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Biomedical Engineering

Medical Innovation + Engineering design and problem solving

Apply engineering principles, innovate technologies, and design solutions to improve human health and quality of life.

Be part of medical innovation. The growing field of Biomedical Engineering fuses engineering design and problem solving to improve human health.

Biomedical Engineers apply the principles and technologies associated with engineering to design innovative ways to improve human health and quality of life. In this hands-on program, you will study anatomy, physiology and pathology as well as courses in electronics, mechanics, and computer science.

Examine bio-systems from molecular to a full body scale to understand what happens when something goes wrong, as in the case of injury or disease. Biomedical Engineering can also be an entry point into medical school.

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Program Information


Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)*
*Available in regular or co-operative education

With elements of:

  • Biomechanics
  • Biosignals and Medical Imaging

Our students have worked here:

  • Baylis Medical
  • Intellijoint Surgical
  • Boundless Biomedical Bracing Inc.
  • Northern Digital Inc.
  • Senova Immunoassay Systems
  • Trudell Medical
  • Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Portrait of Katherine Haines
I chose the University of Guelph for the amazing engineering community and culture. My favourite part about being at the University of Guelph is all the amazing leadership opportunities it has provided me with, including being the Engineering Society President. Throughout my time at the University of Guelph, I was able to grow as a person, and a leader, opening many doors for my future.

Katherine Haines, Undergraduate Student
Biomedical Engineering

Portrait of Madeline Baron
As a student in the Biomedical Engineering Co-op program at UofG, I have loved the supportive and friendly atmosphere our School of Engineering offers. I have really enjoyed my upper-year biomedical engineering courses, such as Bio-instrumentation Design and Engineering Biomechanics, where I have had the opportunity to apply foundational engineering skills to solve problems related to human health. My co-op experiences in the fields of health sciences, biomaterials, and medical devices have opened my eyes to the diverse career opportunities a Biomedical Engineer can pursue!

Maddy Baron, Undergraduate Student
Biomedical Engineering