Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Major in Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineers apply engineering knowledge and focuses in the fields of medicine and biology, ultimately contributing to human health. Students will develop the competencies necessary for creating solutions to current challenges in this area.

Majors in Biomedical Engineering will develop the ability to apply innovative solutions to problems in human health, with an interdisciplinary focus. Furthermore, this program allows students to apply their knowledge in a diverse range of projects, with the capacity to tackle and solve highly complex issues through the formation and application of mathematical models.

This major has a limited number of slots, due to which, there is a selection process.

The Major in Biomedical Engineering allows students to earn the traditional degrees from the UC School of Engineering or, if desired, to obtain the degree of a UC Medical Surgeon, as long as all established requirements are met.

Recommended Exploratory Course

  • IBM1005 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

This course will allow students to obtain a general vision of the Major in Biomedical Engineering and the areas of knowledge that are studied.

Associated Depth Minors

  • Specialization Premed
  • Biomedical Engineering

Employment Prospects

Engineering Sciences graduates with a Major in Biomedical Engineering are able to apply their interdisciplinary knowledge towards developing innovative solutions in the spheres of academia, public and private healthcare, the biomedical industry, and through entrepreneurship.

Program Director

“The Major in Biomedical Engineering will provide you with the tools you need to tackle the most relevant, challenging problems in the field of human health”, Daniel Hurtado.

List of Electives


Track Premedicine + Minor Depth Specialization Premed. It leads to the professional certification as a UC Medical Surgeon: The aim of this track is that students can solve problems of basic sciences related to biomedical engineering, through interdisciplinary work. It also seeks to enable students to develop and execute projects involving medicine, biological sciences and engineering.

Contact: majoringenieriabiomedica@ing.puc.cl

This recommended curriculum is subject to modifications in accordance with current academic planning at the time of course enrollment. Stay informed as to the most recent updates to the Academic Plan.