About Biomedical Engineering

Life sciences, meet engineering

Advances in biomedical science rely on contributions from a variety of disciplines. As part of the Department of Systems Design Engineering, the Biomedical Engineering program is highly interdisciplinary, with a focus on design. Combining fields like biochemistry, cellular physiology, anatomy, molecular biology, and physiology with engineering principles, the program centres around the creation and development of biomedical systems and devices.

Biomedical Engineering instructors come from a range of engineering fields - Systems DesignElectrical and ComputerChemical and Mechanical and Mechatronics - as well as other areas across campus, including Biology, and the School of Anatomy. Students are trained as engineers while gaining exposure to the program's three theme areas:

  • Biomedical signals
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical devices


bionics lab

Develop real-world skills

Biomedical Engineering includes a mandatory co-operative education component, giving students up to 2 years of work experience by the end of their degrees. Students are challenged right from the start, taking 5-6 courses per term, and tackling real-world problems during co-op. This approach enables a strong foundation in biomedical systems and devices, combining classroom learning with practical skills, and fully preparing students to develop innovative technologies and engineering solutions for health-related problems.

Graduates will have the technical skills, interdisciplinary background, and work experience necessary to:

  • Model complex biomedical systems
  • Interpret biomedical experimental results
  • Design and develop innovative technologies in close collaboration with the biomedical community
  • Integrate the work of biologists, medical professionals, and engineers in different fields

Mission Statement

Our primary mission is to provide our students with the best possible education to enable them to become wise and knowledgeable leaders. It is our objective to equip our students with a solid engineering education and the skills to think clearly, logically, and originally when they create solutions to challenging interdisciplinary problems.