Biological Engineering

Biological Engineers combine their knowledge of life sciences with engineering principles to design and control biological processes and systems with the aim of enhancing human, animal and plant life.

Biological Engineers work with the most complex machines in the world - living organisms. Guelph's cutting-edge Biological Engineering program focuses on fundamentals in bio-materials science, bio-systems analysis, instrumentation and control systems. You can tailor your program to explore interests in the production of renewable fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel or sustainable bioplastics made from plant materials, the extraction and stabilization of nutraceuticals to provide health benefits or manufacturing in the food and beverage industries.


Academic Sequence  |  Regular Stream

YEAR FALL WINTER SUMMER
1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Off
2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Off
3 Semester 5 Semester 6 Off
4 Semester 7 Semester 8 Graduate!

Academic Sequence  |  Co-op Stream

YEAR FALL WINTER SUMMER
1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Off
2 Semester 3 Semester 4 4-month work term
3 Semester 5 8-month work term
4-month work term 4-month work term
4 Semester 6 Semester 7 8-month   >
4-month work term
5 <   work term Semester 8 Graduate!
4-month work term