Note: This minor is being modified. The new Bioengineering Minor requirements will take effect on May 1, 2022. Only students who are enrolled in the Bioengineering Minor before April 30, 2022 will be allowed to complete the requirements below.
The Bioengineering Minor was designed for Engineering undergraduates interested in learning more about biology and its application to engineering.
Our definition of bioengineering is broad, encompassing all areas where engineering and biology intersect. This includes bioprocess engineering, environmental microbiology, biomaterials, tissue engineering, bioelectricity, systems biology, biomedical imaging, biomechanical engineering, nanotechnology related to medicine and the environment and engineering design for human interfaces.
Students who successfully complete the Bioengineering Minor will be better prepared for careers in the following industries or organizations: pharmaceutical, medical devices, medical diagnostics, health care delivery, agriculture, forestry, management of natural resources (e.g. water, land, oil, minerals), regulatory and policy development, sustainable energy generation, transportation, waste management, bioremediation, biomaterials, bio-mechanical devices, bioinformatics and medicine.
With the exception of Engineering Science students in the Biomedical Systems Engineering Major, all Engineering undergraduates are eligible to enrol in the Bioengineering Minor.
Students in the Bioengineering Minor must successfully complete of a minimum of six one-semester courses and include at least two courses at the advanced level.
Engineering Science course equivalents are listed in italics.
- Mandatory course: CHE 353H: Engineering Biology (or BME 205HS: Biomolecules & Cells for EngSci)
- Choose one: CHE 354H: Cellular & Molecular Biology; MIE 331H/BME 331H: Physiological Control Systems; BME 395H: Biomedical Systems Engineering II: Cells & Tissues; BME 350H: Biomedical Systems Engineering I: Organ Systems.
Select four electives from the following courses (at least two must be from the Advanced Level):
|Introductory Courses||Advanced Courses|
|BME 330S: Patents in Biology & Medical Devices
BME 350HIF: Biomedical Systems Engineering I
BME 440H1F: Biomedical Engineering Technology & Investigation
CIV 342H1F: Water & Wastewater Treatment Processes
FOR 308H1F: Discovering Wood & its Role in Societal Development (HSS)
HMB 201H1S: Introduction to Fundamental Genetics & its Applications
HMB 265H1F: General & Human Genetics
HPS 318H1F: History of Medicine 1 (HSS)
HPS 319H1S: History of Medicine II (HSS)
HPS 346H1S: Modifying & Optimizing Life (HSS)
MIE 242H1F: Psychology for Engineers
MIE 343H1F: Industrial Ergonomics & the Workplace
MIE 439H1S: Biomechanics I
BME 331H1S: Physiological Control Systems
MSE 343F: Introduction to Biomaterials
PCL 201H1S: Introduction to Pharmacology &
PHL 281H1S: Bioethics (HSS)
PSL 300H1F: Human Physiology I
|BCB 420H1S: Computational Systems Biology
BCH 441H1F: Bioinformatics
BME 395H1F: Biomedical Systems Engineering II: Cells & Tissues
BME 530H1S: Human Whole Body Mechanics
BME 435H1S: Biostatistics
BME 455H1F: Cellular & Molecular Bioengineering II
BME 595H1F: Medical Imaging
CHE 354H1S: Cellular & Molecular Biology
CHE 416H1S: Chemical Engineering in Human Health
CHE 450H1F: Bioprocess Technology & Design
CHE 462H1S: Food Engineering
CHE 471H1S: Modeling in Biological & Chemical Systems
CHE 475H1S: Biocomposites: Mechanics & Bioinspiration
CHE 564H1S: Pulp & Paper Processes
CHM 446H1S: Organic Materials Chemistry
CIV 541H1F: Environmental Biotechnology
BME 445H1F: Neural Bioelectricity
ECE 446H1F: Sensory Communication
ECE 448H1S: Biocomputation
FOR 421H1F: Green Urban Infrastructure: Sustainable City Forests (CS)
FOR 424H1S: Innovation & Manufacturing of Sustainable Materials
FOR 425H1S: Bioenergy & Biorefinery Technologies
IMM 250H1F: The Immune System & Infectious Disease
MGY 377H1F: Microbiology I: Bacteria
MIE 458H1F: Biofluid Mechanics
MIE 523H1F: Engineering Psychology & Human Performance
MIE 520H1F: Biotransport Phenomena
MIE 561H1S: Healthcare Systems
MSE 440H1F: Emerging Applications in Biomaterials
PCL 302H1F: Pharmacodynamic Principles
Departmental design course or thesis with approval of the Director of the Minor