X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Engineering [B.Eng.]

Biomedical Engineering Program Co-op (BME:C)

School of Engineering, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Biomedical Engineering is a field of engineering that deals with health and medicine. (e.g.: electronic and mechanical devices used on biological materials, animals and humans, medical implants and instruments, ergonomics, bioinstrumentation, imaging and pharmacology). Graduates in Biomedical engineering are able to 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. The program provides students with a common base of knowledge essential to engineering, and then allows them to select from a menu of electives to attain a degree of specialization in one of three areas, or to choose electives which broaden their general knowledge base. 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.

Program Requirements

The Co-op program in Biomedical Engineering is a five year program, including five work terms. Students must complete a Fall, Winter and Summer work term and must follow the academic work schedule as outlined below (also found on the Co-operative Education website: https://www.recruitguelph.ca/cecs/). Please refer to the Co-operative Education program policy with respect to adjusting this schedule.

Biomedical Engineering Academic and Co-op Work Term Schedule
Year Fall Winter Summer
1 Academic Semester 1 Academic Semester 2 Off
2 Academic Semester 3

COOP*1100

Academic Semester 4 COOP*1000 Work Term I
3 Academic Semester 5 COOP*2000 Work Term II COOP*3000 Work Term III
4 Academic Semester 6 Academic Semester 7 COOP*4000 Work Term IV
5 COOP*5000 Work Term V Academic Semester 8 N/A

To be eligible to continue in the Co-op program, students must meet a minimum 70% cumulative average requirement after second semester, as well as meet all work term requirements. Please refer to the Co-operative Education program policy with respect to work term performance grading, work term report grading and program completion requirements.

For additional program information students should consult with their Co-op Co-ordinator and Co-op Faculty Advisor, listed on the Co-operative Education web site.

Credit Summary (25.75 Total Credits)*

18.50 - Required Core Courses

2.50 – BME-1 Biomedical Engineering Electives

0.75 – BME-2 Biomedical Engineering Design Electives

2.00 – Complementary Studies Electives

2.00 Co-op Work Terms

Note: A minimum of four Co-op work terms including a Summer, Fall, and Winter are necessary to complete the Co-op requirement. *A fifth Co-op work term is optional and if completed, the total number of credits will equal 26.25.

See Program Guide for more information on restricted electives and their prerequisite requirements. Students can take a maximum of 1.50 credits at the 1000 level from the above list of electives.

The recommended program sequence is outlined below.

Major (Honours Program)

Semester 1 - Fall
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
ENGG*1100 [0.75] Engineering and Design I
ENGG*1500 [0.50] Engineering Analysis
MATH*1200 [0.50] Calculus I
PHYS*1130 [0.50] Physics with Applications
Semester 2 - Winter
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
CIS*1500 [0.50] Introduction to Programming
ENGG*1210 [0.50] Engineering Mechanics I
MATH*1210 [0.50] Calculus II
PHYS*1010 [0.50] Introductory Electricity and Magnetism
Semester 3 - Fall
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
0.50 restricted electives
Semester 4 - Winter
BIOL*1080 [0.50] Biological Concepts of Health
BIOM*2000 [0.50] Concepts in Human Physiology
ENGG*2230 [0.50] Fluid Mechanics
ENGG*2450 [0.50] Electric Circuits
MATH*2130 [0.50] Numerical Methods
STAT*2120 [0.50] Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Note: Students pursuing the pharmaceutical series of electives may select ENGG*2660 in Semester 4. If ENGG*2660 is selected, students must select BIOM*2000 in semester 6 in place of a 0.50 restricted elective.
Summer Semester
COOP*1000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term I
Semester 5 - Fall
BIOM*3010 [0.50] Biomedical Comparative Anatomy
ENGG*3260 [0.50] Thermodynamics
ENGG*3390 [0.50] Signal Processing
ENGG*3450 [0.50] Electronic Devices
HIST*1250 [0.50] Science and Technology in a Global Context
0.50 restricted electives
Winter Semester
COOP*2000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term II
Summer Semester
COOP*3000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term III
Semester 6 - Fall
ENGG*3240 [0.50] Engineering Economics
ENGG*4390 [0.75] Bio-instrumentation Design
2.00 restricted electives
Semester 7 - Winter
ENGG*3100 [0.75] Engineering and Design III
ENGG*3170 [0.50] Biomaterials
ENGG*3410 [0.50] Systems and Control Theory
ENGG*3430 [0.50] Heat and Mass Transfer
PATH*3610 [0.50] Principles of Disease
0.50 restricted electives
Summer Semester
COOP*4000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term IV
Fall Semester
COOP*5000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term V
ENGG*4000 [0.00] Proposal for Engineering Design IV
Semester 8 - Winter
ENGG*4180 [1.00] Biomedical Engineering Design IV
1.75 restricted electives
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