The purpose of the Biomedical Mechanical Engineering program is to graduate engineers proficient in the areas of biomedical engineering related to mechanical engineering. These include the design of medical devices such as artificial hearts, implants and prostheses, the development and selection of bio-compatible metallic and non-metallic materials for implants and medical equipment, robotics for medical applications, biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering. 

The program structure parallels that of the regular Mechanical Engineering program, replacing eight courses in the regular program with biomedically-oriented courses. 

This program has a broad scope, so that graduates may have a wide range of career choices, not only in the biomedical field but also in conventional mechanical engineering. Biomedical systems are among the most complex of mechanical systems; therefore, a strong and comprehensive education in standard mechanical engineering principles is provided, with emphasis on their application in biomedical systems.

This program is offered in English and in French. 

French courses are available in first year and almost all of second year. Most third and fourth year courses are offered in English only.

Upon completion of a Bachelor of Applied Science in Biomedical Mechanical Engineering, a student who completes the requirements specified below for 30 extra units will be eligible for a BSc in Computing Technology, as a second degree. The remaining 132 units are from their engineering degree; students follow the engineering degree requirements and the Computing Technology degree requirements in parallel. It is not allowed to obtain the Computing Technology degree without also completing the corresponding engineering degree.

Co-operative education is available with this program. 

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2015-2016 calendars for the previous requirements.

BASc in Biomedical Mechanical Engineering 1129 Units
Compulsory Courses:
CEG 2136Computer Architecture I3 Units
CEG 3136Computer Architecture II3 Units
CSI 2110Data Structures and Algorithms3 Units
CSI 2120Programming Paradigms3 Units
CSI 2372Advanced Programming Concepts With C++3 Units
CSI 3131Operating Systems3 Units
ITI 1100Digital Systems I3 Units
ITI 1120Introduction to Computing I 23 Units
ITI 1121Introduction to Computing II3 Units
MAT 1348Discrete Mathematics for Computing3 Units
3 course units from computer science (CSI), software engineering (SEG) or computer engineering (CEG) at the 2000, 3000 or 4000 level3 Units
Total: 162 Units

Note(s)

1

Please consult the requirements for the BASc in Biomedical Mechanical Engineering program.  

2

This course replaces GNG 1106 in the BASc in Biomedical Mechanical Engineering, for the purpose of the double degree, BASc in Biomedical Mechanical Engineering and BSc in Computing Technology.