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Back Biomedical Engineering (Bachelor) 2022/2023


Academic degree:
  • Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree)
6 curricular semesters
Gualtar Campus, Braga (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Biomedical Engineering


    School of Engineering
    Campus de Azurém
    4800-058 Guimarães

    Tel: +351 253510179 / 253510160 Fax: +351 253510178


This degree has the following main goals:
- To train professionals qualified in engineering on the health field;
- To train professionals able to keep up with technological innovation in healthcare;
- To train professionals able to work in the field of quality, risk, infection and maintenance in a hospital environment;
- To train professionals able to perform development and monitoring functions on projects related to medical equipment, in companies;
- To train professionals capable of working in the area of informatic systems and computer technologies in a hospital environment;
- To train professionals able to manage pandemic crisis and other health issues.

Key learning outcomes

At the end of the Bachelor’s degree the students should:
1. Have a solid and integrated background in basic Engineering subjects and a general background in Biomedical Engineering;
2. Be able to solve problems in the fields of Biomedical Engineering, in multidisciplinary contexts;
3. Have basic science and engineering skills that enable them to learn continuously and ensure their lifelong updating;
4. Being able to work autonomously, assuming responsibilities in participating in projects in the area of Biomedical Engineering;
5. Be able to work in interdisciplinary teams in health institutions/companies.

Access to higher education

The degree confers capabilities that allow students to apply 2nd cycle studies in the University of Minho, or in other National, or International Institution, with more relevance in areas related with Biomedical Engineering.


The bachelor students in Biomedical Engineering should be able to work in different areas, such as:
- Companies of medical equipment and instrumentation;
- Pharmaceutical companies;
- Hospitals, in the field of facilities operation and equipment maintenance;
- Hospitals, in risk assessment, quality and infection control departments;
- Research labs in the health field, including Universities and public and private research institutes;
- Companies related to medical electronics and biosensors;
- Companies on medical informatics;
- Biomaterials’ companies;
- General companies related to the healthcare.






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

Entrance Testing 

07 Physics and Chemistry
19 Mathematics A 

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Aditional Information

Study Plan

Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 Calculus for Engineering M 5
S1 Drawing and Graphical Representation CE 5
S1 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering EBIOM 5
S1 Linear Algebra for Engineering M 5
S1 Materials Science CE 5
S1 Topics on Cellular and Molecular Biology BIO 5
S2 Biomedical Statistics MQ 5
S2 Fundamentals of Physics Fis 5
S2 Human Physiology I EBIOM 5
S2 Mathematical Analysis for Engineering M 5
S2 Organic Chemistry for Engineering QUI 5
S2 Seminars in Biomedical Engineering EBIOM 5
Year 2 60
S1 Algorithms and Programming Techniques CE 5
S1 Electronics EEIC 5
S1 Fluid Mechanics CE 5
S1 Fundamentals of Biochemistry BIO 5
S1 Human Physiology II EBIOM 5
S1 Solid Mechanics CE 5
S2 Chemistry-Physics of Materials CE 5
S2 Complements of Electronics and Digital Systems EEIC 5
S2 Heat and Mass Transfer CE 5
S2 Interfacial Phenomena EBIOM 5
S2 Introduction to Programming Paradigms CE 5
S2 Numerical Methods MQ 5
Year 3 60
S1 Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering EBIOM 5
S1 Biomaterials EBIOM 5
S1 Continuous and Discrete Signal Processing EEIC 5
S1 Operational Research CE 5
S1 Processing of Biomaterials EBIOM 5
S1 Opção UMinho 5
Academic English LINGL 6
Bilingualism Psi 6
Digital Citizenship TSI 6
Education and Creative Global Citizenship CEd 6
Education, Citizenship and Human Rights ED 6
Environmental, Social and Economic Sustainability CS; EG; ENG; Cie 6
Full Democracy, Responsibility and Rule of Law D 6
Introduction to the Russian Language and Culture ELG 6
Inventory Management Principles G 6
Labour Law D 6
Mathematics Behind Things M 6
Photographic Literacy from Physics to Message Fis 6
Substances that Changed the World QUI 6
Themes in Equality and Non-Discrimination Law D 6
Topics in Astronomy and Cosmology Fis 6
S2 Business Processes in Biomedical Engineering EIS 5
S2 Clinical and Hospital Management Databases EBIOM 5
S2 Clinical and Quality Management in Health EBIOM 5
S2 Instrumentation EEIC 5
S2 Integrated Laboratories in Biomedical Engineering EBIOM 5
S2 Integrated Project in Biomedical Engineering EBIOM 5


A3ES Accreditation status:
Resolution publication date:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Cr 89/2021
Registry Date:
Accreditation validity: