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Microalgae Bioprocess Engineering

University of Nantes

12 months
7500 EUR/year
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The international Microalgae Bioprocess Engineering program of the University of Nantes is an academic curricular of the Process and Bioprocess Master's Degree.


The Microalgae Bioprocess Engineering program of the University of Nantes is integrated in a two-year program in process and bioprocess engineering, with three academic semesters (lectures in english) and a six-month intership in industry or research laboratory.



  • to develop an industrial process for microalgae valorization
  • to be able to conduct a research project on microalgae
  • to be able to manage an industrial project related to the microalgae field
  • to be familiar with the multidisciplinary approach needed in microalgae field (biology, engineering)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology of microalgae
  • Industrial valorization of microalgae
  • Biochemical and metabolic engineering
  • Microalgae culture and photobioreactor engineering
  • Harvesting and biorefinery of microalgae
  • Process integration and operation of microalgae exploitation facilities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Prerequisites for enrolment

  • Bac +4

Prerequisites training

The Master’s Degree is a two-year degree. Candidates with a Bachelor of Science degree will enroll in the first year of the Master’s Degree (Master PM3E, IMT Atlantique).

Candidates with at least a 4-year Bachelor degree or first year of Master’s Degree can ask to enroll directly in the second year of the Master’s Degree. Candidates must have a good knowledge in, not necessarily all, but a majority, of the following fields:

  • chemical and bioprocess engineering
  • biochemical engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • physics, Chemistry and biology
English proficiency: a good command of the English language is required (B2 score as defined by the Council of Europe).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Nantes

600 - 650 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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