Master Ingénierie de la santé

Master Ingénierie de la santé

Parcours Biohealth engineering 2e année

Présentation et objectifs

With the rapid advance of biomedical engineering, life sciences and physical sciences have converged to create a new discipline: biomedicine. This convergence is helping scientists to make important breakthroughs, such as nanoscale systems for disease detection and drug delivery, predictive computer models of disease progression and drug response, and increasingly affordable forms of biometric analysis for personalized medicine.

Over the past 150 years, average life expectancy has increased by approximately 4 to 5 years per generation. the gap between the active and inactive has widened, and pressure on health and social care costs for society has increased. as chronic disease becomes more prevalent and populations continue to age, eu healthcare systems are striving to shift the burden of care from hospitals to the community and the individual. There is consequently a growing need for biomedical innovations to be more user-centred, empowering patients to manage their healthy living and active ageing. Postgraduate recruits to the fast-growing sector of biomedical engineering will need to bring not only their expertise in a particular field, but also a thorough grounding in a range of technologies and the ability to apply their knowledge and skills to the design of new products and services. Health4life addresses this need with a novel programme combining education and research.



Informations complémentaires

Students investigate important questions at the interfaces of biomedical engineering, molecular and nanoscale biotechnology, computational mathematics and clinical research. They undertake individually mentored thesis research projects in laboratories at uga or in partner universities, affiliated spin-offs and teaching hospitals.UGA and its partner institutions provide students with a broad but high-level programme of courses in core subjects which they choose in relation to their individual field of research. these are further enriched by a series of advanced courses in the fundamentals of engineering and biomedical science. students also acquire key transversal skills such as teamwork, management of complex processes, conceptual approaches, entrepreneurship and intercultural awareness.
Biohealth computing schools Unique to health4life’s curriculum are the interdisciplinary and intensive biohealth computing schools (biohc), organised and hosted by the european scientific institute in archamps (greater geneva). as well as meeting and interacting with leading experts from academia, industry and international organisations, students are coached in the use of design thinking methodology to address unmet needs in human and environmental health, with the opportunity to pitch their innovation ideas to a panel of international experts. Health4life is heavily research & innovation- oriented. The programme benefits from the region’s rich ecosystem offering a level of technological know-how unrivalled in Europe, and a truly multidisciplinary approach to scientific research. Grenoble is at the crossroads of three internationally recognised hubs of healthcare, micro-nanotechnology and it-iot. Home to some of the world’s best research centres, grenoble has spurred the creation of a growing cohort of start-ups and has attracted leading multinationals (bioMérieux, GE healthcare, Becton Dickinson, Roche Diagnostics, and Covidien) seeking to carve out a position in the rapidly-growing medtech industry.

Biohealth engineering brings together these strengths in biomedical practice, research, innovation, and entrepreneurship and offers students attractive internships from affiliated teaching hospitals, research institutes (including the cea, europe’s largest independent research centre in nanoelectronics and technology), biotech and medical device companies. Moreover, the programme collaborates with local and regional innovation service providers such as CIC-IT, Biopolis, Linksium, Eccami, Medic@lps, Tasda, Minalogic and Lyonbiopôle.

Biohealth engineering is part of the eit health master on technological innovation on health, founded on long-standing partnerships with major european universities, such as Universitat de Barcelona, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Universidade de Lisboa, Universita de Torino. students are also recruited from world-class universities outside Europe, including Manipal (India), Soochow (China) , Beyrouth (Lebanon) ...

Dimension internationale :

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    BigData4Health summer school 2017



    FIRST SEMESTER (30 ECTS credits)
    Mandatory subjects
    • CompMed Thematic school (late August 2021) at the European Scientific Institute (ESI), Archamps
    • Methods and means for BioHealth research
    • Language (French or English)
    Elective subjects
    • Innovative projects in biotechnologies (Grenoble School of Management)
    • Proteomics for health research
    • Innovative cell and gene therapies
    • Biomarkers and in vitro diagnostics
    • Current and future perspectives for the control of infectious agents
    • Animal experimentation
    • Micro and nanotechnologies for health
    • Genetics and epigenetics of infertility
    • Pharmacological repositionning
    • Artificial Intelligence for Health subjects (large range of choices)
    SECOND SEMESTER (30 ECTS credits)

    6-months internship in a company, a lab or at the hospital, in France or elsewhere

    Thematic school (10 days): either Safer Nanomaterials, or Precision Oncology

    Stages, projets et missions

    Stage: Obligatoire
    Durée : 6 mois
    Stage à l'étranger : En France ou à l'étranger



    Condition d'accès

    The master of Health Engineering is open in initial training and continuing education. 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)


    How to apply depends on your profile ? You are a student of French nationality, or you reside in the EU, or you reside in a country not covered by the Studies in France procedure (see below), you must apply via the ecandidat application on the dates below :

    • Only the 2nd year of the Master in health engineering is in English language : Online application for the track Healthy living -  health 4 life engineering 2nd year master : application from 1st of March to 30 of April 2021
    • You live in one of the countries below. You are therefore subject to the Studies in France procedure: online applications entered on the Campus France site. The dates of candidacies are specified on this site. The "Studies in France" procedure only concerns students residing in one of the following 41 countries: Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo Brazzaville, South Korea , Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, United States, Gabon, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mexico, Peru, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Russia , Senegal, Singapore, Taiwan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey and Vietnam.
    • For more information, we invite you to consult the master of Health engineering website or the training catalog

    Public cible

    Non French speaking students with a background in :

    • Molecular biology, cellular biology and biotechnologies (biotechnology courses)
    • Biology, biochemistry, toxicology (health-environement courses)
    • Medical imaging, signal processing, informatics...(innovative medical devices courses)

    This program is also open to students with a medical or pharmaceutical background. This MSc can also be selected by french speaking students wishing to follow courses in english and to include a mobility in their 2nd year (courses or internship).

    • Students from the first year of Master’s programme (M1) « Ingénierie de la Santé »
    • Students who have validated 4 years of higher education in biology, chemistry- biology…
    • Students who validated 5 years of Pharmacy studies – industrial or research track
    • MD or PharmD students with a strong scientific background, students in veterinary medicine
    • Students in life sciences engineering
    • Other profiles, after examination by the selection committee

    Droits de scolarité

    3500 € specific participation costs + national costs

    Et après ?

    Et après ?

    Poursuite d'études

    Health4life leads on naturally to PhD positions and/or R&D careers in world-leading industries, high-potential start-ups, teaching hospitals and universities, where students are able to utilise their skills in collaborative cutting-edge research and innovation projects, translating technologies into viable applications for the benefit of all.

    Our multidisciplinary, two-summer school programme offers diverse perspectives in all areas of health.

    Examples of prospects
    • Pursuing doctoral thesis studies (around 40% of students are doing a thesis in France or elsewhere)
    • Executive in hospital and industrial teams in the health sector
    • Research engineer in academia
    • Creation of start-ups in the field of engineering for health

    Secteurs d'activité

    Research in the biohealth field, particularly in the following areas: biotechnologies, environmental toxicology, public health, innovative medical devices.