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Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences (IBEHS) Program


Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning, Room 3515, ext. 28347

http://ibiomed.mcmaster.ca/

Faculty as of January 15, 2022

CO-DIRECTORS

Michelle L. MacDonald/B.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Gregory R. Wohl/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Calgary), P.Eng.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Colin McDonald/B.Sc., Ph.D. (Western Ontario), P.Eng.

PROGRAM MANAGER

Alexa Béhar-Bannelier/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.

All Level I students who wish to be reviewed for admission to a Level II program in the Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences (IBEHS) program for the following Fall/Winter term must submit an Application of Admission to Level II through MOSAIC by the University stated deadline. Students in the IBEHS program must rank both degree options in order of preference, and are permitted to rank up to twelve program choices in total. Rank ordering must be done very carefully because once admitted to a program, no further consideration is given to lower ranked choices.

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 Level II programs are limited enrollment and entry into a Level II program is competitive. The admission into each Level II program is determined by the Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) and order of ranked programs. All McMaster University courses completed (including electives and upper year courses) are calculated into Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) up to the time of Level II program admission review. Grades earned in summer school, after program admission review, will not change student Level II program eligibility. A student in IBEHS I with a Grade Point Average (GPA) less than 4.0 can no longer continue in the Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences (IBEHS) program.

Students must follow the program requirements of the Calendar in effect when they enter 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.
Transferring to Graduate with a B.H.Sc. Degree from the B.H.Sc. (Honours) Health, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship (HESE) stream of the Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences Program

Students who successfully complete at least 90 units including all admission requirements and program-specific course requirements up to the end of at least Level III of the B.H.Sc. (Honours) Health, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship (HESE) stream of the Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences Program, with a minimum Grade Point Average of 4.0 may request permission from the Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences office for transfer to graduate with the B.H.Sc. (exit) degree.

Transferring to Graduate with a B.A.Sc. Degree from one of the B.Eng.BME Biomedical Engineering programs of the Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences Program

Students who successfully complete at least 90 units including all admission requirements and program-specific course requirements up to the end of at least Level III of one of the B.Eng.BME Biomedical Engineering programs of the Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences Program, with a minimum Grade Point Average of 4.0 may request permission from the Office of the Associate Dean of Engineering (Academic) for transfer to graduate with the B.A.Sc. (exit) degree.

IBEHS I:

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: