Standard Academic and Co-op Schedule

The Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Biomedical Engineering curriculum consists of first year courses common to all BEng students, six terms unique to the degree, and four co-op work terms. 

Academic and Co-op Schedule
Academic and Co-op Schedule
Sept-Dec                     Jan-Apr                     May-Aug
Term 1A Term 1B Term 1C or co-op
Term 2A Co-op Term 2B
Co-op Term 3A Co-op
Term 3B Co-op Term 4A
Co-op Term 4B


First year program: 
Please refer to the University of Victoria Academic Calendar and the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science website for more information about the first year engineering standard and immersion year schedules.

Co-operative education: Similar to other University of Victoria Engineering programs, Biomedical Engineering academic terms will be offered in alternate terms interleaved with co-operative education terms after the first year. 

Notes: 

(1) There are two streams in Biomedical Engineering program flow: an electrical stream and a mechanical stream. Streams begin in term 3A, and where applicable, you must choose courses relevant to your stream. Consult the program planning worksheets (electrical stream or mechanical stream) or speak with a program advisor for schedule planning advice.

(2) Not all courses are offered every term. Refer to the UVic Academic Calendar to verify course scheduling information. Consult with a program advisor for schedule planning advice.

(3) Some electives require additional prerequisites. Refer to the UVic Academic Calendar to verify course pre- or co-requisites.

(4) Disclaimer: You are responsible for ensuring that all degree requirements have been satisfied as outlined in the UVic Academic Calendar. Any errors or omissions on this website do not absolve you from having to complete all of the program requirements. In the case of any discrepancy, the UVic Academic Calendar must be considered the definitive authority.

Program Flow

Year 1 - Fall 1A

  • CSC111 Fundamentals of Programming with Engineering Applications
  • ENGR110 Design and Communication I
  • ENGR130 Introduction to Professional Practice
  • MATH100 Calculus I
  • MATH110 Matrix Algebra for Engineers
  • PHYS110 Introductory Physics I

Year 1 - Spring 1B

Year 2 - Fall 2A

  • BME200 Molecular and Cellular Physiology for Engineers
  • CHEM231 Introductory Organic Chemistry
  • CSC1161 Fundamentals of Programming with Engineering Applications II
  • ECE250 Linear Circuits I
  • MATH200 Calculus III
  • MECH240 Thermodynamics

Year 2 - Summer 2B

Year 3 - Spring 3A

Year 3  - Fall 3B

Year 4 - Summer 4A

Year 4 - Spring 4B

Note
Some electives require additional prerequisites. Refer to the UVic Academic Calendar to verify course pre- or co-requisites.

Biomedical Engineering Elective Courses

Biomedical Engineering Elective Courses
Courses
Summer 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
BME401B Bioprinting - 3D Printing Body Parts  
BME401C Human Factors and Usability Engineering for Medical Devices
BME402 Biomedical Imaging Modalities
BME403 Medical Image Processing
BME434 Biophotonics
BME448 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
BME452 Microfluidics for Biomedical and Energy Applications
BME481 Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
MECH483 Mechanics and Energy Conversion in Living Cells
PHYS432 Medical Physics

Biological Science Elective Courses

Biological Science Elective Courses
Courses
Summer 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
BIOC299 Biochemistry for Non-Majors  
BIOC300A General Biochemistry I
 
BIOL359 Food, Disease and People
BIOL330 Study Design and Data Analysis
BIOL360 Cell Biology
 
BIOL367 Neurobiology: Molecules to Behaviour  
BIOL401A Biotechnology
CHEM234 Organic Chemistry with Biological Applications
CHEM337 Bio-organic Chemistry

Design Technical Elective Courses

Design Technical Elective Courses
Courses
Summer 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
ECE410 Power Electronics
ECE441 Design of Digital and VLSI Systems
ECE449 Computer Systems and Architecture
ECE454 Engineering Components for Wireless Systems
ECE458 Communication Networks
ECE466 System-on-Chip Engineering for Signal Processing
MECH410 Computer-Aided Design and Engineering
MECH442 Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
MECH455 Instrumentation
MECH458 Mechatronics
MECH460 Computer-Aided Manufacturing
MECH493 Design of Thermo-Fluid Systems
SENG426 Software Quality Engineering

Technical Elective Courses

Technical Elective Courses
Courses
Summer 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
BME490 Technical Project
BME498 Honours Thesis
ECE404 Microwaves and Fiber Optics
ECE412 Electronic Devices II  
ECE420 Nanotechnology  
ECE450 Communications Theory and Systems II  
ECE453 Antennas and Propagation    
ECE455 Real Time Computer Systems Design Project
ECE466 System-on-Chip Engineering for Signal Processing  
ECE484 Audio Signal Processing
ECE485 Data Analysis and Pattern Recognition  
MECH410 Computer Aided Design and Engineering    √
MECH420 Finite Element Applications  
MECH430 Robotics  
MECH458 Mechatronics  √
MECH466 MEMS
MECH495 Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer

 

CSC 115 may be substituted in a term when CSC116 not offered. CSC 116 strongly recommended.

2 Not acceptable if student presents credit in ECE365 or ELEC365.

Not acceptable if student presents credit in ECE365 or ELEC365.

A Complementary Studies Elective course deals with central issues in humanities or social sciences. A current list of acceptable courses is available here. Students must seek approval of a complementary studies course in advance if the course is not on the approved complementary studies list, whether it is to be taken at UVic or elsewhere for transfer credit.

This course is offered every term. Students can take it during a work term if they have all the prerequisites.