Biomedical Engineering encompasses a range of topics involving the application of engineering principles to both medicine and the life sciences. Biomedical Engineers are involved with the design and development of medical implants and assistive devices, new tools and therapeutic approaches to advance healthcare, improved diagnostic imaging and biosignal processing as well as basic research in the life sciences to improve our understanding of biophysical phenomena and physiological processes.
Interdisciplinary research in biomedical engineering has been undertaken for over 25 years at Queen’s University, but in separate engineering departments. The departments of chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering are now formally collaborating to provide a biomedical engineering program that allows graduate students to access courses and co-supervisors in each department, as well as courses in Anatomy, Cell Biology and Biochemistry.
The program is available to doctoral students and research masters students associated with the three member programs at Queen’s University.