Project Management For Food Factories of the Future (PM3F)

The international master of science dedicated to ENGINEERS for whom innovative food factory makes environment sense

About us

PM3F is a 2 years integrated specific curriculum of a Master of Science in Process and Bioprocess Engineering accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. This MSc involves 2 other curriculums, PM3E and MBE and is jointly developed by Oniris1, IMT Atlantique2 and Polytech Nantes3 on the strength of their common Research Unit GEPEA4.

All three of them are accredited by the Commission des Titres d'Ingénieur (CTI), the French institution which awards engineering degrees.

1Oniris is an Elite Graduate School specialized in Food Sciences and Food Processes Engineering, under the aegis of the Ministry of Agriculture
2Institut Mines Telecom Atlantique is an Elite Graduate School specialized in digital technology, energy and environment, under the aegis of Ministry of Industry and digital sector
3Polytech Nantes is the Graduate Engineering School of University of Nantes, under the aegis of Ministry of Research and Higher Education
4GEPEA (UMR CNRS 6144) is a Excellence Joined Research Unit of the CNRS, classified amongst the top 10% of Research units in France by the HCERES commission
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The objective of PM3F...

is to train the future project leaders or supervisors capable of managing complex and innovative engineering projects in the domain of Food Process Engineering and Food Production, with strong skills and concerns in environment and energy efficiency within an international context. 

Career opportunities for graduates

  • Project Engineer
  • Exploitation or Production Engineer
  • Consultant Engineer
  • Research & Development


  • Food and related industries (Biotechnology, Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical)
  • Equipment suppliers and manufacturers
  • Technical Research Centers and Engineering firms

PM3F graduates can go into PhD programs.

PM3F Organisation

Program Structure

1st year - program structure at IMTA

Students applying for the first year of the Master's program are invited to take a look at the program offered by ITM Atlantic.

2nd year - program structure at Oniris

Download here the catalogue of courses

Semester 1
Food Engineering and Food Science - Basics
Food Safety and Quality Management - Basics
Product Innovation and Food Safety - Advanced
Advanced tools and Methodologies for food characterization
Innovative Food Processing
Energy and Sustainibility
Advanced Process Control
Communication and Leadership for Engineers
Laboratory Project

2nd year SEMESTER 2 - Master Thesis

Internship in Industrial Companies or in Research Units

The PM3F Master's brochure

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Application sessions for 2022-2023 academic year

Application sessions for 2022-2023 academic year is now closed.

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MSc PM3F at a glance

  • Course structure

2 year-full time program made of 3 academic semesters + 1 Master thesis (6 month paid internship in industry or laboratory).

  • Course language

100% English taught

  • Teaching staff

International Faculty mixing Academia and Industry experts

  • Intake

One intake per year in September

  • Degree obtained

Master’s Degree

  • Accreditation

Ministry of Higher Education and Research

  • Pathway options after graduation

  • Work in Industry (Project Engineers, Consultants, Development Engineer, Production Director, Manager of Research Institutions, etc.)
  • Continue in PhD

Also included into the MSc

  • Internship (master thesis)
  • Project Management
  • Professional coaching
  • Company visits
  • Conferences/seminars related to the MSc
  • Intercultural seminar
  • French language and culture classes


The PM3E/PM3F MSc program is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. It is credited 120 ECTS and allows students to continue in PhD.

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