Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineers analyse health problems, look at the technology available to address that problem and ask themselves: “how can we do this better?”. This field is expected to be among the fastest-growing engineering science sectors in the next 10 years.

Our biomedical engineers have the same foundation in programming, electronics and systems engineering but use those tools for improving health outcomes. At SFU, this can include developing ever-smarter sensors and wearable technology to enhance treatments; designing pioneering new instruments like the Lungpacer, which enables patients without the capacity to breathe on their own; and creating high-tech, user-friendly solutions in fields from biomechanics to neurophysiology.

About This Option

The Biomedical Engineering option – jointly offered with the School of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology – is highly interdisciplinary and is taught by faculty from both the schools.

If you have any questions about Biomedical Engineering, please contact one of the following faculty:


The biomedical engineering industry is experiencing rapid growth. In B.C. alone, hundreds of companies have developed in recent years, including Lungpacer Medical Inc., Kardium Inc., Raven Biotech Inc., Boreal Genomics Inc., COVIDIEN, Daan Diagnostic Ltd., Evasc Medical Systems, HeartForce Medical Inc., LED Dental Inc., Starfish Medical, Ultrasonix, Pyng Medical and Novadaq.