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Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering

Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering

Academic year 2022-2023

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 the technologies, 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 information

Name of the course:
Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering
Branch of knowledge:
Engineering and architecture
Duration:
4 years
European credits:
240
What qualifications can lead 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:
Cut-off marks for the June 2021 examination call
Approx. price for the first year:
See How much does it costs to study at the University of Girona?
Language requirements:
To obtain the degree certificate students must prove they have B2 level or equivalent in English, German, French or Italian
Valid report:
Report (2016)
Other information:
Monitoring indicators

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 training for the bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering 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 aim of the Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering is to offer quality training in diagnostics-support biomedical technologies and medical therapy with skills for:

  • 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 stage. Admission: weighting of subjects examined in university entrance exam (PAU) linked to the branch of knowledge of Engineering and Architecture.
Higher level 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 25 years old
Preferential option in successful entrance exam: Engineering and Architecture.
Over 40 years old
Assessment of professional experience relating to the bachelor's degree that the applicant wishes to be admitted to and sufficient interview outcome.
Over 45 years old
Entrance exam passed and favourable interview outcome.
Others
Special types of access recognised under current regulations .

Another information on access

Pre-enrolment code:
81063
Weightings
Weighting parameters of the subjects in the specific phase of the PAU
Validated credit transfer from higher level training cycles
Validated subjects and credit transfers from higher level vocational training cycles

Careers

A (November 2015) report by Deloitte, commissioned by Barcelona Active on “Biotechnology jobs most in demand”, highlighted 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 (pre-intervention, intervention and post-intervention) clinical 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 2022-2023

Basic curriculum54 credits

Diagnosis and therapy support6 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2022-2023

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 2022-2023

EstadísticaEstadísticaStadistics  (3105G00015)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Computer science19 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2022-2023

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

OBCompulsory 9.00 SSemester long YES

Intel·ligència artificialInteligencia artificialArtificial intelligence  (3105G07015)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

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

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Electronics and instrumentation18 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2022-2023

Teoria de circuitsTeoría de circuitosCircuit theory  (3105G03012)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

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

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Electrònica analògicaElectrónica analógicaAnalogue electronics  (3105G03022)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Diagnosis and therapy support17 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2022-2023

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

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

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

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Mecànica i biomaterialsMecánica y biomaterialesMechanics and Biomaterials  (3105G15006)

OBCompulsory 6.00 AAnnual YES

Computer science14 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2022-2023

Projecte de programacióProyecto de programaciónProgramming Project  (3105G07011)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Bases de dadesBases de datosDatabases  (3105G07021)

OBCompulsory 9.00 SSemester long YES

Electronics and instrumentation13 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2022-2023

Instrumentació electrònicaInstrumentación electrónicaElectronic instrumentation  (3105G03023)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Sistemes robotitzatsSistemas robotizadosRobotic systems  (3105G03028)

OBCompulsory 4.00 SSemester long YES

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

OBCompulsory 4.00 SSemester long YES

Diagnosis and therapy support27 credits

Management6 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2022-2023

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

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Diagnosis and therapy support9 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2022-2023

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

OBCompulsory 4.00 SSemester long YES

Intervenció assistida i computaritzadaIntervención asistida y computarizadaComputer Assisted Intervention  (3105G15013)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Management5 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2022-2023

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

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Optional25 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2022-2023

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

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Visió per computadorVisión por computadorComputer Vision  (3105G15016)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Neurociència i neuroimatgeNeurociencia y neuroimagenNeuroscience and Neuroimaging  (3105G15019)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Projecte d’ajut al diagnòstic per la imatgeProyecto de ayuda al diagnóstico por la imagenComputer aided diagnosis project  (3105G15020)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Neuroenginyeria biomèdicaNeuroingeniería biomédicaNeuroengineering biomedical  (3105G15022)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Tècniques avançades d'intel·ligència artificialTécnicas avanzadas de inteligencia artificialAdvanced Artificial Intelligence Techniques  (3105G15024)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

BiofabricacióBiofabricaciónBiofabrication  (3105G15026)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Sistemes empotratsSistemas empotradosEmbedded systems  (3105G15017)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

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 Not

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

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

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

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

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

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

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

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

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

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

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

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

Pràctiques acadèmiques externesPrácticas académicas externasAcademic Internship  (3105G15030)

OPOptional 15.00 AAnnual Not

Bachelor’s thesis 15 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2022-2023

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

OBCompulsory 15.00 SSemester long YES

Optional modules + academic recognition31 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2022-2023

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

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Visió per computadorVisión por computadorComputer Vision  (3105G15016)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Neurociència i neuroimatgeNeurociencia y neuroimagenNeuroscience and Neuroimaging  (3105G15019)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Projecte d’ajut al diagnòstic per la imatgeProyecto de ayuda al diagnóstico por la imagenComputer aided diagnosis project  (3105G15020)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Neuroenginyeria biomèdicaNeuroingeniería biomédicaNeuroengineering biomedical  (3105G15022)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Tècniques avançades d'intel·ligència artificialTécnicas avanzadas de inteligencia artificialAdvanced Artificial Intelligence Techniques  (3105G15024)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

BiofabricacióBiofabricaciónBiofabrication  (3105G15026)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Sistemes empotratsSistemas empotradosEmbedded systems  (3105G15017)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

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 Not

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

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

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

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

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

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

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

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

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

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

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

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

Pràctiques acadèmiques externesPrácticas académicas externasAcademic Internship  (3105G15030)

OPOptional 15.00 AAnnual Not

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
* Requirement of English as a third language

Calendar and timetables

Through the following links you can access the calendars and timetables that correspond to this bachelor's degree.

The academic calendar marks the beginning and end of classes, non-teaching days, holidays, exam periods, and so on. The administrative calendar marks the periods to make the different formalities administrative.

Placements

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

Bachelor's thesis

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

Mobility

As it progresses, the new bachelor's degree is expected to open up Erasmus agreements with some of the collaborating universities to offer mobility to the new students in their specialities, as well as Erasmus Work Placement mobility programmes to facilitate stays in international work environments, just as the centre's other bachelor's and master's degrees have been doing.

Enrolment

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