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Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering

Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering

Academic year 2021-2022

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 certificate students must prove they have B2 level or equivalent in English, German, French or Italian (general requirement of bachelor's degree studies)
Valid report:
Report (2016)

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 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. Preferential option in successful entrance exam: Engineering and Architecture.
  • Over 40s. Assessment of professional experience relating to the bachelor's degree that the applicant wishes to be admitted to and sufficient interview outcome.
  • Over 45s. Entrance test passed and with a sufficient interview outcome.
  • Other special types of access recognized under current regulations.

Other access information

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 2021-2022

Basic curriculum54 credits

Diagnosis and therapy support6 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

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 2021-2022

EstadísticaEstadísticaStadistics  (3105G00015)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Computer science19 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

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 2021-2022

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 2021-2022

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 2021-2022

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 2021-2022

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 2021-2022

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 2021-2022

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 2021-2022

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 2021-2022

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

Pràctiques acadèmiques externesPrácticas académicas externasAcademic Internship  (3105G15030)

OPOptional 15.00 AAnnual 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

Bachelor’s thesis 15 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

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 2021-2022

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

Pràctiques acadèmiques externesPrácticas académicas externasAcademic Internship  (3105G15030)

OPOptional 15.00 AAnnual 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

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

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

First year enrolment

1

Once the Catalan government has allocated you your place, you will receive an email from the UdG with your user code and a link for setting your password, as well as links to online enrolment applications and information on enrolling on your bachelor's degree studies. If you do not receive the message, fill in and send the user-account application form for newly admitted students for the academic year.

2

Use the link provided in the message to set your password. The user code and the password make up your digital identity as a UdG student and will allow you to access the university's online services.

3

Use your user code and password to access the online enrolment and check the enrolment period assigned to you. If the period has already started, the application will inform you that you can start your enrolment.

4

Click on the Grants and allowances tab. If you are entitled to any discounts that are not recognised, you will have the option to start the recognition procedure by pressing the corresponding "Request” button and attaching scans of the necessary documentation. Your institution’s secretary's office will validate the documents so that, where appropriate, you can enjoy the corresponding discount on your enrolment or free enrolment.

5

Review the enrolment information on your bachelor's-degree studies and see the Basic Guide for online enrolment on first-year bachelor's-degree studies .

6

Formalise online enrolment following the guide's instructions</g>. If you have queries, contact the secretary’s office at your teaching institution. Remember you must enrol before the deadline provided for, otherwise, you will lose your place.

Subjects
Check the subjects for which you can enrol in the section on Subjects > Available subjects 2021-2022 on the website of your bachelor's degree studies.
Fees
Consult the enrolment fees and deductions available to you.
Payment
You can pay the enrolment fee in cash or in instalments in two or three instalments or in monthly instalments. See the terms and conditions in the Enrolment Regulations.
Grants
If you wish to apply for a general MEFP grant, in order to complete an enrolment conditional on a grant you will have to apply for financial proof. Find out all about this from the Bachelor's degree scholarships and grants website.
Third language
To obtain the qualification, you must prove knowledge of a foreign language with a B2 or equivalent level unless your faculty establishes a higher requirement. If you already have a recognised certificate of knowledge of a third language, we recommend that you submit it together with the rest of the documents required for initial enrolment. Check the Regulations about a third language.
Insurance
If you are under 28 years old, you are obliged to take out compulsory school insurance for €1.12 per year. If you are over 28 years old, you are obliged to take out compulsory accident insurance for €9.50 per year. Further information on the Insurance policies page.
Staying
Bear in mind that if you do not pass a minimum of 30 credits in the first two years, you will not be able to continue the same course at the UdG. Check the Rules for staying.

ID
Spanish nationals do not need to produce their national ID (DNI) unless they opposed the University of Girona's collection of personal data during their online enrolment (see the guide for online enrolment).

If you are a national of a EU member state, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or Andorra, you will need to present a valid ID or passport from your country of origin.

Otherwise you will preferably need to present a valid foreign-national identification care (TIE) or passport if do you not have a TIE.

You will need to forward a digitised copy of the document online or bring it in person to the academic secretary's office.

For online submissions you can use “Application to the administration” procedure in the online procedures section of the Network Secretary’s Office, preferably, or the UdG’s e-register.

You have until the 19 November 2021 to submit the document.
Admission documents
If you have been admitted to the UdG through university pre-enrolment, from PAU, CFGS, admission exams for individuals over the age of 25, 40 or 45 or university degree obtained from the UdG, or by academic record transfer, you will not need to produce any documents.

If you have been admitted to the UdG through university pre-enrolment, from a university degree completed at another university, you will need to forward a copy of your degree online (e-degree or authenticated digital copy of the degree) or provisional degree certificate (with digital signature and CSV), or produce the original in person at the academic secretary's office.

If you have been admitted to the UdG through university pre-enrolment, from a university degree started at another university, you have to produce a copy of an academic certificate online stating the courses and qualifications, signed electronically and with CSV, and supporting documents confirming transfer-rights payment or presenting the originals in person at the academic secretary's office.

For online submissions you can use “Application to the administration” procedure in the online procedures section of the Network Secretary’s Office, preferably, or the UdG’s e-register.

You have until the 19 November 2021 to submit the documents.
Allowances and exemptions
Before you register, review the self-enrolment’s "Grants and allowances" tab. If you are entitled to allowances that are recorded as accredited and are valid on the date of the start of the academic year (13 September), you will not need to produce any documents.

If you are entitled to allowances that are not recorded as accredited, you can start the accreditation procedure by clicking on the corresponding "Request" button, and uploading the necessary documents there for applying the corresponding enrolment discount or payment exemption.

You can also use the “Document Accreditation” procedure from the online procedure section of the Office of the Secretary in Network, preferably, or the electronic register of the UdG, or to produce the documents in person at the academic secretary's office.

If your documents are currently being processed or pending renewal, you will not be eligible for the enrolment-fee discount, but presentations of updated documents will be accepted up to 31 December for subsequently regularising your situation.
Further information from the Allowances and Loans page.
Bank details
If you are not the holder of the bank account from which the registration fee will be paid by direct debit, you must submit the completed bank details notification/ modification form and proof of identification for the account holder.

For the submission of documentation you can use the “Communicating or amending bank details” procedure in the online procedures section of the Network Secretary’s Office, preferably, or the UdG’s e-register.

These documents will have to be produced within a period of 10 work days as from the date of enrolment.
Photograph
After you have enrolled, you will need to produce a personal photograph through the La meva UdG intranet (Staff > digital Identity), in accordance with the instructions provided on the same webpage.
Enrolment form
If so required by the teaching institution, you will need to produce your duly completed enrolment-application form. The form and the instructions for its submission will be provided by the centre itself.
Note: accreditation by electronic means is not definitive, except in the case of original electronic documents or authentic electronic copies. The UdG reserves the right to request the corresponding physical documentation at a later date.

Online enrolment

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