Bachelor’s Degree in Bioengineering

People's quality of life is our future
Type of programme
Official degrees
Duration
8 semesters
Credits
240 ECTS
Price
€166.00 / ECTS x 60 = €9,990.00* (1r course 2021-2022). *Subject to change each year.
Places
40
Schedule
Morning and afternoon
Language
Catalan, Spanish and English
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At UIC Barcelona, we are aware of how important bioengineering is for our society.

  • Research
  • Manufacturing process and R&D&I department manager
  • New machinery design and new material creation/production
  • Quality department
  • Medical device verification
  • Custom-made device design and production
  • Consulting at insurance companies
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Presentation

According to the Spanish National Institute of Statistics, life expectancy increased by 1.1 years between 2007 and 2013. Sociodemographic change and long life expectancy in Europe have meant that healthcare is focusing on new horizons. The electrical and communications industry have facilitated the creation of batteries, microcomputers, new polymers and plastics, which mean that prosthetics and orthoprosthetics have become lighter, more resistant and look more real.  In the area of robotics and electronics, it has been possible to develop improved prosthetics through control and adaptation systems until the point where they can create prosthetics controlled through muscular stimulation.

This degree will allow you to specialise as an engineer in the field of dental prosthetics and/or orthoprosthetics. Depending on the specialisation you choose, from second year onwards you will use knowledge of dentistry or medicine and physiotherapy in combination with engineering-specific technical and scientific skills, in order to fit dental prosthetics or orthotics in patients and offer them full or almost full integration into society or guarantee them a better physical or aesthetic look.

Who is it intended for? Prospective students

If you have a desire to help society in the field of health sciences, this could be the profession for you.  Becoming an engineer via this degree and learning about the latest technology will ensure you can manage to design and manufacture prosthetics and orthotics (depending on the specialisation you choose) for patients who need it. This will allow them to become more integrated into society and ensure they can obtain a physical or aesthetic improvement.  ​

Anyone who fulfils the admission criteria and general prerequisites for access to the degree programme is eligible to apply. You must be able to prove that you have a vocational attitude towards science, techniques and healthcare in which the following skills stand out:

  • Organisational skills, a good memory and motivation
  • Good decision-making skills
  • Psychological qualities and empathy
  • Emotional balance
  • An interest in research
  • Responsibility and a strong work ethic
  • Observation skills
  • Good at teamwork
  • An interest in helping people and the community
  • Assertiveness
  • Manual skills

Professional opportunities

 

This bachelor’s degree allows students to develop a future professional career in various fields. These include: 

Research
  • Directing R+D+I departments and manufacturing processes
  • Designing new machinery and creating/producing new materials 
  • Quality departments
  • The verification of medical devices 
  • The design and production of custom-made devices
  • Consultancy in insurance companies
  • Competences
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  • As bioengineers, these future professionals will learn to both design and manufacture using the latest technology, to help people who need to integrate into society better and also achieve physical or aesthetic improvements.
  • Students will learn to become professionals in the field of engineering with an approach based on professional specialisation and innovation. 
  • Students will acquire the conceptual and manual tools and necessary skills to design devices. 
  • Students will learn to form part of a multidisciplinary team. 
  • Students will learn how to create and manage a R+D department, from required administrative and healthcare documentation to managing products, buying material and human resources. 
  • Students will learn to check healthcare devices to detect any faults and identify measures to correct them.  

Academic accreditation

Bachelor's Degree in Bioengineering at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Study programme and subjects 2020-2021

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Algebra Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Anatomy and Physiology Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Chemistry/Biochemistry Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Materials Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Mechanics Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Anthropology Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Basic Biomechanics Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Biomaterials and Biocompatibility Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Calculus Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Cell and Molecular Biology Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Subjects in course 2 Type Term ECTS
Advanced Materials and Material Selection Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Applied Pathology Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Biomedical Instrumentation Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Graphical Design Techiques Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Informatics Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
The Basics and Electronic Systems Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Biostatistics Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Cell and Molecular Biology 2 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
English Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Laboratory Techniques and Methodologies Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Shaping Technology of Materials Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Signals and Systems Theory Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Technology and Society Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Subjects in course 3 Type Term ECTS
Biology Materials and Biomaterials Laboratory Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 30
Biomaterial Characterization Techniques Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Biotechnology Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Computing, Robotics and Bionics 1 Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Dental Prosthetics Engineering Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Micro and Nanotechnology Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Modeling and Simulation Techniques Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Neuroscience Applied to Orthoprosthesis Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Pharmacology Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Computing, Robotics and Bionics 2 Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Drug Delivery & Discovery Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Fundamentals of Physiopathology Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Microbiology Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Microbiology Laboratory Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Protein and Genetic Engineering Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Tissue Engineering Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Biomedical Systems Prototyping Laboratory Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Cell Therapy Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Tissue Engineering Lab Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Subjects in course 4 Type Term ECTS
Business Psychology Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Business and Society Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Cross-Disciplinary Bioengineering Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 9
Design and Diagnostics by Image Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Environment and Sustainability Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Immunology Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Physics of Biological Processes Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Project Management Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Startup Design Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Treatment Methods in Orthoprosthetics Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Ethics Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Science and Technology Policies Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Final Degree Project Type: TF Term: Second semester ECTS: 17
In-Company Training Type: PR Term: Second semester ECTS: 10
Introduction to Bioengineering Research Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Prerequisites & admissions

Grants & financial aid

International mobility

Study abroad temporarily

As a student in this degree programme, you may complete part of your degree or a work experience placement abroad and receive academic recognition.

Spend a semester or a full academic year at one of your Faculty’s partner universities or find a company abroad to do an internship. You may also:

For information about everything you need to do before, during and after your mobility stay, check out the "Study abroad" section and download all the documentation specific to your Faculty:

Study with us temporarily

If you are studying at another Spanish or foreign university, you can come to UIC Barcelona to study temporarily for one semester or a full academic year.

Visit the “International exchange students site” for more information and, download here all the specific documentation of this faculty: