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General Information:

Currently, the University of Manitoba does not have a biomedical engineering undergraduate program set up. There are however courses in Biosystems, Mechanical, and Electrical & Computer Engineering here at the University of Manitoba, that are primarily focussed on topics and/or design in the biomedical field. To learn about which courses are being offered this upcoming year check out the ‘Courses’ tab under ‘BioMed at UofM.’ Although there aren’t too many of these courses offered, it is important to realize that building a base of knowledge in the topics taught in the core courses of Biosystems, Mechanical, or Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Manitoba is vital for solving a biomedical engineering problem. 

It should be noted that through the Biosystems Department you can receive “Biomedical Specialization” with your degree, and through the Electrical & Computer Department you can have a focus area in “Biomedical Engineering.” There is no biomedical focus, option, stream, or specialization for students in the Mechanical department. For more information concerning requirements to achieve “Biomedical Specialization” through the Biosystems Department or have a focus area in “Biomedical Engineering” through the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department,  visit the webpages provided below.   

 

Fields of Study: 

If you are interested in the field of biomedical engineering, but you are unsure which department within the Faculty of Engineering will best suit you, peruse the general list of applicable fields of study for a degree in a specific Department of Engineering taught at the University of Manitoba below. Please use the list below as a guideline. Also, note that there is usually overlap between topics studied in different departments. For example: biomaterials need to be looked at from a Mechanical perspective for function, and a Biosystems perspective for compatibility between the material and the human body. 

  • Biosystems:
    • Bioinstrumentation
    • Biomaterials
    • Biomechanics
    • Cellular, Tissue and Genetic Engineering
    • Immunotrafficking
    • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Mechanical:
    • Bioinstrumentation
    • Biomaterials
    • Biomechanics
    • Bionics
    • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Electrical & Computer:
    • Bioinformatics
    • Bioinstrumentation
    • BioMEMS
    • Bionics
    • Biophotonics
    • Biosignal Processing
    • Clinical Engineering
    • Medical Imaging
    • Micro and Nanotechnology
    • Neural Engineering
    • Rehabilitation Engineering
    • Telemedicine 

If you have any further questions feel free to contact any of the members of the executive for their help. Talking to professors about their research and educational background is also very helpful when it comes down to deciding when department to go into.

 

Admission Requirements:

If you are looking to apply to a Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program, any degree in engineering should suffice. For example, the Master’s program through the Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering here at the University of Manitoba currently accepts students with a 4-year undergraduate degree from the Faculties of Engineering, Medicine or Science with a minimum cGPA of 3.0 in the courses making up the latter half of that degree program, or the Medical Doctoral degree from the Faculty of Medicine (Source: http://umanitoba.ca/biomedical_engineering/prospective_students/index.html). However, it is important to realize that admission requirements can differ from university to university. 

To learn about admission requirements into to the Faculty of Medicine after obtaining an undergraduate degree in either Electrical & Computer Engineering or Biosystems Engineering, click on one of the following two links:

If you have obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and you are looking to apply to get into the Faculty of Medicine, make sure to visit the following webpage to find out what other courses you need to take to meet admission requirements: