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Back Biomedical Engineering (Integrated Master's) 2017/2018


Academic degree:
  • Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree)
  • Master's degree
10 curricular semesters
Gualtar Campus, Braga (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Informatic Eng. - Medical Informatics
  • Chemical and Biological Eng. - Clinical Eng.
  • Electronic Eng. and Computers - Medical Electronics
  • Materials Eng. - Biomaterials,Reabilitation Biomechanics


    Course Director
    Nuno João Meleiro Alves Neves
    Tel: 253 510900

    Academic Coordinator


    Mobility Academic Coordinator
    Rosa Maria Castro Fernandes Vasconcelos
    Tel: 510292 /517178

    School of Engineering
    Campus de Azurém
    4800-058 Guimarães

    Tel: 253510179; 253510160 Fax: 253510178


Biomedical Engineering is a specialty of increased relevance in developed countries, which, in its early stages, sought to respond to the difficulties of clinical professionals associated to the scientific and technological advancements of tools for medical support.

Access to higher education

This course provides the technical and scientific capacity to access the courses of the second cycle (Master)


Biomedical engineers apply principles of material, electrical, mechanical, chemical and optical engineer, among others, to understand, modify and control biological systems, as well as design and manufacture products and technologies which are able to monitor physiological functions, clinical data processing, diagnose assistance and patient care.






Access forms

The access to this Cycle of Studies can be done through the following ways:
- Application for National Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Special Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Local Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Special Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Access to Higher Education Admissions through Re-Entry, Change and Transfer of Course.

Formal requirements

07 Physics and Chemistry
19 Mathematics A

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Recommended requirements

Not applicable.

Aditional Information

Study Plan

Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 Calculus EE CB 5
S1 Drawing and Graphical Representation CE 5
S1 General Chemestry EE CB 5
S1 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering EBIOM 5
S1 Introduction to Programming Paradigms CB 5
S1 Linear Algebra EE M; CB 5
S2 Biomedical Statistics EIS 5
S2 Materials Structureand Properties CB 5
S2 Mathematical Analysis EE M; CB 5
S2 Molecular and Cell Biology CB 5
S2 Organic Chemistry EE CB 5
S2 Physics EE CB 5
Year 2 60
S1 Biochemistry CB 5
S1 Electromagnetism EE CB 5
S1 Electronics EEC 5
S1 Fluid Mechanics CE 5
S1 Human Physiology I CB 5
S1 Mechanics of Materials EngM 5
S2 Complements of Electronics and Digital Systems EEC 5
S2 Heat and Mass Transfer CE 5
S2 Human Physiology II CB 5
S2 Interphacial Phenomena EQB 5
S2 Materials Physical Chemistry EngM 5
S2 Numerical Methods 5
Year 3 60
A Biomaterials and Materials Processing EngM 5
A Laboratories of Transport Phenomena and Materials CE 5
S1 Bioinformatics EngI 5
S1 Cost Engineering EIS 5
S1 Occupational Hygiene and Safety at Hospitals EBIOM 5
S1 Operations Research EIS 5
S1 Signal Processing EEC 5
S2 Clinical Facilities EBIOM 5
S2 Databases Clinics and Hospital Management EngI 5
S2 Elements of Quality and Reliability EIS 5
S2 Medical Instrumentation EEC 5
S2 Topics on Hospital Management EIS 5
Year 4 60
S1 Mechanical Components EngM 5
S1 Opção em Biomateriais, Reabilitação e Biomecânica I 5
Biomechanics EngM 5
Sterilization and Radiation Tecnhiques EngM 5
S1 Opção em Biomateriais, Reabilitação e Biomecânica II 5
Biomaterials Applications EngM 5
Biosensors EEC 5
S1 Opção em Biomateriais, Reabilitação e Biomecânica III 5
CAD - Modelização Computacional CE 5
Integrated Laboratories I EQB 5
S1 Opção em Biomateriais, Reabilitação e Biomecânica IV 5
Controlled Drug Release EQB; EngM 5
Movements and Mechanisms EngM 5
S1 Opção em Biomateriais, Reabilitação e Biomecânica V 5
Evaluation of Materials Properties EngM 5
Medical Robotics EEC 5
S2 Advanced Biomimetic Biomaterials EngM 5
S2 Biocompatibility and Tissue Engineering Laboratory EBIOM 5
S2 Project of Medical Devices EngM 5
S2 Stability and Degradation of Materials EngM 5
S2 Tissue Engineering and Stem Cells EBIOM 5
S2 Opção em Biomateriais, Reabilitação e Biomecânica VI 5
Electronics Medical Imaging Systems EEC 5
Techniques for the Modification and Processing of Biomaterials EngM 5
Year 5 60
A Dissertation EngM 55
S1 Opção UMinho 5
Arithmetic, Geometry and Music M 6
Computation with R M 6
Diversity in Psychology Psi 6
Education, Citizenship and Human Rights CSEd 6
Elites and Power CPRI 6
Environmental, Social and Economic Sustainability E 6
Foreign Language Level 1 - Spanish LLC 6
Fundamentals of Astronomy and Cosmology Fis 6
Human Development and Aging Psi 6
Introduction to Historical Research H 6
Inventories Management G 6
Mathematics Behind Things M 6
Optics for Digital Photography Fis 6
Reading and Writing for Academic Production and Knowledge LEP 6
Substances that Changed the World - A History of Humanity QUI 6


A3ES Accreditation status:
Resolution publication date:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 2560/2011
Registry Date:
Accreditation validity: