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Master's Degree in Engineering Grenoble INP - Phelma, Biomedical engineering


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National Master of Engineering Degree
  • Degree awarded Master
  • Graduation year Bac + 5
  • Graduation level Level 7
  • Location
    • GRENOBLE Scientific Polygon
  • Duration 3 years (6 semesters)
  • Available as
    • Initial education
    • Continuing education


The Biomedical Engineering degree prepares engineers for different application fields of biomedical instrumentation with interdisciplinary competences, (engineering sciences and biology) both theoretical and practical.

Two options are possible:

Medical imaging and nanomedicine

Students taking this option target a career in the development and therapeutical application of different imaging modalities covering structural and functional imaging at different scales. Image analysis and processing as well as the development of novel molecular markers emerging from nanomedicine are also possible career domains.

A specialisation in Structural Biology is offered via the Master Nanomedicine and Structural Biology to enter the field of innovative drug design based on a molecular "structure-function" approach.

Nanobiology and medical devices

This option prepares for a career in the design, development and application of medical devices, like "point of care", miniaturised devices (lab-on-chip), implantable devices or those targeting the brain-computer interface. The development of nanoparticles for medical applications, tissue engineering and the design of active biomaterials for diagnostic or therapeutical applications are all at the heart of nowadays evolution towards a personalized medicine.

By taking additional courses for 6 ECTS, the two options allow to obtain a double degree combining the Engineer diploma with a Master's diploma in Sciences.


The degree in Biomedical engineering is built on a general background in physics and biology coupled with engineering sciences allowing a professional career at the interface between physics and biomedical applications.
In parallel, a complementary curriculum (choice semester Manintec or double degree with the Institut d'administration des Entreprises) paves the path for a career in consulting, marketing and sales.


With the support of the IRT Nanoelec, which benefits from the French national program "programme d'Investissements d'Avenir, IRT Nanoelec" ANR-10-AIRT-05.

  • Training partners



    CEA, Neurospin, CEA-LETI, Institut des Neurosciences de Grenoble, Clinatec, Institut de Biologie Structurale (IBS), Institute for Advanced Biosciences (IAB), LMGP, GIPSA Lab, G2Elab.



    Université Grenoble-Alpes. 


    Associated Companies

    Toshiba, Becton & Dickinson, Bioprofile (Tornier), BioMérieux, Cytoo, Horiba, Supersonic Imagine, Avalun, Fluoptics, Coating Industries, Eveon, PX'Therapeutics.


  • Who should apply? Bac + 2, Bac + 3, Bac + 4
  • Available as :
    • Initial education
    • Continuing education

Entry requirements

  • To be admitted into Year 1 (after two years of post-secondary study), students must have completed two years of preparatory courses (science-track or Institute of Technology common preparatory program) or have earned an undergraduate degree from a university (in France, mainly DUT or L2).
  • Admissions on qualifications to the 2nd year (from France and abroad)
  • Exchange students

Apply now

Visit the Admissions section of the school’s website (french version).


  • Course duration 3 years (6 semesters)
  • Internships abroad


The first year

2 tracks are available within the 1st year and lead to a Bachelor of Engineering science.


The second year


The third year

> MANINTEC Management, Innovation, Technologies

Board of examiners

Each semester is worth 30 ECTS credits, spread out over the different courses completed. Students must obtain a grade of at least 10/20 in each course to obtain the credits.


  • Language of instruction English
  • Internship abroad Yes
  • Erasmus areas Medical technology, Bioengineering

International exchange

Students in this major benefit from many agreements between Grenoble Institute of Technology and partners around the globe in the form of exchange programs, dual-degree programs, internships, and more.
Visit the International section of Grenoble INP website

Information on available scolarships

Are you a foreign student with a Master level qualification wanting to study at one of the six engineering Schools of the Grenoble Institute of Technology? You can find all the funding schemes available for you course in Grenoble on our website at Grenoble INP.


  • Graduation year Bac + 5
  • Graduation level Level 7



  • R&D engineer,
  • production engineer
  • quality control engineer.

Further learning opportunities

Education through research

Year 3 students planning to go on to a PhD program can earn a dual degree with another Master’s program relevant to their first major within the Grenoble University system.