Bionic Engineering

Objective

The objective for an Engineer in Bionics is to design, develop and produce organ or biologic system-like artificial devices with a morphologic or functional behaviour and development. Engineering in Bionics is regarded as a group of interdisciplinary knowledges halfway between Electronics and Biology which objective is to create artificial systems reproducing live organisms features and structures.​

Candidate’s Profile

The candidate must have a general background in physical-mathematical sciences in order to solve problems, use computers, work in groups in a proactive way, be a leader and have an ample knowledge of English. The candidate must also be ethical, responsible, tolerant and fair as well as:

  • Comply with a high-school study programme.
  • Have solid academic basis in physical-mathematical sciences.
  • Have strong academic basis in logics-mathematics.
  • Have basic computing skills.
  • Read and understand texts in English.
  • Develop self-learning.
  • Promote teamwork.

Graduate´s profile

The Graduate will be able to develop biological analogues to find solutions on the basis of engineering for environmental problems while contextualising those problems from an interdisciplinary formation in the bio-medical field of technological development, and biomimetic philosophy in order to foster entrepreneurial and proactive attitude in the generation and administration of projects with proper respect and care for life, ecological integrity, social and economic justice.

  • Knowledge

    • A solid interdisciplinary formation which enables the study of living organisms on their structure, function, alterations and their relationship with the environment in order to create biological analogues and use them to find solutions.
    • Interdisciplinary nature to synergistically join Biomedical and Technological Development knowledge to match biologic systems which can be used to find designing, biomaterials, bioinformatics, imaging, IA, biomechanics, bioelectronics and bio robotics problems a solution.
    • Knowledge in basic sciences and engineering leading to an abstract level thus creating mathematic, electronic, mechanic, chemical and acoustic models from biological parameters in order to develop design, simulation, and biomimetic prototype manufacturing techniques.
    • Knowledge in environmental education to preserve a bioethical correspondence with the environment, species, with gender equity and recognition of other cultures.
    • Knowledge in planning, technological projects generation and administration in regard to social demands through solutions based on Bionic Engineering.
    • Knowledge to evaluate, classify and prioritize the social, ethical, scientific and technological impact of the professional career in order to participate proactively in the sustainable development of the field.
  • Skills

    • Analyse through bioethical principles, the structure, functions, alterations and interrelation with the biological systems from the interdisciplinary bases between the biomedical and technological development areas.
    • Identify, measure, and define variables while analysing biological systems in order to design mathematical models.
    • Apply dynamic analogies to transform mathematical models which are produced during the biognosis of the biologic variables in engineering models which are susceptible of control and simulation.
    • Apply design, simulation and analysis tools to create biomimetic materials using advanced manufacture technologies.
    • Validate biomimetic materials comparing their transfer function with the biological analogue it was created from.
    • To apply biomimetic systems to find solutions for engineering problems in order to satisfy the technological demand of society, thus establishing harmony and sustainable development as the fundamental premises.
  • Attitude and Values

    • Train continuously in the specialty area according to the state of the art.
    • Be a propositive and proactive leader.
    • Show the capacity to develop in a collaborative way in professional, personal, cultural and social contexts.
    • Show interest in the research and development of new methods and techniques associated to the study of biomimetic models.
    • Be willing to protect the natural resources and the environment by developing sustainable projects.
    • Show ethics, responsibility, honesty, discipline and tolerance for a professional and personal development.
    • Respect the differences among cultures and species.
    • Foster gender equity.
    • Show congruency in the exercise of duties and rights.
    • Display National and institutional Identity.

Academic Requirements

Comply with a high-school study programme. Have solid academic basis in physical-mathematical sciences. Have strong academic basis in logics-mathematics. Develop self-learning. Promote teamwork. Read and understand texts in English. Have basic computing skills.

Work Field

Bionics is the application of biological systems in order to create analogue methods and use them to find solutions to environmental issues.

It starts with the study of structures, function, alteration and its interrelation with the environment so as to create mathematical models (response curves, number analysis) by detecting, instrumenting and identifying variables in order to form dynamic analogies which help validate the models and create biomimetic elements after the simulated validation, helped by the use of tools such as biostatistics, advanced maths, thematic biome, calculus, etc.

Engineers in bionics need strong interdisciplinary background to study living organisms’ structure, function, alteration and interrelation with the environment to create models focused on the biology and use them to find solutions to issues in health, biomedical, biochemistry, biotechnological and research institutions such as the SEMARNAT and the Ministry of the Navy.

Curriculum Map

Check the list of subjects, credits and total hours of the program on the website of each school.