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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

Student satisfaction helps drive McMaster higher in Maclean’s rankings

October 11, 2018 /  Department News

Student satisfaction helps drive McMaster higher in Maclean’s rankings

McMaster University has jumped two places to No. 4 on the Maclean’s annual rankings of Canadian universities, in the category for universities with a broad range of research and PhD programs, including medical schools.

A celebration of big ideas to create a brighter world

October 5, 2018 /  Department News

A celebration of big ideas to create a brighter world

On Thursday night, the Faculty of Engineering hosted their first ever Big Ideas Pitch Night at McMaster’s University Club.

Painting tool developed by McMaster iBioMed students wins national design award for accessibility

October 3, 2018 /  Department News

Painting tool developed by McMaster iBioMed students wins national design award for accessibility

Three students in McMaster’s Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences (iBioMed) program are taking a first-year class project to patent as first place winners of Universities Canada’s Innovative Design for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition.

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Events

Fall Preview 2018

October 27, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fall Preview 2018

Tour campus, visit display areas, and check out the iBioMed information sessions and booths to talk with current students, faculty, and staff!

Fall Preview 2018

November 17, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fall Preview 2018

Tour campus, visit display areas, and check out the iBioMed information sessions and booths to talk with current students, faculty, and staff!

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.

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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