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Double Degree in Biomedical Engineering and Telecommunications Systems and Services Engineering

There is an increasing need for telecommunications engineers who can work on applications related to the life sciences and for biomedical engineers who can deal with problems related to signals and communications. The objective of this double degree is therefore to address this need for qualified employees with transversal knowledge in a sector that will continue to grow in the coming years. Consequently, on completion of this double degree course, you will acquire broad and transversal knowledge in the ambit of telecommunications and information and communication technologies (ICT) and in the basic areas of biomedicine and health.

Teaching is taught at the Higher Technical School of Engineering, with a significant participation of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Available places

10

Languages

Catalan, Spanish and English

The best qualified students for this degree course are those who have completed their upper secondary education in science and technology, which includes compulsory subjects such as mathematics and physics. Students are also recommended to have studied chemistry and biology as compulsory or optional subjects. Furthermore, they should also have a good spoken and written command of Catalan and Spanish, a basic knowledge of English and user-level knowledge of information accessing and processing tools.

There are many reasons why you should study with us:

  • You will be able to study and complete two degrees in five years because many of the subjects on both degrees are shared.
  • You will receive well balanced training in both engineering and medicine thanks to the experience and contributions by two specialised centres: the School of Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
  • You will study subjects that are highly relevant and applicable both now and in the future, thus placing you at the cutting edge of technology. The curricula of both qualifications have been designed recently, meaning that they are both innovative and modern.
  • You will learn from professors who participate in national and European research projects in ICT, medicine and the application of telecommunications technologies to health.

With this qualification, you will have a highly employable professional profile. You will be trained in ICT, a sector in which qualified professionals are in high demand. You will be qualified in Telecommunications Systems and Services Engineering and thus able to work in areas with large growth such as big data, embedded systems, the internet of things and intelligent cities. At the same time, you will have solid training in biomedicine and the health sciences, dynamic sectors that add value to the national economy and in which innovation is increasingly based on the introduction of new technologies, many of which come from telecommunications.

This degree course will qualify you for the following professional careers:

  • Hardware and software design for biomedical and telecommunications devices, systems and instruments.
  • Purchasing manager in engineering departments in diverse sectors, including health and ICT.
  • Engineer qualified to certify instruments, equipment and devices for use in biomedicine and telecommunications.
  • Engineer specialised in implementing artificial intelligence systems designed to take clinical decisions based on data, medical images and sensor systems.
  • Big data analyst.
  • Multimedia systems and telecommunications services engineer for different settings and applications: data networks, sensor networks, intelligent homes and cities, internet, internet of things, industry, telephony, vehicles, optical and aerospace communications, telemedicine, etc.
  • Specialist in the technical management, handling and transmission of data in different ambits and applications of telecommunications, with particular emphasis on the handling and transmission of clinical and biomedical data.
  • Engineer in pharmaceutical companies, creating software and methodologies for developing new drugs.
  • Engineer in biotechnology companies, creating medical devices and instruments.
  • Developer of web and mobile-device software applications for ICT and health environments.
  • Telematics engineer working in the development, maintenance and management of telematic networks.
  • Director and manager of technological projects in ICT and health companies and in companies and technological centres that use ICT (audiovisual, cultural, health, tourism, industry, public administration, etc.) ).
  • Freelancing, offering services such as consultancy, certification, evaluation, surveying, studies and reports in the ambits of ICT and health.