctoral studies after M2.

  1. Career opportunities

The field of process engineering is widespread in industry. Broadly speaking, to put it simply, as soon as there are compounds that are chemically transformed, process engineering is present. With the curriculum offered under this license, graduates are able to integrate various socio-economic sectors:

Technical education in secondary, Cosmetics formulation laboratories, Pharmaceutical industry, Petrochemicals (petroleum-derived compounds), Water treatment, Waste treatment, Renewable energies (hydrogen mobility, electricity from chemical compounds), Food industry, Plastics production (polymers), Engineering-process design and optimization, Ecology, Chemical analysis, etc.