Presentation

Organization of the curriculum

FdV Bachelor is a three-year degree, i.e. 6 semesters, which are subdivided into compulsory or optional teaching units (UE), to which European credits (ECTS) correspond. The validation of 180 ECTS is required for the award of the diploma. If the student is successfully involved in a greater number of UEs (options, internships, MOOCs, summer schools) then, at his/her request and on the advice of the pedagogical commission, he/she will be entitled to a supplement to the diploma.

FdV Bachelor program presentation (in French), thanks to Ilona from Oxygen year !

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2021-2022

1st semester 2021-2022
  • Beginning of the semester: September 4, 2021 (10 days before for L1 students)
  • All Saints' Day vacation: October 23 to November 1, 2021
  • Christmas break: December 18, 2021 to January 2, 2022
  • End of semester: January 21, 2022
2nd semester 2021-2022
  • Semester begins: January 24, 2022
  • Winter break: one week (dates to be determined)
  • End: June 10, 2022
L1 - Year 1

Courses in Year 1

In Year 1, a multidisciplinary common core is an important part of the curriculum, so that all students acquire the same base of knowledge.

Courses are taught in French. Foreign students with a minimum B2 level of French are welcome to join the program.

L1 - semester 1

Elective course

  • Introduction

Mandatory courses

  • Informatics : 3 ECTS
  • Biology : 3 ECTS
  • Chemistry : 3 ECTS
  • Mathematics : 3 ECTS
  • Physics : 3 ECTS
  • Professionalization : 3 ECTS
  • Sciences et society : 3 ECTS
  • Scientific English : 3 ECTS
  • Thermodynamics Project : 3 ECTS
  • Cell Project : 3 ECTS
L1 - semester 2

Elective courses

  • Transition
  • Conclusion

Mandatory courses

  • Informatics : 3 ECTS
  • Biology : 3 ECTS
  • Chemistry : 3 ECTS
  • Mathematics : 3 ECTS
  • Physics : 3 ECTS
  • Genetics Project : 3 ECTS
  • Individual scientific project : 3 ECTS

3 courses to choose

  • Sciences et society : 3 ECTS
  • Short internship : 3 ECTS
  • Open course 1 : 3 ECTS
  • English : 3 ECTS
L2 - Year 2

Courses in Year 2

In L2, the courses become interdisciplinary, combining the acquisitions of the different subjects in the first year, especially during the more numerous projects. Students also have the opportunity to complete a 4 to 8 week internship.

Courses are taught in English or French, with all course materials in English. Foreign students with a minimum B2 level of French are welcome.

L2 - semester 3

Mandatory courses

  • Informatics: 3 ECTS
  • Biology : 3 ECTS
  • Chemistry : 3 ECTS
  • Mathematics : 3 ECTS
  • Physics : 3 ECTS
  • Scientific mediation: 3 ECTS
  • Engineering project : 3 ECTS
  • Nanomedicine project : 3 ECTS
  • CRI Fellows project: 3 ECTS

1 course to choose

  • Evolutionary medicine : 3 ECTS
  • Open course : 3 ECTS

Elective courses :

  • Internship : 12 ECTS
  • Summer school: 12 ECTS
L2 - semester 4

Mandatory courses

  • Informatics : 3 ECTS
  • Biology : 3 ECTS
  • Chemistry : 3 ECTS
  • Mathematics : 3 ECTS
  • Physics : 3 ECTS
  • SDGs Project : 3 ECTS
  • Reproducibility Project : 6 ECTS
  • Dynamic systems modeling project: 3 ECTS
  • CRI Fellows project : 3 ECTS

Elective courses

  • Transition : 3 ECTS
  • Conclusion : 3 ECTS
  • Open course : 3 ECTS
L3 - Year 3

Courses in Year 3

For students coming from L2 FdV

L3 - semester 5 > Exchange semester in a partner institution

Starting in L2, the student reflects on his or her pursuit of studies in L3, along with the FdV coordination team. This choice may involve deepening one of the disciplines studied during the two first years or, on the contrary, continuing on the path of interdisciplinarity. Upon decision of the L3 committee, the student will be allowed to apply for an exchange semester in a partner institution. Grades and credits awarded by the host institution are obtained by equivalence.

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See list of partnerships below.

L3 - semester 6 > Internship (3 to 6 months)

The internship allows students to discover different professional backgrounds, to test several possible orientations, and to refine their professional project in full knowledge of the facts. They are accompanied by the teaching team in defining the internship and for administrative procedures, but are encouraged to find their internships by themselves or via the alumni network.

  • Preparation and follow-up during the internship : 9 ECTS
  • Internship : 21 ECTS

For incoming or exchange students directly joining Year 3 of FdV Bachelor Program

L3 - semester 5 > Quantitative Biology

Mandatory courses (in English)

This semester offers a unique opportunity to incoming and exchange students to study in an interdisciplinary research-oriented environment in the field of Quantitative Biology. It is about understanding complex biological behaviors using physical and mathematical models.Through lectures, projects with researchers and teamwork, students develop their creativity, theoritical knowledge and personal skills.

  • Data Analysis : 3 ECTS
  • Ecology : 3 ECTS
  • Biophysics : 3 ECTS
  • Biochemistry : 3 ECTS
  • Engineering : 3 ECTS
  • Experimental projects : 3 ECTS
  • Scientific Communication : 3 ECTS
  • Neurobiology : 3 ECTS
  • Citizen Science : 3 ECTS
  • Open course : 3 ECTS
L3 - Semestre 6 > Research project "Life sciences for SDGs"
  • Description of the semester:
  • Timeline of the semester
  • List of workshops / courses occuring during the semester
  • Step 1: Definition of the problem to be addressed Ikigai Introduction to SDGs Workshops to put into perspective the challenges of sustainable development Bibliographic research workshops Collective intelligence Interactive conference on sustainable development

  • Step 2: Definition of the project to achieve Design thinking Open-science and Citizen science Critical mind Scientific project management Scientific methodology workshops Interactive conference on sustainable development

  • Step 3: Implementation Laboratory tools and methods Tools and methods of a makerlab Reflection and resilience workshops Critical analysis of the results Interactive conference on sustainable development

  • Step 4: Outlook and evaluation Scientific communication (written and oral) Scientific and commercial perspective Interactive conference on sustainable development

Quantitative Biology @CRI

Our partners

Partner institutions

Students from L2 FdV can complete a mobility semester in L3 at one of our partner institutions.
Europe - Erasmus+
  • University of Leicester, UK
  • University of Liège, Gembloux Agrobio Tech, Belgium
  • Avans University of Applied Science, Breda, Netherlands
  • Nord University, Bodo, Norway
  • University of Urbino “Carlo-Bo”, Italy
America

Canada

Bishop’s University

Université Laval

Université de Sherbrooke

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)

Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR)

Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO)

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)

École de technologie supérieure (ETS)

Colombia

  • UTadeo, Universidad de Bogota Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Colombia
Asia

Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HKUST IPO, Hong Kong
France
  • Sup'Biotech, Villejuif
  • Université Lumière Lyon 2, Lyon