Diploma awarded by the PURPAN School of Engineering certifying a 3-year study programme (180 ECTS) allowing rapid professional integration and offering the possibility of further study. It confers the degree of licence.

The possibility of designing a 3-year curriculum allows PURPAN Agro-Bachelor students to progressively learn the various dimensions that make up the complexity of the professional world.

Intended for the discovery and development of the sense of observation, the internships progressively lead the student to exercise his analytical mind and his capacity of synthesis, to propose solutions in coherence with the professional situations he will meet.

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)

On a sandwich course

Possibility of doing the 3rd year as a sandwich course

Agro-Bachelor, a 3-year course

The first two years of the course are common. You will learn about the life sciences in order to understand the agri-food industry and develop a critical analytical mind.

This foundation includes time spent in a company in France, then in an English-speaking country.

At the end of these two years, you will have the choice to follow one of the 4 specialisation paths that will be offered in the 3rd year. Of these, 3 are on sandwich courses.

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

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

Year 3

Specialisation course.

An R&D internship in a laboratory or company of three and a half months must be completed during the third year.
• R&D internship in a laboratory or company (3 1/2 months) = 6 ECTS

Where and how to apply?

For year 1, register on ParcourSup and for years 2 and 3, send a request for a file to the admissions department from January (file fee: 100€).
Selection will be based on a file review and an individual interview.

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


Are you interested in this course, but want to become more professional? Since the start of the 2021 academic year, the Purpan School of Engineering has been offering its Agro-Bachelor course by apprenticeship.

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

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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