Increasingly, the labor market demands professionals with skills in new technologies and technologies for specific applications. For this reason, Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM) will open their new undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at the start the next academic year 2012-2013. UEM is the first private university in Spain to deliver this degree programs. The degree is a hybrid between technology and health sciences that leverages a multidisciplinary approach that will enable students to develop knowledge in the areas of: Biomechanics and Biomaterial; Radiography; Telemedicine; Biomedical Instrumentation; Medical Imaging; Robotics and Vision; Biomedical Signals and Systems; Bioinformatics and Medical Information, among many others.
UEM’s Polytechnic School and their School of Biomedical Sciences are working together on this new hybrid degree program with the aim of covering all relevant aspects of Biomedical Engineering with high quality. The program gives rise to a variety of different terms such as Biotechnology, Biomedical Informatics, and Electromedical Management.
True to its commitment to innovation, UEM will respond to emerging labor market needs by providing training in real life settings that can benefit society. 80% of the new Biomedical Engineering is delivered in English and students in the program have the option to study abroad for a year in the UK or Ireland.
According to recent data compiled by EUCOMED and MedistatReports, the medical technology market represents 5.9% of the overall European Union labor market. The forecasts are that this percentage will eventually reach between 10% and 15%, showcasing the huge demand for trained and qualified employees in this industry. No doubt this is a career path with multiple international career opportunities.
This article was originally written in Spanish and has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.