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Health, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship

The Health, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship (HESE) program is a five-year program where students are required to complete core project and design-based courses from the iBioMed program in addition to courses that integrate Business and Engineering.

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Thinking about iBioMed's HESE program? Get an in-depth look and see what our students have to say!

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What is HESE?

The HESE program integrates business and engineering concepts such as organizational behaviour, leadership, finance and marketing, discovery, validation, design thinking and more!

In groups, students create real-world solutions for unmet needs in clinical and healthcare fields. Some examples of past student projects include a device that detects early signs of a heart attack, eye glasses that vibrate when a driver is falling asleep at the wheel and apps that offer guided movements for physiotherapy patients.

Students have the opportunity to work with real clients from within the community, and design solutions are shared by teams throughout the school year in the forms of poster sessions, presentations and at the iBioMed Final Showcase. Read about last year's Final Showcase projects.

What are the courses like?

IBEHS 2E06 Health and Engineering Entrepreneurship I

These courses will explore the concepts of human-centred design, foresight, and systems design as central to discovering and defining health problems. Students will develop capabilities in creative confidence and collaboration through group projects using a design thinking process.

IBEHS 3E06 Health and Engineering Entrepreneurship II

The course will continue to explore the concepts of entrepreneurship beginning with core curriculum integrated from organizational behaviour, leadership, finance and marketing, discovery, validation and design thinking. Students will work in groups on the creation of value from problems in the health and engineering disciplines as these developed from IBEHS 2E06 A/B.

IBEHS 4E06 Health and Engineering Entrepreneurship III

The course will explore the concepts of entrepreneurship beginning with core curriculum integrated from organizational behaviour, leadership, finance and marketing, discovery, validation and design thinking. Students will work in groups on the creation of value from problems in the health and engineering disciplines as these developed from IBEHS 3E06 A/B.

2R00, 3R00, 4R00 and 5R06 Current Research Initiatives

Students will attend and document 6-12 additional learning opportunities each year. This may include health science rounds and seminars in any faculty at any university. It may also include attending national or international meetings in the heath science, business or engineering domains. The content of this process may inform activities in the Health Entrepreneurship courses and learning portfolios will be used for evaluation. 

IBEHS 5E15 Health and Engineering Entrepreneurship (Capstone)

This course provides an opportunity for students to integrate and apply learning from the previous four years of the program. Projects and proposals from Health and Entrepreneurship courses will achieve maturity and will be examined by faculty members and members of the business, engineering and health communities outside the university. The final focus will be on quality entrepreneurship with the potential for high impact.

Meet our students!