PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: BMTY
  • Program length: Six semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Science & Engineering Technology (SET)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Waitlisted Waitlisted: September 2017
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WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY:

The in-depth and technical hands-on experience in this program provided me with the necessary tools, skills and experience demanded for success as [...]

Derrick Murphy
Biomedical Engineering Technology
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Biomedical Engineering Technology

Biomedical Engineering Technology

Biomedical Engineering Technology

Biomedical Engineering Technology

Biomedical Engineering Technology

The health-care industry in Canada and around the world is growing rapidly with the use of sophisticated electronic, computer-controlled and networked equipment that is now the norm. With the skills required to install, test, maintain and manage the life cycle of critical medical equipment, biomedical engineering technologists are an essential part of an allied health-care team.

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Program Description

The health-care industry in Canada and around the world is growing exponentially. The use of sophisticated electronic, computer-controlled and networked equipment has created a demand for specialized, well trained graduates with a focus on the biomedical applications of electronic engineering technology.

This program will prepare you to meet the growing demand for the installation, testing, calibration, preventative maintenance, sales and management of electronic and computer-controlled medical equipment and systems as an integral part of the health-care team. You will gain valuable hands-on experience in the methods and instrumentation used in health care.

Durham College’s Biomedical Engineering Technology lab is fully equipped including:

  • Anesthesia equipment
  • Bedside and central monitoring
  • Dialysis machines
  • Infusion pumps
  • Patient monitor information and database systems
  • Physiological measurement devices

You will work with a variety of biomedical patient simulators and test and measurement devices in addition to the technologies found in our fully equipped electronics repair department.

Employers repeatedly require the functional expertise of our graduates. The program covers:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Biomedical devices and systems
  • Biomedical instrumentation
  • Physics
  • Computers and networking
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Dialysis
  • Project-based learning of electronic circuits and systems
  • Report writing
  • Risk management
  • Safety standards
  • Theory with hands-on practical experience
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Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (MCT4C) (alternate available)
  • Grade 11 biology (C, M or U)
  • Physics and chemistry (C, M or U) (recommended)

Alternate mathematics entrance opportunity

If you apply to this program with an alternate mathematics credit as listed below, completed or in progress, you will be considered for admission.

Alternate math credit:

  • MHF4U
  • MFM4U
  • MCB4U
  • MCV4U
  • MGA4U
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Career Options

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • Biomedical engineering technologist
  • Dialysis technologist
  • Engineering technologist
  • Field service representative
  • Installation technician
  • Medical engineering technologist
  • Medical technologist
  • Nephrology technician
  • Service technician
  • Technical consultant
  • Technical service representative

WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

  • Hospitals
  • Independent service providers
  • Medical equipment manufacturers
  • Medical laboratories
  • Regulatory authorities
  • Technical sales and support organizations
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Course List & Descriptions

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.

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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Tuition$2,851$12,622
Compulsory Ancillary

$1,141

$1,541
Program Incidental$180$180
Total Fees:$4,171$14,343

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Field Placement

Your learning experience will be complemented by a field placement at the end of your third year, which will enable you to utilize your newly acquired skills and gain valuable industry-related experience. Each student will have slightly different experiences working with medical devices and health-care professionals.

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W. GARFIELD WESTON FOUNDATION AWARD

Students applying to this program may be eligible to apply for the W. Garfield Weston Foundation Award. Qualified recipients of the award will receive $5,000 per year, for up to two years, including $1,500 for tuition and $3,500 for other expenses such as travel, food, books, tools and supplies. For more information, please visit the award page.

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PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: BMTY
  • Program length: Six semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Science & Engineering Technology (SET)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Waitlisted Waitlisted: September 2017
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