Engineering Master Degree - Semesters 7 & 8 - Master of Science 1

Engineering Master Degree

M.Sc 1 – deepening and broadening

Update : 06/07/2021

The second year of the engineering program is composed of two semesters. In the first (S7), students choose between three pre-specializations to deepen their knowledge, in the second (S8), they are invited to either individualize their knowledge or broaden their perspectives by choosing between seven specializations and academic mobility.

What type of training ?
une formation diplômante, sous statut étudiant

For who ?
étudiant titulaire d'un diplôme français, étudiant international

Semester 7 – pre-specializations

The objective of this semester is to:

  • Mobilize scientific and technological knowledge specific to a large thematic area corresponding to a professional field (agricultural production, product processing, natural resources management)
  • Be able to mobilize knowledge within the framework of a project approach to respond to their first professional assignment
  • Be able to move towards an S8 specialization (at Montpellier SupAgro or through academic mobility) in view of joining a 3rd year option with the sufficient prerequisites
  • Ability to communicate fluently in French and English (written and spoken).

One pre-specialization to choose from:

Study of agro-oasis systems, Southeast Morocco

Major 1

Towards sustainable agriculture

Optimization of processing facilities at the food technology platform of UMR QualiSud

Major 2

Products, processes, BUSINESSES

Maraîchage bio et vaches allaitantes dans le Finistère

Major 3

Sustainable management of natural resources

Junior Research Lab for Agricultural Transitions

Junior Research Lab

Junior Research Lab for Agricultural Transitions

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Semester 8 broadening perspectives and specializing

The objective of semester 8 is to:

  • Discover and learn new fields to build a profile of diverse skills
  • Continue to prepare for a specialization in year 3 (M2).

Students have a choice between seven specializations (tracks) and academic mobility at a partner university and the course.



Agri-Food and Agro-Industry

• Prepare for a specialization within the agrifood industry
• Discover food systems
• Understand the sustainability of food systems
• Acquire knowledge about processing techniques




• Understand the diverse approaches to agroecology
• Know the processes on which it is based
• Build / support the agroecological transition

Data manager for Environmental Projects


Data manager for Environmental Projects

• Understand issues, needs
• Know the techniques used and implement them in concrete cases
• Identify the actors in the field and their activities
• Develop a global vision of environmental data management

Plant Sciences


Plant Sciences

• Deepen knowledge/skills in the field of plant sciences
• Experiment with new ways of learning
• Know the potential of Montpellier's scientific community
• Work in an applied biology profession within the agricultural sector

Territoires et Entreprises dans le Développement durable


Transitions: comprehend and act

• Analyze the transitions toward sustainable agri‐food systems from the perspective of social sciences at several scales.

Domaine du Chapitre en bref, raisins



• Obtain a National Oenology Diploma (DNO)
• Sector approach: in-depth training in viticulture, oenology and economics
• Know vines, understand how they work, optimize their cultivation
• Master the transformation of grapes into wine
• Know the economics and the regulation of the sector

Développement agricole et agroalimentaire au Sud


Agricultural and Food Systems in Southern Countries

• Prepare for the development professions in countries of the “South”, in agriculture and in the agrifood industry.

Mobilité académique

Broadening perspectives


Take the opportunity to attend courses at a partner university abroad.

Are you interested? Join us!


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