Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering

Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering

Academic year 2018-2019

The application of engineering, data science and technology for the advancement of medicine, biology, health and welfare. Solid instrumental education in engineering which combines computer sciences, industrial electronics and biomechanics, providing the student with an understanding of the health profession and the use and practice of technology, methods, instruments and devices involved in monitoring, diagnosis and therapy. A degree of special interest for those who seek a social application for their engineering skills as part of their concern for health issues.

General information

General data

Name of the course:
Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering
Branch of knowledge:
Engineering and architecture
Duration:
4 years
European credits:
240
Qualification(s) it leads to:

Holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Girona

Teaching institution:
Polytechnic School
Indicative number of places:
40
Last admission mark:
Admission marks of the first allocation round for 2018-2019
Approx. price for the first year:

2,513 euros. See Information on prices

Language requirements:
To obtain the certificate students must prove they have B2 level or equivalent in English, German, French or Italian (general requirement of bachelor's degree studies)

It's useful to know

The Biomedical Engineering degree combines the engineering and medicine disciplines, which offers students a vertical education in three enabling technologies (computer science, electronic instrumentation, and biomechanics and materials) along with cross-disciplinary training in diagnostics and therapy. The expertise of the health and medical staff from the Faculty of Medicine and Nursing and the technology and engineering personnel of the Polytechnic School ensure the cross-disciplinary aspect of studies, which cover five areas of interest: applied anatomy and physiology, medical imaging, clinical pathology and chronic diseases, surgical pathology and health systems.

The most important features in the biomedical engineering studies are:

  • Fundamental and instrumental engineering training, at the nexus of computer, industrial and electronic engineering.
  • Knowledge of anatomy and the human physiology allowing easy interactions with health personnel (specification gathering, solution assessment, etc.) and improved knowledge n the use of medical technology.
  • Practice in the creation of computer, instrumentation and mechanical solutions and their interaction in accompanying diagnoses through applications, instruments and devices (ECG, CMG, EEG, vital sign monitors, echographs, etc.).

Heart rate monitor connected to tablet

Tablet-connected heart rate monitor giving vital signs of a premature baby for parents’ reassurance.

Competences

The main objective of the Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering is to offer quality education in the supporting, diagnostic and therapeutic advantages provided by biomedical technologies, thereby providing the student with skills in:

  • Directing, managing and participating in biomedical engineering projects, with the ability to lay down the requirements and develop applications, instruments, devices and solutions relating to support, diagnosis, therapy and their management.
  • Designing, developing, checking and evaluating applications, instruments and devices, from their supporting role to their diagnostic and operational aspects.
  • Managing and facilitating the introduction of technology into the processes of health, and in particular processes relating to diagnosis, monitoring, operations, and assisted therapies, as well as the computerised management of those processes.

Sensor-equipped sandal

Sensor-equipped sandal for monitoring the patient’s recovery after a hip operation.

Access

Access requirements

  • Upper secondary school education. Access: university entrance examinations (PAU), general phase. Admission: weighting of subjects examined in university entrance exam (PAU) linked to the branch of knowledge of Engineering and Architecture.
  • Higher level vocational training cycles (CFGS). Access: all CFGS. Admission: weighting of subjects examined in university entrance exam (PAU) linked to the branch of knowledge of Engineering and Architecture.
  • Over 25s. Must pass the preferential option of the entrance exam: Engineering and Architecture.
  • Over 40s. Appraisal of any professional experience related to the bachelor's degree the applicant wishes to study for and suitability for the course, as demonstrated at interview.
  • Over 45s. Must pass entrance exam and demonstrate suitability at interview.
  • Other special types of access recognized under current regulations.

Other access information

  • Indicative number of places: 40

Careers

A November 2015 report by Deloitte and commissioned by Barcelona Active on “Biotechnology jobs most in demand”, highlighted the medical technology as one of the most promising sub-sectors with venture capital and foreign investment managers increasingly entering the area.

The global medical technology market is worth more than €200 billion a year, and has shown sustained growth of 4% over recent years. Biomedical engineering is now one of the most sought-after international courses. Catalonia is playing a leading role in keeping with this trend. Catalonia currently has over 300 companies providing employment to 15,000 people, with a combined turnover of about €3.6 billion (2% of the Catalan GDP) and investment of 4.5% in the sector’s R&D.

