2nd cycle Component of Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering


2nd cycle Component of Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering

Started in the academic year 2006/2007. 


Biomedical Engineering is a multipurpose area using principles, methods and tools from science, technology and engineering to analyze and solve problems in medicine and biology, developing innovative approaches centered in prevention, diagnosis and disease treatment, providing a general improvement in health care and human body knowledge.

Biomedical Engineering is an innovative and a high growth scientific area, considered one of the most important of this century.

The most important areas of Biomedical Engineering are: Biocompatibility, Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Biosensors, Biotechnology (Cell Engineering, Tissue and Genetics), Prosthetic devices and artificial organs, Biological effects of electromagnetic fields, Electrophysiology, Clinical engineering, Rehabilitation engineering, Transport phenomena, Medical Imaging (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, Radiotherapy and Radiological protection.

Career opportunities

  • Equipment and medical instrumentation companies;
  • Pharmaceutical material companies;
  • Hospitals in the areas of medical physics, clinical engineering and equipment maintenance;
  • Laboratory research and large enterprises development;
  • Pharmaceutical and analysis industry;
  • Laboratories of medical schools, universities and state bodies;
  • Biomaterials companies;
  • Health linked companies. 

2020/21 Fees 

Tuition information

Portuguese students: 697 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year


1st phase: 1st may to 14th july

2nd phase: 26th to 31st august 2020




International Applications

Entrance requirements for the 2020/2021 academic year

Vacancies for 2020/2021:


Admission rules:

  1. Holders of a degree or equivalent in Biomedical Engineering Science or similar;
  2. Holders of a foreign academic degree in required areas conferred following the 1st cycle of studies according to the Bologna Process;
  3. Holders of a foreign academic degree in required areas recognized as meeting the objectives of the Bachelor´s degree by the Scientific Council of the Faculty of the FCT NOVA;
  4. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish referred cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the FCT NOVA;
  5. The eligibility of applicants under the conditions of the number 2 of this article will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee of the Department of Physics, taking into account previous conducted study plan by the student.


  • Course classification;
  • Academic and scientific curriculum;
  • Professional curriculum;
  • Possible interview.

Course coordinator:

Professor Carla Quintão


About the Department of Physics

The Physics Department (DF) is a graduate teaching unit and a post-graduate degree unit (1st, 2nd and 3rd study cycles) and a basic and applied research unit in the fields of Physics, Physics Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. It is focused on scientific and technological development, services provision and scientific disclosure. Besides being responsible for the Integrated Masters in Physics Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, as well for the doctoral programs in the same areas in Physics  and for  the doctoral programs "NOVA Instrumentation for Health - NOVA 4H" and "Radiation Biology and Biophysics - Rabbit," the DF ensures the teaching of basic physics to all NOVA School of Science and Technology courses.

This Department started with a small existing nucleus since NOVA School of Science and Technology’s the birth, managed by Prof. Manuel Laranjeira (then Rector of NOVA), the Department of Physics was formally recognized in 1986 and maintained since then a faculty of about 30 people. Its activities in Physics and Physics Engineering were extended in 2000 to include the Biomedical Engineering.

The scientific DF activity takes place mainly in two Research Units, the LIBPhys-UNL and the CEFITEC. The research covers various areas such as nanophysics and energy, atomic and molecular physics, nuclear physics and plasma, physical interfaces, lasers and optoelectronics, sensors, cryogenics, analytical techniques applied to health and cultural heritage, medical instrumentation and medical imaging.

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