St. George Campus, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Engineering Minor

In addition to academic programs in Core 8 subjects/TrackOne and Engineering Science, undergraduate Engineering students may pursue a number of minors and certificates that add breadth and depth to their academic careers.

The Faculty offers paths to gain minors in engineering disciplines such as Environmental Engineering, Sustainable Energy and Bioengineering and certificate programs such as Entrepreneurship and Global Engineering. In addition, Engineering students may pursue minors offered by Departments in the Faculty of Arts & Science.

The Bioengineering Minor was designed for undergraduate Engineering students who are interested in learning more about biology and its application to engineering. Our definition of bioengineering is broad, reaching to all areas where engineering and biology intersect. This includes bioprocess engineering, environmental microbiology, biomaterials, tissue engineering, bioelectricity, systems biology, biomedical imaging, biomechanical engineering, nanotechnology related to medicine and the environment, and engineering design for human interfaces.

Students who successfully complete the Bioengineering Minor will be better prepared for careers in the following industries or organizations: pharmaceutical, medical devices, medical diagnostics, health care delivery, agriculture, forestry, management of natural resources (e.g. water, land, oil, minerals), regulatory and policy development, sustainable energy generation, transportation, waste management, bioremediation, biomaterials, bio-mechanical devices, bioinformatics, medicine.

All Engineering undergraduates are eligible to enrol in this minor, except Engineering Science students in the Biomedical Engineering Option.