University of Waterloo

Biomedical Engineering

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School:University of Waterloo
Faculty:Engineering
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Description:Design bionic limbs. Create laser-guided surgical devices. Develop wearable tech to help athletes perform better. In Biomedical Engineering, you’ll use engineering know-how to develop better ways to diagnose illnesses, treat health problems, and enhance health.

You’ll study biomechanics, physics, chemistry, and design. With that broad knowledge, you’ll be able to collaborate with all kinds of different experts: biologists, medical practitioners, policy makers, and engineers, to name a few. You’ll also learn to model and design complex biomedical systems - and you’ll get plenty of hands-on experience through two years of paid co-op work terms, plus a fourth-year design project.
URL:Biomedical Engineering at University of Waterloo
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $61,300
Scholarships:1
Careers:Biomedical Engineers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*93 to 97
Prerequisites:*

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

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

Ontario students: six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including:

- Advanced Functions (minimum final grade of 70% is required)

- Calculus and Vectors (minimum final grade of 70% is required)

- Chemistry (minimum final grade of 70% is required)

- Physics (minimum final grade of 70% is required)

- English (ENG4U) (minimum final grade of 70% is required)

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 03, 2020

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