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Biological Engineering

University of Guelph
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
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33,551 CAD

Program description

Biological Engineering

Combine engineering principles with life sciences to design creative solutions for biological systems. Explore biological engineering with our interdisciplinary curriculum, including areas such as pharmaceutical and food manufacturing; bioinstrumentation and biosensing and production of sustainable, bio-based materials. Be prepared for an exciting career full of opportunity in a vast number of related fields.

Biological Engineers combine their knowledge of life sciences with engineering principles to design and control biological processes and systems with the aim of enhancing human, animal and plant life.

Biological Engineers work with the most complex machines in the world - living organisms. Guelph's cutting-edge Biological Engineering program focuses on fundamentals in bio-materials science, bio-systems analysis, instrumentation and control systems. You can tailor your program to explore interests in the production of renewable fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel or sustainable bioplastics made from plant materials, the extraction and stabilization of nutraceuticals to provide health benefits or manufacturing in the food and beverage industries.

Admission requirements

Admission to semester one of a degree program and General Studies is available in the Fall semester only. A semester one degree applicant is defined as one who will receive fewer than 2.00 transfer credits upon admission.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

First Year

Fall Semsester

  • General Chemistry I
  • Calculus I
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Engineering and Design I
  • Physics with Applications

Winter Semester

  • General Chemistry II
  • Calculus II
  • Engineering Mechanics I
  • Introductory Electricity and Magnetism
  • Introduction to Programming

Beyond First Year

In addition to the interdisciplinary courses, below are a few courses specific to Biological Engineering. For descriptions of these courses, please consult the current Undergraduate Calendar.

  • Electrical devices
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Bio-instrumentation design
  • Bioreactor design
  • Bio-materials

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for Canadian Students/Permanent Residents - $6,091 per year and for International Students - $24,300 - 33,551 per year

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Career opportunities

As a Biological Engineer, you can work in a wide variety of fields including design ergonomics, pharmaceutical production, food production, biomaterials and conversions, medical equipment design, or in research. Our graduates also pursue further education in food engineering, biomedical engineering, or in professional programs such as medicine or dentistry.

  • Research Associates
  • Clinical Engineer
  • Human Factors Analyst
  • Energy Manager

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About this institute

University of Guelph

University of Guelph

The University of Guelph is ranked as one of Canada’s top comprehensive universities, with top marks in student experience. No matter where you're from, once you enrol at U of G, you’re part of a community – a network of...

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Why study at University of Guelph

A few highlights...

  • Top marks for Student Experience (Maclean's, 2019)
  • Oldest Veterinary medicine degree in North America and ranked #7 worldwide in Veterinary Sciences (QS World University Rankings, 2019)
  • 90.15% of our grads are employed within 6 months of graduation
  • Experiential learning and co-op opportunities available in many of our undergraduate degrees
  • One of the world's top 400 universities (Time Higher Education, 2012-2017)
  • Five star ranking and ranked in the top 20 universities in Canada (QS World University Rankings 2019)

Contact info

University of Guelph

50 Stone Road East
N1G 2W1 Guelph Ontario

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