Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering

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Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering

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Biomedical engineering provides an opportunity for engineers and technologists to use their skills to address some of the biggest challenges facing human life, improving quality of life and curing pathologies. The Biomedical Engineering sector ranges from gene therapies to scanners for hospitals, through medical image analysis, among others.

There is a great demand to train professionals who can find a solution to these global health challenges, which is why the sector has grown exponentially in the last two decades, and there is a great demand for degrees related to the development of these skills.

The World Health Organization (“Human resources for medical devices: The role of biomedical engineers”. 2017), states that more biomedical engineering professionals are needed to design, test, regulate, maintain and manage medical devices and provide training on their safe use in healthcare systems around the world.

This program is taught in collaboration with various companies, institutions and medical centers, such as the Genetics Service of the Ramón y Cajal Hospital, and the Advanced Planning and 3D Manufacturing Unit (UPAM3D) of the Gregorio Marañón University Hospital. Some members of these services will give seminars, classes and direct student's final research projects, bringing clinical translation closer and allowing students to develop professional competences.

The Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Nebrija University came to be due to the need to create professionals who are capable of providing solutions focused on improving people's quality of life, combining engineering, biology and medicine.

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Among the 6 best Private Universities CyD Foundation

3rd Spanish private University in transparency CyT Foundation

Nebrija University held Welcome Sessions aimed at new face-to-face bachelor's degree students. In these sessions, students got to know the University, professors, departments, facilities and colleagues who will be part of their university life.

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Student profile: The admission profile in terms of skills, abilities and previous knowledge will be that of the student who has passed the baccalaureate in the technological field. More specifically, the following qualities are desirable within the student body:
• Basic knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, graphic expression and computer science.
• Full ability for reading, reflection and oral and written communication.
• Knowledge of a foreign language (preferably English).
• Inquisitiveness, curiosity and their own initiative.
• Ability to work in a group.

Official Degree:Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering

Center responsible:School of Life and Nature Sciences

Branch of knowledge: Engineering and Architecture

Total Credits240 ECTS cretids.
Minimum of 12 ECTS credits and maximum of 90 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic period./p>

Academic year in which it was implemented:2023 - 2024

Openings available: 45

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20% of tuition allocated to practical work


All our degrees and curricula have been prepared in accordance with the new guidelines set by current legislation, having already been verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment.
The student must complete 240 credits

First year 62 ECTS

  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 4 ECTS | Introduction to Bioengineering
  • 6 ECTS | Physics
  • 6 ECTS | Cellular and molecular biology
  • 6 ECTS | Calculus
  • 4 ECTS | Programming
  • 4 ECTS | Linear algebra

  • Second Semester 32 ECTS
  • 4 ECTS | Probability and biostatistics
  • 6 ECTS | Chemistry
  • 6 ECTS | Differential equations
  • 4 ECTS | Electronic technology
  • 6 ECTS | Biomaterials
  • 6 ECTS | Fundamentals of anatomy and physiology

Second year 62 ECTS

  • First Semester 32 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Computational techniques in biology
  • 6 ECTS | Biochemistry
  • 6 ECTS | Fluids
  • 4 ECTS | Scientific communication
  • 4 ECTS | New technologies in medicine
  • 6 ECTS | Fundamentals of experimental design

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Numerical methods
  • 4 ECTS | Systems biology
  • 4 ECTS | Financial management of projects
  • 4 ECTS | Data science in medicine
  • 6 ECTS | Instrumentation and biosensors
  • 6 ECTS | Genomic technologies

Third year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 4 ECTS | Creation and management of technological companies
  • 6 ECTS | Computational biology
  • 4 ECTS | Biomedical prototype design
  • 6 ECTS | Experimental methods in biology
  • 6 ECTS | Medical imaging systems and microscopy
  • 4 ECTS | Simulation and modeling of systems

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Tissue Engineering
  • 6 ECTS | Medical devices and implants
  • 6 ECTS | Design challenge
  • 3 electives to choose from:
    4 ECTS | Advanced experimental biology
    4 ECTS | Synthetic and in silico biology
    4 ECTS | Advanced biomaterials
    4 ECTS | Medical image segmentation
    4 ECTS | Public Health and Epidemiology

Fourth year 56 ECTS

  • First Semester 14 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Bioethics and biomedical regulation
  • 2 Electives to choose from:
    4 ECTS | Complex biogrids
    4 ECTS | Bioinformatics and Data Science in Biomedicine
    4 ECTS | Biomanufacturing and microfluidics

  • Second Semester 12 ECTS
  • 12 ECTS | Final research project

  • Yearly 30 ECTS
  • 30 ECTS | Professional internship

Information on the types of Subjects

Internships in Companies30 ECTS
These account for 15 ECTS credits per Semester

Program whose objective is to promote the practical training of students, under the continuous supervision of the University's Department of Professional Careers, the academic department corresponding to the degree, and the collaborating company or institution where the internships are carried out. Counsel is given on the choice of internships, and monitoring and tutoring is provided, always taking into account the professional orientation of each student.

