Schulich School of Dentistry and Medicine Biomedical Engineering Faculty of Engineering

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    The School of Biomedical Engineering at Western promotes the cooperative involvement of clinical and basic researchers in allied disciplines such as biomaterials, biomechanics, mechatronics and imaging. Our programs encourage multidisciplinary links between Western Engineering, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Robarts Research Institute, Lawson Health Research Institute and teaching hospitals at Western University. Learn more.

    Undergraduate Concurrent-Degree Program

    Western’s new Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Program is designed to be taken as a five-year concurrent degree in conjunction with a degree in a core engineering discipline — one of: chemical, electrical, mechanical, or mechatronic systems engineering. Graduates of the concurrent-degree program will be well-qualified for engineering positions in the medical device sector and a variety of other sectors, admission to leading biomedical engineering graduate programs, and admission to medical school.

    The Graduate Student Experience in BME at Western

    BME offers a unique and rich training experience! 

    The majority of our laboratories are housed in research institutes, hospitals and related facilities, and hence exposes our trainees to clinically relevant research with scientific researchers, engineers and physicians working as a team. 

    Our students receive highly competitive funding support.  Moreover, paid Teaching Assistantships (TAs) are available to our graduate students to assist in courses primarily in Mechanical & Materials, Chemical & Biochemical, and Electrical & Computer Engineering. 

    Our trainees move on to rewarding careers in biomedical engineering, which has recently been flagged as the top career-path, according to CNN Money

    Outside of research and academics, BME trainees enjoy competing for our intramural teams in volleyball, flag frisbee and softball to name a few.  A number of social activities throughout the year are also enjoyed.

     

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