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.

Enrolment

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

Biomedical Engineering Minor enrolment form.

Requirements

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

1) Engineering Biology (CHE 353H1F)
2) Physiological Control Systems (MIE331H1S)
3) Biomedical Engineering Technology & Investigation
(BME440H1S)
4) One of the following courses: MIE439H1S: Biomechanics I or BME430H1S: Human Whole Body Biomechanics
5)  One of the following fourth year courses: BME499Y1Y: Applied Research in Biomedical Engineering or BME498Y1 Y: Biomedical Engineering Capstone Design

Scheduling

For prerequisite purposes, we recommend students take CHE353H1F and MIE331H1S in third year and BME440H1S, MIE439H1S or BME430H1S and BME498Y1Y or BME499Y1Y in fourth year. However, this may not fit into each department’s academic scheduling for a student’s degree program. As such, it is recommended that a student visit both the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Programs Office (MB332) for assistance and speak with their Academic Advisor to determine the optimal scheduling for their program.

Notes:

  • 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