Degree in Biomedical Engineering

Combine your passion for engineering with your medical vocation in a profession with a very significant social impact.

A degree with a high level of employability, 90% amongst our graduates, preparing professionals who apply technology by designing, programming and managing health devices.

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you
Degree in Biomedical Engineering


Sep 23, 2020


4 years
  • You will influence the lives of people by developing technology.
  • Collaborate on projects with companies that will determine the future of the sector, such as Medtronic. 

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you

Key Points

Learning by Doing Methodology: learn by doing from the first day

  • Fecha de Inicio

    Sep 23, 2020

  • Modalidad


  • Duration

    4 years

  • ECTS


  • Language

    Bilingual Spanish/English

  • Campus

    Madrid Villaviciosa de Odón

  • Universidad

    Universidad Europea de Madrid

  • Área de Conocimiento


  • Tipo de Estudio


Why study this program?

years of experience

Our faculty has an average of over 15 years of experience in leading companies.

First to integrate BIM

First Spanish university to integrate BIM into the civil engineering curriculum.

Among the top four

Chosen one of the four best universities in architectural training according to "El Mundo"

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New candidate profile and degree access routes 

You may apply for the Degree in Biomedical Engineering if you have studied any branch of Baccalaureate or Training Cycle of a Higher Grade in the branch of Sciences and Technology. It is advisable that students have certain approaches to the degree and knowledge such as: 

  • Interest in applying technology in the context of health 
  • Creativity and critical thinking
  • Aptitude to manage and interpret quantitative information
  • Adequate management of IT tools
  • Open-mindedness for learning languages, especially English  

For students accessing this degree, having passed PAU after Baccalaureate and in accordance with our experience thus far, we believe that the ideal profile of candidates and which we recommend is those who have studied three branches of the Baccalaureate: in particular Technology, Health Sciences and Social Sciences. The first two have a higher formal preparation and those in the third category have studied specific subjects more closely related to the contents of this degree.

Financial Aid 

At Universidad Europea we have a complete system of financial aid available to you to ease your education payments. Some examples are:  

  • Flexible payment options.
  • Financial Aid for early payment
  • Financial Aid for continuing studies. 
  • Financial Aid for simultaneous study.
  • Financial Aid for having a family member at Universidad Europea.


Universidad Europea has signed various agreements with financial entities to help you finance your studies.  


During the year 2012-13, over 1.100 scholarships worth over 5 million Euros were granted to students at Universidad Europea. 

  • Scholarships from the Centro Profesional Europeo de Madrid
  • Official Scholarships from the Spanish Ministry of Education
  • High Achieving Students Program (Programa TOP)


Study the Degree in Biomedical Engineering in the best laboratories, created to guarantee that your learning takes place in a realistic environment to make your projects a reality. 
In the Faculty of Architecture, Engineering and Design, there are over 20 laboratories, including:  

  • Simulated Hospital UEM: this facility, thought of principally for the degrees and postgrads in Biomedical Sciences, is used by the students of Biomedical Engineering to learn concepts associated with the simulation for planning and learning. 
  • Biomedical Sciences Laboratories: These laboratories are prepared for the observation of histological preparations and cells using microscopes, vegetable and animal osmosis is studied, blood groups are analyzed and simple staining takes place. Additionally, genetic molecular techniques can be developed (genomic DNA isolation, amplification by PCR, obtaining plasmic DNA, enzyme digestion and separation of DNA fragments through electrophoresis in agarose gels).
  • Biomechanical Laboratory: In the Biomechanical laboratory, situated in Building D, practical work experience takes place relating to the study of dynamics, kinetics and human body cinematics, as well as those relating to the influence of physical activity on the organism.
  • Materials Laboratory: characterization, moulding and simulation of biological materials practices take place in this laboratory. 
  • Physiology Laboratory: In the laboratory of Physiology in Building A, practices relating to measurements, registry and interpretation of differnet vitals take place. 
  • Laboratory of Networks – Cisco: a space destined for the preparation and certification of the CISCO Certifications, where you can obtain the training and qualification within your area. CISCO Certifications are universally recognized as an industry standard for design and network support, guaranteeing a high level of knowledge and credibility.
  • Digital Manufacturing Laboratory – FabLab: this 150 m2 lab is made up of various rooms with rapid prototyping machines such as 3D scanners and 3D printers in different formats to work with plastic, resin, dust and ceramic, as well as numerical control machinery such as vinyl plotters, laser cutters, CNC milling machines and robotic arms of different characteristics. 
  • Robotics Laboratory: complete work experience in the use of robots such as Scorbot, Fanuc or Lego Maindstrom systems, with the aim to bringing the latest trends to our students and bridging the gap between Universities and Companies.
  • Chemistry Laboratory: complete work experience using acid base, redox (batteries and electrolysis), organics (polymer synthesis), chemical analysis, thermodynamics or organic compound synthesis, with the aim to sharpen your theoretical skills acquired and learn in a realistic environment.
  • Electronics, Analog and Digital Laboratory: Develop different activities such as analyzing direct current and alternate networks, digital/analog systems design and integrated digital circuits, as well as developing and building electronic prototypes. 
  • Open Labs: Free access laboratory software. Thanks to this initiative, students at Universidad Europea can access over 300 applications from any place and platform.  


