X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Engineering [B.Eng.]

Biological Engineering Program Regular and Co-op (BIOE/BIOE:C)

School of Engineering, College of Physical and Engineering Science

Students interested in problems requiring the application of knowledge from both the biological sciences and engineering will find a challenge as a Biological Engineer. This field of engineering relates to the control of technological processes with the aim of enhancing human, animal and plant life. The program encompasses the technologies of biotechnology, waste management, food engineering, and ergonomics. For example, a Biological Engineer concentrating on biotechnology might design and manage bioreactors to improve their productivity. A career in Biomedical Engineering, which requires graduate work beyond the Bachelor's degree, involves designing instruments and diagnostic techniques to be used in the practice of medicine, developing prosthetic devices, and applying engineering techniques to the study of physiological systems.

Major (Honours Program)

Semester 1 - Regular or Co-op
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
CIS*1500 [0.50] Introduction to Programming
ENGG*1100 [0.75] Engineering and Design I
HIST*1250 [0.50] Science and Society Since 1500
MATH*1200 [0.50] Calculus I
Semester 2 - Regular or Co-op
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
ENGG*1210 [0.50] Engineering Mechanics I
ENGG*1500 [0.50] Engineering Analysis
MATH*1210 [0.50] Calculus II
PHYS*1130 [0.50] Physics with Applications
Semester 3 - Regular or Co-op
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education
ENGG*2100 [0.75] Engineering and Design II
ENGG*2120 [0.50] Material Science
ENGG*2160 [0.50] Engineering Mechanics II
ENGG*2400 [0.50] Engineering Systems Analysis
MATH*2270 [0.50] Applied Differential Equations
One of:
BIOL*1030 [0.50] Biology I
MICR*1020 [0.50] Fundamentals of Applied Microbiology
Semester 4 - Regular or Co-op
BIOC*2580 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry
ENGG*2230 [0.50] Fluid Mechanics
ENGG*2450 [0.50] Electric Circuits
ENGG*2660 [0.50] Biological Engineering Systems I
MATH*2130 [0.50] Numerical Methods
STAT*2120 [0.50] Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Semester 5 - Regular or Co-op
ENGG*3160 [0.50] Biological Engineering Systems II
ENGG*3170 [0.50] Biomaterials
ENGG*3240 [0.50] Engineering Economics
ENGG*3260 [0.50] Thermodynamics
ENGG*3450 [0.50] Electrical Devices
One of:
BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II
0.50 restricted electives
Note: Students select 0.50 restricted electives in Semester 5 if MICR*1020 was selected in Semester 3. If BIOL*1030 was selected in Semester 3, then students must select BIOL*1040 in Semester 5 in place of the 0.50 restricted elective.
Semester 6 Regular / Semester 7 Co-op
ENGG*3100 [0.75] Engineering and Design III
ENGG*3410 [0.50] Systems and Control Theory
ENGG*3430 [0.50] Heat and Mass Transfer
1.00 restricted electives
Semester 7 Regular / Semester 6 Co-op
ENGG*4390 [0.75] Bio-instrumentation Design
2.75 restricted electives
Semester 8 (Winter) - Regular or Co-op
ENGG*4110 [1.00] Biological Engineering Design IV
ENGG*4280 [0.75] Digital Process Control Design
1.00 restricted electives
Restricted Electives (see Program Guide for more information)

A maximum of 1.50 credits at the 1000 level is allowed for elective requirements.

  • 2.00 credits in Complementary Studies (Students need to take 0.50 credits from each of the three sub-lists noted in the Program Guide. The remaining 0.50 credits can be taken from any Complementary Studies sub-list.)

  • 0.75 credits in required Design electives

  • 1.00 credits in Biological Engineering electives

  • 1.50 credits in Free electives

University of Guelph
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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1