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Final Research Project 12 ECTS

This project involves the student carrying out research tasks in various subjects, under the advice of one or more professors from the Department and, occasionally, professionals from the business world. For this, the student has the possibility of choosing a project among those offered.

Transversal Subjects Program

Through the transversal subjects you will be able to complement your education and complete your CV in a practical, collaborative and fun way.

It is a voluntary program with no added cost. Upon completion, you will be provided with a diploma.

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Diploma in English Professional Communication

Nebrija University, which is committed to languages and quality, provides the student with added value with the Diploma in English Professional Communication, which will allow him/her to achieve with confidence the competence demanded to successfully join the labor market.

It corresponds to level C1.

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Career Opportunities

Students easily find work in their first year as graduates, in research institutions or in companies and institutions in the sector. In addition, due to the strong technical nature of this degree and the skills developed, graduates could also work at the forefront of other areas of engineering, such as computer science, automation, etc.

The subject matter addressed by this bachelor's degree is aligned with the national Frameworks (such as the EECTI), European Frameworks (such as the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan), and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Strategic Lines and Priority Research to which they are related are Health, active ageing, the new digital Industry, and advanced materials.

The Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Engineering has collaboration agreements with some of the best companies and institutions in the sector, where students can complete their professional internships and thus obtain a highly demanding first work experience.

Some of these companies and institutions are:

Employability recognized in the Rankings

Employability recognized in the Rankings

The commitment of Nebrija University to the academic requirement, training in leading companies and institutions, innovation in multidisciplinary programs and international projection, places the University in the top positions of the most important rankings.

The International Ranking QS Stars awards Nebrija University the maximum score in the quality and satisfaction of students in teaching, employability of the graduates and the internationalization of the institution.

The national rankings also recognize Nebrija University as the first Spanish university in teaching and second in employability, highlighting its performance in research, knowledge transfer and internationalization.

Development of Professional Skills

The Bologna Declaration formalized the principles on which the European Higher Education Area should be based: quality, mobility, diversity, competitiveness and employment growth.

From this, Nebrija stands as an academic model of reference, educating students with excellent individual behavior, interaction with their environment and motivated by and for constant and continuous training. The Nebrija Institute of Professional Skills works every day to achieve the differentiation of our students through the development of attitudes and skills.

The main objective is for students to achieve the best of themselves through the development and empowerment of their personal skills and resources through personal self-knowledge.

In addition, some of the professional skills that are worked on within the three seminars are those related to interpersonal skills and active communication skills and negotiation, indispensable for our students to know how to transmit ideas, to argue them, to provide information and opinions in an adequate, clear and convincing way.

Within what will be their work performance, other aspects such as teamwork, conflict resolution and project management ability will be worked on.

In the third block, skills worked on are those aimed at increasing the student's employability. They will work with tools and techniques for job searching, and perform tasks that achieve in the student a greater use of their personal skills.

For all this we have currently active experts in selection of people, professionals dedicated to personal and professional training and professionals dedicated to the world of communication and the arts.

In this way, and in a complementary way to his/her specific training, we help the student create a differentiating pattern in the social and business environment in which he/she will be immersed when he/she finishes his/her studies.

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Nebrija University has an International Mobility Office (IMO), which allows students to enjoy the experience of a mobility period in a country and environment other than their own, with the corresponding academic recognition. It is a fundamental part of the university's internationalization. We offer and manage the mobility of our Bachelor's degree students, as well as receive international students every Semester. To do this, we structure ourselves into 3 areas: Outgoing, Incoming and Erasmus.

In addition, to facilitate the international mobility of students, subjects that are a regular part of the curricula of foreign universities have been concentrated, within the Bologna plan. In the same way, the fourth year is considered as a possible year for students to carry out national or international internships (30 credits), while their final research project is supervised by the tutor using specific videoconference tools such as Blackboard Collaborate.

At the same time, we manage scholarships from public and private organizations for both students and staff (PDI/PAS). [+info]


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