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University of Calgary Calendar 2010-2011 Schulich School of Engineering 4. Program Details 4.11 Biomedical Engineering Specialization
4.11 Biomedical Engineering Specialization

The Biomedical Engineering Specialization (BMEN) allows a student to fulfill the requirements for a BSc degree in Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Geomatics, Manufacturing, Mechanical or Software Engineering and at the same time complete a program in Biomedical Engineering.


First year Engineering students wishing to enter the Biomedical Engineering Specialization must apply for admission to the Biomedical Engineering Specialization program at the same time the choice of an engineering program is made.


Curriculum requirements for the Biomedical Engineering Specialization are listed with the requirements for each program. See also 4.1 First Year Curriculum Requirements Common to All Programs.

Biomedical Engineering Core Electives

Biomedical Engineering 405 Biological Tissue and System Mechanics

Biomedical Engineering 407 Cell Culture and Tissue Engineering

Biomedical Engineering 409 Bioelectricity

Biomedical Engineering Approved Technical Electives

Biomedical Engineering 509 Introduction to Biomedical Imaging and Applications

Biomedical Engineering 511 Biomaterials and Biocompatibility

Biomedical Engineering 513 Photogrammetric Techniques for Reconstruction and Manipulation of Biomedical Data

Biomedical Engineering 515 Bioengineering Methods in Systems Biology and Physiology

Biomedical Engineering 517 Biomedical Device Development

Biomedical Engineering 519 Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering

Chemical Engineering 535 Principles of Biochemical Engineering

Electrical Engineering 563 Biomedical Signal Analysis

Mechanical Engineering 523 Biomechanics of Joints

Note: All technical electives may not be offered each year.


All Biomedical Engineering Specialization students are required to complete a Biomedical Engineering practicum via at least one of the following options:

a) A minimum of four (4) months of industrial work experience in a Biomedical Engineering-related company (typically coordinated through the Engineering Internship Office), plus either the BME Thesis (Biomedical Engineering 500) or Project (Biomedical Engineering 501) course.

b) A minimum of four (4) months research placement in biomedical engineering (typically a summer in a BME laboratory), plus either the BME Thesis (Biomedical Engineering 500) or Project (Biomedical Engineering 501) course.

c) Successful completion of a 4th year BME thesis (Biomedical Engineering 500). All placements must be approved in advance by the Centre for Bioengineering Research and Education or designate.