With technology playing an increasingly large role in today’s health industry, the world faces a demand for engineers who can understand, model, and design complex biomedical systems. We rely on these multi-disciplinary engineers to bridge the gap between medicine and technology, and develop innovative solutions for our health-related challenges.

In response to this unprecedented demand, Waterloo launched the Biomedical Engineering undergraduate program in September 2014. This unique, accredited co-op program offers the interdisciplinary background, problem-solving skills, and hands-on experience needed to collaborate with biologists, medical practitioners, policy makers, and engineers in different fields. Students will graduate with the ability to design technologies and engineering solutions for complex health-related problems, including quality-of-care, public health, rehabilitation medicine, and sports medicine.

  1. May 14, 20202019 Co-op Student of the Year Award recipient - Faculty of Engineering

    Eric Jihoon Song

  2. Apr. 7, 2020Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Awards

    A fourth-year student team that consists of Joanne Magbitang (4B, Systems Design Engineering), Vincent Shadbolt (4B, Biomedical Engineering), and Haneya Yunus (4B, Biomedical Engineering), has won one of the six top prizes at the annual Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Awards Pitch Competition.

  3. June 23, 2019BME receives maximum length accreditation for a new engineering program

    The department of Systems Design Engineering is pleased to announce that the Biomedical Engineering undergraduate program received a 3-year accreditation, the maximum time for a new engineering program, in June 2019.

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