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Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering

Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering

Academic year 2019-2020

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:
Marks required for the June 2019 call for applications
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, thus offering 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.

Heart rate monitor connected to tablet

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

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.).

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

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 2019-2020

Basic curriculum54 credits
Diagnosis and therapy support6 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Introducció a l'enginyeria biomèdica   Introducción a la ingeniería biomédica   Introduction to biomedical engineering (3105G15003) OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES
Anatomofisiologia 2   Anatomofisiología 2   Anatomophysiology 2 (3105G15004) OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES
Basic curriculum6 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Estadística   Estadística   Stadistics (3105G00015) BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES
Computer science19 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Estructura i tecnologia de computadors I   Estructura y tecnología de computadores I   Computers structure and technology I (3105G07005) OBCompulsory 9.00 SSemester long YES
Intel·ligència artificial   Inteligencia artificial   Artificial intelligence (3105G07015) OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES
Anàlisi i processament d'imatges   Análisis y procesamiento de imágenes   Image analysis and processing (3105G07052) OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES
Electronics and instrumentation18 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Teoria de circuits   Teoría de circuitos   Circuit theory (3105G03012) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Fonaments d'electrònica   Fundamentos de electrónica   Fundamentals of electronics (3105G03013) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Electrònica analògica   Electrónica analógica   Analogue electronics (3105G03022) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Diagnosis and therapy support17 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Anatomia funcional i biomecànica   Anatomía funcional y biomecánica   Functional anatomy and biomechanics (3109G01057) OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES
Imatges i senyals biomèdiques   Imágenes y señales biomédicas   Biomedical signals and images (3105G15005) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Mecànica i biomaterials   Mecánica y biomateriales   Mechanics and Biomaterials (3105G15006) OBCompulsory 6.00 AAnnual YES
Computer science14 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Projecte de programació   Proyecto de programación   Programming Project (3105G07011) OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long No
Bases de dades   Bases de datos   Databases (3105G07021) OBCompulsory 9.00 SSemester long No
Electronics and instrumentation13 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Instrumentació electrònica   Instrumentación electrónica   Electronic instrumentation (3105G03023) OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long No
Sistemes robotitzats   Sistemas robotizados   Robotic systems (3105G03028) OBCompulsory 4.00 SSemester long No
Desenvolupament de projectes d'electrònica   Desarrollo de proyectos de electrónica   Development 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 2019-2020
Organització i gestió d'empreses   Organización y gestión de empresas   Business management (3105G00008) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long No
Diagnosis and therapy support9 credits
Management5 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Regulació ético-legal en l'enginyeria biomèdica   Regulación ético-legal en la Ingeniería Biomédica   Ethical-legal regulation in Biomedical engineering (3105G15014) OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long No
Optional25 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Seguretat i protecció de dades   Seguridad y protección de datos   Security and data protection (3105G15015) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Visió per computador   Visión por computador   Computer Vision (3105G15016) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Sistemes empotrats   Sistemas empotrados   Embedded systems (3105G15017) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Dispositius i xarxes sense fils per a la salut   Dispositivos y redes inalámbricas para la salud   Wireless devices and networks for healthcare (3105G15018) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Neurociència i neuroimatge   Neurociencia y neuroimagen   Neuroscience and Neuroimaging (3105G15019) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Projecte d'ajut al diagnosi per la imatge   Proyecto de ayuda al diagnóstico por la imagen   Project of aided diagnosis imaging (3105G15020) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Smart Contracts en Smart Health   Smart Contracts en Smart Health   Smart Contracts in Smart Health (3105G15021) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Neuroenginyeria biomèdica   Neuroingeniería