New degree in biomedical engineering

This month, students started taking courses in UVic’s new bachelor’s degree program in biomedical engineering—the first of its kind west of Ontario—integrating engineering and biology and focusing on providing careers in one of the fastest growing areas in the health care field. Graduates will be able to pursue careers in the biomedical device industry or work in a hospital in support of medical device use. After completing the program, grads can pursue advanced training or do some minor upgrading and apply to medical school. As in other UVic engineering programs, students will complete four co-operative education work terms and gain practical experience with employers in their field. The five-year program is also expected to attract more women into the field of engineering. More:


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