Biological Engineering

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Academic Program Overview

First Year

Your first year courses in Biological Engineering are chosen to introduce you to engineering design and to build the foundation of fundamental science and math skills needed in all fields of engineering. These foundational courses are essential to your education as an engineer.

Fall Semester Winter Semester
  • General Chemistry I
  • Calculus I
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Engineering and Design I
  • Engineering Mechanics I
  • General Chemistry II
  • Calculus II
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Physics with Applications
  • Science & Society since 1500

Beyond First Year

In addition to the interdisciplinary courses, below are a few courses specific to Biological Engineering. For descriptions of these courses, please consult the current Undergraduate Calendar.

  • Electrical devices
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Bio-instrumentation design
  • Digital process control design
  • Bio-materials

Areas of Interest 

  • Bio-processing: The design and development of equipment and processes for the manufacturing of products such as food, animal feed, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, chemicals, and polymers and paper from biological materials (e.g. bio reactor design, industrial microbiology, biopharmaceuticals).
  • Food Engineering: The engineering aspects of food production and processing.  Food engineering includes, but is not limited to, the application of agricultural engineering and chemical engineering principles to food materials (e.g. process design/improvement/modification, automation, plant design, food safety and quality, food packaging).
  • Biomedical Applications: Refers to biological signal and image processing, clinical bio-mechanics, occupational bio-mechanics & ergonomics, human physiology or technologies applicable to biomedical and bio-process applications such as microcomputer interfacing and digital control. 
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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1