Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences

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  • Overview

    This new program is the first in Canada to offer a truly interdisciplinary 5-year biomedical program that integrates Engineering with Health Sciences. It is also the only Health Sciences program in health, engineering science and entrepreneurship.

    After a common first year, students will enter either the Bachelor of Engineering and Biomedical Engineering or the Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences in Health Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship degree program.

    To promote collaboration throughout the five-year program, students complete a series of project –based design courses intended to develop their working knowledge of contemporary issues related to society, ethics, and professionalism while developing biomedical engineering solutions to real-world healthcare problems.

    Why Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences?

    Biomedical engineering is a developing field requiring graduates with both specialized training and interdisciplinary breadth across many areas of study. This innovative program aims to produce such graduates, by placing a greater emphasis on interdisciplinary education, translational design, and innovation and entrepreneurship.

    Applied learning opportunities with a strong emphasis on inquiry and problem-based learning.

  • Admission Details

    OUAC Application Code: MEH or MEI (Co-op)

    Target Enrollment: 140 students

    + Admission Average & Requirements

    Note: Admission to IBEHS also requires the submission of a Supplementary Application, (TO BE COMPLETED in early to mid-February 2017)


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  • First Year Courses

    Total: 37 units

    Required: 34

    • BMDENG 1X10 – Health Solutions Design Projects I
    • CHEM 1E03 – General Chemistry
    • HTHSCI 1I06 – Cellular and Molecular Biology
    • MATH 1ZA3 – Engineering Mathematics I
    • MATH 1ZB3 – Engineering Mathematics II-A
    • MATH 1ZC3 – Engineering Mathematics II-B
    • PHYSICS 1D03 – Introductory Mechanics
    • PHYSICS 1E03 – Waves, Electricity and Magnetic Fields

    Electives:  3 units of an approved complementary studies electives.

    Note: The unit value of a particular course is indicated by the last digit of the course code (e.g. 1A03 = 3 units).

  • Beyond First Year

    Beginning in second year, students will pursue more specialized courses of study in the Bachelor of Engineering and Biomedical Engineering (B.Eng. BME.) degree or the Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences (B.H.Sc.) degree in Health, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship.

    Students in the B.Eng.BME. degree will also be admitted to one of eight Level II Engineering programs (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Engineering Physics, Materials, Mechanical, Mechatronics, or Software).

    Level II Program Selection:

    As enrolment is limited in each of the two degree options, where there is more demand than spaces, competition will be based on first-year academic achievement.

    Bachelor of Engineering & Biomedical Engineering – 90 spaces

    Bachelor of Health Sciences in Health, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship – 50 spaces

  • Careers or Options Beyond This Program

    Graduates will not only be uniquely positioned for careers in:

    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Biotechnology & Health
    • Biomedical Science sectors of the economy
    • Graduate Research
    • Professional Health Science careers (i.e. Medicine)
    • Private Sector opportunities


  • Internships & Co-op

    Students in the Bachelor of Engineering and Biomedical Engineering degree may enter the co-op option.

    A minimum of 12 months of paid industrial practical experience.

Typical Timetable

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  • Facilities

    To view photos/images our facilities, please refer to our Virtual Tour.

  • Program Statistics

    Seats After First Year:
    90 - Bachelor of Engineering & Biomedical Engineering (B.Eng.BME.)

    50 – Bachelor of Health Sciences in Health, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship (B.H.Sc.)

  • Profiles & Alumni

    Unavailable at this time.