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Master Year 2 Biomedical Engineering: Biomechanics & Biophysics (BME)

Master Year 2 Biomedical Engineering: Biomechanics & Biophysics (BME)
Year

Master Year 2

Program

Biomedical Engineering: Biomechanics & Biophysics (BME)

ECTS Credits

60

Language

English

Orientation

Research or Industrial R&D

Location

Palaiseau Campus

Clinicians track : Palaiseau Campus, Université de Paris (UFR de médecine)

Course duration

12 months, full time

Course start

September

Clinicians track: November

Degree awarded

Master’s degree

Note: applications for the Clinicians track is open until October

WHY ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?

Asset n° 1

Benefit from a research-focused academic program with close links to the Institut Polytechnique de Paris cutting-edge research laboratories

Asset n°2

Prepare for a stimulating career in research or industrial R&D in the exciting field of biomechanics and biomedical engineering

Asset n°3

Prepare for highly interdisciplinary PhD studies in biomechanics and biomedical engineering at the intersection of mechanics, physics, and life/health sciences 

The Biomedical Engineering: Biomechanics & Biophysics (BME) Year 2 Master program provides  students with state-of-the-art training in the exciting field of biomechanics and biomedical engineering - the application of physical science and engineering concepts and technologies for the life sciences and for understanding, diagnosing, and treating disease. Applicants are expected to have strong backgrounds in engineering, physics, or applied mathematics and a desire to contribute to the upcoming revolutionary changes in the life sciences and medicine. No background in biology is necessary.

The BME M2 provides students with a highly interdisciplinary curriculum focused on five specific tracks:

  • Biophysics and Biomechanics
  • Imaging and Image-Based Modeling
  • Sensors and Devices
  • Biomaterials
  • Mechanical Engineering for clinicians (MECENCLI)
    This track is a joint program between Institut Polytechnique de Paris and the Université de Paris and is intended for clinicians (i.e. medical doctors).

Graduates of our program will be future leading engineers, researchers, clinicians and entrepreneurs who will develop innovative solutions to tomorrow’s life science and biomedical engineering challenges.

Objectives

This Master’s program enables students to:

  • Benefit from a high level of specialization in the rapidly growing field of biomedical engineering
  • Start conducting research in a stimulating learning environment
  • Communicate with participants from different domains of life science (researchers, engineers, clinicians)

Over the past decade, bioengineering has consistently been listed among the top fields for career prospects. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics rates bioengineering as the fastest growing subfield of engineering, with expected growth in employment opportunities by 2024 of 23% (compared to 4% average growth in engineering overall).

IP Paris’ Biomedical Engineering: Biomechanics & Biophysics program provides state-of-the-art research-based training that fosters innovations in the life sciences and medical technologies and prepares graduates for tackling the upcoming challenges in life sciences and the burgeoning connected health revolution.

  • The Biomedical Engineering: Biomechanics & Biophysics prepares graduates for doctoral studies or for industrial research and development positions. 
  • Industrial opportunities abound in the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries.
  • In recent years, employment opportunities in the startup and innovation sector have increased dramatically, especially in the burgeoning connected and personalized health field.
  • The Mechanical Engineering for Clinicians track prepares graduates for doctoral studies which are prerequisites for an academic career in medicine or  for industrial research and development positions.

The program for the first 4 tracks (“Biophysics and biomechanics”, “Imaging and Image-Based Modeling”, “Sensors and Devices”, and “Biomaterials”) consists of two academic quarters with a total of ten courses to complete: 6 courses from one of the 4 tracks will constitute the “Major” and 3 courses from another track will constitute the “Minor”. The final course is a free elective. Overall, at least 2 of the 10 courses need to come from Mechanics. . The coursework is followed by a 5-6-month research internship – most are conducted in academic laboratories, but it is also possible to gain experience in industry. The program prepares students for doctoral studies or for industrial research and development positions.

The curriculum for the Mechanical engineering for clinicians (MECENCLI) track consists of three mandatory courses that allow students to learn the basics of mechanics as well as three courses focusing on code development, biomaterials, and tissue engineering. Finally, the students will be immersed in the research world through a long term internship  (12 months) in laboratories performing cutting-edge research.

For each track, the following is a list of mandatory courses.

