Curriculum: Biomedical Engineering

Core courses and typical schedule

A typical schedule for this option is provided below. Please consult official degree requirements in the university calendar for more details.

NOTE: This curriculum is for students who entered the Engineering Science program in fall 2013 or later.  Students who entered the program prior to fall 2013 should follow the curriculum posted here.

Year 1 (Standard schedule)

Term 1, Fall Term 2, Spring Term 3, Summer
CMPT 128-3  Intro to Computing Science & Programming for Engineers ENSC 180-3 Introduction to Engineering Analysis
CHEM 121-4 General Chemistry & Lab
MATH 152-3
Calculus II PHYS 121-3 Optics, Electricity, and Magnetism
ENSC 100(W)-3 Engineering, Science, and Society MATH 232-3
Applied Linear Algebra MATH 310-3 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations
ENSC 105W-3 Process, Form and
Convention in Professional Genres
PHYS 120-3
Mechanics and Modern Physics CMPL I First Complementary Studies Elective
ENSC 120-2 Introduction to Electronics Laboratory Instruments
       
MATH 151-3 Calculus I - or MATH 150        

Year 1 (Advanced schedule)

Term 1, Fall Term 2, Spring Term 3, Summer
CMPT 128-3  Intro to Computing Science & Programming for Engineers ENSC 180-3 Introduction to Engineering Analysis
 
MATH 152-3
Calculus II
ENSC 100W-3 Engineering, Science, and Society MATH 232-3
Applied Linear Algebra
ENSC 105W-3 Process, Form and
and Convention in Professional Genres
PHYS 121-3
Optics, Electricity, and Magnetism
ENSC 120-2 Introduction to Electronics Laboratory Instruments
CHEM 121-4 General Chemistry & Lab
MATH 151-3 Calculus I  CMPL I First Complementary Studies Elective
PHYS 120-3 Mechanics and Modern Physics
   

Year 2

Term 1, Fall Term 2, Spring Term 3, Summer
ENSC 204-1
Graphical Communication for Engineering
Co-op Term ENSC 225-4 Microelectronics
ENSC 220-4 Electric Circuits I
ENSC 254-4 Introduction to Computer Organization
ENSC 251-4 Software Design and Analysis for Engineers
ENSC 280-4 Engineering Measurement & Data Analysis
ENSC 252-4 Fundamentals in Digital Logic and Design
ENSC 320-4 Electric Circuits II
MATH 251-3 Calculus III MATH 254-3
Vector & Complex Analysis
MATH 310-3 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations (If not taken in Summer of 1st year)
 

Year 3

Term 1, Fall Term 2, Spring Term 3, Summer
BPK 201-3
Biomechanics*
BPK 208-3
Introduction to Physiological Systems Co-op Term

CHEM 180-3
The Chemistry of Life
ENSC 327-4 Communication Systems
ENSC 316-3 Introduction to Electrodynamics for Engineers ENSC 383-4 Feedback Control Systems
ENSC 351-4 Embedded and Real Time System Software ENSC 474-4 Digital/Medical Image Processing
ENSC 380-3 Linear Systems ESD Elective I-4 First Engineering Science and Design Elective

Year 4

Term 1, Fall Term 2, Spring Term 3, Summer

Co-op Term




ENSC 405W-3 Project Documentation, User Interface Design, and Group Dynamics ECON 103-4
Principles of Microeconomics



ENSC 410-3 or ENSC 411-4



The Business of Engineering or The Business of Entrepreneurial Engineering
ENSC 406-2
Engineering Ethics, Law, and Professional Practice
ENSC 475-4 Biomedical Instrumentation   ENSC 440-3 Capstone Engineering Science Project
ESD Elective II-4 Second Engineering Science and Design Elective ENSC 498-1 Engineering Science Thesis Proposal
    ESD Elective III-4 Third Engineering Science and Design Elective

Year 5

Term 1, Fall Term 2, Spring Term 3, Summer
BPK 308-3
Experiments and Models in Systems Physiology
       
ENSC 370-3 Biomedical Engineering Directions
ENSC 477-4 Biomedical Image Acquisition
ENSC 499-9 Engineering Science Undergraduate Thesis

* Biomed students wanting to enroll in BPK 201 without the prerequisite BPK 142, must email their advising transcript to the following FAS Advisor (ugadvise@sfu.ca) to request enrollment.

 

Electives:

Proposed Engineering Science and Design Electives

Students in the Biomedical Engineering Option must complete one of the following two courses:

  • ENSC 472-4 Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Engineering
  • ENSC 476-4 Biophotonics and Microscopy Techniques

In addition, students in the Biomedical Engineering Option must complete a minimum of 8 units from the engineering science & design elective course list below:

  • ENSC 426-4 High Frequency Electronics
  • ENSC 427-4 Communication Networks
  • ENSC 428-4 Digital Communications
  • ENSC 429-4 Digital Signal Processing
  • ENSC 470-4 Optical and Laser Engineering Applications
  • ENSC 483-4 Modern Control Systems