BioMedical Engineering & Design

MINES Saint-Étienne

12 months
6666 EUR/year
6666 EUR/year
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The BioMedical Engineering & Design programme from École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne will give preference to engineering students without a biomedical background and who want to get a position at the interface of engineering and health, or continue with a PhD in the domain.

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Skills and knowledge connected to the activities of R&D in the biomedical sector are the main targets of the BME&D Master (Master iSanté in French).

The biomedical sector requires an increasing capacity to evolve in a multicultural environment specifically at the interface between engineering and health, where exchanges and communication with the practitioners are essential. Besides, the basic skills in science and engineering are compulsory for the engineer in the biomedical sector. These competencies will be adapted and specialized to this sector during the BioMedical Engineering & Design programme from École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne.

Career opportunities

The graduated will work both in the upstream and the downstream of the sector and at the interfaces between the manufacturers and the end users. The sector concerns the international R&D in the branch of health industry.

Graduates may work at the crossroads between healthcare providers, manufacturers and end users, in some of these sectors:

  • Engineering of medical devices,
  • Design of implants, prostheses,
  • Biomedical instrumentation,
  • Medical textiles,
  • Development of medicines,
  • Bio-electronic devices,
  • Healthcare engineering

Programme Structure

The Master content provides students with the background and the specific requirements to lead projects in the biomedical field, or to join a PhD.

  • Introduction to biology
  • Medical diagnosis tools
  • Medical image analysis and processing
  • Nano-medicine, nano-toxicity
  • Healthcare engineering
Innovation in Healthcare system
  • Innovation and project management in pharmaceutical industry
  • Regulation in health sector
Elective 1 course among the following list
  • Medical image analysis and processing 2
  • Regenerative medicine (Bone, Cartilage, Cornea, soft Tissues)
  • Mechanobiology
  • Human movement Mechanical models
  • Ergometry & Biomechanics
  • Autonomous nervous system
  • Exercises, aging, metabolic disorder
  • Child exercise physiology
Semester-long research project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prior successful completion of a first year of a Master’s Degree in theoretical and / or applied science, or equivalent diploma (at the home university or Ecole des Mines) /or 240 ECTS validated
  • Level B1 (CEFRL-Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in French language is required for students joining graduate engineering programs and Masters of Science taught in French.
  • A good command of English is mandatory for all programs specifically the Masters taught in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6666 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3333 EUR per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6666 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3333 EUR per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Total tuition fee: €10,000


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