GRAND OPENING IN SEPTEMBER 2016 ! The BME-Paris master program will open in september 2016 in Hangzhou Dianzi University near Shangaï in China. Several professors and researchers from Paris Descartes will take part in the program both in Paris and in China.
Congratulations and thank you to all who made this promising partnership possible !
The BME-Paris Master’s Degree Program offers two years of academic and professional training in bioengineering, a burgeoning field at the crossroads of the biomedical and engineering sciences. This program results from a partnership established between Paris-Descartes University and the Paris Institute of Technology (ParisTech).
Firmly based on an interdisciplinary approach, the BME-Paris Master’s relies on international collaboration and features strong student initiative. These principles are strengthened by the complementary competencies of the program’s two outstanding academic partners : Paris-Descartes in the biomedical and health sciences and ParisTech in the engineering sciences.
This jointly sponsored program offers a high-quality curriculum to students arriving from a broad range of academic backgrounds : biology and biochemistry, medicine, chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics and computer science, etc… The aim of the BME Paris Master’s is to provide students with the tools and capacities that will enable them to function in a broad range of biomedical engineering applications that today rank among the most scientifically innovative and rapidly developing areas of academic research, industrial R&D, and the clinical environment.
The first year of the BME-Paris Master’s (M1) is intended to strengthen and broaden students’ capacities in specific engineering and biomedical subjects.
Considering the wide variety of academic origins and backgrounds of the students, five 6-credit (ECTS) courses (UE) chosen from among the eight offered must be taken during the first semester of the M1 year in order to fill-in gaps in individual students’ capacities in a wide spectrum of fundamental science subjects. For example, an engineering graduate would be required to take Anatomy & Physiology and a life-science or medical school graduate would have to follow courses in signal-processing and solid or fluid mechanics.
In preparation for their 2nd year of studies (M2), students must select one or several pre-specialization courses (a total of five are proposed) during the second semester.
The BME-Paris Master’s program provides high-quality graduate education in scientific research, including lecture courses, seminars, and laboratory training by internationally recognized scientists. The program prepares students for positions in academia (teaching and research), industry (R&D), and the clinical environment (healthcare).
Other opportunities are available through the close partnership that exists between Paris-Descartes and ParisTech. At the end of the first year, BME students may apply to continue for a second year at other ParisTech schools. At the end of the second year, students from a nonmedical background may apply for entry into the third year of medical studies at Paris-Descartes.
Applications for admission to the BME-Master’s Degree program are reviewed by an admission committee consisting of members of the program’s international teaching staff. EACH student MUST apply online : click here.
This BME-Paris Master program is open to highly motivated students of all nationalities, with a scientific, biomedical sciences or engineering curriculum. Admission can be considered at either M1 or M2 level (see details on the BME-Paris website).
All courses and examinations are in English. Applicants must read, speak, and write English fluently.
All teaching sites are located in the heart of Paris.