The Undergraduate Bioengineering Minor is a collaborative effort across the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and is open to Engineering students interested in learning more about biology and its application to engineering. Our definition of bioengineering is broad, reaching to all areas at the interface of engineering and biology. This includes bioprocess engineering, environmental microbiology, biomaterials, tissue engineering, bioelectricity, biomedical imaging, biomechanical engineering, nanotechnology related to medicine and the environment, and engineering design for human interfaces. All undergraduate Engineering students except students in the Engineering Science Biomedical Systems Engineering Major are eligible to participate in this minor course of study.
Requirements for the Minor in Bioengineering
The requirements for a Bioengineering Minor in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering are the successful completion of the following courses:
- CHE353H1 OR BME205H1**
- One of:
- Four (4) other electives from the list of Bioengineering designated courses or departmental thesis and design courses subject to the following constraints:
- Of the 6 (half year) bioengineering courses required, one (half year) course can also be a core course in a student’s Program, if applicable.
- Of the 4 elective courses, at least 2 must be from the Advanced category.
- Either a Thesis or Design course can count for up to two (half year) electives towards the 6 required courses IF the Thesis or Design course is strongly related to bioengineering. This requires approval by the Bioengineering Minor Director.
- Some Departments may require students to select their electives from a pre-approved subset. Please contact your Departmental Advisor for details.
- Arts and Science Courses listed below may be considered eligible electives for students taking the Bioengineering Minor, subject to the student meeting any prerequisite requirements. Students must also seek the approval of their home program to ensure that they meet their degree requirements. In situations where these courses don't meet those of their home program, students can elect to take these as extra courses.
**Denotes courses available to Engineering Science students only
|Courses Offered in the Fall||Lect.||Lab.||Tut.||Wgt.|
|Core Requirement Courses|
|BME350H1: Biomedical Systems Engineering I: Organ Systems||F||3||1||2||0.50|
|CHE353H1: Engineering Biology||F||2||-||2||0.50|
|BME440H1: Biomedical Engineering Technology and Investigation||F||2||4||-||0.50|
|BME330H1: Patents in Biology and Medical Devices||S||3||-||-||0.50|
|CIV342H1: Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes||F||3||1||1||0.50|
|HPS346H1: Modifying and Optimizing Life||F/S||2||1||-||0.50|
|MIE242H1: Psychology For Engineers||F||3||3||-||0.50|
|MIE343H1: Industrial Ergonomics and the Workplace||F||3||3||-||0.50|
|FOR308H1: Discovering Wood and its Role in Societal Development||F||3||-||1||0.50|
|Courses Offered in the Winter||Lect.||Lab.||Tut.||Wgt.|
|Core Requirement Courses|
|BME205H1: Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering||S||2||1.50||1||0.50|
|MIE439H1: Biomechanics I||S||3||2||-||0.50|
|PHL281H1 (formerly PHL281Y1)||S||-||-||-||0.50|
|BME395H1: Biomedical Systems Engineering II: Cells and Tissues||F||2||1||2||0.50|
|BME455H1: Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering II||F||3||1.50||1||0.50|
|CHE450H1: Bioprocess Technology and Design||F||3||0.66||1||0.50|
|CIV541H1: Environmental Biotechnology||F||3||-||-||0.50|
|ECE445H1: Neural Bioelectricity||F||3||1.50||1||0.50|
|ECE446H1: Sensory Communication||F||3||1.50||-||0.50|
|FOR421H1: Green Urban Infrastructure: Sustainable City Forests||F||2||-||-||0.50|
|MIE508H1: Fluids of Biological Systems||F||3||-||1||0.50|
|MIE520H1: Biotransport Phenomena||F||3||-||1||0.50|
|MIE523H1: Engineering Psychology and Human Performance||F||3||3||-||0.50|
|MSE440H1: BIomaterial Processing and Properties||F||3||-||1||0.50|
|BME430H1: Human Whole Body Biomechanics||S||3||2||-||0.50|
|BME595H1: Medical Imaging||S||2||3||1||0.50|
|CHE354H1: Cellular and Molecular Biology||S||3||1||2||0.50|
|CHE416H1: Chemical Engineering in Human Health||S||3||-||-||0.50|
|CHE462H1: Food Engineering||S||3||-||1||0.50|
|CHE471H1: Modelling in Biological and Chemical Systems||S||3||-||1||0.50|
|CHE475H1: Biocomposites: Mechanics and Bioinspiration||S||3||-||1||0.50|
|CHE564H1: Pulp and Paper Processes||S||3||-||1||0.50|
|FOR424H1: Innovation and Manufacturing of Sustainable Materials||S||2||-||1||0.50|
|FOR425H1: Bioenergy and Biorefinery Technology||S||2||-||2||0.50|
|MIE561H1: Healthcare Systems||S||3||-||2||0.50|
- For those Engineering Science students who transferred into another program, BME205H1 can replace CHE353H1 and is an eligible prerequisite for CHE354H1 and MIE331H1.
- If a student takes both CHE354H1 and MIE331H1, one of these courses can be counted as one of the four electives.
- BME440H1 and BME455H1 are open to all students in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, except those in Engineering Science, so long as the pre-requisites for each have been met.
- BME205H1, BME350H1, BME395H1 and MSE352H1 are only open to Engineering Science Students.