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Program Information

School:University of Guelph
Faculty:School of Engineering
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Description:Students interested in problems requiring the application of knowledge from both the biological sciences and engineering will find a challenge as a Biological Engineer. This field of engineering is the application of principles, methods and concepts of biology to systems and tools, ranging in scale from molecular to ecosystem level. This field combines engineering principles with life sciences to design creative solutions for biological systems, with applications ranging from pharmaceutical and food manufacturing, bioconversions to reduce waste, and production of sustainable, bio-based materials. For example, a Biological Engineer concentrating on biotechnology might design and manage bioreactors to improve their productivity. A Biological Engineering graduate can pursue a career in a number of exciting fields, including food safety, bio-instrumentation, diagnostics and sensorics in bio-systems, biomechanics and ergonomics.
URL:Biological Engineering at University of Guelph
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $10,229
International: $38,611
Scholarships:1

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*84 to 89
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 

Applicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), with ENG4U, Advanced Functions, Calculus and Vectors, 2 courses from: biology, chemistry, physics, and 1 additional course.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 89] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70]

To view all accepted English language proficiency standardized tests, please visit: https://admission.uoguelph.ca/englprof

Application Notes : To view all accepted English language proficiency standardized tests, please visit: https://admission.uoguelph.ca/englprof
Additional Admission Requirements:
    To be eligible to continue in the Co-op program, students must meet a minimum 70% cumulative average requirement after second semester, as well as meet all work term requirements. Please refer to the Co-operative Education program policy with respect to work term performance grading, work term report grading and program completion requirements.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on December 22, 2020

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