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Undergraduate Calendar 2018-2019 
Undergraduate Calendar 2018-2019 [-ARCHIVED CALENDAR-]

Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences (IBEHS) Program

Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning, Room 3513, ext. 27371


Faculty as of January 15, 2018


Hubert de Bruin/B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D (McMaster), P.Eng.
Michelle L. MacDonald/B.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)


Alexa Huang/B.Com. (Honours) (McMaster)

The Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences (IBEHS) Programs are offered jointly by the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Health Sciences. These programs lead to the B.Eng.BME or a B.H.Sc. (Honours) degree. 

At McMaster, IBEHS students take a common Level I program comprising Mathematics, Materials, Physics, Chemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Graphics Design, Introduction to Professional Engineering and Design, Computation and complementary studies electives. The specialized programs are entered at Level II. Courses offered by the IBEHS program include two types of elective courses, which are governed by regulations, as follows:

  • Complementary Studies Electives are broadening courses with subject matter that deals with central issues, methodologies and thought processes of the humanities and social sciences. In addition to ENGINEER 4A03 , or equivalent, complementary studies electives are required in the IBEHS program.
  • IBEHS Technical Electives are approved courses offered by the Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences program or various departments throughout the University in subjects relevant to the particular program. A list is available on the program website.


Level II program(s) leading to the B.Eng.BME degree include:

Level II program(s) leading to the B.H.Sc. (Honours) degree include: