Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering

General Objectives of the Course

The Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering of the University of Coimbra is a five-year study programme, distributed over two study cycles, and aims to train professionals with high technical and scientific qualifications, as well as high standards of professional, social and ethical responsibility, able to apply the Engineering concepts and techniques to the analysis and solution of problems in the framework of Biology, Medicine and Healthcare. The training provided by Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering enables its graduates to respond to the current needs and global challenges of Biomedical Engineering, with emphasis in the specialization areas of Image and Radiation, Biomedical Instrumentation, Biomaterials, Neuroscience and Clinical Informatics and Bioinformatics, and gives them the technical, interpersonal and social skills to intervene and lead in these areas of expertise.

Admission Requirements

Physics and Chemistry (07) and Mathematics A (19)

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Professional Goals

Design, production and testing of hospital and medical instrumentation. Support the sale and use of clinical material. Consultancy on health. Quality control, calibration, and security analysis of hospital and medical instrumentation. Development of biomaterials. Support of the analysis of the diagnosis. Clinical engineering. Risk analysis and security. Research and development in Biomedical Engineering.

Mode of Study


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Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

As assessment is a pedagogical activity inseparable from the teaching process, its aim is to establish the students' competencies and knowledge, their critical sense, ability to recognize and resolve problems, as well as their written and oral presentation skills. Students may only register for exams for classes they are currently registered for under the terms of number 6 of article 4 of the University of Coimbra Pedagogical Policy. The following are examples of assessment items: Oral or written exams, written or practical work, individual and group projects that may require an oral defense, as well as class participation. Assessment for each class may include one or more of the above mentioned items. Grading is based on a scale of 0 to 20 and a grade of 10 is required to pass. Whenever assessment includes more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according to a formula published in the course outline under the terms of number 2 of article 7 of the UC Pedagogical Policy.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

The general objective of the Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering (MIEB) is the formation of qualified engineering professionals, able to follow and intervene at the level of scientific and technological innovation in the fields of Medicine and Biology, including in the context of scientific research. At the end, students must:
- Have a solid and integrated training in Basic and Biomedical Sciences and general training in Biomedical Engineering, complemented with specific training in one of the areas of specialization of the MIEB.
- Have skills that enable them to pursue continuous and autonomous learning, ensuring their update throughout their active life.
- Be able to intervene at the level of innovation in the Biomedical Engineering domains, solving problems in new situations, in broad and multidisciplinary contexts.
- Be able to work autonomously, assuming responsibilities in the planning and management of projects and structures in the area of Biomedical Engineering.

Course Coordinator(s)

João Carlos Lopes Carvalho

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Maria Isabel Silva Ferreira Lopes

Recognition of Prior Learning

The recognition of prior learning is carried out according according to the Credits for Previous Learning and Work Experience Policy of the University of Coimbra.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The legal framework for the qualification is established by the decrees: Decree-Law nr 74/2006, 24th March, in its current wording

Graduation Requirements

A degree of Bachelor in Biomedical Engineering Sciences is issued upon completion of 180 ECTS units, corresponding to the first 6 semesters of the course. The MSc degree in Biomedical Engineeding requires the completion of 300 ECTS credit units.

Access to Further Studies

The course gives their graduates the right to apply to several PhD programs in the Sciences and Engineering areas.

Study Programme

Common core
Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering
Areas of expertise
Especialização em Biomateriais
Specialization in Biomedical Instrumentation and Biomaterials
Specialization in Clinical Informatics and Bioinformatics
Specialization in Image and Radiation
Specialization in Neurosciences

Academic year

Course Type
Integrated Study Cycle (1st and 2nd)

DGES Code: 9359

Qualification Awarded: Mestre

Duration: 10 Semester(s)

ECTS Credits: 300.0

Category: Integrated second cycle


Call for Applications


1st Semester
Start date: 16-09-2019
End date: 21-12-2019
2nd Semester
Start date: 10-02-2020
End date: 30-05-2020


Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2016-02-16 a 2022-02-15
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior