What will I learn?

The B.Eng.; Major in Bioengineering will 1) provide students with the ability to apply systematic knowledge of biology, physical sciences and mathematics; and sound engineering foundations in order to solve problems of a biological nature; and 2) prepare students for the broad area of bioengineering, incorporating both biology-focused biological engineering and medicine-focused biomedical engineering.

Students will acquire fundamental knowledge in bioengineering-related natural sciences and mathematics, as well as in the foundations of general engineering and bioengineering. Students will also acquire knowledge in one area of specialization of bioengineering: 1) biological materials and biomechanics; 2) biomolecular and cellular engineering; or 3) biomedical, diagnostic and high throughput screening engineering.

Required Bioengineering Courses

39 credits

BIEN 200 Introduction to Bioengineering (2 credits)
BIEN 210 Electrical and Optical Properties of Biological Systems (3 credits)
BIEN 219 Introduction to Physical Molecular and Cell Biology (4 credits)
BIEN 290 Bioengineering Measurement Laboratory (3 credits)
BIEN 300 Thermodynamics in Bioengineering (3 credits)
BIEN 314 Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems 1 (3 credits)
BIEN 340 Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems 2 (3 credits)
BIEN 350 Biosignals, Systems and Control (4 credits)
BIEN 360 Physical Chemistry in Bioengineering (3 credits)
BIEN 390 Bioengineering Laboratory (3 credits)
BIEN 470D1 Bioengineering Design Project (3 credits)
BIEN 470D2 Bioengineering Design Project (3 credits)
BIEN 471 Bioengineering Research Project (2 credits)

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (142 credit hours)

Tuition fees
CAD$45,656.40 (US$ 36,091) per year
CAN $1,521.88 per credit hour
Start date

Expected January, September 2022


McGill University

Downtown Campus,

845 Sherbrooke Street West,


Quebec (QC),

H3A 0G4, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have Canadian high school or its equivalent.

English Language Scores:

  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (formerly Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)) - Certificate awarded with a Grade C or better.
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (formerly Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)) - Certificate awarded with a Grade B or better.
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - Overall band score of 70 or better; individual component scores of 60 or better.
  • Duolingo English Test (DET) - Score of 115 or better
  • IELTS: A band score of 6.5 or better; individual component scores of 6.0 or better.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): Overall score of 65 or better; individual component scores of 60 or better
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - Internet-based composite score (iBT) 90

Application Deadline: January 15.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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