Program Information

School: Queen’s University
Faculty: School of Computing
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Biomedical Sciences, General
Computer Science
Description: Computing Science is one of the top degrees for careers in North America. On top of Computer Science, the Queen’s School of Computing is home to diverse areas of study such as software design, game development, biomedical computing, cognitive science, computing and mathematics, and computing and the creative arts. Offering an exciting learning experience in this ever-changing field, by fostering interaction across disciplines, Computing prepares you for countless careers and graduate degrees. Our 12 to 16-month paid internship option gives students an opportunity to gain experience in industry, while earning academic credits. Our outstanding professors are both internationally recognized experts and committed educators who take pride in giving you the skills and theoretical knowledge you’ll need to excel as a computer scientist.

Biomedical computing combines the diagnostic and investigative aspects of biology and medical science with the power and problem-solving capabilities of modern computing. In this new and rapidly-evolving discipline, computer applications are used to plan surgeries, simulate patient behaviour, visualize complex biological models, and search for patterns in massive genome databases. Biomedical computing develops computational methods that improve patient lives and extend our knowledge of human medicine. Biomedical computing spans a broad range of application areas. Patient imaging, from microscopy to mammography, has motivated and relied upon advances in computer algorithms. The study of information retrieval has been applied to medical data storage and access systems. Algorithms and software development are used in genome sequence analysis and acquisition, which also depend on techniques from statistics and artificial intelligence. As well as receiving a broad scientific education and a deep understanding of computational science, students in the program will be well prepared for employment in companies that carry out drug design, biotechnology, medical image interpretation, and bioinformatics. Graduates of the program will have the core skills to work in medical laboratories, as well as in traditional computer companies. Graduates will be well qualified to continue on to graduate studies, to medical school, or to commercial or academic research and development in computational biology or medical computing.

URL: Biomedical Computing at Queen’s University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $39,247

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Careers: Software Engineer,Computer Programmers,Video Game Programmers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 85

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

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

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Grade 4U Biology and Computer Science, or recognized equivalents are strongly recommended.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]