X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Engineering [B.Eng.]

Biomedical Engineering Program (BME)

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.

Major (Honours Program)

Semester 1
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
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
ENGG*2160 [0.50] Engineering Mechanics II
ENGG*2230 [0.50] Fluid Mechanics
ENGG*2400 [0.50] Engineering Systems Analysis
MATH*2270 [0.50] Applied Differential Equations
STAT*2120 [0.50] Probability and Statistics for Engineers
0.50 restricted electives
Note: Students planning to pursue the pharmaceutical series of electives are advised to select BIOL*1080 in place of the 0.50 restricted elective in Semester 3 - Fall and select ENGG*2660 as an elective in Semester 4 for prerequisite sequencing.
Semester 4
BIOL*1080 [0.50] Biological Concepts of Health
BIOM*2000 [0.50] Concepts in Human Physiology
ENGG*2100 [0.75] Engineering and Design II
ENGG*2120 [0.50] Material Science
ENGG*2450 [0.50] Electric Circuits
MATH*2130 [0.50] Numerical Methods
Semester 5
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
Semester 6
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
Semester 7
ENGG*3240 [0.50] Engineering Economics
ENGG*4000 [0.00] Proposal for Engineering Design IV
ENGG*4390 [0.75] Bio-instrumentation Design
2.50 restricted electives
Semester 8
ENGG*4180 [1.00] Biomedical Engineering Design IV
1.75 restricted electives
Restricted Electives (see Program Guide for more information)

The Engineering Program requires Biomedical Engineering students to complete the following combination of elective credits to complete their program:

  • 2.50 credits from the BME-1 Biomedical Engineering electives

  • 0.75 credits from the BME-2 Biomedical Engineering design electives

  • 2.00 credits from Complementary Studies electives

Consult the Program Guide for further information on the prerequisite requirements specific to each elective. Students can take a maximum of 1.50 credits at the 1000 level from the above list of electives.

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