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Biomedical Engineering

Faculties of Engineering and Medicine + Dentistry

The University of Alberta’s Department of Biomedical Engineering equips students to tackle some of medicine’s toughest problems by applying the latest engineering theory and practice.

Our department is a collaboration between the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, offering students interdisciplinary research opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities to take their ideas from imagination to application. Working with medical professionals, our world-class researchers design systems, software and devices that save lives today and improve the health-care landscape of tomorrow. Explore the website to learn more about one of engineering’s most rewarding fields.

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Our Research

With both core faculty members and research partners across campus, our department is at the forefront of interdisciplinary and translational research.


Graduate Studies

As a graduate-only department, we offer diverse degree options, including thesis-based MSc and PhD programs and a new course-based MSc. We also offer an MD-PhD program.

Undergrad Courses

We offer exciting electives for students in all engineering departments and a Biomedical Co-op Option for Mechanical Engineering students.

Student Services

From program help to career search advice to booking rooms, we’re here to help.

Looking for someone?

Looking for professors in Biomedical Engineering? See our faculty list here.

You can also find other individuals and groups in our faculty directories.