If you are coming from outside of the Region of Madrid and would like to undertake the on-site full-time program, you can find accommodation in line with your needs: near to campus, safe, comfortable, in an academic setting, with good services, quality furnishings, etc. Thanks to the two student halls that Universidad Europea has, both located on campus and with capacity for 550 people, with all domestic, academic and safety needs ideally suited to a student.

These student halls are destined both for students or for those teachers or personnel who may need accommodation at some point: scientific, artistic or cultural exchanges, or even for any other person whose stay is directly or indirectly related to the University. 

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Student Projects

Students in the Degree in Biomedical Engineering work on projects integrated into their studies as part of the academic model of the Faculty of Architecture, Engineering and Design. The integrated projects are real projects where students from different degrees work together as a multidisciplinary team of a real company to complete a task. Through the Learning by Doing methodology, the study based on projects, students in the School learn by doing from day one. 

Here you can see the integrated projects that have won the Project Based School Contest in the last editions. This contest is the presentation of these projects to real companies where students can present their work to engineers and executives at leading engineering firms: 

Collaborating companies

Leading companies back us: 

Prepare your certifications with Cisco, participate in projects developed by our students for Medtronic, EVERIS, IBM or Telefónica.

In the UK, through our joint double degree with the University of Hertfordshire, where the last year includes an internship at Biopark, an industrial park dedicated to research and development within the field of Biomedical Engineering.

Study plan

Primer curso / First year
Código Asignatura / Subject Code Materia / Coursework ECTS Tipo / Type Idioma / Language
9953002101 Cálculo I 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Calculus I
9953002102 Química 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
9953002103 Fundamentos de programación 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Fundamentals of Programming
9953002104 Eficacia personal y profesional 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Personal and professional efficacy
9953002105 Redes de ordenadores 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Computer Networks
9953002106 Álgebra 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
9953002107 Programación Orientada a Objetos 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Object-Oriented Programming
9953002108 Cálculo II 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Calculus II
9953002109 Fundamentos físicos para la ingeniería 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Physical Fundamentals of Engineering
9953002110 Proyecto de ingeniería 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Engineering Project
Segundo curso / Second year
Código Asignatura / Subject Code Materia / Coursework ECTS Tipo / Type Idioma / Language
9953002201 Estadística Y OPTIMIZACIÓN 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Statistics and OPTIMIZATION
9953002202 Fundamentos de Biología 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Fundamentals of Biology
9953002203 Sistemas lineales 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Linear Systems
9953002204 Impacto e influencia relacional 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Relational impact and influence
9953002205 Análisis de Circuitos 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Circuit Analysis
9953002206 Electrónica Digital y Microprocesadores 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Digital Electronics and Microprocessors
9953002207 Proyecto de informática biomédica I 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Biomedical computer science project I
9953002208 Estructura y Función del Cuerpo Humano 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Structure and Function of the Human Body
9953002209 Electrónica analógica 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Analog electronics
9953002210 Proyecto de informática biomédica II 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Biomedical computer science project II
Tercer curso / Third year
Código Asignatura / Subject Code Materia / Coursework ECTS Tipo / Type Idioma / Language
9953002301 Tratamiento y Procesado de la Señal 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Signal Treatment and Processing
9953002302 Biomecánica 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
9953002303 Sistemas operativos 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Operating systems
9953002304 Proyecto de Ingeniería Biomédica I 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Biomedical Engineering Project I
9953002305 Sensores y actuadores 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Sensors and Actuators
9953002306 Genética 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
9953002307 Proyecto de Ingeniería Biomédica II 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Biomedical Engineering Project II
9953002308 Procesado de imagen médica 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Medical imaging processing
9953002309 Liderazgo emprendedor 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Entrepreneurial leadership
9953002310 Proyecto de Ingeniería Biomédica III 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Biomedical Engineering Project III
Cuarto curso / Fourth year
Código Asignatura / Subject Code Materia / Coursework ECTS Tipo / Type Idioma / Language
9953002401 Instrumentación electrónica 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Electronic instrumentation
9953002402 Biomateriales e ingeniería de tejidos 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
9953002403 Robótica 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
9953002404 Sistemas de movilidad 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Mobility Systems
9953002405 Empresa y legislación 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Business and legislation
9953002406 Prácticas externas 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
9953002407 Diagnóstico por imagen y sistemas de intervención 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Imaging diagnostics and intervention systems
9953002408 TRABAJO FIN DE GRADO 12 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
9953002801 Ampliación de prácticas 6 OPTATIVA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Internship extension
9953002802 Actividades universitarias 6 OPTATIVA Español (es), Inglés (en)
University activities


