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Agricultural Engineering MSc

The MSc in Agricultural Engineering course is structured over 3 years, or 6 semesters.
It is entirely split into teaching units and accredited on the basis of 60 credits (ECTS) per year of study.
A teaching unit is composed of one or more course modules or constituent units.

The approval of each academic year is subject to conditions.

This course includes:
• general multi-disciplinary training (semesters 5-6-7)
• a progressive specialization path (semesters 8-9-10)

Details of Course structure

1st year : Semesters 5 and 6

Students receive general and applied training in biological and agricultural sciences, engineering sciences, economic and social sciences, and management. Teaching units include: issues and challenges for agricultural engineers in the 21st century; introduction to the scientific approach; territorial analysis; diagnostics and control of biological, natural and agricultural systems (at cellular, system and ecosystem levels).

- construction of the agricultural engineer skills base
- consolidation of scientific bases
- appropriation of new ways of working and new methodological tools.

2nd year : Semesters 7 and 8

- Semester 7 (S7) is known as the “external” semester: the engineering student completes a semester in a university abroad and a short work experience placement in a company or opts for a 6-month work experience placement in a business or research laboratory, in France or abroad.

- Semester 8 (S8) combines the continuation of general training and the first steps towards specialisation.
Option of completing a year of further studies (known as an "interstitial year") in the form of work experience placements, intended particularly to enable further development of the student’s professional project.

3rd year : Semesters 9 and 10

- Semester 9 (S9) is constructed around developing the student’s specialization. It includes teaching in thematic modules comprising lecturers, seminars and practical work, visits from professionals, visits and study trips. It allows a great deal of room for personal projects and assignments.

- Semester 10 (S10) is comprised of the final specialist internship, in the form of a real in-situ engineering project, leading to the defence of a dissertation. This internship is completed in a company or research laboratory, in France or abroad.