Program Information

School: University of Guelph
Faculty: School of Engineering
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study: Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Description: Students interested in problems requiring the application of knowledge from both the biological sciences and engineering will find a challenge as a Biological Engineer. This field of engineering relates to the control of technological processes with the aim of enhancing human, animal and plant life. The program encompasses the technologies of biotechnology, waste management, food engineering, and ergonomics. For example, a Biological Engineer concentrating on biotechnology might design and manage bioreactors to improve their productivity. A career in Biomedical Engineering, which requires graduate work beyond the Bachelor’s degree, involves designing instruments and diagnostic techniques to be used in the practice of medicine, developing prosthetic devices, and applying engineering techniques to the study of physiological systems.

URL: Biological Engineering at University of Guelph
Length: 5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

This cost estimate is for Year 1( 2 semesters) of the program and does not include compulsory fees.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 84 to 87
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 

Applicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), with ENG4U, Advanced Functions, Calculus and Vectors, 2 courses from: biology, chemistry, physics, and 1 additional course.

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 89] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70]

You will be required to present evidence of English Proficiency if: your primary or first language is not English, and you have had less than four years of full-time secondary school or post-secondary study, demonstrating satisfactory academic progress, in an English-language school system. If you are required to provide evidence of English proficiency, you must meet one of the following four proficiency requirements: IELTS with a minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6; TOEFL – Internet-based with a minimum total score of 89 with no individual scaled score less than 21; MELAB with a minimum overall score of 85 and a minimum composition score of 83 (in addition, you must present a minimum score on the oral test of three (3)); CAEL with a minimum overall band score of 70; successful completion of the University of Guelph, Open Learning Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program (Levels 9 and 10); or PTE with a minimum score of 60 and no score less than 60 for any individual component. Francophone Canadian citizens educated in Canada will not be required to meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. You will also be considered as having met the English Proficiency requirement if you completed the International Baccalaureate diploma where English was the language of instruction.