The teaching faculty of the Degree in Biomedical Engineering is made up of teachers with research experience, teachers specializing in teaching innovation as well as actively working professionals. This composition allows quality training where teaching and research methodologies are current and up to date. In total, 63% of the teaching faculty are professors with doctorates and 54% are certified doctors. Here are some of them:  

Borja Rodríguez Vila
Telecommunications Engineer, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) (2006), Master’s Degree in Telemedicine and Bioengineering, UPM (2007), Doctor in Telecommunications Engineering, UPM in the Doctoral Program of Biomedical Engineering (2013). Obtained his ANECA accreditation as a private university professor in 2015. Currently, his investigation centers around two fields: biomechanical moulding of the knee in cases of osteoarthritis and the development of a robotic solution for interventions of ureterorenoscopy.

Niurka Barrios Bermúdez
Graduate in Physical Sciences and Mathematics (Specializing in Biophysics), State University of Moscow and University of Havana. Researcher in the biological effects of lasers in their interaction with live tissue and proving their antiseptic effects. 

Víctor Manuel Padrón Nápoles
Leading Professor, Universidad Europea de Madrid, where he teaches subjects relating to Digital Systems and Electronics to engineering students. As well as having researched in the area of movement planning and robot assembly planning for climbing robots and advanced construction systems, Víctor has ample experience as a circuit designer of electronic systems as well as of IT systems. 

Enrique Puertas Sanz
IT Engineer, Doctor in Applied Information Technology, Professor of the Department of “Sciences and Technology of Information and Communication” and director of the Master’s Degree in Big Data Analytics. Has participated in 7 research projects relating to the application of technology to the health sector.  

Raquel López Fontal 
Research Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology. Doctor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Postgraduate in Basic and Community Nutrition and Graduate in Molecular Biology, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. Her research activity has taken place in the National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC) and relates to inflammatory responses. 

María José Terrón López
Graduate in Physical Sciences, specializing in Electronics, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Doctor in Photovoltaic Solar Energy, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Has participated in national and international research projects in the area of photovoltaic solar energy, applied optics and university education and employability. Has authored one of the chapters of the book "Development and Evaluation of Training in Higher Education", in the book "Education in Values" (both from Narcea) and of the "Guide for the Design of Resources that Encourage the Development and Evaluation of Transversal Skills in Education” of the Fundación Vértice, among others. 

Yolanda Blanco Archilla 
Graduate in Physical Sciences, specializing in Electronics, Universidad de Salamanca, and Doctor in the Program of Signals and Radiocommunications Systems (SSR), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Worked in the SSR with a Personal Research Training scholarship, has participated in various research projects and completed exchanges at the University of Florida collaborating with CNEL (Computer Neuroengineering Lab) on projects of separation of neural signals. 

