Engenharia Biomédica

The Biomedical Engineering Program of COPPE / UFRJ


The Biomedical Engineering Program (PEB) is the oldest graduation course in BE in the country. It is conducted since the 1970’s at COPPE, the Coordination of Graduate Studies in Engineering of UFRJ. After obtaining score 6 for several years in CAPES evaluations, it is the unique course in the country to obtain score 7 since 2007 onwards. Seven is the highest score that a course can obtain in this evaluation and rewards the excellent performance of its students, staff and faculty. Our last achievement occurred in 2011 when PEB celebrated its 40th anniversary and launched a commemorative logo. PEB is the unique Biomedical Engineering course in Brazil that offers Master’s Degree and Doctorate Courses to students from the Exact Sciences and Health areas. Applicants to the Master’s Degree course must undergo a selection process that begins in September or October of each year and lasts until December which includes a written test. Doctorate applicants may enter the course at the beginning of each academic year, but must submit a project supported by one of theprogram’s professors.