Biomedical Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)

Program Details

  • Program Code:3407
  • School:School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
  • Credential:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program
  • Program Length:3 years/ 6 semesters

Program Availability

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Program Overview

Program Overview

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Centennial College's Biomedical Engineering Technology program has been designed to meet the need for qualified professionals caused by the merger between the biomedical equipment industry and the engineering and scientific disciplines. These collaborations have created beneficial innovations for both health care and society, and require the industry to meet the challenge of offering a range of quality products. Artificial organs, prostheses and medical instruments wouldn't exist without biomedical engineering.

Providing an optimum balance between theory and hands-on labs, this engineering program will cover various principles in the design of medical equipment, rehabilitation and health improvement devices. Among them will be: 

  • Electronics
  • Microcontrollers
  • Computers
  • Engineering
  • Chemical
  • Biology
  • Medicine

The technical problem-solving skills you'll gain will prepare you for a challenging career. 

Please note: Qualified college or university graduates with a background in electronics can gain direct admission into Semester 3 of this three-year program and receive their Biomedical Engineering Technology advanced diploma in four semesters (program #3427) or four semesters plus two work terms with the co-op option (program #3437).

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Program Highlights

  • You 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 of the Biomedical Engineering Technology program may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow you to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College.

Please note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.

  • Algoma University, Ontario
  • Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia
  • Davenport University, USA
  • Ryerson University, Ontario

Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.

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.

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

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

Additional Requirements

Co-op Option

Co-op Option

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Co-op Option

The co-op option in this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you complete three work terms as an employee in the field. This experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but will also provide valuable contacts for your future career.

To participate in programs with optional co-op, students will typically complete an application process in the second semester of their studies, and if academically qualified, may be admitted to the co-op program. Academically qualified students who are accepted into the program will register for the co-op preparation course as scheduled. When you graduate, your diploma will highlight the co-op credential.

Co-op Requirements

  • 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 (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 as scheduled

Note: Meeting the minimum co-op program requirements does not guarantee admission into the co-op program.

Co-op Model Route

Fall Semester Intake
Fall Semester 1
Winter Semester 2
Summer Break
Fall Semester 3
Winter Co-op Work Term 1
Summer Semester 4
Fall Co-op Work Term 2
Winter Semester 5
Summer Co-op Work Term 3
Fall Semester 6
Winter Semester Intake
Winter Semester 1
Summer Semester 2
Fall Semester 3
Winter Co-op Work Term 1
Summer Semester 4
Fall Co-op Work Term 2
Winter Semester 5
Summer Co-op Work Term 3
Fall Semester 6

Learn more about co-op programs.

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

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.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

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.

International Students

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 Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2019.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,721.00 $1,615.35 $4,336.35
International $15,437.50 $2,124.35 $17,561.85

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