The holder of a biomedical engineering degree will be ready to take up a career in medical technology companies and medical institutions (hospitals, clinics, diagnostic and therapy centres, mutual societies, etc.) and research centres, pursuing the following activities:

  • Direction and management of design projects, manufacture, evaluation and certification of technologies, products and hospital services in the area of biomedicine and health technology.
  • Design, maintenance and use of diagnostic, monitoring, operation and therapy equipment, including electronic instruments, biosensors, controls and robotics.
  • Design, development and maintenance of systems based on information and communication technology for clinical, hospital and remote-medical processes.
  • Design, development and use of tools for the processing of biomedical signals and images for diagnosis and monitoring, and of support systems for decision-making that incorporate artificial intelligence, automatic learning and data mining in various clinical (before, during and after operations) and general health processes.
  • Scientist of biotechnological data, visualization of results and design of smart decision-making systems.
  • Engineer of biomedical process controls, with ability to model and design algorithms of control, manipulators and robotic systems and of computer-assisted surgery.
  • Analysis, design and support in the development of biomechanical solutions and materials.
  • Engineering in medical computer science, including health communication networks and systems, design of solutions based on mobile devices, interactive systems and information imaging.
  • Management of medical technology businesses.
  • R&D departments in biomedical engineering.
  • Teaching and research.

Imaging system

Imaging system integrating medical scans from different devices.

Continue studying

This degree opens up paths to other technology and science master's degrees. If you prefer to continue into research, you can apply for the Doctoral Programme in Technology.

Subjects

Curriculum Subjects offered for 2018-2019

Basic curriculum54 credits

Diagnosis and therapy support6 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Introducció a l'enginyeria biomèdicaIntroducción a la ingeniería biomédica Introduction to biomedical engineering (3105G15003)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Anatomofisiologia 2Anatomofisiología 2Anatomophysiology 2 (3105G15004)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Basic curriculum6 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

EstadísticaEstadísticaStadistics (3105G00015)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long No

Computer science19 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Estructura i tecnologia de computadors IEstructura y tecnología de computadores IComputers structure and technology I (3105G07005)

OBCompulsory 9.00 SSemester long No

Intel·ligència artificialInteligencia artificialArtificial intelligence (3105G07015)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long No

Anàlisi i processament d'imatgesAnálisis y procesamiento de imágenesImage analysis and processing (3105G07052)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long No

Electronics and instrumentation18 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Teoria de circuitsTeoría de circuitosCircuit theory (3105G03012)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long No

Fonaments d'electrònicaFundamentos de electrónicaFundamentals of electronics (3105G03013)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long No

Electrònica analògicaElectrónica analógicaAnalogue electronics (3105G03022)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long No

Diagnosis and therapy support17 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Anatomia funcional i biomecànicaAnatomía funcional y biomecánicaFunctional anatomy and biomechanics (3109G01057)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long No

Imatges i senyals biomèdiquesImágenes y señales biomédicasBiomedical signals and images (3105G15005)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long No

Mecànica i BiomaterialsMecánica y BiomaterialesMechanics and Biomaterials (3105G15006)

OBCompulsory 6.00 AAnnual No

Computer science14 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Projecte de programacióProyecto de programaciónProgramming Project (3105G07011)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long No

Bases de dadesBases de datosDatabases (3105G07021)

OBCompulsory 9.00 SSemester long No

Electronics and instrumentation13 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Instrumentació electrònicaInstrumentación electrónicaElectronic instrumentation (3105G03023)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long No

Sistemes robotitzatsSistemas robotizadosRobotic systems (3105G03028)

OBCompulsory 4.00 SSemester long No

Desenvolupament de projectes d'electrònicaDesarrollo de proyectos de electrónicaDevelopment of electronics projects (3105G03032)

OBCompulsory 4.00 SSemester long No

Diagnosis and therapy support27 credits

Management6 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Organització i gestió d'empresesOrganización y gestión de empresasBusiness management (3105G00008)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long No

Diagnosis and therapy support9 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Sistemes d'informació en àmbit sanitariSistemas de información en ámbito sanitarioInformation Systems in healhcare (3105G15012)

OBCompulsory 4.00 SSemester long No

Intervenció Assistida i ComputaritzadaIntervención Asistida y ComputarizadaComputer Assisted Intervention (3105G15013)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long No

