UVic student Vanessa Chan in a research lab

Become a student and get hands-on experience

Undergraduate student Vanessa Chan says working in a lab helped her realize she was able to have a positive impact in the biomedical industry. It also allowed her to put what she learned in class into practice.

Become a student
Two people testing a prosthetic arm in a UVic lab

Studies that make an impact

Undergraduate student Austin Sawyer worked with the Victoria Hand Project to produce low cost, 3D printed prosthetics that are deployed in countries across the world where access to prosthetic care is difficult and costly.

Current students
Five UVic students collaborating in a meeting room

In the news: Victoria Health Hackathon

UVic students were involved in the first Victoria Health Hackathon—students worked with local partner organizations to develop solutions for complex health issues.

Latest news
UVic graduate Azra Rajwani in a medical lab

Careers in biomedical engineering

Azra Rajwani landed a job at StarFish Medical. She worked in the microbiology lab on assay development and now works with the Quality Assurance Team, providing assistance in product releases and performing project audits.

Career possibilities
UVic researcher Mohsen Akbari demonstrating his "smart" bandage on his hand and phone

Our faculty's research

Dr. Mohsen Akbari and his team developed GelDerm, a patent-pending bandage that monitors pH levels at wound sites to detect the earliest signs of bacterial infection.

Our faculty

Engineering the future of healthcare

Are you passionate about developing solutions that help others? Do you want to apply engineering principles to healthcare?

Biomedical engineering combines mechanical and electrical engineering with the study of human anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. We develop technologies that are improving human health and healthcare, here and around the world.

With us, you'll discover exciting areas of specialization like:

  • medical device design
  • biomechanics
  • prosthetics
  • medical imaging
  • 3D tissue printing

Our co-op program will give you real work experience you'll need to start your career.

Find your edge in UVic's Biomedical Engineering