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Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering
Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering

Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering

  • ID:UBC010001
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$168.25
  • TuitionFee/Year:$50,838.74
  • LivingFee/Year:$11,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$500.00
  • Application Fee:$168.25
  • TuitionFee/Year:$50,838.74
  • LivingFee/Year:$11,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$500.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

English Requirement

  • Nine ways to meet UBC’s English language admission requirement

  • Complete four or more consecutive years of recognized, full-time education in English within Canada immediately prior to attending UBC.

  • Complete four or more consecutive years of full-time education in English in a country other than Canada where English is the principal language. These four years must be immediately prior to attending UBC.

  • Achieve a final exam grade of 70% or better on the provincial examination portion of Alberta English Language Arts 30-1, BC English 12 (achieved August 2019 or earlier), or equivalents.

  • Achieve a final grade of 4 or better on Advanced Placement (AP) English Language & Composition or AP Literature & Composition; or achieve a final grade of 5 or better on International Baccalaureate English A (higher-level or standard-level).

  • Achieve the competence standard indicated by one of the tests of English language proficiency that evaluates skills in listening, reading, speaking, and writing.

  • Successfully complete six credits of post-secondary first-year English studies at a recognized university in an English-speaking country. You must submit a transcript showing completion of these courses by February 15. For students at North American post-secondary institutions registered in English courses in the January to April term, we will accept a final transcript showing completion of these courses until May 15, if there are spaces left in your degree.

  • Graduate from a recognized degree program at an accredited university at which English is the primary language of instruction in a country where English is the principal language.

  • Attend four or more years at an eligible international secondary school that uses English as the language of instruction but operates in a country where the primary language is not English. These four years must be immediately prior to attending UBC. You will need to submit a transcript as soon as possible to UBC’s Undergraduate Admissions Office.

  • Achieve a UBC Certificate in English Language or CEL by completing Level 600 of the UBC English Language Institute’s English for Academic Purposes program on UBC’s Vancouver campus.

Tests that satisfy UBC’s English Language Admission Standard

  • CAELCanadian Academic English Language assessmentOverall 70Cambridge English QualificationsB2 First

  • C1 Advanced

  • C2 Proficiency180CELUBC Certificate in English600IELTSInternational English Language Testing System (Academic)6.5, with no part less than 6.0

  • PTEPearson Test of English (Academic)Overall: 65

    • Reading: 60

    • Listening: 60

    • Writing: 60

  • Speaking: 60TOEFLTest of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based test (UBC’s institution code is 0965)Overall: 90

    • Reading: 22

    • Listening: 22

    • Writing: 21

    • Speaking: 21

Course Information

As a Biomedical Engineering student, you’ll take a series of core courses aimed at building a solid foundation in engineering, biology, math, chemistry, and design. In your third year of study, you’ll have the opportunity to customize your degree to your interests by specializing in one of four streams:

  • Biomechanics and biomaterials

  • Cellular and molecular bioengineering

  • Biomedical systems and signals

  • Biomedical informatics

The curriculum includes traditional, online, and mixed-instruction courses, plus hands-on studio, laboratory, and design work. Through these experiences, you’ll gain a strong understanding of biology, human anatomy, and physiology, and develop the skills required to apply this knowledge in engineering design contexts and solve engineering problems.

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Year 1

  • BMEG 101 - Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

  • BMEG 102 - Biomedical Engineering Lab

  • CHEM 121 - Structure and Bonding in Chemistry

  • CHEM 123 - Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Organic Chemistry

Year 2

  • BMEG 220 - Circuits and Electromagnetics with Application to Biomedical Engineering

  • BMEG 230 - Biomechanics I

  • BMEG 245 - The Fundamental Units of Life: From Cells To Systems

  • BMEG 250 - Cellular Physiology and Biophysics

  • BMEG 257 - Biomedical Engineering Design I

Year 3

  • BMEG 310 - Introduction to Bioinformatics

  • BMEG 350 - Human Structure/Function from Cells to Systems

  • BMEG 357 - Biomedical Engineering Design II

  • BMEG 371 - Transport Phenomena within Cells and Tissues

Year 4

  • BMEG 430 - Economics of Healthcare Solutions

  • BMEG 456 - Clinical and Industrial Biomedical Engineering

  • BMEG 457 - Biomedical Engineering Design Project

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

As a Biomedical Engineering graduate, you can pursue a career in a wide range of fields, including:

  • Healthcare

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Biotechnology

  • Biomedical contexts in government, non-profits, consulting, and finance.

The Biomedical Engineering program also provides an excellent foundation for graduate studies or professional degrees in medicine, engineering, pharmacy, law, or business.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Medical Insurance: 500 CAD per year

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