Biomedical Engineering


To train professionals in Biomedical Engineering with a sense of responsibility as well as attitudes and values while contributing to technology development, research and health care efficiency increase and expansion through the conjunction of medical areas, exact sciences, administration and hospital maintenance.​​

Candidate’s Profile

Candidates for Biomedical engineering must have the following characteristics:


  • Solid academic fundamentals in the field of physics, mathematics, medical and biological sciences from high school.
  • Technical English.
  • Human sciences basic fundamentals (philosophy, psychology, among others) and social sciences (research, socio-economics and methodology).


  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Analysing, synthesizing and evaluating information.
  • Integrating and applying acquired knowledge.
  • Individual and team work skills.

Attitude and values

  • Critical attitude and constant focus on nature and social environment research.
  • Interest in knowing and taking part in the solution of national problems.
  • Creative Attitude to transform reality through technological innovation programmes.
  • Perseverance, honesty, integrity.

Graduate´s profile


Designing, developing, innovating, adapting and keeping in optimal conditions: medical equipment in the area of healthcare in both public and private sector at the following levels:

    1. Pathological Substance Prevention.
    1. Pathological Substance Diagnosis.
    1. Pathological Substance Therapy.

    Designing, developing, innovating, adapting and keeping in optimal conditions tools, equipment, facilities and/or machinery used for medical and biological research at the following levels:

    1. Basic
    1. Implemented (clinical).
  • Designing, developing, innovating, adapting and keeping in optimal conditions material, tools, equipment and/or machinery used for teaching medical and biological sciences such as basic biological sciences, medical and biological sciences for human application and medical and biological sciences for animal application.


Selecting, transforming and maintain:

  1. Materials of diverse nature which may work as: prosthetics, orthosis, or prosthetics and tool parts or accessories used in healthcare process.

  2. Integral conservation of healthcare physical units by designing and implementing:

  • Equipment and facility corrective maintenance areas.
  • Equipment and facility preventive maintenance programmes.
  • Equipment replacement programmes.
  • Facility upgrading programmes.

    Selecting, purchasing, installing and/or maintaining: tools, equipment and/or machinery used for healthcare process at preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic level. Transforming theoretical and experimental elements using them in research and teaching and lectureship.

Attitude and Values

Participate in the interdisciplinary design of tools, equipment and facilities for the management and control of pollutants generated by healthcare physical units such as liquid and solid waste, contaminants from radioactive sources, in the design of health care physical units for the prevention, diagnosis and therapy of nosological entities such as medical centres, hospital units, clinics, surgeries, laboratories, ambulances and support workshops.

Contribution to the Solution of National Prominent issues.

The professional performance of an UPIBI-IPN Biomedical Engineer will have an impact on:

  • Creation of technical scientific cadres to design, install, operate, and maintain equipment and physical plants used in the health care process.
    • Project development which activates a conservation and maintenance industry that allows the recycling of biomedical equipment no longer in use due to the lack of spare parts and accessories.
    • Optimization of the current health care physical plants.
    • Design and implementation of standardisation of biomedical instrumentation used in the healthcare sector.
    • Interdisciplinary participation in the formulation of criteria to purchase of biomedical technology which best meets the social economic and technological needs of the country.
    • Generation of technical and legal regulations for the manufacture of biotechnological instruments and materials.
    • Generation of technical and legal regulations for the construction of healthcare physical plants.
    • Training of small-scale and medium-sized biomedical engineering goods and services production industry.
    • Interdisciplinary participation in the generation of regional planning criteria in the field of healthcare.
    • The formalisation of technological development tradition in the field of Biomedical Engineering which goes from the conception of a product and concludes with the delivery of a technological package formed by manufacturing procedures, necessary technology transfers, plant diagrams, etc.​

Academic Requirements

Comply in a timely manner with each of the stages of the admission process highlighted in the call for entry to the university system at IPN and show documents such as:

  • High school Certificate.
  • Secondary School Certificate.
  • Unique Code of Population Registration (CURP).
  • Birth certificate.
  • Pass the entry examination.
  • 6 credential photographs.

Work Field

  • Bioinstrumentation.
  • Diagnosis and maintenance.
  • Technological management.
  • Administration.
  • Accreditation and certification.
  • Normalisation.
  • Hospital technology.
  • Clinical technology.
  • Hospital design and architecture concepts.
  • Hospital Administration and Conservation.
  • Health management.
  • Quality systems.
  • Bioelectronics.
  • Research and development.
  • Computer systems.
  • Telemedicine.
  • Human Resource training.

Curriculum Map

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