About CBRE

Biomedical engineering specialization (undergraduate)

The Centre for Biomedical Engineering was created in 2003. Our reason for being is to oversee the biomedical engineering specialization.

This undergraduate specialization is offered exclusively to engineering students at the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering.

Undergraduate engineering students complete this specialization in parallel with one of six Bachelor of Science degrees in chemical, civil, electrical, software, geomatics or mechanical engineering.

The biomedical engineering specialization can be selected when students enter their second year of study. Each student will participate in either research or work experience as part of this program.




Areas covered in this specialization are:

  • Cell culture and tissue engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomechanics and biomaterials
  • Bioelectricity and biometrics
  • Bioprocessing and biopharmaceuticals
  • Sensors, optics and bioimaging
  • Microelectromechanical systems
  • Big data and simulation
  • Software development
  • Technology design and commercialization

Part of UCalgary's biomedical engineering community

An interdisciplinary collection of faculty are engaged with the Centre for Bioengineering Research and Education. Many of them are active participants in the University of Calgary’s broader biomedical engineering research community, and beyond.

Biomedical engineering research is happening in clusters of multidisciplinary teams across campus.