Biotechnologies - e-health engineer training

Formation biotechnologies et e-santé

ESIEE Paris offers a specialization in Biotechnologies - e-health within its engineering program during the last two years of the course, accredited by the Engineering Titles Commission (CTI).

Why should I become a Biotechnologies - e-health?

This programme trains engineer capable of analyzing the needs linked to the development of products or various process linked to life sciences and to control technical challenges. This goal is achieved by the acquisition of transversal knowledge and skills in the field of life sciences, acquisition, processing and management of data in health.

Becoming an engineer in biotechnologies and e-health allows you to participate in the digital health revolution, to work in a complexe and multicultural ecosystem, in a restricted framework, where the normative, legal and ethical aspects are primordial.

What will the training bring me?


  • Be able to insert yourself in any engineering project in e-health
  • Understanding the technological innovation environment useful in the health field
  • To be operational on the technical disciplines and their integration into a validated product in e-health.
  • Be able to identify the needs of users (patients, health professionals and caretakers) to offer suitable solutions


  • To know the biological functioning, physiological and physiopathology indispensable in the understanding of the mechanism being played into a disease
  • Knowing the life cycle of an health data and to know how to exploit it by using
  • dedicated technologies (machine learning, Artificial intelligence)
  • Be able to adapt yourself in a medical environment by proposing solutions in digital health that answer problematic care

How is the training going?

At the end of the first year of the engineering cycle, students choose their field of study. The course of study is spread over two years with compulsory and optional scientific and technical courses, management courses and modern languages.

Program detailed

2nd year of the engineering cycle

The courses are organized in two semesters, each one subdivided into two periods. The first semester consists of two teaching periods. The second semester is made up of one teaching period and an internship period of at least 12 weeks. From January to April, students must work in teams on multidisciplinary projects proposed by industrial partners, laboratories or ESIEE Paris teachers.  All students may take optional modern language 2 courses.

▶ UE - Sciences and techniques in depth (330h - 27 ECTS)
▶ UE - Sciences and techniques opening (90h - 10 ECTS)
▶ UE - Management and human sciences (120h - 7 ECTS)
▶ UE - Modern Languages (76h - 4 ECTS)
▶ Internship (12 ECTS)

3rd year of the engineering cycle

The courses are organized in two semesters. The first semester consists of two teaching periods. In the second semester, the student must complete an end-of-studies internship of at least 24 weeks (6 months) in a company or research laboratory.

▶ UE - Sciences and techniques deepening (180h - 18 ECTS)
▶ UE - Sciences and techniques opening (60h - 5 ECTS)
▶ UE - Management and human sciences (90h - 5 ECTS)
▶ UE - Modern Languages (42h - 4 ECTS)
▶ Internship (30 ECTS)

Examples of applications:

Integration of complex and multiple data in a highly secure information system, massive processing of health data sets (biological and medical) for research, diagnosis and prevention purposes, rapid diagnosis devices, system of telemedicine …

Professional opportunities

Following a course specializing in biotechnology and e-health offers you great professional prospects because the needs in this area are increasing in the health sector, in particular following the health crisis. Digital health has now established itself as an essential tool for effectively tackling individual or collective health issues. Its implementation opens multiple perspectives.

Professions / Positions

  • Study engineer
  • Project engineers
  • Consultant engineers
  • Application engineer
  • Telemedicine and IoT engineer
  • R&D engineer
  • Product manager

Sectors of activity

  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Medical device and diagnostic industries
  • Clinical Activity Services (CRO)
  • Care and health establishments
  • Health data hosts
  • Valuation agencies
  • Medical software development companies
  • Health authorities (ARS, HAS, SESAN, etc.)

Training yourself in this sector in an engineering school means looking to the future and advancing science in the service of humanity.

Companies that have recruited graduates from the sector:
Agence du numérique en santé, Assistance publique hôpitaux de Paris, Cap Gemini engineering, Chanel, Exilone, H4D, Inserm, MC2I, Pharma Express, Sanofi, Softway medical services, Sopra Steria Group.