Program Information

School: University of Waterloo
Faculty: Engineering
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study: Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Description: Biomedical Engineering combines medical knowledge with engineering principles to improve health care and quality of life. You’ll focus on the modelling and design of biomedical systems to develop new technologies for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

With courses that cover biomechanics, physics, chemistry, and design, you’ll be trained as a generalist, helping you communicate across the many areas of expertise for this field. With 2 years of real-world co-op work experience and a major design project, you can apply your knowledge and explore career options, which range from creating new solutions for diabetic testing to designing athletic equipment.

URL: Biomedical Engineering at University of Waterloo
Length: 5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $48,177
Scholarships: 1
Careers: Biomedical Engineers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 90
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Physics 

70% is required for each of the prerequisites.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 75]