Management5 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Regulació ético-legal en l'enginyeria biomèdicaRegulación ético-legal en la Ingeniería BiomédicaEthical-legal regulation in Biomedical engineering (3105G15014)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long No

Optional25 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Seguretat i protecció de dadesSeguridad y protección de datosSecurity and data protection (3105G15015)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Visió per ComputadorVisión por ComputadorComputer Vision (3105G15016)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Sistemes empotratsSistemas empotradosEmbedded systems (3105G15017)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Dispositius i xarxes sense fils per a la salutDispositivos y redes inalámbricas para la saludWireless devices and networks for healthcare (3105G15018)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Neurociència i NeuroimatgeNeurociencia y NeuroimagenNeuroscience and Neuroimaging (3105G15019)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Projecte d'ajut al diagnosi per la imatgeProyecto de ayuda al diagnóstico por la imagenProject of aided diagnosis imaging (3105G15020)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Smart Contracts en Smart HealthSmart Contracts en Smart HealthSmart Contracts in Smart Health (3105G15021)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Neuroenginyeria biomèdicaNeuroingeniería biomédicaNeuroengineering biomedical (3105G15022)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Enginyeria biomèdica de l'esportIngeniería biomédica del deporteBiomedical engineering in sports (3105G15023)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Tècniques Avavançades d'Intel·ligència ArtificialTécnicas Avanzadas de Inteligencia ArtificialAdvanced Artificial Intelligence Techniques (3105G15024)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Visualització de la informacióVisualización de la informaciónInformation Visualization (3105G15025)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

BiofabricacióBiofabricaciónBiofabrication (3105G15026)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Tecnologies de fabricació de dispositius mèdicsTecnologías de fabricación de dispositivos médicosMedical devices manufacturing processes (3105G15027)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Disseny d'experiments i control de qualitatDiseño de experimentos y control de calidadExperimental design and quality control (3105G15028)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Sistemes d'ajuda a la presa de decisionsSistemas de ayuda a la toma de decisionesDecission-making sistems (3105G15029)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Pràctiques acadèmiques externesPrácticas académicas externasAcademic Internship (3105G15030)

OPOptional 15.00 AAnnual No

Bachelor’s thesis 15 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Treball Fi de GrauTrabajo Fin de GradoFinal Degree Project (3105G15031)

OBCompulsory 15.00 SSemester long No

Optional modules + academic recognition31 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2018-2019

Seguretat i protecció de dadesSeguridad y protección de datosSecurity and data protection (3105G15015)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Visió per ComputadorVisión por ComputadorComputer Vision (3105G15016)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Sistemes empotratsSistemas empotradosEmbedded systems (3105G15017)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Dispositius i xarxes sense fils per a la salutDispositivos y redes inalámbricas para la saludWireless devices and networks for healthcare (3105G15018)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Neurociència i NeuroimatgeNeurociencia y NeuroimagenNeuroscience and Neuroimaging (3105G15019)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Projecte d'ajut al diagnosi per la imatgeProyecto de ayuda al diagnóstico por la imagenProject of aided diagnosis imaging (3105G15020)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Smart Contracts en Smart HealthSmart Contracts en Smart HealthSmart Contracts in Smart Health (3105G15021)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Neuroenginyeria biomèdicaNeuroingeniería biomédicaNeuroengineering biomedical (3105G15022)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Enginyeria biomèdica de l'esportIngeniería biomédica del deporteBiomedical engineering in sports (3105G15023)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Tècniques Avavançades d'Intel·ligència ArtificialTécnicas Avanzadas de Inteligencia ArtificialAdvanced Artificial Intelligence Techniques (3105G15024)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Visualització de la informacióVisualización de la informaciónInformation Visualization (3105G15025)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

BiofabricacióBiofabricaciónBiofabrication (3105G15026)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Tecnologies de fabricació de dispositius mèdicsTecnologías de fabricación de dispositivos médicosMedical devices manufacturing processes (3105G15027)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Disseny d'experiments i control de qualitatDiseño de experimentos y control de calidadExperimental design and quality control (3105G15028)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Sistemes d'ajuda a la presa de decisionsSistemas de ayuda a la toma de decisionesDecission-making sistems (3105G15029)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No

Pràctiques acadèmiques externesPrácticas académicas externasAcademic Internship (3105G15030)

OPOptional 15.00 AAnnual No

It is necessary to pass 1 of the following modules

* Level B2 - German
* Level B2 - English
* Level B2 - French
* Level B2 - Italian
* Level C1 - German
* Level C1 - English
* Level C1 - French
* Level C1 - Italian
* Level C2 - German
* Level C2 - English
* Level C2 - French
* Level C2 - Italian
* Level C1.1 - English
* Level C1.1 - French
* Level C1.1 - German

Practical work experience

As part of their studies, students can take up to 15 credits in work placements with companies or institutions with connections to the Biomedical Engineering degree.

