The School of Biomedical Engineering along with the faculties of Applied Science and Medicine are pleased to announce that the undergraduate program in biomedical engineering (BME) has been approved by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education. The program is offered at the Vancouver campus.

Students interested in the biomedical engineering program should select the Bachelor of Applied Science (engineering) on the UBC admission application. The Faculty of Applied Science will notify applicants at a later time if an additional application will be required. Please refer to BME FAQs for the most up-to-date information.

The new biomedical engineering program is offered in addition to a biomedical option available in the Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. For details on the biomedical option, visit Biomedical Engineering Options.

Please review BME FAQs if you have any questions.

Pre-BME Path

The pre-BME path launched in fall 2018 and will offer students an opportunity to follow a path which is a slight modification on the standard first year BASc program. The path is designed to provide organized access to courses that are pre-requisites for the 2nd year BME program.

Students in the PBME path will have courses that vary slightly from the Standard Timetable (STT) in the following way:

Standard Time Table (STT) Pre-BME Timetable
APSC 100, 101, 160 APSC 100, 160,
BMEG 101, 102
CHEM 154 CHEM 121, 123
ENGL 1121 ENGL 1121
MATH 100, 101, 152 MATH 100, 101, 152
PHYS 157, 158, 159, 170 PHYS 157, 158, 170
Humanities or Social Science elective  

Or another first-year English Course.

Applying for a P-BME timetable

Applications for 2018W are now closed.

All students with first year standing are eligible to complete a supplementary application for approval to register in a P-BME timetable.  There are a limited number of timetables and selection is competitive. Submission of the supplementary application does not guarantee that you will be granted permission to register in a PBME timetable.

Note: Biology 11, 12 or equivalent is strongly recommend, but is not required.

Application Process, Deadlines & Forms:

Applications for 2019W will open in April. More information will be made available at that time. 


2nd Year Placement into BME

Importantly, acceptance into the pre-BME path does not guarantee students placement in the BME program in 2nd year. However, students in the PBME path will be eligible for priority placement as noted in the BME FAQs.



For questions please contact Engineering Student Services.