The Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering program at Carleton uniquely combines the foundation of mechanical engineering and the exciting and rapidly growing discipline of Biomedical Engineering. This combination includes the chemistry, biology and biochemistry knowledge needed to contribute to biomechanical technology development and design and the engineering science and design disciplines of biofluids, biomaterials and biomechanics. This integration of topics within the program gives students the ability and opportunity to design and build new components and systems for biomechancial applications. Among other exciting applications are the design of prostheses, artificial organs, new drug delivery systems, medical devices for improved health care and monitoring, The possibilities are almost endless in this fast growing field and the chance to impact the lives of all around us immense.

Carleton University’s Bachelor of Biomedical and Mechanical (B.Eng.) program offers:

  • co-operative education option combining study and work experience for top students; our program is closelinked with the local hospitals, research institutions and industry
  • strong emphasis on hands-on laboratories and design
  • excellent scholarships for high-standing students

As a student in this new program, you will spend your first year learning the fundamentals of basic science and mathematics, including biology, chemistry, and physics. Second year offers introductory courses in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, materials, and biochemistry. In third-year specialized biomechanical courses are introduced, such as biofluids and biomaterials, along with mechanical engineering design courses, and organic chemistry. Fourth year offers further specialization in biomechanics and biomechanical device design and a chance to apply your knowledge through a major group design project of direct relevance to the medical and health care fields.

As a graduate of this program, you could find employment in health care establishments and medical facilities, medical equipment, or medical devices. Or, you could be employed by industry, developing health care technologies.

Example of a typical Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program:
The link below will show the Prerequisite Trees for all 4 years. It will also contain other information related to the program. Click here for Prerequisite Trees.