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At McMaster University, we’re transforming healthcare challenges into a new learning experience with the Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences (iBioMed) program. We’re bringing together the best of our top-ranked health sciences and engineering programs into a hands-on, project-based program with a strong focus on entrepreneurship and learning to solve real-world problems by doing.

What is iBioMed

The Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program that will give students a strong foundation in both engineering and health sciences. Students will have a common first year before choosing to specialize in either health sciences or engineering in second year.

Project-based Approach

The Health Solutions Design Projects course will cover topics in engineering ethics and professionalism, design and graphics, computation, and materials, with the key assessment being a series of biomedical-related design projects. This course is the first in a stream of integrated learning projects that flows through the program. Beginning in Level II, students will pursue either an Engineering or Health Sciences degree.

Potential Careers

Graduates of this program will be uniquely positioned for careers in the biomedical engineering, biotechnology, and health and biomedical science sectors of the economy. They will also remain well-positioned for careers that fall within the spectrum of their engineering or health sciences discipline. They will be well equipped to pursue further studies in graduate research or professional health sciences careers, such as medicine, or take on entrepreneurship opportunities.

Why McMaster

As one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities, McMaster is a research-focused student-centred institution committed to pushing the boundaries of knowledge and educating our students to become the leaders and innovators of tomorrow.

McMaster is consistently ranked among the top one hundred institutions in the world for the quality and breadth of our research enterprise, the excellence of our research programs, and the discoveries and scholarly contributions of our faculty. McMaster is placed among the top 50 universities worldwide for health and medical sciences, and in the top 10 in Canada for engineering.

From combating disease to informing public policy, making our environment healthier and helping to build the cities of the future, our students and researchers are working collaboratively to address the most urgent needs in our society, improving quality of life for communities locally and globally.