Biomedical Engineering


Biomedical engineering is an exciting interdisciplinary field where you can use your knowledge and skills in engineering, computer science and the physical sciences to break new ground in medicine and the life sciences.

McGill’s minor in Biomedical Engineering is a pioneering, research-intensive program — it is one of a kind in North America. You will learn how to apply engineering principles to medicine and healthcare, while also gaining a thorough understanding of the interdisciplinary tools used in biomedicine.

Students from all areas of engineering are welcome to pursue this minor. You can conduct experimental and theoretical research or discover exciting opportunities for research in the field.


A degree in biomedical engineering is a bridge to many fields, including neuroscience, biomechanics, surgical instruments and medical devices. Graduates have a diverse profile of skills required for project management, so you may also move into management and executive positions.

The Minor in Biomedical Engineering also offers a wide range of opportunities for graduate studies at McGill, including Master’s and Doctoral programs in Biological and Biomedical Engineering.

You can become a professional:

  • Biomaterials engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Medical technology developer
  • Biomechanical engineer

Student experience

The Biomedical Engineering department has a diverse, engaged student body. You’ll share ideas and work alongside students from engineering, physical, chemical and life sciences, among others. This is a great place to spark your creativity and collaborate with driven team members.

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Engineering.

See full admission requirements for more information about deadlines and whether supporting documents are required for your application. 

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