News year 2014-15

In academic year 2014-15, the new curriculum of the Master is effective. This flyer includes basic information about the new study plan. Registration is open from September 8 to September 22, 2014, and the classes will begin October 14, 2014.


The postgraduate program on “Biomedical Engineering” is proposed as a multidisciplinary Master degree. For that, it has being collected the potential in this field at the University of Zaragoza inside the Aragon Institute of Engineering Research (I3A) and the el Aragon Nano-Science Institute (INA). As a continuation of the Master studies, there is an interuniversity Ph.D. program run in conjunction between the Zaragoza University and the Polytechnique University of Catalunya. The program consist in the development of the Ph:D. Thesis.


Biomedical Engineering is a Engineering discipline highly multidisciplinary. It aims to solve any Engineering problem which appears at the biology or medicine domain. Because of that a very important aspect of the education skills to be transferred to students will be to develop capacities integrating different knowledge and skills need to address the problems the student will face at their posterior professional development. Student will require both, the Engineering skills related to process design and the medical terminology, basic biology and medicine concepts, singularities to take into account when working with tissue, organ and living beings, in particular at the clinical environment. Also social and economical implications of their work are to be considered.


The program offers specialization on a broad number of techniques needed to address biomedical engineering problems. Systems based on Information Technologies and communications applied to the biomedical domain are studied. Those range from information management systems to diagnostic elements or implantable devices. Biomechanical and biomaterial aspect of vital relevance at mechanical interventions of living beings are contemplated.


Together with these topics, aspects on tissue engineering are already a fundamental complements in Biomedical Engineering formation, as they are Nanotechnology concepts. Electronic and system engineering play also a relevant role in this formation, which is complemented by image generation technologies and iteration of ionizing and non ionizing radiation with living mater aspects.


The Master has a duration of 75 ECTS credits, from which 60 are dedicated to regular subjects anr 15 corresponds to the Master's Thesis. It includes 12 credits of biomedical foundations (students from the Degree in Biomedical Engineering may apply for recognition), 18 ones of transverse technical training, and 30 ECTS of elective specialization (within the following blocks of subjects: Information Technologies and Communications in Biomedical Engineering, Biomechanics, Biometerials and Tissue Engineering, Nanomedicine Technology and Horizontal Technologies).


There are now various programs of scholarships for Masters officials, borne by the Public Administration. For further information, please visit this page.

You can find more information on University grants, scholarships and discounts for Master's studies on the following page.


As a general rule, the Master will be taught in Spanish. However, some specialized elective subjects may be taught in English when exchange students who do not understand Spanish would attend to them. Early in the course, the list of subjects that may be taught in English will be published.