Program Information

School: University of Ottawa/Université d’Ottawa
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study: Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Computer Science
Description: The purpose of the Biomedical Mechanical Engineering program is to graduate engineers proficient in the areas of biomedical engineering related to mechanical engineering. These include the design of medical devices such as artificial hearts, implants, and prostheses, the development and selection of biocompatible metallic and non-metallic materials for implants and medical equipment, robotics for medical applications, biomechanics, and rehabilitation engineering. The program structure parallels that of the regular Mechanical Engineering program, replacing eight courses in the regular program with biomedically-oriented courses.

It was the intention in developing this program to keep its scope broad, so that graduates may have a wide range of career choices not only in the biomedical field but also in conventional mechanical engineering. Biomedical systems are among the most complex of mechanical systems; therefore, a strong and comprehensive education in standard mechanical engineering principles is provided while emphasizing their applications in biomedical systems. The chosen name for the program and for the degree, Biomedical Mechanical Engineering, reflects this.

URL: Biomedical Mechanical Engineering and Computing Technology at University of Ottawa/Université d’Ottawa
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $47,050
Enrolment #: 30
Scholarships: 1
Careers: Software Engineer,Biomedical Engineers,Computer Programmers See More…

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 87

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

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

Upon completion of a Bachelor of Applied Science in Biomedical Mechanical engineering, a student who completes the requirements specified below for 30 extra credits will be eligible for a BSc in Computing Technology, as a second degree. The remaining 132 credits are from their engineering degree; Students follow the engineering degree requirements and the Computing Technology degree requirements in parallel. It is not allowed to obtain the Computing Technology degree without also completing the corresponding engineering degree.