Biomedical Option

The utilization of novel materials for biomedical purposes has been finding increased acceptance. Novel materials specifically engineered for medical performance provide unique solutions to biomedical problems. Utilizing novel metallic alloys, molecularly designed polymers, and tailored composites has enabled significant progress in health care and medical diagnostics. The Biomedical Option retains all of the core courses of the Materials Engineering program. It then adds courses specific to the biomedical sciences to provide students with the necessary background for employment in the biomedical field. These additional courses are:

  • BIOL 107 - Introduction to Cell Biology
  • BIOCH 200 - Introductory Biochemistry (or BIOL 201, or CELL 201)
  • BME 210 - Human Anatomy and Physiology: Cells and Tissues
  • BME 211 - Human Anatomy and Physiology: Systems
  • CH E 484 - Introduction to Biochemical Engineering (or CH E 582, or MAT E 458)
  • PHIL 386 - Philosophy and Healthcare
  • WKEXP 906 - Engineering Work Experience VI

Of the 25 students admitted to Materials Engineering each year, 5 are admitted to the Biomedical Option. The enrolment in this option is currently limited by the placements of students in the research internship (WKEXP 906), and it is expected to increase as we seek to increase the capability for these placements.

Materials engineering specialized study streams:

> Biomedical Option

Nano & Functional Materials Option