Biomedical Engineering Program

The Biomedical Program is administered by the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering.

Biomedical Engineering combines knowledge of electronic, mechanical, chemical and materials-engineering, with the life sciences of medicine, biology and molecular biology. Biomedical devices support and enhance human life, help individuals to overcome physical disabilities, aid in delivering medical procedures, and test and deliver data which improve health and safety.

Biomedical engineers work with doctors and medical scientists, researching and designing ways to improve health care and medical services. They may be involved in the development of medical products and different types of equipment used to monitor and treat patients, and in designing and improving equipment for disabled people.

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies offers a faculty-wide program in Biomedical Engineering. Approximately 12 months of your studies will be dedicated to a chosen major in the following: mechanical engineering, mechatronic engineering, electrical engineering, information technology or chemical engineering.

The Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Biomedical) can be taken with the following majors:

  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering

Please note that candidates for combined Engineering degrees are not required to complete a major.