Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
The Biomedical Engineering Technology (Co-op) program prepares you to combine engineering with medicine to play a part in transforming lives, with the added bonus of work experience prior to graduation.
In this School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science program, you gain an optimal balance between theory and hands-on labs. Biomedical Engineering Technology courses integrate various biomedical engineering principles, including electronics, micro-controllers, computers, chemistry, biology, medicine, health and engineering in the design of medical equipment, rehabilitation and health improvement devices — all while teaching technical problem-solving skills.
The program, as it prepares you for a challenging career with the latest technology, will continue to evolve to reflect the ever-growing innovations.
In addition to covering all of these topics and the newest industry developments, you benefit from a co-op option that enhances your education with three terms as a paid employee in the field.
In the biomedical equipment industry, engineering and scientific disciplines merge, resulting in innovations that are beneficial to both the healthcare system and society. Firms in this industry must now meet the challenge of providing a range of quality products. As a result, there will be a greater need for qualified professionals.
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 plus two work terms (program #3427, #3437 (co-op version)).
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
|Course Code||Course Title|
|AMEG-212||Applied Ethics in Technology and the Environment|
|BTEC-211||Medical Signal Processing|
|BTEC-212||Microbiology and Infection Control|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
|GNED-500||Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action|
|MATH-282||Math for Biomedical Engineering Technology|
|Course Code||Course Title|
|BTEC-315||Biomedical Instrument Troubleshooting|
|BTEC-322||Advanced Dialysis Technology|
|BTEC-327||Biomedical Capstone Project|
|ETEC-222||Applications with Microcontrollers|
|ETEC-324||Wireless Networks and Applications|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
- The Biomedical Engineering Technology (Co-op) program teaches practical application of a wide range of high-tech equipment.
- This program provides you with the opportunity for three paid co-op work terms.
- Work experience takes place in hospitals, medical equipment companies, pharmaceutical companies and rehabilitation facilities.
- The program has its own Biomedical Student Club. It also has an active student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in an articulated program with select universities. These partnerships will allow them to apply academic credit towards further study.
The Biomedical Technology (Co-op) program's educational partner is:
- Athabasca University (science degree)
Graduates of this Toronto Biomedical Technology program will be eligible for the Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) and Certified Biomedical Engineering Technologist (CBET) certifications.
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.
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).
- Biomedical engineer
- Engineering technologist
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
- English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
- Mathematics Grade 11 M or U, or 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment for Admission
- Minimum of 80% of courses completed from year one
- A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-170/171
- A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of Semester 2 (this must be maintained for the duration of the program)
- Students must be legally eligible to work in Canada
- Students who meet the above prerequisites will apply to transfer to the co-op program at the end of Semester 2
- Academically qualified students who are accepted into the program will register for COOP221 in Semester 3
Note: Meeting the minimum co-op program requirements does not guarantee admission into the co-op program.
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
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 Ontariocolleges.ca. 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 Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca 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 Ontariocolleges.ca.
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 Ontariocolleges.ca.
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 Ontariocolleges.ca 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 my.centennialcollege.ca.
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.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Incidental Fees||Total|