Health Care Technologies: at the service of the prevention, treatment, diagnosis and rehabilitation
At Montréal’s École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), more than 20 professors conduct research projects in the health and biomedical domain. Members of complementary ÉTS departments, they pool their expertise to develop tools for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. To ensure that their work responds to real-world issues, they work closely with clinicians, industry partners and patients.
Why Do a Masters in Healthcare Technology?
Would you like to make a difference in the lives of patients and those who care for them? Our Master in Engineering with a concentration in healthcare technology will help you do just that!
Throughout your studies, you will encounter researchers working on promising projects: a gel that attacks cancerous cells, a numerical modelling tool to assess the injuries of burn victims, the use of terahertz imaging to detect cancer in the preliminary stages – and this is just a glimpse!
Whether your desire is to stand out in the job market, to obtain a promotion, or to develop an innovation that will transform the healthcare industry, the ÉTS Master in Engineering with a concentration in healthcare technology will meet your professional aspirations.
What will you learn in the Master’s program?
Since the majority of ÉTS professors have experience in business, and more than half their work is done in partnership with industry and clinicians, you will gain practical knowledge in the biomedical field while solving real problems. Depending on your training and your fields of interest, you will be able to deepen your knowledge in one of the following areas:
- Medical imaging;
- Deep learning;
- Functional neuro-imaging;
- Virtual and augmented reality in the fields of rehabilitation engineering and cognitive training of sport performance;
- Biomaterials, medical devices and tissue engineering;
- Design of orthopaedic implants;
- Modelling of physical and biological systems;
- Surgical and medical simulation;
- Personalized medicine;
- Movement analysis.
At the end of your master’s studies in healthcare technology, you will be able to:
- Design methods, devices and systems in healthcare technology;
- Work with medical technology systems at all levels: development, maintenance, marketing or technology evaluation;
- Interact effectively with health care professionals, thanks to your knowledge of human anatomy and physiology;
- Determine the technological needs of organizations in the health community (company, laboratory, hospital, government or parapublic agency);
- Define and plan a large-scale project in the health technology engineering domain and lead it to completion. It could be applied research, a development project or an implementation of existing technology.
Promising research in biomedical engineering
As ÉTS has many research units working in healthcare technologies and biomedical engineering, you will have access to the specialized equipment you need to complete your projects or research. For example:
- Imaging devices (computed tomography, ultrasound, MRI, angiography, low dose x-ray, high-speed video radiography, radiographic phantoms, etc.;
- Surface metrology systems;
- 3D movement capture;
- Haptic simulators;
- Force-torque platforms;
- Wheelchairs with instrumented wheels;
- Human electrophysiological and neurophysiological measurements;
- Multiscale mechanical (rheology, tension, compression, nanoindentation) and physico-chemical materials characterization device (FTIR, AFM, quartz crystal balance, scanning electron microscopy, etc.);
- Additive manufacturing equipment;
- Cell culture, 3D bioprinting and cells and tissues imaging.
In addition, since our researchers are working closely with the CRCHUM (Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier universitaire de Montréal), the Montréal Heart Institute, Sacré-Coeur Hospital, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, the Lindsay-Gingras Rehabilitation Institute and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), you will also have access to the equipment and technology platforms of these institutions.
What’s the Difference between the Project Profile and the Research Profile?
The master’s program in healthcare technology has two profiles: the thesis profile and the project profile. The thesis profile is focused on an in-depth 30-credit research project and leads to the degree of Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.).
As for the project profile, it is built around a 15-credit predefined research project through which you will acquire new knowledge in healthcare technology. It will lead to the degree of Master in Engineering (M.Eng.).
What degrees provide admission to the Master’s in Engineering, Concentration in Healthcare Technology?
Holders of an engineering diploma or a bachelor's degree in pure sciences, biomedical sciences, medicine or exercise science may apply for admission to the Master in Engineering, Concentration in Healthcare Technology.
Holders of an ÉTS bachelor's degree in mechanical, electrical, software or automated production engineering are also eligible for the master's program in health technology.
Master's in healthcare technology engineering with thesis (research profile)
This profile is for you if you want to work in industry or in a hospital. It also prepares you to do research and development in state-of-the-art industries or to continue into doctoral studies.
The research project counts for 30 of the 45 credits of this program.
Master's in healthcare technology engineering with project (project profile)
The practical and theoretical courses in the project profile will help you deepen your knowledge and specialize in one of the many areas of healthcare technology.
The program totals 45 credits, including 30 to 39 credits of courses plus 6 to 15 credits for the project.