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Graduate class in Biomedical Engineering (2015-2019)



As was the case in previous years, the Innovation and Teaching Quality Team of the UPF School of Engineering and DTIC has conducted a study on the graduates from the bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering (2015-2019 promotion).

This year, the participation rate in the study has been 34.5% (10 out of 29 graduates). Regarding the students’ profile, their gender distribution was 70% of women (7) and 30% of men (3) and their average age was 22.5 years. 60% of the students (6) were not working when they filled in the questionnaire, while 40% of the students (4) were working.

Concerning the participants’ rating of their degree of competences development, they highlight the following ones (averagely rated 4.5/5, 4.2/5 and 4.2/5 respectively): “teamwork capacity”, “the ability to communicate properly in oral and written Catalan and Spanish before expert and non-expert audiences”, and “the ability to recognize and understand diversity, multiculturalism and non-discrimination on grounds of sex.”

Regarding their level of satisfaction with academic and organization aspects, they highlighted “Taking subjects taught in English has proved a positive experience”, “I feel that my command of English is better now than at the beginning of my degree” and “The teaching received has been positive”. The corresponding average rate for each case was 4.9/5, 4.3/5 and 4.2/5. In contrast, the lowest-rated items were: “Time schedules” and “I am satisfied with the academic and training management of the TFG (final year dissertation)” with an average rate of 2.3/5 and 1.9/5, respectively.

Concerning their formation, some strengths that the students highlighted were multidisciplinarity, problem-solving and the good balance perceived between medical and technological knowledge.

Regarding the activities that the participants have taken part in during their degrees, the ERASMUS programme and UPFeina are the highest-rated ones, with an average rate of 4.63/5 and 3.88/5 respectively.

Finally, concerning professional prospects, 60% (6) of the respondents imagined themselves working in a private company within two years, while 20% (2) of them imagined themselves working on public services and 20% of them imagined themselves pursuing further education.



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