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

This program is similar in structure to the mechanical engineering program but it includes courses in the biomedical field that replace a quarter of the conventional program.

This program’s broad scope gives its graduates a wide range of career options, not only in the biomedical field but also in conventional mechanical engineering. Biomedical systems are among the most complex mechanical systems; therefore, a strong and comprehensive education in standard mechanical engineering principles is provided, with emphasis on their application to biomedical systems.

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Programs available

Regular path - 4 years

Biomedical Mechanical Engineering

Dual fast-track degree - 5 years

Biomedical Mechanical Engineering + Computing Technology


With the Co-operative Education (CO-OP) Program, you can gain hands-on experience in your field of study while you complete your degree.

CO-OP program requirements, employers, salaries, and details


  • This program is offered in English and in French.

  • All courses are offered in English.
  • All first- and second-year courses, and some third-year courses, are also available in French.

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David Long
Student testimonial

“My program has allowed me to turn my biomedical design ideas into reality with the resources at the Richard L’Abbé Makerspace and the Brunsfield Centre.”

David Long

— Biomedical Mechanical Engineering (2020)

Admission requirements

Admission averages vary between English and French programs. See the French page for the French program requirements.

Please note these minimum requirements are subject to change. Admission is not guaranteed. See the full undergraduate admission requirements for more information.

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