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Bachelor Biomedical Engineering

Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa
Program overview
6 semesters
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
6,100 EUR
September 2021

6,100 EUR
September 2022

6,100 EUR
September 2023

Program description

Bachelor Biomedical Engineering

The Degree in Biomedical Engineering aims to train professionals with multidisciplinary skills in Diagnostic and Therapeutic technologies, able to intervene in strategic areas of the engineering labor market associated with medicine and health in general.

The training base in natural sciences, life sciences and various engineering is complemented with a concrete and practical study of the application areas in:

  • Medical Instrumentation
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Medical Physics
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechatronics

The multidisciplinary training allows the graduate to respond and adapt to the changes resulting from the great dynamism of this sector. In this context, the degree offers knowledge in strategic areas of interface between engineering and medicine, very useful for entering the job market.

Admission requirements

International Student

  • Hold a Portuguese secondary school diploma or
  • Possess a qualification diploma legally equivalent to Portuguese secondary education or
  • Hold a qualification that gives access to higher education, in the country of origin

Undergraduate Courses

  • Document proving the completion of Portuguese secondary education or equivalent (ENEM, in case of Brazilian students) or, the necessary and sufficient qualification for access to higher education in the country of origin duly certified by the competent authorities

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

1st Semester

  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra and Analytical Geometry
  • General Chemistry
  • Programming
  • Human Anatomy

2nd Semester

  • Vector Analysis and Differential Equations
  • Biomedical Statistics
  • Fundamentals of Mechanics
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry B

Year 2

3rd Semester

  • Numerical Calculus
  • Electromagnetism and Optics B
  • General Physical Chemistry
  • Biology and Histology
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Information Systems

4th Semester

  • BIoanlysis
  • Human Physiology
  • Computer Aided Drawing
  • Electronics and Instrumentation
  • Signals and Systems
  • Mechanics of Deformable Systems

Year 3

5th Semester

  • Medical Physics
  • Biomaterials
  • Advanced Medical Therapies
  • Biomedical Digital Signal Processing
  • Fundamentals of Physiopathology

6th Semester

  • Biomechatronics
  • Biomechanics B
  • Medical Imaging Technology
  • Seminars in Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for both local/EU and international students is: 6,100€ per year


Credit Points: 180

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About this institute

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Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

Located in the metropolitan area of Lisbon and composed of eight schools, IPL- Politécnico de Lisboa is a public institution with a long history in the field of higher education. IPL is composed of the following schools: School of Communication...

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Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

Estrade de Benfica 529
1549-020 Lisbon

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