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Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering (in process of elimination )


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Specialize in biomedical engineering applied to industrial, business, hospital and public management areas and research departments.


Master’s degree in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

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Why study the Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering?

  • The medical engineering sector is booming due to the incorporation of technology in the medical field and fostered by advances in electronics, information technology, radio frequencies, nuclear, genetics, new materials, telecommunications, nanotechnology, etc.
  • This is a sector in full expansion, which moves hundreds of millions of euros and which demands specialists for the design, installation and maintenance of imaging equipment and medical instrumentation; the development of applications for the treatment, management, storage and transmission of signals, images and biomedical data; the design of prostheses and devices for rehabilitation and disability assistance; the development and application of new biosensors and biomaterials; the management of technology in the hospital field and health systems, as well as for basic or applied research.
  • It will enable you to work in the industrial and business fields, in hospital centres and in research laboratories .
  • Afternoon timetable.
  • You can specialize in:
    •  Medical Signal and Image Processing and Communication (UPNA)
    •  Biomechanics and Biomaterials (University of Zaragoza).
  • Possibility of internships and Master's projects in companies.
  • Guided tours of hospitals.
  • Initiation to research and entrepreneurship.
  • Possibility of mobility stays in European universities.

You can do this master's degree with:


Training in competencies


From which degrees can I access the Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering?

  • Telecommunication Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Physical Science
  • Mathematics
  • Related qualifications
  • Other engineering and science profiles: the Academic Committee will decide whether or not they are appropriate, taking into consideration the academic content of these degrees, as well as the professional experience and other curricular merits provided by the candidates.

What will I be able to work in when I finish the Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering?

The most important industrial sectors in the field of biomedical engineering are the following:

  • Medical imaging systems (MRI, CT, X-ray, ultrasound, PET, etc.).
  • Implanted medical devices (pacemakers, dialysis, intraocular lenses)
  • Recording, diagnostic and therapeutic application systems (electrocardiographs, anesthesia systems, ventilation and respiratory monitoring, defibrillators, etc.).
  • Telemedicine services and applications.
  • Surgical tools, catheters, etc.
  • Prosthetics, orthotics and disability and rehabilitation assistance.

Other sectors that also demand biomedical engineers are:

  • Biopharmaceutical sector.
  • Nanotechnology sector.
  • Manufacturers of sporting goods and equipment.

The most frequent career opportunities for the biomedical engineer are, among others:

  • Research and development engineer in the industrial sector.
  • Technician in sales, installation, maintenance and operation services in companies of the sector.
  • Clinical Engineer (technical staff of hospitals).
  • Professor or researcher at research centers/universities.
  • Technician in regulatory bodies (device approval, quality and safety standards, etc.)
  • Hospital or health administration manager.


Access and admission

Access requirements

To be admitted to the official Master's Degree courses, students must hold an official university degree issued by a higher education institution in the European Higher Education Area or in other countries which entitles them to access Master's degree courses in the country issuing the degree. 

Access requirements Access requirements

Specific criteria for the Master's degree

The Master's Degree Academic Committee is ultimately responsible for determining admission. If demand exceeds the number of places available, students will be admitted to the Master's in accordance with the:

  • Student's academic record weighted by a coefficient that will be:
    • For Telecommunications Engineering, Industrial, Mechanical, IT, Electronics, Biomedical, Physical Sciences or Mathematics degrees: 1.0 
    • Other degrees: 0.75 

Those students with entrance profiles suitable for the Master’s, but with theoretical or practical deficiencies in the topics of signal theory or programming, must take the corresponding complementary training courses:

  • Programming fundamentals (4.5 ECTS)
  • Discrete signals and systems (4.5 ECTS)
  • Fundamentals of biomechanics and biomaterials (4.5 ECTS)

Subjects that require training complements in the case that the student does not possess the associated competencies:

  Teaching semester Programming basics Discrete signals and systems Fundamentals of biomechanics and biomaterials
Bioelectricity yes no no
Biomedical instrumentation no yes no
Specializing in Medical Signal and Image Processing and Communication yes yes no
Specialization in Biomechanics and Biomaterials yes no yes

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