Quarter 1

Solid mechanics applied to biology

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Biofluid mechanics and mass transport

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Microfluidics and biosystems

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Biomedical imaging/ Knowledge representation

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Optical imaging for biomedical diagnostic

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Signal processing and medical image analysis

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Microfluidics and biosystems

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Design of digital and analog integrated circuits 

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Signal processing and medical image analysis

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Microfluidics and biosystems

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Materials modeling. From atomistic to macroscopic

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Metamaterials

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Mechanics of brittle fracture and damage

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Mandatory courses

Introduction to Mechanics I : force, energy, torque

27h

3 ECTS

English

Introduction to Mechanics II : Elasticity

27h

3 ECTS

English

Design project 

35 h

4 ECTS

English

Optional courses

Introduction to Biomechanical Engineering I : Biomechanics & Biomaterials

30h

3 ECTS

English

Code development:

Resolution by projects

24h

3 ECTS

English

Biostatistics

36h

3 ECTS

English

Quarter 2

Cellular and subcellular mechanics

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Statistical mechanics: application to cell motility

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Biomechanics in health and disease

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Biophotonics

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Advanced microscopy physics and techniques

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Data sciences of biological imaging

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Machine learning for biomedical imaging

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Sensors and transducers: from macro to nano

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Surface bioengineering and biodetection

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Data sciences of biological imaging

32 h

3 ECTS

English

 

Machine learning for biomedical imaging

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Smart materials and structures: principles

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Surface bioengineering and biodetection

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Modeling of heterogeneous materials and structures. Application to composites

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Mandatory courses

Image segmentation, 3D printing,Computed-Aided Design

27h

3 ECTS

English

Design project 

55h

5 ECTS

English

 Optional courses

Biomaterials and tissue engineering

27h

3 ECTS

English

Bone cell biology and

environment

27h

3 ECTS

English

Mandatory research internships

5-6 months - 30 ECTS

Clinicians track (MECENCLI)

12 months (continuing education) - 33 ECTS

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

  • Completion of the first year of Master's program (M1) in engineering, physics or applied mathematics at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad
  • No prior training in biology is required
  • The clinicians track (MECENCLI) is strictly dedicated to health science students or practitioners (medicine, ondotology, physiotherapy, nursery, pharmacy …)

Language prerequisites

English language proficiency (minimum B2 level or equivalent) needs to be demonstrated.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • English language proficiency (minimum level of B2 or equivalent)

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for 2022-2023

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 243€
  • Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 3770€
  • Engineer students enrolled in one of the five member schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Ecole polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis): 159€
  • Special cases: please refer to the "Cost of studies" section of the FAQs

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Coordinator

Program office

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr

Description

The Biomedical Engineering: Biomechanics & Biophysics (BME) Year 2 Master program provides  students with state-of-the-art training in the exciting field of biomechanics and biomedical engineering - the application of physical science and engineering concepts and technologies for the life sciences and for understanding, diagnosing, and treating disease. Applicants are expected to have strong backgrounds in engineering, physics, or applied mathematics and a desire to contribute to the upcoming revolutionary changes in the life sciences and medicine. No background in biology is necessary.

The BME M2 provides students with a highly interdisciplinary curriculum focused on five specific tracks:

  • Biophysics and Biomechanics
  • Imaging and Image-Based Modeling
  • Sensors and Devices
  • Biomaterials
  • Mechanical Engineering for clinicians (MECENCLI)
    This track is a joint program between Institut Polytechnique de Paris and the Université de Paris and is intended for clinicians (i.e. medical doctors).

Graduates of our program will be future leading engineers, researchers, clinicians and entrepreneurs who will develop innovative solutions to tomorrow’s life science and biomedical engineering challenges.

Objectives

This Master’s program enables students to:

  • Benefit from a high level of specialization in the rapidly growing field of biomedical engineering
  • Start conducting research in a stimulating learning environment
  • Communicate with participants from different domains of life science (researchers, engineers, clinicians)

Over the past decade, bioengineering has consistently been listed among the top fields for career prospects. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics rates bioengineering as the fastest growing subfield of engineering, with expected growth in employment opportunities by 2024 of 23% (compared to 4% average growth in engineering overall).

