Biomedical Engineering Technology

Program Code: 3407

School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Credential: Advanced Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 3 years/ 6 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Location: *Progress Campus


Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 3556

Centennial College’s Biomedical Engineering Technology program has been designed to meet the need for qualified professionals that has resulted from the merger between the biomedical equipment industry, and engineering and scientific disciplines.

These collaborations have created innovations beneficial to both the healthcare system and society that require the industry to meet the challenge of providing a range of quality products.

Providing an optimum balance between theory and hands-on labs, this Biomedical Engineering Technology program will cover various principles in the design of medical equipment, rehabilitation and health improvement devices, including:

  • Electronics
  • Microcontrollers
  • Computer
  • Engineering
  • Chemical
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Gaining technical problem solving skills, you will be prepared for a challenging career in which artificial organs, prostheses and medical instruments wouldn’t exist without biomedical engineering.

Please note: Qualified college or university graduates with a background in electronics gain direct admission into semester three of this three-year program and receive their Biomedical Engineering Technology advanced diploma in four semesters (program #3427, #3437 (co-op)).

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-160/COMM-161 College Communications 1 Progress Campus
ETEC-101 Electronics Lab Instrumentation & Techniques Progress Campus
ETEC-102 Digital Electronics Progress Campus
ETEC-103 Electric Circuits Progress Campus
ETEC-104 Introduction to Electronic Systems and Problem Solving Progress Campus
MATH-170 Technology Mathematics 2 Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
ETEC-121 Electronic Devices Progress Campus
ETEC-122 Digital Systems Progress Campus
ETEC-123 Electric Circuit Analysis Progress Campus
ETEC-128 C/C++ Programming Progress Campus
GNED-212 Ethics in Technology and the Environment Progress Campus
MATH-180 Technology Mathematics 3 Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
BTEC-106 Biomedical Physiology Progress Campus
BTEC-211 Medical Signal Processing Progress Campus
BTEC-212 Microbiology and Infection Control Progress Campus
ETEC-201 Electronic Circuits Progress Campus
ETEC-206 RF Communications Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
BTEC-221 Medical Instrumentation Progress Campus
BTEC-222 Dialysis & Water Treatment Progress Campus
BTEC-313 Medical Imaging Systems Progress Campus
ETEC-202 Microcontroller Programming and Interfacing Progress Campus
ETEC-203 Measurement and Instrumentation Progress Campus
ETEC-221 Electronic Applications Progress Campus
Semester 5
Course Code Course Title Location
BTEC-227 Biomedical Research and Develoment Progress Campus
BTEC-311 Computer Networking in Healthcare Progress Campus
BTEC-321 Advanced Topics in Biomedical Engineering Progress Campus
BTEC-325 Biomedical Product Sales & Services Progress Campus
ENGL-250 Report Writing in a Technical Environment Progress Campus
ETEC-224 System Integration Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
Semester 6
Course Code Course Title Location
BTEC-312 Biomechanics Progress Campus
BTEC-314 Photonics Progress Campus
BTEC-322 Advanced Dialysis Technology Progress Campus
BTEC-327 Biomedical Capstone Project Progress Campus
EMPS-101 Employment Skills Progress Campus
ETEC-222 Applications with Microcontrollers Progress Campus
ETEC-324 Wireless Networks and Applications Progress Campus

Program Highlights

  • You will gain hands-on experience with a wide range of high-tech equipment.
  • The Biomedical Engineering Technology program has its own Biomedical Student Club.
  • The program is part of an active student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

Articulation Agreements

Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow students to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College. Our partners include:

  • Algoma University, Ontario
  • Davenport University, USA
  • Ryerson University, Ontario
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Ontario 
  • University of Windsor, Ontario 

Professional Associations

You will be eligible to receive Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) and Certified Biomedical Engineering Technologist (CBET) certifications, which are important to a long-lasting career.


  • The Biomedical Engineering Technology program has met the national technology accreditation requirements established by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and, as such, has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).


Please note: The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body — not by Centennial College. In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.

Career Outlook

  • Bioengineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Biomedical Technologist

Academic Requirements

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to For more information go to Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.