Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Major in Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering applies engineering knowledge and approaches to the fields of medicine and biology in order to contribute to human health. Students will develop the competencies necessary for creating solutions to current problems in this area.

The Biomedical in Engineering Major 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 ro 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 vacancies, due to which, there is a selection process.

The Major in Biomedical Engineering allows students to specialize in the traditional degrees from the School of Engineering, or, to obtain the degree of a UC Medical Surgeon after fulfilling established requirements.

Recommended Exploratory Course

  • IBM1005 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

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

Associated Depth Minors

  • Specialization Premed (requires application process)
  • Biomedical Engineering

Employment Prospects

The graduates of Bachelor of Science in Engineering 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

“Engineering Sciences graduates with a major in Biomedical Engineering are able to exercise their interdisciplinary knowledge to develop innovative solutions in the spheres of academia, public and private healthcare networks, the biomedical industry and entrepreneurship”, Sergio Uribe.

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.