With an aging population, and diseases such as diabetes and obesity on the rise, our society is facing new challenges in health and well-being every day. Biomedical Engineering plays a pivotal role in developing solutions. There are countless opportunities for biomedical engineers to make a difference in our world and work in a wide range of application areas, including:
- Biomedical data analysis
- Biomedical image analysis and pattern recognition
- Medical device product design, manufacturing, testing and management
- Simulation and modeling of diseases and biological systems
- Healthcare regulations
- Design and engineering of sports equipment and testing
- Research and development in medical devices and instrumentation
Industry and research
The multi-disciplinary training in Biomedical Engineering can lead to careers working in research hospitals, academic centres, and industry, as well as government and regulatory agencies. With a well-rounded education, graduates may contribute directly to the biomedical and health economy of Canada by developing medical devices, analyzing biomedical data, designing the latest sporting equipment, and more.
Since biomedical engineering is a research intensive area of study, students may choose to attend graduate school to become highly trained specialists. This opens many doors to careers in industry and biomedical research. A graduate degree, combined with two years of work experience through co-op, will set students up for success in an increasingly competitive job market.