IP Paris’ Biomedical Engineering: Biomechanics & Biophysics program provides state-of-the-art research-based training that fosters innovations in the life sciences and medical technologies and prepares graduates for tackling the upcoming challenges in life sciences and the burgeoning connected health revolution.

  • The Biomedical Engineering: Biomechanics & Biophysics prepares graduates for doctoral studies or for industrial research and development positions. 
  • Industrial opportunities abound in the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries.
  • In recent years, employment opportunities in the startup and innovation sector have increased dramatically, especially in the burgeoning connected and personalized health field.
  • The Mechanical Engineering for Clinicians track prepares graduates for doctoral studies which are prerequisites for an academic career in medicine or  for industrial research and development positions.

The program for the first 4 tracks (“Biophysics and biomechanics”, “Imaging and Image-Based Modeling”, “Sensors and Devices”, and “Biomaterials”) consists of two academic quarters with a total of ten courses to complete: 6 courses from one of the 4 tracks will constitute the “Major” and 3 courses from another track will constitute the “Minor”. The final course is a free elective. Overall, at least 2 of the 10 courses need to come from Mechanics. . The coursework is followed by a 5-6-month research internship – most are conducted in academic laboratories, but it is also possible to gain experience in industry. The program prepares students for doctoral studies or for industrial research and development positions.

The curriculum for the Mechanical engineering for clinicians (MECENCLI) track consists of three mandatory courses that allow students to learn the basics of mechanics as well as three courses focusing on code development, biomaterials, and tissue engineering. Finally, the students will be immersed in the research world through a long term internship  (12 months) in laboratories performing cutting-edge research.

For each track, the following is a list of mandatory courses.

Quarter 1

Solid mechanics applied to biology

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Biofluid mechanics and mass transport

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Microfluidics and biosystems

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Biomedical imaging/ Knowledge representation

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Optical imaging for biomedical diagnostic

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Signal processing and medical image analysis

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Microfluidics and biosystems

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Design of digital and analog integrated circuits 

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Signal processing and medical image analysis

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Microfluidics and biosystems

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Materials modeling. From atomistic to macroscopic

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Metamaterials

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Mechanics of brittle fracture and damage

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Mandatory courses

Introduction to Mechanics I : force, energy, torque

27h

3 ECTS

English

Introduction to Mechanics II : Elasticity

27h

3 ECTS

English

Design project 

35 h

4 ECTS

English

Optional courses

Introduction to Biomechanical Engineering I : Biomechanics & Biomaterials

30h

3 ECTS

English

Code development:

Resolution by projects

24h

3 ECTS

English

Biostatistics

36h

3 ECTS

English

Quarter 2

Cellular and subcellular mechanics

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Statistical mechanics: application to cell motility

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Biomechanics in health and disease

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Biophotonics

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Advanced microscopy physics and techniques

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Data sciences of biological imaging

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Machine learning for biomedical imaging

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Sensors and transducers: from macro to nano

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Surface bioengineering and biodetection

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Data sciences of biological imaging

32 h

3 ECTS

English

 

Machine learning for biomedical imaging

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Smart materials and structures: principles

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Surface bioengineering and biodetection

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Modeling of heterogeneous materials and structures. Application to composites

32 h

3 ECTS

English

Mandatory courses

Image segmentation, 3D printing,Computed-Aided Design

27h

3 ECTS

English

Design project 

55h

5 ECTS

English

 Optional courses

Biomaterials and tissue engineering

27h

3 ECTS

English

Bone cell biology and

environment

27h

3 ECTS

English

Mandatory research internships

5-6 months - 30 ECTS

Clinicians track (MECENCLI)

12 months (continuing education) - 33 ECTS

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

  • Completion of the first year of Master's program (M1) in engineering, physics or applied mathematics at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad
  • No prior training in biology is required
  • The clinicians track (MECENCLI) is strictly dedicated to health science students or practitioners (medicine, ondotology, physiotherapy, nursery, pharmacy …)

Language prerequisites

English language proficiency (minimum B2 level or equivalent) needs to be demonstrated.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • English language proficiency (minimum level of B2 or equivalent)

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for 2022-2023

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 243€
  • Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 3770€
  • Engineer students enrolled in one of the five member schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Ecole polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis): 159€
  • Special cases: please refer to the "Cost of studies" section of the FAQs

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Coordinator

Program office

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr