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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!


The 99%+ Club

October 8, 2019 /  Department News

The 99%+ Club

Innovative programs, leading research, an ethos of collaboration and an international reputation for excellence and impact have brought an increasing number of the country’s top students to McMaster engineering. Many of them can boast of near-perfect admission averages.

MacChangers project leads to healthcare-focused startup

October 7, 2019 /  Department News

MacChangers project leads to healthcare-focused startup

iBioMed students start company to improve hospital referral system.

McMaster Engineering climbs in Maclean's best university engineering programs rankings

October 6, 2019 /  Department News

McMaster Engineering climbs in Maclean's best university engineering programs rankings

The Faculty ranked 6th in Canada in magazine's annual higher education rankings, up one spot from last year.

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Fall Preview 2019

October 26 - 16, 2019

Fall Preview 2019

Save the date! Our 2019 Fall Preview open houses will take place on Saturday, October 26 and Saturday, November 16, 2019.

IBEHS 1P10 Fall Showcase

December 4, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

IBEHS 1P10 Fall Showcase

Interested in seeing what the first year iBioMed students have been up to? Come check us out during our Showcase!

Backpack to Briefcase: Alumni & Student Networking Event

January 22, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:00 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


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