Biomedical Engineering Minor

The Biomedical Engineering Minor is specifically designed for undergrad engineering students interested in applying their engineering knowledge to applications in health care and prepares students for direct entry into the applied biomedical engineering industry with particular specialization in biomedical technologies.

The minor is a specialized program that emphasizes opportunities in fields such as pharmaceutical and therapeutic technologies, medical devices, medical diagnostics, health care delivery, health regulatory and policy development, medical diagnostic technologies, biomedical devices and bioinformatics.

Students who successfully complete the Biomedical Engineering Minor will be trained and specialize in areas of bioinstrumentation, biostatistics, biomedical laboratory techniques, biological and biomedical imaging, biomaterials development and processing, biomechanics and rehabilitation technologies, biosystems and quantitative physiology, and cellular, tissue and molecular engineering.

To help select complementary BME courses that are best aligned with their career objectives, students are provided with a faculty mentor upon registration in the minor.


With the exception of Engineering Science students taking the Biomedical Engineering Option, all Engineering undergraduates are eligible to enrol in this minor.

Bioengineering Minor Enrolment Form (coming soon).


Students in the Biomedical Engineering minor must successfully complete the following course requirements (equaling 3.0 credits).

1) Engineering Biology (CHE 353H1 F)
2) Physiological Control Systems (MIE 331H1 S)
3) Biomedical Engineering Technology & Investigation
(BME440H1 S)
4) One of the following courses: MIE439H1 S: Biomechanics I or BME430H1 S: Human Whole Body Biomechanics
5)  One of the following fourth year courses: BME499Y1 Y: Applied Research in Biomedical Engineering or BME498Y1 Y: Biomedical Engineering Capstone Design


For prerequisite purposes, we recommend students take CHE353H1 F and MIE331H1 S in third year and BME440H1 S, MIE439H1 S and BME498Y1 Y or BME499Y1 Y in fourth year. However, this may not fit into each departments academic scheduling for a students major. As such, it’s recommended that students visit both the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Programs Office (MB332) for assistance, and speak with their Departmental Academic Advisors to determine the optimal scheduling for their programs.


Entry into BME498Y1 or BME499Y1 requires permission from the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies.

A Biomedical Engineering Minor student may take both BME499Y1 and  BME498Y1, but only one may count towards the minor.

For Engineering Science students who transferred into another program, BME205H1 can replace CHE353H1 and is an eligible prerequisite for MIE331H1.