Bachelor's thesis

The bachelor's thesis consists of the presentation and defence before an examining committee of an original and individual work. The work must be completely within the area of biomedical engineering, be produced professionally and demonstrate the skills gained throughout the different subjects.

Mobility

Like other degree and master courses at the University, this new degree has established Erasmus agreements with other partnering universities, where new students will have the opportunity to study. Another option available is the Erasmus Work Placement which enables internships in companies abroad.

Enrolment

Enrolment in the first year

1

View the place allocation results on the University Access Portal

Find out about your options based on the allocation round your place was assigned in (June or September).

2

View the Enrolment fees, and see the Guide to online enrolment to learn about the electronic enrolment system at the UdG.

Check the enrolment dates and times and prepare the documentation you will need to submit, depending on each case.

3

Go to your teaching centre on the day and at the time assigned to you, complete the enrolment form and complete the assisted online enrolment.

The teaching centre will give you instructions on how to get your student identification card.

Reception information sessions
First option students
3 September, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am, Assembly Hall PS 1
Second and subsequent option students
3 September, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am, Assembly Hall PS 1
Enrolment dates
First preference
13 July, from 10:00 am to 12 noon, Computer Room III-01i
On appeal in the first round of allocation and by definitive allocation
18 July, from 10:00 am to 12 noon, Computer Room III-01i
Of second round of allocation (in any preference)
26 and 27 July, from 10:00 am to 12 noon, Computer Room III-01i
For appeals in the second round of allocation and of first reallocation
6 and 7 July, from 10:00 am to 12 noon, Computer Room III-01i
Second reallocation in June
14 September, from 9:30 am to 1:45 pm, Office of the Academic Secretary
Third reallocation in June
20 September, from 9:30 am to 1:45 pm, Office of the Academic Secretary
In September call
27 September, 10:00 am, Office of the Academic Secretary
In October enrolment
9 October, 10:00 am, Office of the Academic Secretary
Start of classes
Start date
17 September 2018
Contact details of the academic secretary's office
Telephone
972 41 84 20
Email
infoacademica.eps@udg.edu

1. ID:

Nationality Documents
Students from EU countries, the United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Andorra Certified copy of valid ID
Non-EU foreign students TIE (foreign-national ID) preferably, or passport where TIE is not available.

2. Proof of receipt of allowances or exemptions, under section 1.1.3 of the Enrolment Regulations.


3. Documents accrediting access to the university:

Type of access Documents
Pre-enrolled university students from:
a) PAU and the like
b) CFGS or FP-2 or MP-3 and the like
c) University degree from the UdG
d) Entrance exams for people over the age of 25, 40 or 45
The University does not require any document to be produced, as such information is accredited by the University's Admissions Office. Students who have sat the university entrance exams (PAU) are advised to download their accreditation documents from the university’s Access Portal in the same year they passed their exams, as they will stop being accessible on 31 December.
Pre-enrolled university students with a university degree not obtained from the UdG Original and photocopy or certified copy of the degree or its provisional certificate 
Pre-enrolled university students with transferred academic records (students enrolled at other university centres) Academic certificate featuring courses and qualifications and confirming payment of transfer fees
Students with access from record transfers The University does not require students to present any documents, as they will have had to produce them beforehand during the transfer-call period

4. An enrolment-application form, where appropriate (provided by the teaching institution)


5. Only where a student is not the holder of the bank account paying for their enrolment, a communication/change of bank data form (available on the Forms page) and a photocopy of the bank account holder’s ID.

The documentation must be submitted either when you enrol or before the 19 November at the Academic Secretary’s Office of the teaching centre (except for the large-family card in the event of renewal, which must be presented before 31 December).

Online enrolment

Online enrolment is the University of Girona's electronic enrolment system where enrolment is carried out via the internet, and is available for most study programmes.