Biomedical Engineering

University of Porto

24 months
3000 EUR/year
1250 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Biomedical Engineering master programme at the University of Porto, created in 1996/97, comprises a training component, lasting an academic year, and a period focused on the development, presentation and discussion of the dissertation.


The proposed cycle of studies aims at providing an advanced integrated training in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Porto, by promoting a systematic understanding in a particular area, along with a more comprehensive instruction in broader areas in this field of engineering.Graduates are expected to be able to conceive, design, and maintain systems and services in specific fields of Biomedical Engineering. Students should also acquire knowledge in a limited number of research techniques in order to develop skills conducting to high quality scientific research, according to the internationally accepted quality parameters and ethical standards. 

The objectives of the curricular programme also include the development of skills such as team work, communication with their peers and the academic community, as well as presentation and discussion of results and achievements.

Employment Prospects

The graduates on Biomedical Engineering acquire competences and technical knowledge that make them capable of assuming the responsibility for the development, production, maintenance and equipment management, products and technological processes for diagnosis, therapy, rehabilitation and research. In general, in the industry, R&D, hospital engineering, and other related to the practice of biomedical engineering, such as:

  • Research and development in labs, private or of the State;
  • Development of prosthesis and artificial organs;
  • Conception of physiological data monitoring or diagnostics systems;
  • Conception of electronic implants and actuators that support therapeutic processes;
  • Development of software applications for health care provision and management;
  • Education and training of human resources in the domain of technology applied to health;
  • Elaboration, evaluation, verification of the adequacy and fulfilling of biomedical technology standards;
  • Planning, organization, and verification of installations dedicated to the practice of medical acts;
  • Advisory in the elaboration of requirements and procedures, for the acquisition and verification of biomedical technology goods and services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminars in Biomedical Engineering
  • Laboratory Projects
  • Optional Units of Study 1st Group
  • Optional Units of Study : 2nd Group
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Portuguese
IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

This programme covers a vast range of subjects in the domain of Biomedical Engineering. It is designed to fulfil the needs of those who are looking for a specialized training (graduates in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry mainly), and who are interested in performing scientific and technical activities in health institutions or companies. The scientific committee of the programme may accept candidates who hold diplomas in other subjects, whose training is appropriate to this programme.The admission prerequisites demand high level knowledge on the domains of Mathematics and Physics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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