Department of Biomedical Engineering

The Healthcare economy, a foundation for solid growth

Engineering for Healthcare is a rapidly expanding discipline:

  • in radiology, the transfer to digital systems has led to advances in diagnostic imaging, and now offers simulation technology for the training and practice of Surgeons
  • new technology allows for minimally invasive robotic surgical procedures
  • biosystems or nanoelectronics have given rise to new types of therapies

This fast-growing market needs skillful and creative engineers to imagine tomorrow’s products.

Strasbourg, at the heart of R&D innovation in healthcare

Located at a geographical, scientific and technological crossroads, Télécom Physique Strasbourg benefits from a high visibility in the sphere of healthcare over the cross-border area. Strasbourg, renowned for the excellence of its research in chemistry, biology and medicine, is now internationally recognized as one of the leading places for therapeutic innovation. Research (ICube, IRCAD, IHU), technology transfer (SATT, Alsace Biovalley cluster) and training courses all contribute to the regional policy of excellence in the field, with large groups and SMEs based in Alsace.

To meet this demand, the department offers three specialization tracks, accessible through two Engineering degrees.

General Engineering degree with a major in Engineering with Life and Physical Sciences

The aim of this major is to train Engineers in three areas related to healthcare:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomechanics
  • Medical Imaging

This major course allows for the validation of the "Imaging with Medical and Surgical Robotics" course within the Imaging, Robotics and Biomedical Engineering Master's degree, in a dual degree program.

The companies which are likely to employ an Engineer with a Life and Physical Sciences major are biomedical device manufacturers as well as the automotive industry and its equipment manufacturers. Growing job opportunities are being offered in companies specialized in the design, development and instalment of increasingly complex entire hospital information systems. Engineers also mainly join medical imaging manufacturers or smaller more agile structures skilled in medical image processing.

Diagnosis and Innovative Medical Treatment (Information Technology for Healthcare Engineering degree)

The Diagnosis and Innovative Medical Treatment major is focused on information technology applications in medicine and surgery, for simulation, diagnosis or therapy. It offers an insight into the world of medical imaging and image processing, as well as into the therapeutic systems that have emerged from the advances in Medical Robotics. It involves emerging technologies made possible by virtual patient modeling for the diagnosis, simulation or planning of medical procedures. This training course is closely linked to research, with a significant rate in PhD studies (Columbia, EPFL, University of Houston, etc.) and also leads to first employment in start-up companies, particularly in the Strasbourg area.

While the course is oriented towards research, it also offers very good opportunities in industries specialized in the field (GE Healthcare, Carmat, EOS Imaging, for example).

Innovative Therapies (Information Technology for Healthcare Engineering degree)

Upon completing this research-oriented major, students have the possibility to pursue PhD studies or to work in companies in the healthcare industry, namely in start-ups or multinational companies.

Future graduates will acquire solid skills in developing projects associated with Theranostics, which ranges from Nanosciences to the design of integrated healthcare systems. They will be able to design heterogeneous microsystems dedicated to healthcare or innovative biosystems by virtual prototyping, develop hybrid sensors dedicated to healthcare, or develop instrumental chains linked to microfluidics and allowing for the analysis of biological data.

Students can also complete a Master's degree in Micro-Nano-Electronics