Master Program in
Biomedical Engineering

The Health Engineering Master’s program (BME Paris) is designed to provide a two-year education in the field of bioengineering, at the intersection of biomedical sciences and engineering sciences. It results from a partnership between Université Paris Cité, Arts et Métiers and Université PSL.
Stemming from this distinct partnership, the Master’s program builds upon an educational approach that encourages interdisciplinarity, student initiatives, and a global perspective. This policy is supported by the top-level and complementary expertise and know-how of the three partners: engineering science in the three engineering schools within PSL (Chimie ParisTech, ESPCI Paris and Mines ParisTech) and Arts et Métiers, on the one hand, and biomedical and health science at Université Paris Cité, on the other.
The teaching staff primarily hail from the partner institutions. Guest lecturers include hospital clinicians (APHP), and researchers from other schools and universities as well as from private companies (e.g. GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, Renault, Sanofi, Thalès, Materialise Medical, etc.).

Learning outcomes

The BME Paris Master offers an exemplary program of excellence designed for students from diverse backgrounds, including biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering, medicine, pharmacy, and other health sciences. The primary objectives of the Master’s program are:

  • to provide students with the knowledge and tools required in a wide range of the biomedical engineering fields
  • to foster a fruitful collaborative spirit between engineering and medical students, that will eventually bridge the existing « culture gap » between the corresponding professions. 

While the second year (M2) offers five specialization tracks, the first year (M1) is devoted to strengthening and broadening students’ skills in specific engineering and biomedical subjects. Students receive guidance on their selection of teaching units, ensuring they are current with essential science subjects that might not have been covered in their prior studies. For instance, engineering students might focus on physiology and anatomy, while biology or medical students might focus into signal processing and mechanics.

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In M1 (semesters 1 and 2), there is one single track, with individualized choices of courses according to students’ backgrounds.

Note: No schedule or syllabus will be available until the kick-off meeting. In the meantime, you can view the list of courses on the track pages provided below.

The M2 (semesters 3 and 4) offers five tracks:

Career opportunities

  • Pursue a PhD related to the M2 track taken by the student, either in academia or in collaboration with a company (CIFRE PhDs).
  • R&D roles in large corporations or startups across various biomedical and biotech sectors.
  • Continue to medical or pharmacy school, or enter it (via « passerelle ») in either the 2nd or 3rd year.
  • Engage in business programs focusing on biotech management (e.g., ESCP, EM Lyon/Centrale Supelec, etc.).
  • Participate in the PSL Institute of Technology and Innovation  (PSL-ITI).
The program has strong connections with an extensive network of research labs within partner institutions and elsewhere:
  • Université Paris Cité (such as Cognac-G, Centre de Neurophysique, Physiologie et Pathologie, Unité de Toxicologie, Pharmacologie et Signalisation Cellulaire, Centre de Psychiatrie et Neurosciences, etc.)
  • Columbia University, Department of Biomedical Engineering (New York)
  • Hangzhou Dianzi University (HDU, China).
  • ENS (like Institut de Biologie de l’ENS, Laboratoire des Systèmes Perceptifs, Laboratoire PASTEUR, etc.)
  • ESPCI Paris (for instance, Laboratoire Plasticité du Cerveau, etc.)
  • Institut Curie.
  • Collaborate with Institut Pierre-Gilles de Gennes.
  • Chimie ParisTech (such as Physico-chimie des Surfaces, Métallurgie Structurale, Chimie Organométallique et Catalyse de Polymérisation)
  • Mines ParisTech (e.g., Centre des Matériaux, Centre de Mise en Forme).
  • Connect with Arts et Métiers and its Institut de Biomécanique Humaine Georges Charpak.
  • Collaborate with Telecom ParisTech.
  • Engage with Neurospin located in Saclay.
  • Partner with EPFL in Lausanne.


The majority of classes are held in central Paris, primarily at Université Paris Cité, Arts et Métiers, ESPCI Paris, and Chimie ParisTech. The majority of these locations are within walking distance of each other. Students from PSL have the option to enroll in courses from the PSL Life Science master’s program. For certain tracks, opportunities exist for students to attend lectures and scientific conferences outside of Paris. Two 2-month-long (or a single 4-month-long, if performed abroad) internships in M1 and one 5- to 6-month-long internship in M2 are a mandatory part of the program.

Internships typically occur in academic labs affiliated with partner institutions. They can also be undertaken in R&D departments of major companies, biomedical startups, or hospitals.