Prospective Students

Why Biomedical Engineering at U of T?

Biomedical Engineering represents the number one growth industry in the U.S. and Canada, contributing to health care products and services which generate approximately 11% of Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP) (> 13% in the US), and showing a projected 72% job growth rate by the US Department of Labor. In 2012, Canadian companies in the health care sector led the Toronto Stock Exchange with 20% Year-To-Date growth.

Spanning ten major hospitals and three faculties – Applied Science & Engineering, Medicine and Dentistry – in the heart of Canada’s biomedical hub, the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) at the University of Toronto is Canada’s oldest and most established biomedical engineering program. With its focus on a solid foundation of engineering skills, hand-on learning environments and entrepreneurial translation in a uniquely collaborative environment, IBBME offers graduate students an unparalleled opportunity to fast track into a career in biomedical engineering. Whether on the clinical translation side, in medical school, academia, industry, or government, IBBME mentors its students towards professionalism, excellence, and innovation.

The Path of the Biomedical Engineer

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