Master of Biomedical Engineering
The structure of the Master's degree consists of 90 ECTS, of which 30 are for the Master's thesis. Of the remaining 60 ECTS, 30 are compulsory (12 ECTS of complementary training, from which some students will be exempted as explained in criterion 4.2 of the Master's verification report, and 18 ECTS of compulsory Master's subjects) and 30 are optional. In any case, the duration of the Master's programme will be 90 ECTS, of which 78 ECTS will be at Master's level.
Compulsory subjects: 30 ECTS
The 30 ECTS of compulsory subjects are divided into a biomedical training module (12 ECTS of the subject Fundamentals of Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Therapeutics), which has the character of complementary training, and another technical training module (18 ECTS, corresponding to the subjects: Biostatistics and Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Signal and Image Processing and Biomechanics and Biomaterials). The complementary biomedical training module provides students with basic training in anatomy, physiology, pathology and therapeutic methods, and introduces them to the types of biomedical problems that can be solved using engineering techniques, as well as the language in which they are expressed. The Technical Training module, on the other hand, aims to provide students with the technical foundations necessary for in-depth study of the engineering techniques required to solve the problems posed by their research.
Elective subjects: 30 ECTS
The remaining 30 ECTS correspond to optional subjects (specialisation module), which are grouped around two specialisations or in-depth specialisations: "Biomechanics and Advanced Biomaterials" and "Information and Communication Technologies in Biomedical Engineering", with subjects that are common or transversal to both specialisations. The electives of the specialisation module are grouped into five electives, which are "Biomechanics, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Technologies", "Nanomedicine Technologies", "Information and Communication Technologies in Biomedical Engineering", "Horizontal Technologies" and "External Practices". The offer of optional subjects will be based on an analysis of the subjects currently offered, and may be modified according to demand and teaching capacity, so as not to exceed the maximum number of optional subjects established by the University of Zaragoza regulations (which currently corresponds to a ratio of optional subjects of 2.5, i.e. an offer of 75 ECTS).
In addition, and as an option, students will be able to undertake external intershipsof a maximum of 6 ECTS credits in the specialisation module, which will give students the opportunity to undertake biomedical engineering interships in hospitals, companies in the sector or research centres.
Master's Thesis: 30 ECTS
The degree is completed with a Master's Thesis of 30 ECTS.
The organisation of the degree is consistent with the need to specialise in some of the skills of Biomedical Engineering. The division into two specialisations corresponds to the two major blocks into which the skills of the degree can be divided, and is necessary in view of their horizontal nature and the diversity of the skills conferred by the different entry qualifications.