Biomedical Engineering (BME)
Out of Province Requirements
Enhancing Health, Medicine and Quality of Life
Make Your Degree Work for You
Innovate engineering principles and technologies to design ways of improving human and animal health and quality of life, through study of anatomy, physiology and human kinetics, and more.
Choose Your Area of Focus
Elective concentrations are available in the areas of biomechanics, biosignal processing, and pharmaceuticals. The program is built around the concept of interdisciplinary application of engineering principles to health-related problems.
Build Your Engineering Career Foundation
Our graduates in Biomedical engineering apply mathematical, scientific and engineering principles to a wide variety of fields and find employment across the private and public sectors of the health care industry.
Why Biomedical Engineering?
The growing field of Biomedical Engineering fuses engineering design and problem-solving to improve human health. As a student and graduate of Biomedical Engineering – you will be on the cutting edge of medical innovation and advancements in human health. From examining bio-systems from molecular to a full body scale to understanding what happens when something goes wrong, as in the case of injury or disease, Biomedical Engineering provides a diverse set of medical skills and experience and can also be an entry point into medical school.
Students in the BME program may also be interested in studying Computer Engineering, Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or other majors.
Gain Valuable Experience Through Co-op
Our Biomedical Engineering co-op is a five-year program, with five work terms, designed to facilitate the transition of students from academic studies to a professional career improving students’ job search skills, work performance and networking abilities, and boosting resume experience.
Hear From A Biomedical Engineering Student
My co-op work terms gave me experiences I didn't even think were possible. Throughout my time in co-op at Guelph, I was a research assistant for a gait laboratory at the University of Guelph, where I conducted investigations on strategies used during obstacle avoidance. I was lead engineer for the design and development department at Niagara Prosthetics and Orthotics, where I constructed innovative rehabilitation products for clients. And I had the privilege of being a research intern at Spaulding National Running Centre - part of Harvard Medical School! I assisted the athletes' medical team in helping that athlete achieve peak performance, and I conducted ground-breaking research on running biomechanics.
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