The bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering combines knowledge and skills from engineering, physics and mathematics with those from biology and medicine to provide students with direct knowledge of the field of healthcare and facilitate communication with other health science professionals.
The degree in Biomedical Engineering provides training for a socioeconomic activity which has a remarkable impact on modern medicine. It produces professionals who are able to solve engineering problems in the biomedical field, perform research, development and technological innovation tasks at the interface between engineering and biomedicine, and take on professional roles at companies, hospitals, research centres and government agencies in the field of biomedical technologies. It teaches students to lead and manage engineering projects related to the design of monitoring, diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, as well as information and communication systems applied to healthcare, telemedicine, remote monitoring and equipment quality assurance. Students acquire the necessary skills in techniques for the analysis and interpretation of biomedical images and signals, biomechanics and biomaterials, sensors, care quality enhancement, and equipment and process optimization.

Basic information

TypeBachelor's degrees
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Branch of knowledge
  • Engineering
  • Health Sciences
Mode of delivery


Number of places available


Length of course4 academic years
Language(s) of instructionCatalan 30%, Spanish 15.6%, English 54.4%
Admission grade

12.611  (July 2023 start of process, via official entrance examinations/vocational training)


Approximate price per credit18,46 €
Compulsory placementsNo
Course detailsIndicators

Objectives and competences


This degree course is designed to provide the student with substantial interdisciplinary training. First-year students will soon be involved in bringing together their studies in engineering, physics and mathematics with studies in biology and medicine, developing the knowledge and skills base to work in the following areas:

  • Problem-solving procedures in the area of biomedicine.
  • R&D procedures in the interface between engineering and biomedicine.
  • The professional skills required in companies, hospitals, research centres and public agencies dedicated to biomedicine.


Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

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What you will need

  • Interest in engineering, biology and medicine.
  • Aptitude in mathematics and physics, and computer skills.
  • Reasoning skills.
  • Creative skills.

Access requirements and conditions

Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain.

Applicants holding higher educational qualifications from a university outside Spain should consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications to find out about specific admission requirements.


Students that have studied abroad and who wish to study at the University of Barcelona may be admitted to EHEA bachelor's degree courses. Procedures for gaining admission will depend on the qualifications held by each applicant.

For further information about admission, consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications.


As a general rule, at the UB you will be required to enrol online via the Món UB portal. To find out the date and time you have been assigned, check the specific information for your course. Remember that you can lose your place if you do not enrol on the day you have been assigned.

Academic information


Support and guidance

Pre-enrolment information and events


Course curriculum

Subjects and course plans

Distribution of credits

Basic training 78
Compulsory 132
Optional 18
Compulsory placements 0
Compulsory final project 12

List of subjects

Subject Language Type Credits
Calculus I 1st semester Basic training 6
Cell Biology 1st semester Basic training 6
Chemistry 1st semester Basic training 6
Linear Algebra and Geometry 1st semester Basic training 6
Physics I 1st semester Basic training 6
Biophysics 2nd semester Compulsory 6
Calculus II 2nd semester Basic training 6
Differential Equations and Vector Analysis 2nd semester Compulsory 6
Molecular Biology and Pathology 2nd semester Basic training 6
Physics II 2nd semester Basic training 6

Pathways and specializations

Biomedical Engineering
Check the planning of the different pathways of the degree

Previous years


Placements are supervised by tutors and subject to assessment.They are therefore included in the academic record.  There is also an option to complete non-curricular placements of up to 500 hours, which can be extended to 900 hours. For both curricular and non-curricular placements, an educational cooperation agreement is signed between the UB and the company, institution or other organization at which the placement will be carried out.

Institutional information


Career opportunities

What can you work on ?

Biomedical engineering is one of the fastest growing branches of engineering today and so enables degree holders to enter professional practice a broad range of working environments:

  • Medical diagnosis, control and therapy
  • Biomedical technology
  • IT suppliers of health services
  • The pharmaceutical industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Clinical engineering in health services
  • Clinical services in health care
  • Universities and research institutes
  • Health care technology transfer.

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