Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and the School of Mining & Petroleum Engineering


Biomechanical engineers apply all aspects of civil engineering including engineering principles and techniques into the medical field.

The U of A is at the forefront of medical breakthroughs that are coming directly from biomechanical engineers studying here. Students look at age-old challenges in new ways with a focus on articular cartilage, mechanics of joints, artificial joints, tissue engineering, biofluidics, imaging, human motion capture and computational methods.

Career opportunities

  • Medical device design
  • Clinical applications
  • Research specialists