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Biomedical Engineering or Bioengineering is currently an academic and professional reality. It is a scientific and technological discipline that applies the principles and methods of engineering, science and technology for the understanding, the definition and the resolution of biological and medical problems.

"Biomedical Engineering is located in that area where science does not discern between living and inert matter contributing to the ambitious goal of putting technology at the service of medicine, ultimately, at the service of human well-being and health"

Programme details

Language of instructionEnglish
Structure11 months (September – July). Full-time
Learning modalityClassroom learning
Student capacity40
Credits (ECTS)Total: 60 ECTS

1st year: ECTS(min): 38 - ECTS(max): 60

1st year: ECTS(min): 24 - ECTS(max): 37
CampusETSI de Telecomunicación

The unstoppable advance of medicine and socio-health services during the second half of the twentieth century and in the first decades of this century would not have been possible without the contribution of the new technologies. The advanced techonologies have allowed the development of new solutions to medical and social problems related to diseases, disabilities, management of resources, and the implementation of information and communication systems in the socio-sanitary environment.

According to studies and employability reports from the biomedical engineering sector in the US, the employability of biomedical engineers is projected to grow 27% from 2012 to 2022, well above the average for other occupations. In addition, as discussed above, because of the breadth of professional activities in which a biomedical engineer can perform due to the diversity of knowledge included in his training, the demand for such a profile is likely to increase considerably. These professionals work with physicians, researchers, and manufacturers to address a wide range of injuries and physical disabilities. Their ability to work in different activities with other professionals is expanding the range of applications for biomedical engineering products and services, especially in health care [1,2]. The projection of this sector and its employability in much of Europe is expected to follow the same trend.

[1] Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Biomedical Engineers, on the Internet at
[2] Biomedical and Health Informatics: Future Prospects for the Field and for Our Students, March 13 2014, Bruce Wheeler, on the Internet at


Objective of the programme

The main goal of the MSc in Biomedical Engineering (MUIB) is to prepare students through an advanced, specialised and multidisciplinary education focused on academic and professional specialization as well as initiation on research career.


logo_EITHealth The MUIB is integrated within the “Master Technological Innovation in Health (MTiH)” program of the EIT Health. EIT Health is a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) established by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT).

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