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Welcome to Bioengineering!

Established in 2012, the Department of Bioengineering is the newest department to join McGill University’s renowned Faculty of Engineering. McGill researchers from nearly all Faculty units, including seven Canada Research Chairs and many colleagues in the Faculties of Medicine, Science, and Agriculture and Environmental Sciences are actively involved in various areas of Bioengineering. Within our Department, the faculty are focusing on three major directions: biological materials and mechanics; biomolecular and cellular engineering; and biomedical, diagnostics and high throughput screening.

B3E: Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Bioresource Engineering at McGill University

B3E @ McGill: opportunities for interdisciplinary education, training, and research

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       What is      Bioengineering?

Bioengineering uses analytical methods to quantitatively describe biology. It also draws upon the sophistication of living systems as a tool to design and create. This very rapidly growing research area covers a broad range of topics, such as materials science, biomedical applications, biophysics, molecular biology, and environmental engineering.

Bioengineering in Application

Bioengineering involves the implementation of knowledge from various engineering disciplines, the life sciences and medicine. This knowledge includes, but is not limited to: biomaterials; tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; drug delivery systems and high throughput screening devices for drug discovery; imaging, monitoring and diagnostic devices, and biosensors.

Conceptualizing Bioengineering

Bioengineering learns various lessons from nature and attempts to reverse-engineer naturally occurring biological solutions, devices and procedures, such as complexity in environmental systems; biomimetic materials and structures; energy efficient biomimetic propulsion systems; neuromorphic intelligent machines; molecular motors; biological communication and computation; and biologically inspired robots.

Undergraduate Studies

Our undergraduate program offers current and prospective students the unique opportunity to acquire knowledge in both Biology and Engineering.

Graduate Studies

Our interfaculty and interdisciplinary program allows graduate students to pursue and participate in extensive areas of research and training.

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