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Biomedical Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)

Learn how to design technologies to enhance health care and medicine. Expand your knowledge of engineering and human biology. Gain a better understanding of medicine and clinical practice. Analyze and solve problems in medicine and biology.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree
Study options:
Full-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op required

Areas of focus

  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Biomedical instrumentation
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Medical implants
  • Tissue engineering


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

Sample courses

  • Molecular and Cellular Physiology for Engineers - BME 200
  • Quantitative Human Physiology - BME 201
  • Engineering Materials with BME applications - BME 320
  • Biosensors and Instrumentation - BME 335
  • Biomedical Engineering Design - BME 350
  • Bioprinting: 3D Printing Body Parts - BME401B
  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering - BME 481


Apply to the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science 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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English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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Program planning

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