Academic Degree
Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree)
General Objectives
The Degree in Bioengineering is a first-cycle educational course lasting six academic semesters and offering 180 ECTS, aimed at the training of graduates who are capable of conceiving, planning, designing, managing and implementing Bioengineering solutions. Bioengineering graduates should have an integrated view of knowledge in order to encompass the scientific, technological and socio-economic aspects inherent to this emerging area. At the same time, the intention is that the subject matter and the way in which it is taught meet the requirements of the public and private business sectors, both in the industrial and the consulting fields, and may also be directed to research or laboratory activities.

It is intended that future graduates acquire the following competences for the exercise of their profession:
- Understanding of the physical, chemical, biological and economic processes inherent to the different sectors of Bioengineering;
- Knowledge of how to apply the acquired know-how, in order to show a professional approach in the area ofBioengineering;
- Development of skills that allow the analysis and evaluation of problems and solutions in the field of Bioengineering, based on the knowledge acquired in several areas, in an integrated perspective;
- Problem-solving skills associated with new technologies in their multiple dimensions;
- Implementation strategies of a technological nature that translate into the promotion of sustainable development;
- Development of capacities, in terms of the evolution and consolidation of knowledge, ranging from the research of specialist literature, the design and development of experiences, the interpretation and discussion of results, and the use of models and simulation;
- Development of a set of cross-cutting, generic and applied skills in Engineering Sciences and Biological Sciences, namely communication, management and the ability to carry out teamwork.
CNAEF Classification
Chemical Process Technology
(524) Portaria n.º 256/2005 [PT]
Study Programme/Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette
Schedule
Weekly: Daytime
Duration
6 semesters
ECTS
180
Requirements and Regulations
Other Information
UTAD has a protocol with the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) that allows the direct transfer, completed the 2nd year of the curriculum, of the 15 best students of the 1st cycle in Bioengineering of UTAD for the 3rd year of the Integrated Masters in Bioengineering FEUP (5 students per each of the 3 branches of the MIB).
Career Opportunities
The main professional opportunities for Graduates in Bioengineering will include:
- Creation, development and implementation of new processes and products (medical devices, external and internal prostheses, tissue engineering and bionics);
- Production of equipment and instrumentation (biomedical instrumentation, processing and analysis of biomedical signals and images, telemedicine, medical robotics);
- Development of processes in chemical-biological process industries and enhancement of natural materials.
They should also be able to carry out their activity in the following fields:
- Scientific research in universities, institutes, research centres and public or private laboratories;
- Technological development of goods or services in institutes, research centres and public or private laboratories;
- Provision of consultancy services in private and state companies in the biological and engineering sciences.
Other areas:
- Scientific journalism, in specialist magazines;
- Provision of technical services within regulatory bodies and
committees.
Graduate Profile
Bioengineering graduates have a set of competencies that enables them to conceive, plan, design, manage and execute Bioengineering solutions.
Bioengineering graduates have an integrated view of the knowledge of Engineering Sciences and Biological Sciences, in particular the physical, chemical, biological and economic processes inherent in the different sectors of Bioengineering, in order to cover the relevant scientific, technological and socio-economic aspects inherent in this emerging field.
Entities to Practice
- Pharmaceutical, food, cosmetic and fragrance industries, and the recovery of natural materials;
- Health services;
- Companies developing equipment for
treatment, rehabilitation and diagnosis;
- Higher education institutions;
- Scientific research and technological
development institutions;
- Regulatory companies and bodies and
consultancy firms;
- Business enterprises;
- Companies providing services.
DGES Code
9540 (See more information) [PT]
Vacancies
28
Admission Requirements
Regional Preference:
not applicable

Prerequisites:
not required
Admission Tests
One of the following sets:
(02 Biology and Geology + 19 Mathematics A) or
(07 Physics and Chemistry and 19 Mathematics A)
Minimum Classification
Entrance Testing: 95 (scale of 0-200)
Application Note: 95 (scale of 0-200)
Lowest Admission Grade (1st phase)
2019: 124,0
2018: 117,0
2017: 111,7
Calculation of the Grades
Middle of Secondary: 65%
Entrance Examinations: 35%
Resolution Date
12-03-2015
A3ES Deliberation
Registry Date
18-03-2011
Accreditation Validity
12-03-2021