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Biomechanical Engineering

The aim of this second-year (M2) specialty program of the University of Paris-Saclay Master of Mechanics is to provide students with specialization in the application of mechanics to biological/biomedical systems. All instruction is in English and is delivered by a group of distinguished faculty who are internationally recognized in their fields. The program is based at Ecole Polytechnique, but the faculty come from various partner institutions including Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Centrale Paris, Ecole Normale Superieur de Cachan, and the University of Evry val d’Essonne. Students may apply directly to the program from other academic institutions or may enroll after having completed the first year (M1) at Ecole Polytechnique or one of the University of Paris-Saclay partner institutions. The approach for the program is physics- and engineering-based, so students need to have previous training in the physical and/or mathematical sciences. Completion of the program requires 60 ECTS. The program consists of six months of formal coursework (divided into two 10-week academic quarters) and totaling 30 ECTS followed by a 6-month research internship (30 ECTS) in one of the University of Paris-Saclay laboratories.

The Biomechanical Engineering Master program is a one-year program (September to August).The year is divided into two 10-week academic quarters during which students are required to successfully complete a total of 30 ECTS of formal coursework. Most courses are 3 ECTS, so 10courses are nominally required (typically 5 courses per academic quarter). The other 30 ECTS come from a 6-month research internship.

Program Director: Prof. Abdul Barakat

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