• Expanding your fields of knowledge in engineering and medicine

    Working on high-tech medical devices

Bio Medical Engineering master

According to the World Health Organization, “Medical devices are essential for prevention, diagnosis, management of diseases and rehabilitation, to avoid danger and improve efficiency of medical treatments. The aim of development of health, the goals of the coming centuries, suppose the manufacturing, the regulations, the planning, the evaluation, the acquisition, the management and the use of medical devices which are of quality, safe and adapted to their context of use”.

These medical devices go from the simple bandage to very high-technology medical devices (HTMD) like cardiac valves, stents, prostheses, defibrillators, endoscopic instrumentation, MRI, scanners, nuclear imaging, ultrasonic imaging, etc. Such HTMD represents 80 % of the Medical device market and the annual growth is close to 6%.

The international master program BME is the only one designed to train international students interested in developing and improving their skills in engineering as well as in medical sciences and in business.

The Bio Medical Engineering master program provides technical know-how to work on high-tech medical devices. Graduates will be researchers or industry leaders in bio medical imaging, surgical devices, surgical implants, exo-skeleton or computation for patient-specific treatments.

Core curriculum

The program is based both on compulsory courses in

  • Medical Sciences
    Anatomy, Ethics, Regulatory and Bio-compatible materials
  • fundamental sciences
    Physics, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Measurements, Control systems and Mechanical Engineering
  • Business
    Regulatory and mandatory Affairs (EC & US regulations), Marketing, management, laws

and on application of every new skills in project-based work.

Students are mentored on a weekly basis by 2nd year student, and twice a month by a faculty member to closely follow their progress and help them to reach success.

Organisation of semesters

Semester 1

Courses in the Medical domain

  • Introduction to the Biomedical Industry
  • Legislation and regulatory
  • Biology
  • Anatomy part I
  • Biomedical Statistics
  • Experimental and clinical trials design

Courses in the Engineering and Management domain

  • French & German Language
  • Mathematics for Biomedical Engineering
  • Algorithmic & programming
  • Development of the skills in Physics
  • Development of the skills in Electronics
  • Development of the skills in Mechanics

Semester 2

Courses in the Medical domain

  • Introduction to pathology and engineering needs for medical doctors
  • Materials & Bio-compatibility
  • Development of implantable devices
  • Anatomy part II

Courses in the Engineering and Management domain

  • French & German Language
  • Project Management
  • Signal processing
  • Theragnostic
  • Sensor & Actuators
  • Mechanical Engineering

Semester 3

Courses in the Medical domain

  • Pathology and engineering needs for medical doctors
  • Ethics

Courses in the Engineering and Management domain

  • French & German Language
  • Project Management
  • Valorization and intellectual property
  • Signal processing
  • Physics
  • Electricity, Electronics & Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering


Semester 4

6-month full-time internship with thesis in industries or research laboratory involved on MDHT developments

Centrale Lille

Centrale Lille is a leading institution of higher education and scientific research, founded in 1854.

Centrale Lille provides three engineering programs, several national and international Master and PhD programs. Centrale Lille is closely involved in national and international networks and works in collaboration with various higher education and research stakeholders at national, European and worldwide levels.

Centrale Lille welcomes about 1600 students and 25% of the students are coming from more than 20 different countries.

Centrale Lille is fortunate to have an innovative and dynamic research environment through all the laboratories, some of them have experimental equipment that are unique in Europe and even in the world.

This environment is also supported by a large network of institutional and corporate partners, which benefit from the training of our future engineers and students in master programs.


years of expertise




of international students


different countries


Classes are held in Lille within the University Campus ‘Cité scientifique’ in Villeneuve d’Ascq (Lille). Lille is in the North of France and North West European region, only one hour from Paris center by train, 50 minutes from CDG airport, 1 hour 20 minutes from London, 40 minutes from Brussels, and 2 hours 40 minutes from Amsterdam.

Lille is also located in the Flandre region, which is a cultural metropolis, very attractive for studies inside an appropriate environment, offering a wide range of local services. The monthly living costs in Lille, including accommodation, food and transportation is estimated to 700 €/month.

Each student may apply to student hosting: a furnished room with Wi-Fi access, a private shower, restroom, kitchen, a fridge.

The welcome week

The first week, the Bio Medical Engineering master team welcome you and help you through the process :

  • Immigration & Visa
  • Bank accounts
  • Visit of Centrale Lille classes & facilities
  • Metro to Faculty of medecine
  • Visit of parts of faculty of medicine
  • Centrale Lille digital environment
  • Books and access cards


The teaching team is composed of faculty members from the various Centrale Lille department and research laboratories. These are

  • LML – Mechanical Engineering
  • IEMN – Electronic, Microelectronic and Nanotechnology
  • L2EP – Electrical Engineering
  • CRISTAL – Computer Sciences and Control Systems

All the faculty members carry out research in the BioMedical Engineering areas.

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