Agro-bachelor apprenticeship

From the start of the 2021 academic year, the PURPAN School of Engineering will offer you its Agro-Bachelor training by apprenticeship with the same expectations as the training under student status, apprentices being subject to the same academic evaluation process.

Apprenticeship is one of the axes of development of the PURPAN School of Engineering, in response to the needs of companies. Work-linked training allows students to progressively discover jobs in the company during the last year of their training.

RNCP file number : RNCP35694

Join a training course
human, scientific, multidisciplinary
and professionalizing
in a leading agro-school.

Bachelor of Science and Engineering, Sustainable Agriculture & Agribusiness

Bac +3 level

State-recognised level 6 diploma
from Purpan Engineering School


The Agro-bachelor course lasts 3 years, or 6 semesters


• 1st year: General or technological baccalaureate (S, ES, STAV, STL, STI2D)
• 2nd year: Bac+1 having validated
• 3rd year: Bac+2 having validated 120 ECTS (DUT, BTS, LICENCE 2)


3/4 of the time in the company and 490 hours of training

A 1-year apprenticeship programme

This course is available as an apprenticeship in the 3rd year, and allows the preparation of a level 6 Licence diploma.

An employment contract, a salary, training and a diploma, why hesitate?


It is open to students with a BTS, DUT or equivalent level who wish to work in the fields of agriculture, agri-food and the environment.

The final admission is pronounced after the signature of the apprenticeship contract ensuring the completion of the training.

Pedagogical device:

• Class of 30 apprentices
• 595 hours of academic training
• The courses are given on the PURPAN School of Engineering campuses
• Digital platform

Double tutoring

Throughout their training, apprentices benefit from a double tutorship:

• in the company by the apprenticeship master
• at the PURPAN School of Engineering by a dedicated teacher-researcher

Together, the two tutors define the training activities, which are adapted on a case-by-case basis to the company and the apprentice’s career plan. A tripartite educational contract is signed. Each tutor guides the apprentice through his or her training in the company or at the school.

For regular and optimal progress throughout the apprentice-engineer’s training, the liaison periods make it possible to efficiently articulate the periods in the company and the periods at PURPAN.

Agro-Bachelor, a 3-year course at a leading agricultural school with
4 possible specialisation courses, including 3 sandwich courses!

Course weeks shown in green and company weeks shown in yellow.

Year 1

Life sciences to understand the agricultural and agri-food sectors.

A 3-month internship in a company must be carried out during the first year.
Proofreading and experience sharing (report and defence) = 6 ECTS

• Tools of Mathematics – 3 ECTS
• Applied Physics – 3 ECTS
• Chemistry and Biochemistry – 9 ECTS
• Animal and Plant Physiology – 6 ECTS
• Information and digital tools – 3 ECTS
• Language (English required) – 3 ECTS
• Human Formation (Expression and communication) – 3 ECTS

• Organisation and management of the company – 3 ECTS
• Tools of Mathematics – 3 ECTS
• Applied Physics – 3 ECTS
• Cellular and molecular biology – 3 ECTS
• Agronomy and environment – 3 ECTS
• Agricultural and agri-food sectors / Sustainability of sectors – 6 ECTS
• Language (English required) – 3 ECTS

Sequencing schedule in Year 1

Year 2

Development of analytical skills and international experience.

A 3-month internship in an English-speaking country, either in a laboratory or in a company, must be completed during the second year.
The choice of specialisation pathway will be made at the end of the year.
Proofreading and experience sharing (report and defence) = 6 ECTS

• Statistical tools – 6 ECTS
• Applied Physics – 3 ECTS
• Chemistry and Biochemistry – 3 ECTS
• Microbiology – 3 ECTS
• Genetics – 3 ECTS
• Food and Nutrition – 6ECTS
• Language (English required) – 3 ECTS
• Human Training (Expression and Interculturality – 3 ECTS

• Digital tools – 3 ECTS
• Agro-ecology – 3 ECTS
• Animal and plant welfare – 3 ECTS
• Organisation and management of the company – 3 ECTS
• Quality and traceability – 3 ECTS
• Agricultural and agri-food markets – 3 ECTS
• Societal and geopolitical issues – 3 ECTS
• Language (English required) – 3 ECTS

Sequencing schedule in year 2

Year 3

Specialisation course in alternation.

During the 3rd year, you will spend 3/4 of the time in a company, i.e. 400 hours of training.
• Alternation : Professional experience (thesis + defence) = 12 ECTS

• Fundamental of Management Sciences – 6ECTS
• Marketing and trade – 6 ECTS
• Management Business Unit – 6 ECTS
• Distribution, channels and markets – 6 ECTS
• Qualification standards for agri-food products – 6 ECTS
• Sales techniques – 6 ECTS
• Becoming an entrepreneur – 3 ECTS
• Big Oral – 6 ECTS
• Language (English – TOEIC preparation) – 3 ECTS

• Knowledge of food – 3 ECTS
• Management, quality, health and safety – 6 ECTS
• Food processes – 9 ECTS
• Production management – 9 ECTS
• Supply Chain – 9 ECTS
• Agri-food R&D – 3 ECTS
• Big Oral – 6 ECTS
• Language (English – TOEIC preparation) – 3 ECTS

• Agronomy and soil/plant interactions – 6 ECTS
• Crop Protection and Weed Management – 6 ECTS
• Systemic approach to the farm – 6 ECTS
• Agronomy – 6 ECTS
• Ecosystem management 6 ECTS
• Innovations in agriculture – 3 ECTS
• Zootechnics: breeding for the future – 3 ECTS
• Professional communication – 3 ECTS
• Big Oral – 6 ECTS
• Language (English – TOEIC preparation) – 3 ECTS

Sequencing schedule for 3rd year sandwich course

After obtaining the Agro-Bachelor diploma?

This diploma will make it easier for you to find a job, but you can also continue your studies afterwards by taking a Master’s degree in the same field of study.

The agri-food sector offers a wide variety of jobs


Some examples of professions are available to you, such as:

• Scientific officer
• Production Team Leader
• Project Manager
• Quality Management Manager
• Agricultural marketing manager

Our campus

PURPAN students are based on two campuses located in the Toulouse region.
THE TOULOUSE CAMPUS: The very heart of the School, where several thousand students have been trained.
LE CAMPUS DE LAMOTHE: The School’s farm where students benefit from a “field device.

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Student life

Student life at the very heart of the School’s pedagogical and human project.
Human training at the School gives a major place to student life and to the involvement of each student in the service of others through a strong commitment to associations.
The Student Office coordinates the committees (sports, parties, internal events, conferences, etc.) and the many clubs and associations.

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