Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineers use their training to analyze problems in medicine and biology and to design technologies that provide an overall enhancement of health care and medicine. These technologies may include biomechanics, medical implants and rehabilitation engineering. Biomedical engineers possess a firm foundation in engineering, a working knowledge of human biology and an understanding of medicine and clinical practice. 

Credential(s) granted:
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
Study options:
Full-time study
Program delivery options:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op required
Tuition & finances:
Tuition rates


  • Apply to the Faculty of Engineering as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.
  • If you're a high school student, you will declare Biomedical Engineering as your program after one year of full-time study.
  • If you're a transfer student, select Biomedical Engineering as your preferred program when you submit your application to UVic.

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Areas of focus

  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering


  • Careers biomedical product designer
  • Cell culture and assay tool developer
  • Medical imaging engineer

Sample courses

See all biomedical courses in the Academic Calendar

Faculties and departments

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