Biomedical Engineering

Institutional experience
in Engineering and Medicine.

Access to the FAB LAB
and UPC’s own medical facilities.

Over 100 international
research agreements.


About Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is the program that combines the knowledge of medical and biological sciences with the principles of engineering to propose solutions that help to meet and satisfy the needs of people in the health sector.
At UPC, we train Biomedical Engineering professionals through a comprehensive education, which includes knowledge in the following areas:

  • Signal and Image Processing, which focuses on the development of medical devices and software to enable optimal diagnosis through medical signals and images. As examples of equipment that use these technologies we have ultrasound scanners, electrocardiographs, tomographs, radiographers, among others.​
  • Biotechnology, which allow the study and manipulate of cells to create pharmaceutical products to cure or treat some type of disease. This field includes Bioinformatics, which uses software design combined with artificial intelligence, statistics and Big Data to analyze the biological information obtained by biotechnological equipment in order to detect genetic diseases, new viruses, mutations, among others. ​
  • Biomechanics, which studies the movement of the body, the forces that interact in it and the effects they produce. Its purpose is to benefit people whose mobility is compromised by occupational, sports and natural injuries, among others. It also focuses on the development of prosthetic limbs and the use of technology in physical rehabilitation processes.
  • Clinical Engineering, which is the area that promotes the management of medical technology through different processes such as the installation, operation and maintenance of equipment, software and medical devices. The field of Clinical Engineering also includes Telemedicine as an alternative for care, analysis and monitoring of patients from a distance. ​
What degree will you obtain?

Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering

How long will it last?

5 years

Where will you study?

Monterrico Campus (some classes of the School of Health Sciences will be held at the Villa Campus)

Area of Application

After studying Biomedical Engineering at UPC, you can hold positions of:

  • Designer engineer and/or evaluator of medical technology.
  • Administrator and supervisor of telehealth services.
  • Biomedical instrumentation maintenance supervisor.
  • Startup general manager or founder.
  • Designer and/or evaluator of rehabilitation parts and equipment.
  • Clinical Engineer.
  • Biosafety Supervisor.
  • Statistical data analyst in clinical and/or biological laboratory.

specialized mentions, Clinical Engineering and Biotechnology.


among the Engineering Schools preferred by applicants (Source: Image and Positioning Study of Universities 2020).


International agreements to develop joint research.


In order to guarantee a greater understanding by students and stakeholders, UPC offers the curriculum of the Biomedical Engineering program.



    Formación General

    Medicina y Biología

    Generales Biomédica


    Procesamiento de Señales e imágenes


    Ingeniería Clínica

    Diseño y Emprendimiento Biomédico


  • Matemática Básica
  • Estructura y función
  • Ética y ciudadanía
  • Comprensión y Producción de Lenguaje I
  • Taller de Creatividad
  • Introducción a la Ingeniería Biomédica
  • Cálculo 1
  • Procesos Biológicos 1
  • Seminario de Investigación Académica I
  • Comprensión y Producción de Lenguaje II
  • Software para Ingeniería
  • Matemática Analítica 3
  • Procesos Biológicos 2
  • Física I
  • Circuitos Lógicos Digitales
  • Análisis de Circuitos Eléctricos 1
  • Matemática Analítica 4
  • Estadística
  • Física II
  • Programación de Computadoras
  • Análisis de Circuitos Eléctricos 2
  • Matemática Analítica 5
  • Biomateriales
  • Electromagnetismo
  • Microcontroladores
  • Dispositivos y Circuitos Analógicos
  • Señales y Sistemas
  • Bioelectricidad
  • Biotecnología
  • Programación Avanzada de Computadoras
  • Instrumentación Biomédica
  • Ingeniería de Control 1
  • Procesamiento Digital de Señales
  • Fundamentos de Biomecánica
  • Fundamentos de Bioinformática
  • Modelamiento de Sistemas Fisiológicos
  • Diseño de Dispositivos Médicos
  • Procesamiento Avanzado de Señales e Imágenes
  • Biomecánica Aplicada
  • Machine Learning para Bioinformática
  • Seminario de Investigación Académica II (ING)
  • Gestión de Proyectos de Ingeniería
  • Electivo 1
  • Telemedicina y Telesalud
  • Proyecto Biomédico 1 - Capstone
  • Electivo 2
  • Electivo 3
  •  Gestión de Tecnología en Salud
  • Proyecto Biomédico 2 - Capstone
  • Electivo 4
  • Electivo 5

New program of Biomedical Engineering UPC

Discover the new Biomedical Engineering program at UPC


New program of Biomedical Engineering UPC

Why study Biomedical Engineering* at UPC

UPC evolves and strives to offer the best for its students.

Engineering and Health Training

We have an extensive and successful background in Engineering and Medicine. Therefore, we offer comprehensive training, allowing you to take Medicine courses as of the first terms together with the students of this program, as well as specific courses in Biomedical Engineering.

Integrated curriculum

We have a curriculum that allows students to pursue their career in clinical engineering, signal processing and biomedical imaging, biotechnology and biomechanics. In addition, the teaching proposal includes a block of courses oriented toward biomedical design and entrepreneurship, which promotes innovation and patent development.

Laboratories and specialized areas

Students will have access to laboratories such as the Biomedical Laboratory and the modern FAB LAB - Digital Fabrication Laboratory. In addition, students will be able to make use of the UPC’s own medical facilities such as the University Health Center and Simulated Hospital.

Emphasis on research

We promote scientific research among our students. Therefore, we are the Engineering School with the highest growth in indexed publications versus other Peruvian universities.

Specialty mentions

For a more in-depth study in some areas of Biomedicine, we have the mentions in Clinical Engineering and Biotechnology, which are adapted to the current needs of the country.

International experience

Students will be able to carry out exchange programs or study abroad in TOP universities in the world, as well as other recognized institutions in Biomedical Engineering.


Study one or two terms abroad. You will be able to choose among
the following options:

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University of California, Berkeley - United States


Universidad de Sao Paulo - Brazil


Polytechnic University of Milan - Italy


Poznan University of Technology - Poland


Universidad de Los Andes - Colombia

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