Master in Health engineering

The programme offers the following course(s)


The Health engineering masters were created in 2003 and are organised by the faculties of Medicine and Pharmacy in Grenoble. Previously accommodating a hundred students at 2st year's level, this course now has more than 350 students shared between both the 1st + 2nd year's master offer. At a time when multidisciplinarity is considered one of the driving forces of progress in the health sector, this master is a place for young scientists (biology, chemistry, physics etc), doctors, pharmacists, engineers, radiographers, veterinarians or midwives to meet. Local, national or international partnerships, strong connections with the working environment and good integration numbers for graduates all explain the attraction observed over the last few years, with, for example, nearly 50% of our 2nd years students coming from 1st year's courses other than the Health engineering course. 

The teams managing this course come from a community of teacher-researchers and researchers who practice their research activities within laboratories associated with the CNRS, or the CEA or INSERM and within departments of the Grenoble University hospital (CHU).The subjects, tasks and work placements offered to the students vary from learning about the most fundamental notions to the development of applications that are immediately useable in clinical practice or in public health. Solutions are based on the most recent tools and findings in mathematics, physics, computer science or biology.
All curricula require a strong collaboration between the health departments and the teams from scientific and technical disciplines and involve many industrialists.

The IS master’s degree contains 14 2nd-year master’s courses in the fields of medtech, pharmacy, biotechnology and environment-health relations. These courses provide access to occupations which meet society’s needs both in fundamental research and in clinical research and the development of industrial applications. The occupations carried out by our graduates are not limited to research and development as our students are also trained, depending on their chosen course, in quality, regulations, industrial property and even management.


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Access conditions

The master of Health engineering is open in initial training and continuing education. The 1st year of master is accessible on file (and / or interview) to the candidates justifying a national diploma conferring the degree of license in a field compatible with that of the master or via a validation of studies or of acquired according to the conditions determined by the university or the training.
The 2nd year is accessible on file (and / or interview) to the candidates having validated the 1st year of master of a compatible course or else by a validation of studies or acquired according to the conditions determined by the university or training.

Public continuing education : You are in charge of continuing education :

  • if you resume your studies after 2 years of interruption of studies
  • or if you followed training under the continuous training regime one of the previous 2 years
  • or if you are an employee, job seeker, self-employed

If you do not have the diploma required to integrate the training, you can undertake a validation of personal and professional achievements (VAPP)


Program director

Jean Breton

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Program administration

Education mention of master's degree Health Engineering

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