Bioengineering and Nanosystems, M.Sc.

Bioengineering and Nanosystems, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Master in Bioengineering and Nanosystems from Instituto Superior Técnico is a second cycle programme innovative and unique in Portugal, based on an advanced inter- and transdisciplinary approach between Engineering and Life Sciences, with a strong background in biology, biotechnology, chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering, electronics and informatics.


The Master in Bioengineering and Nanosystems from Instituto Superior Técnico is offered by the Department of Bioengineering in collaboration with other IST Departments, namely the Physics Department, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and the Department of Chemical Engineering. The programme involves Faculty and Researchers belonging to three Associate Laboratories with IST leadership:IBB-Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, IN-Institute of Nanotechnology (INESC-Microsistemas e Nanotecnologias) andINESC-ID. The students will have the opportunity and will be encouraged to participate in on-going research projects in these three Associated Laboratories.

This Master programme is integrated in the IST priority areas of Bioengineering and Nanotechnologies. This degree course aims at offering advanced education in Bioengineering and Nanosystems with a strong background in the fundamental principles and methods of engineering and nanotechnologies and its integration with molecular and cell biology. Its graduates will have an expertise unique in Portugal, with simultaneously broad and deep knowledge at the convergence of the Nano-Bio- and Informatics Technologies and will contribute to the innovation and development of the advanced fields of biology, bioengineering, nansciences, and nanotechnologies in the XXI century.Prospective Masters will have the competences to work in industry or to follow doctoral studies in these fields.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Nanotechnology
  • Biomolecular and Cellular Engineering
  • Circuit Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Bioprocess Engineering
  • Bioengineering Laboratories
  • Micro- e Nanofabrication
  • Chemistry of Surfaces, Interfaces and Colloids
  • Cell and Tissue Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Nanotechnologies and Nanoelectronics
  • Functional and Comparative Genomics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Recent Photo
  • Up-to-date CV
  • Official academic transcript of the applicant’s secondary school records with average grade
  • Identification document
  • Tax Identification Card
  • Bank transfer slip of the payment for the application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1063 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1063 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lisbon

  • 630 - 1130 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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