Academic Calendar - 2024

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2024

Western Main Campus

Faculty of Engineering - Electrical and Computer Engineering

Admission Requirements

The Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Option (Option H) is a limited enrollment program. Upon completion, students will receive two degrees: a BESc in Electrical Engineering and a BESc in Biomedical Engineering (non-accredited). Admission to Option H is competitive; meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Students apply to Option H while in first year through the Intent-to-Register process. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in collaboration with the Director of Biomedical Engineering, will accept students into Option H. To be eligible for Option H, all of the requirements of the first-year curriculum in the Faculty of Engineering must be completed with a minimum year-weighted average (YWA) of 70%.

Acceptance into Option H does not guarantee acceptance into the concurrent degree program. Students apply to the concurrent degree program during their second year in Engineering by the published deadline. To be eligible for the concurrent degree program, students must complete all of the requirements of the second-year program in Option F of the Electrical Engineering Program, obtaining a minimum year-weighted average (YWA) of 70% and a minimum grade of 70% in Biomedical Engineering 3201A/B.

Students who are not accepted into the concurrent degree program after second year will still be eligible to complete a BESc in Electrical Engineering provided that they meet the requirements for progression in Engineering. In this case, the BME 3201A/B course may count as a 0.5 technical elective in the program.

Module/Program Information

Engineering Common First Year Program

Full-year courses: Engineering Science 1050, Business Administration 1299E.
Full-year half course: Engineering Science 1022A/B/Y.
Half-year coursesNumerical and Mathematical Methods 1411A/B, Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1412A/B, Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1414A/B, Chemistry 1302A/B, Engineering Science 1021A/B, Engineering Science 1036A/B, Physics 1401A/B and Physics 1402A/B.

(Three of the half courses are taken in each term as scheduled.)

Second Year Program

Numerical and Mathematical Methods 2270A/B, Numerical and Mathematical Methods 2276A/B, BME 3201A/B, Computer Science 1027A/B, ECE 2205A/B, ECE 2231A/B, ECE 2233A/B, ECE 2236A/B, ECE 2240A/B, ECE 2242A/B, ECE 2277A/B, 0.5 non-technical elective.

Third Year Program

Numerical and Mathematical Methods 3415A/B, Biology 1001A, Biology 1002B, ECE 3330A/B, ECE 3331A/B, ECE 3332A/B, ECE 3336A/B, ECE 3337A/B, ECE 3370A/B, ECE 3375A/B, ECE 3399A/B, Statistical Sciences 2141A/B.

Fourth Year Program

Biochemistry 2280A, BME 3301A/B, BME 3303A/B, ECE 4455A/B, MME 4469A/B, Physiology 2130, 1.5 Biomedical Sciences Electives, 1.0 Healthcare Non-technical Electives, 0.5 open elective.

Fifth Year Program

BME 4400, ECE 4416, ECE 4429A/B, ECE 4437A/B, ECE 4445A/B, Engineering Leadership and Innovation 3200A/B or the former Engineering Science 3330A/B, Engineering Leadership and Innovation 4110F/G or the former Engineering Science 4498F/G, 1.0 BME technical electives, 0.5 ECE technical elective.

Biomedical Sciences Electives (Courses that do not appear on this list require special permission):
Biochemistry 3385B, Biochemistry 3386B, Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2581A/B, Chemistry 2213A/B, Chemistry 2223B, Communication Sciences and Disorders 4417A/B, Health Sciences 2300A/B, Health Sciences 3300A/B, Medical Sciences 4931F/G, Physiology 3140A, Psychology 2220A/B.

Biomedical Engineering (BME) Technical Electives (Courses that do not appear on this list require special permission):
CBE 4421A/B, ECE 4438A/B, Medical Biophysics 3507G, Medical Biophysics 3645A/B, Medical Biophysics 4475A/B, Physics 4662A/B, Physics 4672A/B.

Non-technical Electives:
Selection of the non-technical electives must be approved by the Director of the School of Biomedical Engineering to satisfy the CEAB requirements of subject matter that deals with central issues, methodologies, and thought processes of the humanities and social sciences. An approved list can be found on the Engineering website. In addition, 1.0 courses must focus on topics related to health care and the health-care system and its effects on individuals and society.

Healthcare Non-technical Electives:
Anthropology 2240A/B, Anthropology 2290A/B or the former Anthropology 2290F/G, Economics 2169F/G, GSWS 2244, History 2195A/B (King’s), Law 3101A/B, Philosophy 2272F/G (King’s) or the former Philosophy 2072F/G, Philosophy 2715F/G, Political Science 2276F/G (Brescia), Religious Studies 2239F/G (King’s), Sociology 2179A/B, Sociology 2180A/B, Writing 3222F/G, the former Philosophy 2071E.

For the course credit designated as an “open elective”, students may select any course from the lists of biomedical science electives, BME technical electives, ECE technical electives, healthcare non-technical electives, or Faculty of Engineering approved non-technical electives.