Universitat de Barcelona

Biomedical Engineering

What you will learn

The discipline of biomedical engineering applies the ideas and methods of engineering to the study of problems in biology and medicine, and its professionals have become important players in the strategies applied to today s socioeconomic issues and to the way we address the field of modern medicine.

The EHEA bachelor's degree course Biomedical Engineering is delivered by the Faculty of Medicine, hereby maximizing the degree course's association with the area of health and health care and facilitating the students' contact with professionals in health sciences. The classes will be jointly taught by the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Physics. In order to promote the internationalization of these studies and student and teacher mobility, the main language of instruction for the third and fourth years of the course will be English.

Number of ECTS credits: 240
Branch of knowledge: Engineering
Faculty or school: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

What you will need

What you will need

  • Interest in engineering, biology and medicine.
  • Aptitude in mathematics and physics, and computer skills.
  • Reasoning skills.
  • Creative skills.

Distribution of credits

Subject area typeECTS credits
Basic training78
Compulsory placements0
Compulsory final project12

Subjects (information available in Catalan)

Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain

Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain.

Applicants holding higher educational qualifications from a university outside Spain should consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications to find out about specific admission requirements.

Fields in which you can work

Biomedical engineering is one of the fastest growing branches of engineering today and so enables degree holders to enter professional practice a broad range of working environments:

  • Medical diagnosis, control and therapy
  • Biomedical technology
  • IT suppliers of health services
  • The pharmaceutical industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Clinical engineering in health services
  • Clinical services in health care
  • Universities and research institutes
  • Health care technology transfer.