Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering


Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering

Started in the academic year of 2002/2003 as a five year engineering program, it became a Bologna Agreement Integrated Master program in the academic year of 2006/2007. The minimum number of credits for the degree is 300 (5 years). The Master is accredited by Ordem dos Engenheiros and FEANI (European Federation of National Engineering Associations), being able to assign the EUR ING title (European Engineer). 


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

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, Tissue and Genetic Engineering), Prosthetic devices and artificial organs, Biological effects of electromagnetic fields, Electrophysiology, Clinical engineering, Rehabilitation engineering, Transport phenomena, Medical Imaging (incl. Nuclear Medicine and PET), Medical informatics, Biomedical instrumentation (incl. Lasers in Medicine), Physiological modeling, Simulation and control, Nanotechnology, Processing and analysis of medical and biological signals, Effects of 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. 

Tuition Fees 

Portuguese students: 697 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year

Without applications after 2021/22

Course coordinator:

Professor Célia Henriques

Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Ef 3116/2011 on 18/03/2011


Publication date of the accreditation decision: 28/01/2016

for 6 years

About the Department of Physics

The Physics Department (DF), formally created in 1986, was a pioneer in Portugal in teaching Physics Engineering. Presently, the DF carries out its teaching activities (1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles), fundamental and applied research and technological development in the fields of Physics, Physical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. It is also dedicated to providing services and to scientific dissemination in these fields.

The department's scientific activity is essentially carried out in two research units, LIBPhys-UNL and CEFITEC. Research covers several areas, such as atomic and molecular physics, nuclear and plasma physics, surface and interface physics, laser and vacuum physics, instrumentation, analytical techniques applied to health and cultural heritage, medical instrumentation, medical imaging, machine learning, biosignals and tissue engineering.

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