Ingénieur en formation continue - IAE concours interne

The final cycle of the agri-food engineering course is dispensed in modules of 10 to 20 hours each, except for the methodology section (industrial project, thesis...) and English: both are taught over 2 years.  The final cycle is therefore organised into four themes.

  • Food sciences

    Drawing on the fundamental bases (chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology), this theme is about food products (raw material, intermediate and final products), their composition, characteristics, properties, physical, chemical and biochemical changes over the course of its production and storage.

  • Physical sciences in engineering

    Its goals are:

    • to give the means to perform theoretical quantifications of energy flow and unitary operations in the food industry via the learning of the fundamental laws and ideas behind general and applied thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat and matter transfer, electrical engineering and electronics
    • to teach future engineers a rigorous method of problem analysis via computer technology, and give them the tools necessary for effective communication with other specialists in the field, while taking into account the specific characteristics of food industries.

  • Economy, social studies and English

    • Economy:

      The goal is:

      • to understand the relationship between companies in production, transformation and distribution
      • to underline the heterogeneity of development and regulation
      • to highlight the issues in the evolution of the sector


      Studying companies is, on one hand, a chance to develop and master analysis leading to understanding the companies’ internal logic and mechanisms, and on the other hand, to give the necessary tools to work within a given company.

    • Management / Communication

      The approach is centred on the study of human relations within a company, and project management. The goal is to provide ideas, methods and tools, and to support interns in the acquiring of a “managing style” able to manage complex professional situations.

    • English

      The course includes:

      • a week’s study in an English-speaking country

      • knowledge leading to acquiring the necessary level of English required by the Commission des titres d’ingénieur, as proved by an external exam (at least 605 points in the TOEIC)

      It stresses the acquisition of linguistic autonomy in all situations, professional or otherwise.

  • Scientific method and thesis

    The aim of this theme is to provide additional methods to the course through classes and group projects.

    It includes:

    • bibliographical studies
    • a thesis
    • an industrial project

To Top