Academic Calendar - 2024

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2024

Western Main Campus

Faculty of Engineering - Mechatronic Systems Engineering

Admission Requirements

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

Students apply to Option D while in first year through the Intent-to-Register process. The Mechatronic Systems Engineering Program, in collaboration with the Director of Biomedical Engineering, will accept students into Option D. To be eligible for Option D, 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 D 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 D of the Mechatronic Systems 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 Mechatronic Systems 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 1037A/B, ECE 2205A/B, MSE 2200Q/R/S/T, MSE 2201A/B, MSE 2202A/B, MSE 2212A/B, MSE 2213A/B, MSE 2214A/B, MSE 2233A/B, MSE 2273A/B.

Third Year Program

Biology 1001A, Biology 1002B, ECE 2277A/B, ECE 3330A/B, ECE 3331A/B, ECE 3375A/B, MSE 2221A/B, MSE 3301A/B, MSE 3302A/B, MSE 3310A/B, MSE 3360A/B, MSE 3380A/B, MSE 3381A/B.

Fourth Year Program

Biochemistry 2280A, BME 3301A/B, BME 3303A/B, ECE 4455A/B, MME 4469A/B, Physiology 2130, Statistical Sciences 2141A/B, 1.5 biomedical sciences electives, 1.0 healthcare non-technical electives.

Fifth Year Program

BME 4400, ECE 4445A/B, ELI 3200A/B or the former ES 3330A/B, ELI 4110F/G or the former ES 4498F/G, MSE 4401A/B, MSE 4499, 1.0 BME technical electives, 0.5 MSE technical elective, 0.5 non-technical elective.

Biomedical Sciences Electives (Courses that do not appear on this list require special permission):
Biochemistry 3385A, 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, Medical Biophysics 4535A/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.