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What is iBioMed?

At McMaster University, we’re transforming healthcare challenges into a new learning experience with the Integrated Biomedical Engineering & 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.

Learn all about iBioMed!

IBEHS 1 and Admissions

The Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences program has a common first year, also known as IBEHS 1.  This allows students to explore all degree path options before choosing a focus stream of either the Bachelor of Engineering and Biomedical Engineering (B.Eng. BME) or Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences in Health Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship (B.H.Sc.).  During the first year of study, iBioMed students develop a solid foundation in math and science, with a focus on biomedical engineering and the health science applications and are able to build a personal network of peers before moving to their level two streams.

Learn about the Admission process, from required courses and timelines to the Supplementary Application.

Learn all about IBEHS 1 and the Admission Process!

News

Tributes given to educational innovator Del Harnish

November 26, 2018 /  Department News

Tributes given to educational innovator Del Harnish

Delsworth Harnish, vice-dean of undergraduate education for the Faculty of Health Sciences, has died after a short illness. Harnish established unique programs including the Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences program known as iBioMed with the Faculty of Engineering.

6 tips for startup success from McMaster Engineering innovators

November 12, 2018 /  Department News

6 tips for startup success from McMaster Engineering innovators

Are you looking to build your big idea into a start-up success? In recognition of Global Entrepreneurship Week, accomplished McMaster Engineering innovators and up and coming student startups share valuable advice for budding entrepreneurs.

Engineering, meet Anatomy

October 26, 2018 /  Department News

Engineering, meet Anatomy

iBioMed combines the best parts of McMaster University’s health sciences and engineering programs. This year our inaugural class started to dive deeper into the world of health sciences, so we took some time to check out McMaster’s Anatomy Lab!

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Events

Backpack to Briefcase: Alumni & Student Networking Event

January 23, 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Backpack to Briefcase: Alumni & Student Networking Event

Are you a student looking for mentorship and support? Alumni share their experiences to prepare you for your future years at McMaster and beyond.

Women in Engineering Industry Night - 2019

February 4, 2019, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Women in Engineering Industry Night - 2019

Join us for our Women in Engineering Industry Night Q&A Panel!

Kipling 2019

March 29, 2019, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Kipling 2019

The next Iron ring ceremony will take place on Friday March 29th, 2019.

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Co-op and Careers

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.

Engineering Co-op and Career Services (ECCS)

Students in the iBioMed program will have Co-op and Career Services available through the Faculty of Engineering.

As for all engineering disciplines at McMaster, students in our programmes have the opportunity of applying for an industrial internship. If successful, the student typically is employed on industrial placement from the May following his/her third year in the academic programmes and returns to school for Level 4 in September of the following year.  

Engineering Co-op and Career Services (ECCS) is a joint venture between the McMaster Engineering Society and the Faculty of Engineering.  

 Visit the Engineering Co-op and Career Services Website  

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