Health-Care engineering (UTC-IDS)

The UTC-Master’s degree major (IDS) is designed to ensure training for technical managers capable of addressing problem sets related to deployment and strategic operation of services and technology-intensive systems in enterprise and in various organizations. Training here is specially oriented to QA and ‘biomed’ technology management in health-care areas as well as the regulatory affairs of medical devices and uses.


This UTC-IDS Master's degree major has two separate academic specialties:

Depending on the Master's specialty chosen, the professional possibilities are: for TBST, clinical engineer, applications engineer, product engineer, project leader for health-care related regulatory agencies and, for DMAR, head of regulatory affairs, QA and standardization with the medical device designers, manufacturers and/or operators.

This UTC-IDS Master's degree has a clearly professional finality; nevertheless, the course contents rely on research scientists and lecturers working with two specific UTC laboratories: the joint lab. UMR CNRS 7338 Bio-Mechanics and Bio-Engineering (UTC-BMBI), the EA 2223 Knowledge, Organization and Technology-IntensiveT Systems (UTC-Costech) and a research unit Quality in Product and Process Design and Innovation (QCP2I).

Pursuing to gain a PhD is not considered to be a prime aim for this UTC-IDC Master's degree. However, it can be noted that several CCs with a research finality, plus a participation in research project work in the UTC laboratories during the internship phase in M1 or M2, the drafting and publication of scientific, professionally-oriented papers, do encourage the Master graduates to join research units should they wish to pursue to a PhD level.

The UTC-IDS-TBTS specialty has been certified by the Medicen Paris Region competitivity cluster, in the field of health-care innovation.

The UTC-IDS- DMAR specialty has been chosen by the National Union for Medical Technology Industries (SNITEM) to set up and ensure training specific to the needs of biomedical SME, in the area of medical device regulatory affairs. There is a subsequent number of guest speakers/lecturers who contribute to the course teaching programme in this IDC-DMAR specialty. Their helps adapt the course contents to ensure a high degree of professional attractiveness and employability for the future graduates.


Both specialties are organized on the basis of 4 semesters, 3 of which are class-based (S1 to S3) and one (S4) exclusively devoted to a long internship (22 to 24 weeks). A short internship (1 month), coming just after S1or S2 is strongly encouraged.

Semesters S1 and S2 include a core programme of elective CCs (25 à 50%) attended by all students registered for this Master's degree. These courses cover commonly needed tools and a knowledge base necessary for the training (computer sciences and applications, networks, EDP systems, data analysis and metrology, communication skills and personal behaviour), plus several CCs that enable the students to gradually specialize. These courses are shared (50%) by the normal engineering curriculum taught at UTC.

Semester S3 is organised with 25% CCs shared by the 2 specialties, covering project engineering, professional communication and to future job preparation (CV, interviews, team management). The other courses are specific to each specialty.

An important fraction of training relies on project-oriented pedagogy. In M2, students are required to implement a team project in order to develop a proven capacity to work in pluridisciplinary teams, to handle project management and use high-level, efficient professional communication skills.

There is a methodical, scientific accompaniment to monitor and aid the progress of the project work provided by lecturers and research scientists and occasionally by external partners who propose the project subject matter.

Considerable emphasis is laid on working with real situations and the practical work demanded of students takes several forms: workshops, case studies, visits, equipment demonstrations, lectures, and lab. work ...


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Isabelle Claude
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Sandrine Morandat
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Francoise Meresse
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Morgane Boufflers
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