Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Biomedical Engineering

Cycle

Primeiro e segundo ciclos

Degree

Após a obtenção de 180 ECTS é concedido o grau de Licenciado. Com a conclusão do curso é atribuido o grau de Mestre.

Coordinator

Carla Maria Quintão Pereira

Opening date

September

Fees

1063,47 Euros/year or 7000,00 Euros/year (for foreign students).

Schedule

Daytime.

Education objectives

Biomedical Engineering is a multi-purpose area that applies the principles, methods and tools of science, technology and engineering to analyze and solve problems in medicine and biology, to develop innovative approaches to instrumentation in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease thus providing a general improvement in health care and the actual knowledge of the human body. 
This engineering is innovative and high growth, being named one of the most important areas of science this century. 

The major areas of Biomedical Engineering are: Biocompatibility, Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Biosensors, Biotechnology (Engineering Cell, Tissue and Gene), prosthetic devices and artificial organs, Biological effects of electromagnetic fields, Electrophysiology, Clinical Engineering, Rehabilitation Engineering, Transport Phenomena transportation, medical image (inc. Nuclear Medicine and PET), Medical Informatics, Biomedical Instrumentation (inc. Lasers in Medicine), physiological modeling, simulation and control, Nanotechnology, Processing and Analysis of medical and biological signals, Ionizing Radiation, and Radiation Protectionradiological. 

Applications Engineers to the profile of Biomedical Engineering, with expertise in biology and medicine, are growing rapidly. Examples of career opportunities are pointed out: 

  • Equipment companies and medical instrumentation. 
  • Companies pharmaceutical material. 
  • Hospitals in the areas of hospital physics, clinical engineering and maintenance of equipment. 
  • Research and development laboratories of large companies. 
  • And pharmaceutical industry analysis. 
  • Laboratories of medical schools, universities and government bodies. 
  • Companies biomaterials. 
  • Companies related to healthcare.

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 5 years
Credits:
300 ECTS

Scientific Area Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Biology B 6  
Transferable Skills CC 6  
Social Sciences and Humanities CHS 6  
Biomedical Engineering EBm 81  
Biomedical Engineering / Physics Engineering / Material Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering / Industrial Engineering / Mathematics EBm / EF / EMt / EEC / EI / M   12
Electrical & Computer Engineering EEC 24  
Physics Engineering EF 15  
Mechanical Engineering EMc 3  
Material Engineering EMt 6  
Physics F 42  
Informatics I 12  
Mathematics M 36  
Medicine MED 21  
Chemistry Q 18  
Any Scientific Area QAC   12 (a)
Total 276 24

(a) 12 ECTS in courses chosen by the student on a list approved annually by the Scientific Council of FCT/UNL, which includes the unity of all scientific areas of FCT/UNL

Access to other courses

Access to a 3rd cycle

Evaluation rules

The following modes of evaluation are used with regard to academic qualifications:

  1. Evaluation based solely on an examination or completion of a final project.
  2. Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester excluding examination or final project. In these courses students can expect to carry out, for example, laboratory activities, mini-tests, tests, individual or group projects, seminar-related activities, any combination of which will be used to determine the final grade.
  3. Evaluation based obligatorily on an examination or a final project. In these courses there extists a form of evaluation similar to one of the aformentioned activities in paragraph 2 as well as a form of evaluation based on a final exam.
  4. Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester with the possibility of foregoing an examination or a final project.

The final Dissertation (or Project) involves a public discussion with a Jury.

Structure

1.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
11504 Mathematical Analysis I 6.0
11505 Linear Algebra and Analytic Geometry 6.0
10515 Biophysics 6.0
3622 Introduction to Programming 6.0
10407 Chemistry B 6.0
2.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10476 Mathematical Analysis II B 6.0
10352 Soft Skills for Science and Technology 3.0
11828 Technical Drawing 3.0
10539 Mechanics 6.0
11194 General Organic Chemistry A 6.0
10517 Logical Systems 6.0
3.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
5005 Mathematical Analysis III B 6.0
10520 Cell Biology B 3.0
10521 Molecular Biology C 3.0
10358 Science, Technology and Society 3.0
10519 Electromagnetism 6.0
10423 Business Management 3.0
11821 Thermodynamics B 6.0
4.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
5006 Mathematical Analysis IV B 6.0
10419 General Biochemistry B 6.0
10523 Introduction to Biomaterials 6.0
11141 Object-Oriented Programming B 6.0
10522 Vibrations and Waves 6.0
5.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
7588 Anatomy 6.0
10524 Electronics 6.0
10525 Quantum Mechanics 6.0
11514 Optics 3.0
10354 Probability and Statistics D 6.0
5.º Semester - Opção PIIC/PIPP
Code Name ECTS
Options
10607 Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program 3.0
10606 Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program 3.0
O aluno deverá obter 3.0 créditos nesta opção.
6.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
11826 Biomechanics 3.0
3086 Physiology 6.0
10527 Atomic and Molecular Physics 6.0
1525 Nuclear Physics 6.0
11827 Hemodynamics 3.0
6.º Semester - Unidade Curricular do Bloco Livre A
Code Name ECTS
Options
11066 Electives 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
7.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10380 Entrepreneurship 3.0
11519 Analog Instrumentation 6.0
5284 Medical Imaging Methods 6.0
7661 Medical Information Systems 6.0
10528 Topics in Biomedical Engineering 3.0
7.º Semester - Opção I
Code Name ECTS
Options
5340 Biomaterials 6.0
10530 Cryogenics 3.0
10529 Cell and Tissue Engineering 6.0
10420 Quality Management 6.0
11824 Gestão Hospitalar 3.0
8575 Introduction to Operations Research 6.0
11517 Nanophysics 3.0
7477 Sensorial Systems 6.0
11518 Spectroscopic Techniques 3.0
11523 Experimental Techniques on Molecular Physics 3.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
8.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
5289 Signal Analysis 6.0
10534 Electrophysiology 6.0
10532 Pathophysiology 6.0
11520 Digital Instrumentation 6.0
10536 Radiation and Radiotherapy 6.0
9.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
11825 Advanced Applications of Biomedical Instrumentation 6.0
10535 Imagiology 6.0
10537 Master Thesis Preparation 6.0
9.º Semester - Opção II
Code Name ECTS
Options
5340 Biomaterials 6.0
10530 Cryogenics 3.0
10529 Cell and Tissue Engineering 6.0
10420 Quality Management 6.0
11824 Gestão Hospitalar 3.0
8575 Introduction to Operations Research 6.0
11517 Nanophysics 3.0
7477 Sensorial Systems 6.0
11518 Spectroscopic Techniques 3.0
11523 Experimental Techniques on Molecular Physics 3.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
9.º Semester - Unidade Curricular do Bloco Livre B
Code Name ECTS
Options
11066 Electives 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
10.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
8911 Master Thesis in Biomedical Engineering 30.0