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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


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.

Areas of focus

  • Biomechanics
  • 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
  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering - BME 481

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English language proficiency

You must demonstrate that you are competent in the English language to attend UVic. If you’ve studied for at least four years at the high school or post-secondary level, and all of your instruction was in English, your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency. Learn about UVic’s English language requirements.

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Program planning

Not sure if this program is the right fit? Our program worksheet might help. It tells you what courses you’ll need to take to complete the program.

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