% doctors

63% of our teaching faculty are Professors with Doctorates and 54% are certified doctors.

Price and advantages Degree in Biomedical Engineering


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1.250 € reservation fee

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  • You can develop stimulants to help someone walk after an accident, create a robot which will give the elderly mobility or invent a system that measures stress levels.  
  • Each of the electronic devices used by doctors has been developed by Biomedical Engineers combining their knowledge of computation and electronics with Biology and Health.
  • Learning By Doing with real projects at companies such as Medtronic, so that you are prepared to take on future challenges of the Biomedical Engineering field. 
  • You can take advantage of the collaboration with Medtronic, a leading company in medical technology, where you can develop key projects for the industry or prepare your CCNA Exploration certification.  
  • As well as the facilities in the Faculties of Architecture, Engineering and Design and Biomedical and Health Sciences, you can also make use of the facilities of other faculties, such as the Simulated Hospital.

Career opportunities

Where can I work? 

  • Engineer in Bioinstrumentation
  • Biomechanical Engineer
  • Biomaterials Engineer
  • Clinical Engineer
  • Designing, implementing, administering and monitoring new devices for diagnosis, treatment or rehabilitation of patients. 

Maximum Employability 

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a growth in Biomedical Engineering of 23%, much faster than average for the period 2014-2024.  With most engineering sectors growing an average of 7%. 

During your fourth year you will work in one of the 212 companies with whom we have collaboration agreements, such as Medtronic, GMV or General Electric.

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Admission process

1. Documentation

To begin your admission process, the first thing to do is book your appointment online or by calling 91 740 72 72.

  • Selectividad card showing eligibility status
  • Two photocopies of your ID
  • Academic record file transfer 
  • Proof of payment of the Admission fee before or on the date of appointment

2.  What does the admissions test consist of?

  • Skills and abilities test
  • General knowledge test
  • Language assessment test
  • Personal interview

When will you know you’ve been accepted?

You’ll find out the result of the admissions test via an admissions letter that you’ll receive by email. If you have any doubts or queries, you can contact our Admissions Department for New Students at

3. Reserve your place

Along with the admissions letter, you will receive an envelope with information about official registration. It is recommended that in order to reserve your place, you should respond within 7 days of receiving the letter.

4. Registration

All students joining the Universidad Europea for the first time, wanting to study a degree, must open a file with the university, prior to registration. The Department of Admission for New Students will provide the candidate with all the documentation and forms to complete their registration.

Convalidations and transfers

You don’t have to carry on doing something you don’t want to. For this reason, we have designed specific convalidation and university transfer plan. If you want to know your personalized plan, as quickly and easily as possible, send us an email to along with the following documentation:

  • Personal academic certificate of the original degree.
  • Study plan sealed by the Secretariat of the center of origin.
  • The academic program of the subjects studied and/or enrolled in the original degree.
  • Officially translated degree certificate (only in the case of foreign graduates)

In case of requesting recognition for professional experience, you will be required to provide;

  • Work life certificate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Company certificate, only in those cases where it is necessary to prove the functions performed in the company, or in cases of students with international professional experience who cannot provide a work-life certificate.

For any questions, you can contact our advisers by calling 91 834 34 35.

Scholarships and grants program

We’re here to help. If you want to study at Universidad Europea, you have a number of internal and official scholarship options to apply for. In addition, we provide comprehensive Financing and Discount options

Professional practices

Internships in companies are a key element in your education. Acquiring experience and putting into practice what you have learned on your degree is the best way to enter the labor market. There are two types of internship, curricular (which are included as part of your program) and extracurricular (which you can do on a voluntary basis).

In order to carry out an internship in a company, you’ll need to have passed 50% of your credits and register before you start the internship. Both the company and a professor on your course will monitor your progress on the internship as well as providing an evaluation at the half way mark and upon completion. 

If you want to gain extra work experience before finalizing your university studies, you are welcome to carry out extracurricular internships. You can carry them out in whichever year of your studies you choose but we remind you that internships are formative and should complement your studies. The more theoretical knowledge you have acquired throughout your degree, the more you will benefit from the internships.