MINOR IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (AEMINBME)

This highly focused minor examines engineering's intersection with medical research and biomedical technology. Courses provide training in physiological control systems, bioinstrumentation, biomechanics and a choice of lab or design experience. All Engineering undergraduates starting from Year 1 through to degree completion are eligible to pursue the Biomedical Engineering Minor, with the exception of students in the Engineering Science Biomedical Systems Engineering Major.

The requirements for a Biomedical Engineering Minor in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering are the successful completion of the following:

  1. CHE353H1 - Engineering Biology
  2. MIE331H1 - Physiological Control Systems
  3. BME440H1 - Biomedical Engineering Technology and Investigation
  4. One (1) of the following:
    1. MIE439H1 - Biomechanics
    2. BME430H1 - Human Whole Body Biomechanics
  5. One (1) of the following fourth year courses:
    1. BME499Y1 - Applied Research in Biomedical Engineering
    2. BME498Y1 - Biomedical Engineering Capstone Design

Notes:

  • Entry into BME498Y1 or BME499Y1 requires permission from the IBBME Undergraduate and Graduate Office. Students should make this request when completing pre-registration, and no later than June 16.
  • A Biomedical Engineering Minor student may take both courses ( BME499Y1, BME498Y1) but only one may count towards the minor.
  • A Biomedical Engineering Minor student may take both courses ( BME430H1, MIE439H1) but only one may count towards the minor.
  • For those Engineering Science students who transferred into another program, BME205H1 can replace CHE353H1 and is an eligible pre-requisite for MIE331H1.
Courses Offered in the Fall   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
Courses to be taken in Year Three          
CHE353H1: Engineering Biology F 2 - 2 0.50
Courses to be taken in Year Four          
BME440H1: Biomedical Engineering Technology and Investigation F 2 4 - 0.50
One (1) of the following:          
BME498Y1: Biomedical Engineering Capstone Design Y 2 3 - 1.00
BME499Y1: Applied Research in Biomedical Engineering Y 1 7 - 1.00


Courses Offered in the Winter   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
Courses to be taken in Year Three          
MIE331H1 S 3 1 1 0.50
Courses to be taken in Year Four          
One (1) of the following:          
MIE439H1: Biomechanics I S 3 2 - 0.50
BME430H1: Human Whole Body Biomechanics S 3 2 - 0.50
One (1) of the following:          
BME498Y1: Biomedical Engineering Capstone Design Y 2 3 - 1.00
BME499Y1: Applied Research in Biomedical Engineering Y 1 7 - 1.00

Notes:

The above is a recommendation of the scheduling of minor courses but may not fit into each departments academic scheduling for a student’s major. It is recommended that students wishing to complete the Biomedical Engineering Minor visit the IBBME Undergraduate and Graduate Programs Office (MB 332, undergrad.ibbme@utoronto.ca) for assistance or speak with their program advisor.

*Students from the department of Material Science Engineering cannot take both BME498Y1 and BME499Y1.