Biomedical Engineers

(NOC 2148)


In general, you need a university degree in your chosen field of engineering.

You may also need a master's degree or doctorate in a related engineering field.

You need a licence from a provincial/territorial association of professional engineers to approve engineering drawings/reports and to practise as a professional engineer (P. Eng.).

As an engineer, you are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering, and after passing a professional practice examination.

With experience, you can move up the ranks to become a supervisor.

Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 3 in 20 have a graduate degree.

Degrees Associated with This Career


Useful Experience/Skills

Project management
Team project work
Proposal writing
Making presentations
Financial management
Committee work on industry ethics

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Computer-related courses

University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Biomedical Engineering Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Biomedical and Electrical Engineering Bachelor
Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering Bachelor
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Western University
London, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Electrical Engineering - Biomedical Signals and Systems Bachelor
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Middlesex University
The Burroughs, Hendon, England, GB

Related Program(s):
Biomedical Engineering Bachelor; Honours
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Swansea University - Graduate Programs
Swansea, Wales, GB

Related Program(s):
Medical Engineering Master
Medical Engineering (with a Year in Industry) Master; Co-op
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Modified on May 10, 2012