Type de diplôme : Master (LMD)

Master Ingénierie de la santé - Parcours : Bioimaging (BIM)

Domaine : Sciences, Technologies, Santé

Mention: Ingénierie de la santé

  • Crédits ECTS

    120 crédits
  • Niveau d'étude visé

    BAC +5
  • Durée

    2 ans
  • Composante(s)

  • Langue(s) d'enseignement



The BME-Paris Master is designed to provide a 2-year education program in the field of bioengineering, at the cross-road of biomedical and engineering sciences. It results from a partnership between Université Paris Descartes, Arts-et-Métiers ParisTech and Université PSL.

Based on this unique partnership, this Master is founded on an educational policy that favors interdisciplinarity and students’ initiative as well as international perspective. This policy is supported by the top-level and complementary expertise and know-how of the three partners: engineering sciences in the three engineering schools within PSL (ESPCI Paris, Mines ParisTech and Chimie ParisTech) and Arts-et-Métiers ParisTech, on the one hand, and biomedical and health sciences at Université Paris Descartes, on the other. 
Teaching faculty is mostly from the partner institutions. Guest lecturers include hospital clinicians (AP-HP), and researchers from other schools and universities as well as from private companies (e.g. GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, Renault, Sanofi, Thalès, Materialise Medical, …).

Learning outcomes

The BME-Paris Master proposes a program of excellence intended for students with a wide variety of backgrounds (biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering as well as medicine, pharmacy and other health sciences…).

The overarching goals of the Master 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 are advised in their individual choices of teaching units, to bring them up to date on the fundamental science subjects they may not have acquired through their previous studies (eg physiology and anatomy for engineering students, or signal processing and mechanics for biology or medical students).

Bioimaging (BIM) is one of the 5 M2 proposed tracks.


Bioimaging is an exciting and growing field overlapping the interfaces of engineering, mathematics and computer sciences, as well as chemistry, physics, life sciences, and medicine. The main goal of bioimaging is to improve human health by using imaging modalities to advance diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of human diseases.

The BIM track offers high-level interdisciplinary education and training supported by the complementary skills of Paris Descartes, PSL and the partner school Telecom ParisTech. A large network of research laboratories provides students access to industrial and experimental imaging systems that utilize innovative technologies.

The BIM track offers a double-diploma with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University (New York).


Savoir-faire et compétences

Scientific skills

- Respect scientific ethics

- Design and develop scientific projects

- Implement a project, define the objectives and context, carry out and evaluate the action

- Conduct and develop scientific and technical projects

- Analyze, diagnose and interpret the results of scientific experiments

- Know how to assess professional risks, implement specific evaluation methods

- Master specific methods and tools


Cross-curricular skills

- Work independently, manage time, self-evaluate.

- Use information and communication technologies.

- Conduct information research, identify access modes, analyze relevance, explain and transmit.

- Write clearly, prepare appropriate communication materials.

- Scientific communication in English.

- Working as a team: integrating, positioning, collaborating.

- Integrate into a professional environment: identify your skills and communicate them.

Rythme de la formation Cours en semaine (journée)

Niveau d'étudeBAC +5

Niveau d'entréeBac+3

Régime d'étude

  • Formation initiale
  • Formation continue

Langue(s) d'enseignementAnglais

StageObligatoire (2x2 mois en M1 et 5 moins en M2)

Stage à l'étrangerOptionnel (4 mois en M1 et 5 à 6 mois en M2)

  • Validation des Acquis de l'Expérience : Oui
  • Organisation

    Organisation de la formation

    La formation se déroule en anglais, à temps plein.

    Deux stages de 2 mois obligatoires en Master 1 et un stage de 5 mois obligatoire en Master 2 dans un laboratoire de recherche académique, hospitalier ou industriel.




    Contrôle des connaissances

    Les modalités de contrôle des connaissances (MCC) reposent sur des schémas classiques d’évaluation pour les UEs : examen terminal écrit ou oral, contrôle continu ou mixte. Certaines UEs incluent à la fois des examens oraux et écrits.

    Aménagements particuliers

    Pour les étudiants en situation de handicap vous pouvez prendre contact  avec le service accompagnement santé  handicap

    mél accueil.ash @ parisdescartes.fr - tél 01 76 53 17 72


    Sont autorisés à s'inscrire

    Etudiants français et étrangers titulaires d’une licence ou d’un Master scientifique, étudiants en médecine ou en pharmacie, élève ingénieurs.

    Conditions d'admission

    Conditions to apply for the 1st year of our master’s program (M1)

    • having obtained or being in the process of validating a Licence 3 or a Bachelor’s degree in science (particularly, but not restricted to, life and health sciences, engineering, chemistry, physics, mechanics, mathematics, computer science).
    • being a physiotherapist or a 4th year student in a physiotherapist school


    Conditions to apply directly for the 2nd year of our master’s program (M2)

    • For students in science or engineering:
      • having obtained or being in the process of validating a Master 1
      • having obtained or being in the process of validating a Master’s degree 
      • being a 3rd year student in an engineering school or
      • being a 2nd year student in an engineering school (particularly Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Mines Paris Tech, Chimie ParisTech and ESPCI Paris) affiliated with the Master BME  Paris program for a double diploma
      • being a 2nd year student at ENS Paris


    • For students in health science (medical, pharmacy or dental schools):
      • being a 3rd year student in the Medicine-Science or Pharmacy-Science program at University Paris Descartes or at l’Ecole de l’Inserm Liliane Bettencourt
      • being an intern or Doctor of Medicine (MD), Pharmacy (Pharm.D), Dental Surgery (DDS) or Dental Medicine (DMD)
    • For physiotherapists or 4th year students in physiotherapist schools: you can apply directly for the M2 only if you are able to prove that you attended an additional research oriented curriculum (formation complémentaire à et pour la recherche)

    Pré-requis nécessaires

    C1 level in English (TOEIC, TOEFL, …).

    Modalité de candidature

    Online application and interview for preselected candidates.

    Link to apply: http://bme.biomedicale.parisdescartes.fr/apply/

    All higher education grade transcripts and diplomas (with French or English translations, if originals are in another language), two recommendation letters (in French or in English), resume and motivation letter (both in English), and proof of at least a C1 level in English (TOEIC, TOEFL, …).

    More information: https://www.bme-paris.com/application/

    Et après ?

    Poursuite d'études


    • PhD in a field related to the M2 track followed by the student, in academia or jointly with a company (CIFRE PhDs).
    • R&D positions in large companies or startups, in almost all activity biomedical and biotech sectors.
    • Continuing medical or pharmacy school, or accessing it (« passerelle »), in either 2nd or 3rd year.

    Business programs in biotech management (ESCP, EM Lyon / Centrale Supelec…)

    Passerelles et ré-orientation

    Passerelle vers médecine, pharmacie ou odontologie

    Les + de la formation


    Etablissement(s) partenaire(s)

    Etablissement(s) co-accrédité(s)

    • Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers (ENSAM)



    Lieu(x) de la formation

    • Saints Pères

    Nous contacter

    12, rue de l’École de Médecine
    75270 Paris Cédex 06 - France
    Tél : (33) (0)1 76 53 16 16