MINES Saint-Étienne

MSc BioMedical Engineering & Design (BMED)

Skills and knowledge connected to the activities of R&D in the biomedical sector are the main targets of the BME&D Master’s (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 interactions and communication with the practitioners are essential. Besides, basic skills in science and engineering are compulsory for the engineer in the biomedical sector. These skills are adapted and specialized to this sector during the program.

Graduates will work both upstream and downstream of the sector and at the interface between manufacturers and end-users. The program is mostly focused on the R&D in the health industry, which is a very international sector.

All courses are taught in English.

To be graduated of a M1 in sciences or an equivalent Bachelor degree (4-year degree).

This program 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.

Basic coding skills are mandatory to be admitted to the program.

  • Bioengineering
    • Introduction to biology
    • Medical diagnosis tools
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomaterials
  • Nano-medicine, nano-toxicity
  • One advanced course:
    • Advanced Biomechanics
    • Advanced Biomaterials
  • One Elective course (choose 1 in the following list)
    • Mechanobiology
    • Neuromuscular physiology during exercise
    • Biomechanics – Performance
    • Human/Machine/Environment interface
    • Nanotracers, Nuclear Imaging
    • Autonomous nervous system
    • Exercises, aging, metabolic disorder
    • Child exercise physiology
  • Semester-long research project in the laboratory
  • 6-month internship

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 program is mostly focused on the R&D in the health industry, which is a very international sector.

In a research lab, a R&D department of a company or in a start-up. The internship has to be research oriented.


Head of the M. Sc

Fanette Chassagne
École des mines de Saint-Étienne
Phone: +33 4 77 42 00 29

Administrative contact


Application Form – Incoming Student
(formulaire de candidature)
Applications for our Masters courses are open from 1 February to 31 May.