Specialty - Agro-food industries (GPI-AI)

The specialty GPI-AI aims at training generalist engineers capable of also understanding industrial processes and those that depend on biological sourced products.


The programme covers all essential aspects of agro-food processes:

  • transformation of agricultural products including non-food valorisation
  • production and product management
  • operational biotechnological industries
  • QA, safety of bio products and bioprocesses

Academic staff

The GPI-AI lecturers are personnel in Bio Engineering for the micro-biological and molecular physico-chemical analyses aspects and from Process Engineering for the matter transformation aspects. They are backed up by the UTC-TIMR (Integrated transformations of renewable matter) research laboratory.


GPI-AI students can access:

  • large volume sterilisers
  • a pasteurisation pilot station
  • a crystallization station (by cooling band vacuum evaporation)
  • pulsed air deep-freezers
  • as well as various presses, membrane filter modules, diffusion units, extruders ...


Some 50% of the GP-AI students, over and above the placements overseas spend a full semester in University exchange programme (in Germany, the UK, Canada, Brazil ...). There is also a shared specialty with the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal.

Professional Openings

GPI-AI graduates usually are recruited in the major agro-food industries (such as Danone, Nestlé, Unilever, Cagill ...) and some 90% secure their first position in the 6 months after their graduation.

Secteurs d'activité

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Further Education

UTC also proposes to GPI-AI graduates:

  • a Master's degree in "Transformation and Valorisation of Natural Resources" in two specialties: "Processes and Valorisation Technologies for Renewable Resources) (PTV2R) and "Product formulation engineering" (GPF)

  • a PhD

› The above courses and other, shorter modules whether leading to a diploma award or not, can be obtained in the UTC Continuous Education scheme or via the Professional experience validation scheme (VAE).


Responsable de la filière
Olivier Bals
Phone : 03 44 23 49 12 | Contact by email

Responsable pédagogique
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Coordinatrice des stages
Martine Yvinec
Phone : 03 44 23 43 28 | Contact by email

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