BioMechanics (BioMECH)

The BioMechanics (BioMECH) provides fundamental tools and in-depth knowledge on the biomedical applications of mechanics and related fields. (BioMECH) education and training focus on recent and anticipated developments in biomechanics that hold promise for innovative solutions to major health problems and that respond to industrial challenges.

The lectures, team projects, case studies, and engineering and medical invited conferences by academic and industrial experts enable students to benefit from a stimulating and multidisciplinary environment.
This program provides scientists, engineers, and medical students with the wherewithal to face the numerous challenges of biomechanics R&D; how to apply their skills in order to solve specific biomedical problems, how to carry out innovative and fruitful research with the appropriate methods and ethical considerations, how to collaborate and interact in projects at the interfaces among mechanics, materials, and biomedical science.

A set of core teaching units provides a broad overview of basic and state-of-the-art knowledge of biomechanics and its methods.
In-depth focus on major biomechanics issues and research is developed in a series of four sub-tracks.

Two subtracks are proposed:

M2 BioMechanics (BioMECH) / Engineering Science
M2 BioMechanics (BioMECH) / Health Science

Each student chooses a sub-track and selects a set of at least four teaching units: three specific to the particular sub-track and one from the general master’s program. A pedagogical commission of lecturers and researchers assists students and helps them to devise a personalized program consistent with their individual backgrounds and professional objectives.

Engineering Science subtrack

Semester 3 Engineering Science subtrack

Mandatory courses

Open Your Mind Seminars
Interdisciplinary week (3 ECTS)
Immersion, Methodology & Communication (3 ECTS)
Anatomy of the Musculo-skeletal System (3 ECTS)


3 ECTS to be picked among

Basics in Continuum Mechanics (3 ECTS)
Modeling and Simulation in Biomechanics (3 ECTS)

3/6 ECTS to be picked among

Basics in Tissue and Cell Biology (3 ECTS)
Fundamentals in Biomaterial Science (3 ECTS)


12/15 ECTS to be picked among

Mechanical behaviour of biological tissues (3 ECTS)
Dynamics, Impacts & Mechanical Waves (3 ECTS)
Experimental methods in Biomechanics (3 ECTS)
Non-linear aspects for the musculoskeletal modeling (3 ECTS)
Medical Imaging and geometrical modeling (3 ECTS)
Movement analysis and locomotion (3 ECTS)
Muscular system modeling (3 ECTS)
Mechanics of complex materials and modeling (3 ECTS)
An introduction to Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in the biomedical field (3 ECTS)
Mastering Virtual reality and Augmented Reality (3 ECTS)

One course (3 or 6 ECTS) in another Master (subject to Master chairs’ authorizations)

Optional course

Risk management (3 ECTS)

Semester 4 Engineering Science subtrack

Mandatory courses

Industrial aspects of BioMedical Engineering
Research Internship

As far as the non mandatory courses are concerned, the students’ choices will have to be discussed with the track chairs and will be finalized during the interdisciplinary week, taking the student’s personal background and interests into consideration. It will then be validated in a co-signed contract of study.

The courses students will eventually attend will also depend on actual availability: some courses might not open because of an insufficient number of attendees, while others may have a limited capacity and not be able to offer a seat to all.

As indicated, a course may be offered to BME Paris students outside the track which supports it. In such cases, priority will be given to students enrolled in the supporting track.

Students enrolled in other ENSAM, Université Paris Descartes or Université PSL programs may also attend a BME Paris course, provided that:

  • their respective program chairs support their application
  • the course is not already full
  • the relevant BME Paris chairs accept their applications which must include a CV and a motivation letter

Health Science subtrack

Semester 3 Health Science subtrack

Mandatory courses

Open Your Mind Seminars
Interdisciplinary week
Immersion, Methodology & Communication
Mathematics for Engineering
Statics of Rigid Bodies
Kinematics of Rigid Bodies
Research Project Health Science - Part 1

Semester 4 Health Science subtrack

Mandatory courses

Strength of materials
Biomechanical modeling and finite element
Kinematic and dynamic movement analysis
Material and Structure mechanical behavior
Industrial aspects of BioMedical Engineering
Research Project Health Science - Part 2