biomédica   Neuroengineering biomedical (3105G15022) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Enginyeria biomèdica de l'esport   Ingeniería biomédica del deporte   Biomedical engineering in sports (3105G15023) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Tècniques avavançades d'intel·ligència artificial   Técnicas avanzadas de inteligencia artificial   Advanced Artificial Intelligence Techniques (3105G15024) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Visualització de la informació   Visualización de la información   Information Visualization (3105G15025) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Biofabricació   Biofabricación   Biofabrication (3105G15026) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Tecnologies de fabricació de dispositius mèdics   Tecnologías de fabricación de dispositivos médicos   Medical devices manufacturing processes (3105G15027) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Disseny d'experiments i control de qualitat   Diseño de experimentos y control de calidad   Experimental design and quality control (3105G15028) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Sistemes d'ajuda a la presa de decisions   Sistemas de ayuda a la toma de decisiones   Decission-making sistems (3105G15029) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Pràctiques acadèmiques externes   Prácticas académicas externas   Academic Internship (3105G15030) OPOptional 15.00 AAnnual No
Bachelor’s thesis 15 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Treball Fi de Grau   Trabajo Fin de Grado   Final Degree Project (3105G15031) OBCompulsory 15.00 SSemester long No
Optional modules + academic recognition31 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Seguretat i protecció de dades   Seguridad y protección de datos   Security and data protection (3105G15015) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Visió per computador   Visión por computador   Computer Vision (3105G15016) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Sistemes empotrats   Sistemas empotrados   Embedded systems (3105G15017) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Dispositius i xarxes sense fils per a la salut   Dispositivos y redes inalámbricas para la salud   Wireless devices and networks for healthcare (3105G15018) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Neurociència i neuroimatge   Neurociencia y neuroimagen   Neuroscience and Neuroimaging (3105G15019) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Projecte d'ajut al diagnosi per la imatge   Proyecto de ayuda al diagnóstico por la imagen   Project of aided diagnosis imaging (3105G15020) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Smart Contracts en Smart Health   Smart Contracts en Smart Health   Smart Contracts in Smart Health (3105G15021) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Neuroenginyeria biomèdica   Neuroingeniería biomédica   Neuroengineering biomedical (3105G15022) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Enginyeria biomèdica de l'esport   Ingeniería biomédica del deporte   Biomedical engineering in sports (3105G15023) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Tècniques avavançades d'intel·ligència artificial   Técnicas avanzadas de inteligencia artificial   Advanced Artificial Intelligence Techniques (3105G15024) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Visualització de la informació   Visualización de la información   Information Visualization (3105G15025) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Biofabricació   Biofabricación   Biofabrication (3105G15026) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Tecnologies de fabricació de dispositius mèdics   Tecnologías de fabricación de dispositivos médicos   Medical devices manufacturing processes (3105G15027) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Disseny d'experiments i control de qualitat   Diseño de experimentos y control de calidad   Experimental design and quality control (3105G15028) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Sistemes d'ajuda a la presa de decisions   Sistemas de ayuda a la toma de decisiones   Decission-making sistems (3105G15029) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Pràctiques acadèmiques externes   Prácticas académicas externas   Academic 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
2 September, from 9 am to 10.30 am, at the EPS 1 Events Room
Second and subsequent option students
2 September, from 9 am to 10.30 am, at the EPS 1 Events Room
Enrolment dates
First preference
15 July, from 10 am to 12 noon, at the III-01i Computer Room
On appeal in the first round of allocation and by definitive allocation
18 July, from 10 am to 12 noon, at the III-01i Computer Room
Of second round of allocation (in any preference)
26 and 29 July, from 10 am to 12 noon, at the III-01i Computer Room
For appeals in the second round of allocation and of first reallocation
5 and 6 September, from 10 am to 12 noon, III-01i Computer Room
Second reallocation in June
16 September from 9.30 am to 1.45 pm, in the Academic Secretary's Office
Third reallocation in June
20 September from 9.30 am to 1.45 pm, in the Academic Secretary's Office
In September call
27 September at 10 am in the Academic Secretary's Office
In October enrolment
10 October, at 10 am, in the Academic Secretary's Office
Start of classes
Start date
16 September 2019
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