Academic Degree
Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree)
General Objectives
The aim of the Degree in Biomedical Engineering is to give graduates a solid, comprehensive basic training in the field of biological and engineering sciences, together with a specialisation in interface domains. Graduates should be able to participate in innovation in the field of health technologies, in the design, production and operation of systems and equipment.
Graduates are also expected to have a basic training in the area ofbusiness sciences and an adequate sensitivity to the problems of professional ethics.
CNAEF Classification
Chemical Process Technology
(524) Portaria n.º 256/2005 [PT]
Study Programme/Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette
Weekly: Daytime
6 semesters
Requirements and Regulations
Career Opportunities
The activities of the Biomedical Engineer in research companies and institutions, and those providing Health services include:
- Specialisation in equipment for monitoring and processing brain, cardiac, pulmonary, temperature, foetal and neonatal signals;
- Specialisation in hospital information systems, telemedicine and e-health;
- Hygiene and Safety in Medical Equipment;
- Management of Risk and Quality in Hospitals;
- Specialisation in diagnostic equipment in cardiology, pulmonary function, neurophysiology, sleep study, audiometry, ophthalmology, muscle strength and clinical testing;
- Specialisation in medical imaging equipment, such as digital radiology, tomography, diagnosis by ultrasound, endoscopy and magnetic resonance imaging;
- Specialisation in therapeutic devices such as ventilators, defibrillators, anaesthetic equipment, haemodialysis, radiation therapy equipment, equipment for haemodynamics, and functional electrical stimulation in rehabilitation;
- Specialisation in implantable instrumentation (pacemakers, defibrillators, neuro prostheses, insulin pumps).
Graduate Profile
Graduates have a solid, comprehensive background in the field of life sciences and engineering, combined with a specialisation in interface domains in the development of technological health solutions at the cellular, organ systems and human levels, and information systems for health.
Ability to participate in innovation in the field of health technologies, in terms of the design, production and operation of systems and equipment.
Entities to Practice
- Universities and Higher Education Institutions;
- Companies of pharmaceutical material;
- Medical equipment and instrumentation companies;
- Research units and research and development laboratories in large companies;
- Health information systems companies;
- Pharmaceutical and testing industry;
- Medical centres and hospitals;
- Laboratories of Faculties of Medicine;
- State agencies;
- Biomaterials companies;
- Other companies related to Health.
Future graduates may also join multidisciplinary research teams in the field of Biomedical research.
9455 (See more information) [PT]
Admission Requirements
Regional Preference:
not applicable

not required
Admission Tests
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)
2022: 149,3
2021: 145,6
2020: 135,3
Calculation of the Grades
Middle of Secondary: 65%
Entrance Examinations: 35%
Resolution Date
A3ES Deliberation
Registry Date
Accreditation Validity