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The Biomedical Engineering Option in Electrical Engineering allows students interested in the application of technology to medicine and the life sciences to have a course and project concentration in these areas. The option provides core courses in Electrical Engineering as well as a broad range of specific courses traditionally covered in Biomedical Engineering: anatomy, physiology, biomedical instrumentation, biosignals and systems, medical imaging, regulatory standards, design processes and the emerging areas of micro and nanotechnology. No previous training or courses in biology or medicine are required.
There is a growing demand for engineers with biomedical training. Demand comes from industry, such as medical devices and biotechnology, as well as academic research through advanced degrees. The driving forces behind this growth include an aging population, advances in biomedical technology, and increased complexity of medical care. For more detailed information about the nature of biomedical engineering, growth trends and areas of specialization, consult the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society or the Biomedical Engineering Society.
UBC Applied Science is at the forefront of this growth by hiring new faculty in the area of biomedical engineering and expanding research facilities. New graduate opportunities have also been developed: see www.bme.ubc.ca for more details.
Students who satisfactorily complete the following option will be given recognition as receiving the Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering (Biomedical Engineering Option).
Students interested in the Biomedical Engineering Option should apply at the end of First Year Engineering. Both Co-op and Non Co-op students are welcome to apply. Applications will be accepted until April 15.
The Biomedical Engineering Option begins in Second Year and requires completion of the following curriculum.
Third Year (2014 Frame and later) [If applicable, view 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Frames*]
BMEG 410 (3)
BMEG 456 (3)
ELEC 301 (4)
ELEC 311 (4)
ELEC 341 (4)
ELEC 371 (3)
ELEC 391 (6)
Breadth Electives (8)
One of STAT 251, MATH 318, MATH 302, STAT 302 (3)
Complementary Study Electives (3)
Total Credits = 41
Fourth Year (2013 Frame and later) [If applicable, view 2010, 2011, 2012 Frame]
APSC 450 (2)
ELEC 422 (3)
ELEC 471 (3)
ELEC 473 (3)
ELEC 481 (3)
ELEC 494 (10)
Advanced Electives (6)
Free Electives (3)
Complementary Study Electives(3)
Total Credits = 36