Biomedical Engineering Major


The Biomedical Engineering major (also known as Biomedical Systems Engineering) is part of the undergraduate program in Engineering Science at the University of Toronto. The major covers principles of embryonic development and tissue engineering, mathematical modelling in cell and molecular biology, biological and medical imaging, omic technologies, physiological control systems, biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering, and computational biology.

Admission requirements

Applicants* must be Engineering Science program students at U of T.

*Prospective students must first apply to the Engineering Science program (see steps below).

Application procedures


  1. Apply to the Engineering Science program. Select the application option that matches your academic history.
  2. Declare the Biomedical Engineering major. Students admitted to Engineering Science can add the Biomedical Engineering major to their program planner through Degree Explorer.


  • Experience Biomedical Engineering! Engineering Science program students in year one or two can apply to participate in our summer (not-for-credit) bootcamp to gain hands-on experience working in a research laboratory/setting.

Program pathways

In addition to compulsory courses, Biomedical Engineering major students may choose technical electives from four focus areas, which include A) Systems and Synthetic Biology, B) Regenerative Medicine and Biomaterials, C) Neuro Sensory and Rehab Engineering, and D) Sensors, Nano/Microsystems and Instrumentation.

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