Master in Biomedical Engineering


Master in Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is a scientific-technological area in which innovative technologies are developed for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, thus contributing to an improvement in health care and in understanding the functioning of the human body.


The Master in Biomedical Engineering is a multidisciplinary course, with a very comprehensive training, covering the main themes of this scientific area, such as: Medical Imaging, Medical Instrumentation, Biosignal Processing, Radiation and Radiotherapy, Nanomedicine and Applications of Photonics to Medicine.
Students are encouraged to develop projects, undertake internships in a clinical environment and find solutions to existing gaps in the healthcare sector.


Career opportunities

Medical equipment and instrumentation companies.
Pharmaceutical equipment companies.
Hospitals, in the areas of hospital physics, clinical engineering and equipment maintenance.
Research and development laboratories of large companies.
Pharmaceutical and analytical industry.
Laboratories of faculties of medicine, universities and state agencies.
Biomaterials industry.
Health-related companies.

Target Students

Holders of a bachelor's degree or legal equivalent in EB or similar.
Holders of a higher academic degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the Bachelor's degree by the Scientific Council of FCT NOVA.

Tuition Fees

Portuguese students: 1250 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year


To be announced


1st phase: 27th february to 24th march 2023

2nd phase: 1st June to 12th july 2023

3rd phase: 28th august to 15th september 2023

Acceptance rate in masters

Accepted applicants will have to pay (within a maximum of 7 consecutive days from the date of placement) a non-refundable rate of 100 euros, which will be deducted, after registration, from the total tuition fee. Any payment made after the deadline will not be refunded, leaving the candidate excluded.


International Applications

Entrance requirements for the 2023/2024 academic year

Vacancies for 2023/2024:


Course coordinator:

Professor Célia Reis Henriques

Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Cr62/2021 on 08/03/2021


Publication date of the accreditation decision: 18/02/2021

Period of validity of the accreditation:
6 years from 31/07/2020

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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