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Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Doctoral Degree
IST Técnico Lisboa
Data de Acreditação A3ES 
Prazo de Acreditação A3ES 
6 anos
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Number 
R/A-Ef 2136/2011
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Registration Date 



The PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering is a multidisciplinary program resulting from the institutional collaboration between IST and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon. It is a unique and innovative program in the national and international panorama, sustaining technological innovation in conjunction with the recent evolution in the life sciences, and the current requirements in the health system.


• Promote a multi-disciplinary third cycle university education with the aim of educating a new generation of leaders in Biomedical Engineering in all its dimensions

• Promote the training and research in Biomedical Engineering, in order to enhance the synergies between the Scientific-Technological areas of Engineering and the Health and Life Sciences.

Career prospects 
Research, development and leadership in the areas covered by the Program, in research institutions, higher education, companies in the area of Biomedical Engineering, hospital centers, in Portugal abroad.
National Admission Exams 
The general conditions of access to doctoral programs are regulated by law. Research in Biomedical Engineering has a deeply interdisciplinary nature , so there are no specific restrictions regarding the 1st and 2nd cycle degrees of the applicants to the doctoral program, although these tend to be degrees in the disciplines of science or engineering . Applicants must submit a workprogram and a CV, and a set of letters of recommendation, and the supervisor must be from IST (with possible co-advisors from other institutions) . The coordination of the doctoral program analyzes these documents and decides whether to accept the candidate. If necessary , an interview is conducted . The coordination may ask for clarification of the application documents from the candidate, the supervisor, or the people who wrote letters of reference to assess the suitability of the candidate for the program. Upon acceptance, the applicant may undertake their enrollment in the doctoral program .
Fee – 1st year (indicative) 
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International Access

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