Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering – Faculty of Engineering

Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering

A unique integrated program delivered jointly by the Faculties of Engineering and Health Sciences, fusing Mechatronics with biomedical engineering to create smart, integrated systems.

4 years
Bachelor of Engineering & Biomedical Engineering (Co-op Available)
Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences (iBioMed)


Interdisciplinary skills

The demands of current and future technologies requires that engineers have interdisciplinary skills. 

Future leaders

The breadth of education will not only provide skills in the short term, but will enable engineers to effectively adapt to rapidly shifting technologies in the long term.

Admission requirements

Academic Prerequisites

This is an above level 1 specialization that requires successful completion of the iBioMed 1 (IBEHS1) general first year.

Use the Future Students admissions tool for entry requirements.

Co-op and experiential learning

Experiential learning provides students with hands-on opportunities beyond the traditional lecture-style format to gain valuable experience.

The Engineering Co-op Program is an optional program which provides you with the opportunity to work in real engineering positions before you graduate. The Undergraduate Co-op Program is administered by the Engineering Co-op and Career Services Department (ECCS).

Example employers:

  • Advanced MicroDevices (AMD)
  • Microsoft
  • Bell Canada
  • Evertz Microsystems
  • IBM Canada
  • Ford Motor Company of Canada
  • Toronto Hydro Corporation
  • ArcelorMittal
  • CIBC Canadian Imperial Bank of Canada

Learn more about co-op.

McMaster Engineering has many engineering clubs, teams and societies you can join to enhance your practical knowledge and soft skills, provide support, or give you the chance to explore new activities. Clubs are an enjoyable way to enrich your student life and contribute to your social development and academic success.

  • PhaseOne (formerly HackItMAC)
  • McMaster SumoBot Club
  • MacACM
  • McMaster Solar Car Project
  • Arduino Club

Learn more about clubs, groups and teams.

The iBioMed program at McMaster provides hands-on learning from the start, with students tackling real-world projects, pitching ideas, and building prototypes. They progress through project-based courses, culminating in a comprehensive Capstone Design Project, and showcase their work in iBioMed Showcases. This practical experience, captured in personalized portfolios, equips them with leadership skills and a problem-solving mindset, making them excellent candidates for co-op positions and future leadership roles.

Explore iBioMed courses

Example career paths:

  • Robotics and automation
  • Electro-mechanical design and devices
  • Embedded control systems
  • Flexible manufacturing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Renewable energy
  • Medical devices
  • Entrepreneur

Research areas:

  • Robotics
  • Intelligent control systems
  • Sensor technology
  • Autonomous systems
  • Human-machine interaction
  • AI and machine learning
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Wearable technology
  • Energy hearvesting
  • Micro/nano systems

How to apply

Understand every step, from applying, to accepting your offer and joining us on campus!

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