Master in biomedical engineering: bioengineering and innovation in neuroscience (BIN)

Language(s) of instruction: English

Length of study: 1 year for the M1, 1 year for the M2, full time

Partners: Arts et Métiers, Université Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL)      

Course Location: Almost all teachings take place in the center of Paris, mostly at Université Paris Cité, Arts et Métiers, ESPCI Paris and Chimie Paris. Most sites are within walking distance. In some tracks, students may also attend lectures and scientific meetings outside Paris.

Degrees awarded: Master in Biomedical Engineering – Bioengineering and Innovation in Neuroscience (BIN)

Entry Requirements:

  •  M1 (one single track): having obtained or being in the process of validating a Licence or a Bachelor’s degree (science related) or being a physiotherapist or a 4th year student in a physiotherapist school
  • M2 (five tracks to choose from): Students may enter directly the 2nd year of the program under certain condition listed on the BME Paris website. 

 Application: online application and interview for pre-selected candidates.

 Language pre-requisites: Certified C1 level in English



Course overview

The BME PARIS master’s program is designed to provide a 2-year education program in the field of bioengineering, at the crossroad of biomedical and engineering science. It is based on an educational policy that fosters both an interdisciplinary, international perspective as well as the students’ initiative. It combines the top-level and complementary expertise of three partners: engineering science represented by three engineering schools within PSL (Chimie Paris, ESPCI Paris and Mines Paris) and Arts et Métiers on one hand, and biomedical and health science at Université Paris Cité, on the other hand. Teaching faculty comes mostly from the partner institutions. Guest lecturers include hospital clinicians (APHP), and researchers from other schools and universities as well as from private companies (e.g. GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, Renault, Sanofi, Thalès, Materialise Medical, etc.).

The 1st year is a common path for all BME students (with individualized choices of courses according to their background). The 2nd year is intended to specialize student’s capacities in dedicated engineering and biomedical tracks. Five specialization tracks are proposed, one of them being the BioEngineering and Innovation in Neuroscience Track (BIN).

The Bioengineering and Innovation in Neuroscience (BIN) training program, like the other tracks of the BME PARIS master’s program, leaves a wide part to interdisciplinarity. It is designed both for engineering school students, and for university students having a robust initial training in basic science or medicine. Courses will mesh engineering, mathematics, and computer concepts with molecular, cellular and systems neuroscience.

An introductory teaching unit will mainly provide a comprehensive overview of the structure and function of the nervous system. The focus will be both on systems and cellular neuroscience, providing the biological notions required for engineering students to follow the BIN track, while refreshing and/or complementing knowledge previously acquired by science and medical students.

Other courses will cover human-machine, brain-machine and brain-computer interfaces (from principles and design to practical implementation and a wide array of « neuroengineering » applications), the imaging and manipulation of neuronal and brain activity, predictive chemistry for neuroscience (from design to clinical testing), microfluidics and other innovative miniaturized biotechnologies for the nervous system, statistics, computer modeling of neuronal networks and their applications…

Our ambition is that through courses, seminars, social events, conferences and collaborative interactions, BIN students will contribute to bridge the gap between basic, clinical, and engineering neuroscience.

Skills and competencies developed

Provide students with the knowledge and tools required in a wide range of the biomedical engineering field

Foster a fruitful collaborative spirit between engineering and medical students, that will eventually bridge the existing “culture gap” between the corresponding professions

– Respect scientific ethics

– Design and develop scientific projects

– Implement a project, define the objectives and context, carry out and evaluate the action

– Conduct and develop scientific and technical projects

– Analyze, diagnose and interpret the results of scientific experiments

– Know how to assess professional risks, implement specific evaluation methods

– Master specific methods and tools

– Use information and communication technologies

– Conduct information research, identify access modes, analyze relevance, explain and transmit

– Scientific communication in English.

– Working as a team: integrating, positioning and collaborating

– Integrate into a professional environment: identify your skills and communicate them


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