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U of C Engineering department opening its doors to Biology students

The Schulich School of Engineering is offering a new way to enter the University of Calgary engineering program for students who excel in Biology 30.

Starting this summer, they’re launching a pilot program to allow students with a passion for biology to enter engineering.  Applicants who apply to Engineering for fall 2019, will automatically be considered for this pilot program using Biology if admission with Physics is not granted.

Students admitted to Engineering with Biology will be part of a four-week Bioengineering Summer Institute course specifically designed to inspire engineering enthusiasts. It connects students’ strength in biology with biomedical engineering applications.  Through interactive and project based learning, students will be prepared with the necessary physics knowledge to succeed in engineering.

Biomedical engineers are transforming medicine by designing new adaptive technologies, improving diagnostic screening devices or helping find cures and treatments for major diseases. Strong students in biology and mathematics have traditionally been successful in engineering courses. 

The program has already been approved by the Schulich School of Engineering to go forward as a pilot in the summer of 2019. It is also currently being evaluated for permanent approval at the University of Calgary.

If you know of any excellent students who could benefit from our new Bioengineering Summer Institute, applicants to Engineering for fall 2019 will be automatically considered.

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