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Degree Options:

(B.H.Sc. (Hons) Co-op Optional)

Health, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship (HESE) Specialization

The Health, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship 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.

Current Student Inquiries:

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Phone:
+1 905.525.9140 x 27371
Office:
MDCL 3510
Future Student Information

Overview

  • Integrates engineering, health sciences and entrepreneurship, creating a hybrid graduate that interacts with clinicians, researchers and patients

  • Health and Engineering Entrepreneurship courses from level II to V integrate business and engineering concepts including: organizational behaviour, leadership, finance and marketing, discovery, validation, design thinking, and more

  • Students will work in groups on the creation of value from problems in the health and engineering disciplines, learning how to develop a concept and market it

Admission Requirements

Admission to either the B.H.Sc. (Honours) Health, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship (HESE) specialization or the B.Eng.BME Biomedical Engineering (BME) specialization requires successful completion of all non-elective Level I IBEHS courses with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0. 

All students who successfully complete the first year of the program will have a space in one of the two degree options.  As enrolment is limited in each of the two degree options (HESE or BME), where there is more demand than spaces, competition will be based on first-year academic achievement.

Students seeking admission to the BME specialization will be admitted to one of eight Level II Engineering programs (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Engineering Physics, Materials, Mechanical, Mechatronics, or Software).  Admission to a Level II Engineering program is guaranteed for all students who meet the general progress requirements.  All engineering programs have limited enrolment; should there be more applicants than the limiting number in any program, admission to that program will be based on GPA.

Students who do not meet the requirements to proceed to Level II in May will have a Pending flag put on their allocation.  The Pending flag will be removed in August if the student completes the requirements over the summer.

Notes

As well as completing the academic requirements as specified in this Calendar, students in a Co-op program must complete IBEHS 1EE0. IBEHS 2EC0 will be added to the academic record for each 4 month work term.

Co-op and Experiential Learning

 

Students enrolled in either the BME or HESE stream at McMaster will have the opportunity to apply for co-op positions.
Co-op placements are flexible and can be taken up at any time.  

  • Co-op is offered for both degree options 

  • Students are able to add co-op at any time up to the end of their penultimate year of studies

  • A minimum of 12 months of relevant work experience is required to receive your co-op designation

For maximum flexibility, options include:

  • 4 month summer work-terms

  • 8 to 16 month continuous internships

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