Biomedical Engineering

Education objectives

Professionals in this area must have scientific and technological bases to innovate and optimize methodologies and equipment, while taking them with knowledge that facilitate dialogue with doctors. 

Fulfilling the objectives of the 3rd cycle to ensure training leading to innovation capabilities conceptual or instrumental, critical analysis and evaluation, promotion of technological progress, skills that result from specialization and systematic understanding of a sub-area scientific-technological and purchasing skills and methods of research, this doctoral program aims at training specialists with strong innovation capabilities and to promote technological progress in the following sub-areas of Biomedical Engineering: 

  • Imaging (MRI) 
  • Medical diagnostic techniques using optical characterization 
  • Biomechanics 
  • Hemodynamics 
  • Tissue Engineering (surrogate skin) 
  • Interaction of radiation with biological material (dosimetry, effects on biological molecules) 
  • Bionanotechnology 
  • Atomic and nuclear techniques for elemental characterization of biological samples 


Ensuring the training of specialists with strong innovation capabilities and to promote technological progress in the field of Biomedical Engineering, this doctoral program has the professional opportunities and careers in university teaching / research, the hospital career of physical and technical posts top hospitals and clinics and development companies, particularly in sub-areas listed in the objectives. Among the capabilities with which to equip the candidates listed critical thinking, conceptual autonomy and entrepreneurship, aimed at creating new businesses.

General characterization

DGES code



PhD (3rd Cycle)



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José Paulo Moreira dos Santos

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It depends on the working method of each training course. The working time for the classes will be agreed with each PhD student, or when there are more than 10 students in each year, it will be agreed with all students of the programme.

Teaching language

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Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 4 years

Credits: 240 ECTS

Mandatory scientifc areas

Scientific Area Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Socio-Economic Sciences CSE 3 -
Biomedical Engineering EBm 193 30
Any other area QAC 2 12
TOTAL 198 42

Conditions of admittance

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Evaluation rules

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1.º Year - Projecto
Code Name ECTS
9852 Project 31.0
9796 Project 37.0
O aluno deverá obter 13.0 créditos nesta opção.
1.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
9539 Seminar I 1.0
1.º Semester - Opções A
Code Name ECTS
9535 Tissue Engineering 6.0
9536 Photonics for Biomedical Science 6.0
9537 Advanced Hemodynamics 6.0
9538 Advanced Medical Imaging Techniques 6.0
2.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
9534 Entrepreneurship 3.0
9544 Seminar II 1.0
2.º Semester - Opções B
Code Name ECTS
9540 Dosimetry 6.0
9541 Effects of Radiation in Biological Molecules 6.0
9542 Physics of Macromolecular Functional Systems 6.0
9543 Nanostructures in Biomedicine 6.0
9545 Advanced Topics in Biomedical Engineering 6.0
2.º Year
Code Name ECTS
9546 Thesis in Biomedical Engineering 180.0