The training consists of approximately 2000 hours of face-to-face instruction over five semesters; the last semester being reserved for a mandatory internship in a professional environment (compagny or laboratory, in France or abroad).
During the 4th year, a compulsory 3-month internship is carried out from May.
The scientific courses (1830 hours) are divided into 6 areas :
- Physiology and Pharmacology
- Microbiology and Molecular biology
- Engineering sciences
Approximately 50% of the disciplinary courses are carried out in the form of practical work or tutored projects.
An important part of the pedagogy (480 hours) is reserved for economics, management and social sciences (130 hours) ; to humanities courses (living languages, communication, ethics, ...) and to sporting activity (150 hours).
These lessons, which are essential for the training of an engineer, allow both to develop open-mindedness and personal reflection but also to acquire relational skills and to know the world of business.
Des étudiants du département Biosciences de l’INSA Lyon sont en pleine préparation du concours international de biologie de synthèse iGEM.