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Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

MSc - Master Degree
IST Técnico Lisboa
In collaboration 
Faculty of Medicine
Time period 
Day time
Data de Acreditação A3ES 
Prazo de Acreditação A3ES 
6 anos
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Number 
R/A -Cr 105/2021
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Registration Date 



Biomedical Engineering focuses on the development of new innovative technological solutions to solve problems in sectors such as healthcare, fundamental medicine and clinical medicine. A biomedical engineer is capable of: designing new equipment for medical imagiology, biomedical devices; producing biomaterials; developing management health systems support tools; or even developing new applications by using cell and tissue engineering for diagnosis, follow-up and medical treatment.

The Master in Biomedical Engineering is a joint initiative of Instituto Superior Técnico and the Faculty of Medicine of University of Lisbon.


Upon completion of this cycle of studies (CS), students are expected to hold:
• solid technical and scientific background;
• the ability to formulate and solve complex health problems using engineering principles and solid mathematical
and technical-scientific tools,
• theoretical and experimental preparation to develop research work in basic or applied science, analyzing data and drawing conclusions on a scientific basis;
• the ability to establish and lead cohesive and efficient teams, as well as to set clear goals, design realistic work plans and meet deadlines;
• specific training suited to carry out functions the industry;
• the capacity to develop their professional activity based on educated information and judgments, following an
ethical assessment of their global economic, environmental and societal impact;
• a sustained attitude of constant intellectual learning, updating and flexibility and openness, throughout their
working life.

Career prospects 
Técnico MSc graduates in Biomedical Engineering may work in industry, hospitals, state-based regulatory authorities for health care and: • develop and commercialize health care equipment and do research; • design and test new products within an industrial context; • work in consultancy in health systems and technical functions, aiming at the selection and use of medical equipment and supervision of its performance and maintenance; • develop projects that need in-depth knowledge of living systems and technology; • do scientific research; • work in consultancy and leadership, supervision and management; • follow a career in vocational training and teaching.
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