BSc in Bioengineering

The B.Sc. in Bioengineering aims at preparing professionals in the field of Engineering, with capacity to act upon multidisciplinary domains which require knowledge of Biological Sciences, Biochemistry and Chemistry. Three specialities are offered in the third year: Food Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.

The current cycle of studies encompasses a lecturing component and an engineering project unit in one of the speciality areas. The curriculum is designed to stimulate the development of personal skills, nowadays a crucial factor for employability and professional success.

At the end of this cycle the students should have a solid background in the field of bioengineering, which is worked through the study of structuring domains and through an active learning approach, oriented towards experimental design and practice.

The contact of the students with R&D activities and Extension Services of ESB is crucial for developing their capacity of problem-solving and independent thought, offering a clear vision of the professional and educational opportunities on the different fields, urging the creativity capabilities. The students are also offered the possibility for an international mobility experience, which can be framed within the ERASMUS programme, broadening their educational profile.

The normal duration of the study cycle is 6 semesters.

The curriculum entails the following courses:

  1st SEMESTER 2nd SEMESTER
YEAR 1 
  • Mathematical Analysis I (6 credits)
  • General Chemistry I (6 credits)
  • Biology I (6 credits)
  • Good Laboratory Practice (2 credits)
  • Personal Skills and Communication (4 credits)
  • Biotechnology Topics (3 credits)
  • Humanism and Christian Culture (2 credits)
  • Critical Thinking I (1 credit) 
  • Mathematical Analysis II (6 credits)
  • General Chemistry II (6 credits)
  • Organic Chemistry (6 credits)
  • Algebra (6 credits)
  • Physics (6 credits) 
YEAR 2
  • Biochemistry I (6 credits)
  • General Microbiology I (6 credits)
  • Analytical Chemistry (6 credits)
  • Introduction to Engineering (6 credits)
  • Thermodynamics (6 credits)
  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis (6 credits)
  • Fluid Mechanics (6 credits)
  • Statistical Methods (6 credits)
  • Transport Phenomena (6 credits)
  • Elements of Numerical Analysis (5 credits)
  • Critical Thinking II (1 credit)
YEAR 3
Food Engineering 
  • Food Microbiology (5 credits)
  • Food Safety and Quality (5 credits)
  • Food Technologies (5 credits)
  • Applied Particle Mechanics (5 credits)
  • Bioreactor Technology (5 credits)
  • Chemical and Structural Properties of Food (5 credits) 
  • Food Engineering Project I (17 credits)
  • Economics and Management (5 credits)
  • Introduction to Bioethics (3 credits)
  • Toxicology (5 credits)
YEAR 3
Environmental Engineering 
  • Applied Particle Mechanics (5 credits)
  • Bioreactor Technology (5 credits)
  • Environmental Microbiology (5 credits)
  • Environmental Legislation (4 credits)
  • Environmental Sciences (4 credits)
  • Environmental Technologies (7 credits) 
  • Environmental Engineering Project I (17 credits)
  • Economics and Management (5 credits)
  • Introduction to Bioethics (3 credits)
  • Toxicology (5 credits)
YEAR 3
Biomedical Engineering 
  • Cell Culture (5 credits)
  • Biomaterials I (5 credits)
  • Foundations of Programming (4 credits)
  • Waves and Electromagnetism (5 credits)
  • Bioreactor Technology (5 credits)
  • Human Anatomy (6 credits) 
  • Biomedical Engineering Project I (16 credits)
  • Economics and Management (5 credits)
  • Introduction to Bioethics (3 credits)
  • Human Physiology (6 credits)

Total crediits: 180