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The Department of Biosystems Engineering offers an accredited degree program in Biosystems Engineering. Biosystems Engineering emphasizes the application of engineering principles to biologically-based systems (plants, animals, humans, and microorganisms). The program is designed to give students knowledge of the fundamental principles of engineering and to introduce biological concepts to enable these engineers to successfully interact with relevant professionals when solving engineering problems involving biological systems. The program is offered in both a traditional and a co-operative education format. The department offers three Specializations (Biomedical, Bioresource, and Environmental) and one Minor (Agribusiness).

The bachelor’s degree in Biosystems Engineering is a recognized degree for admission to Medicine at the University of Manitoba.  Students planning to apply for entrance to Medicine at the University of Manitoba after completing a B.Sc. in Biosystems Engineering should refer to the Faculty of Medicine Admission website for eligibility requirements and the application process.

Resources to Assist with your Academic Program
What Courses Do I Need to Take?
In What Sequence Should I Take the Courses?
How Do I Prepare my Fall and Winter Timetables?
What Qualifies as a Complementary Studies Elective?
What Qualifies as a Free Elective?
What Minors are Available to Biosystems Engineering Students?
What Courses are Required for Admission to Medicine?
What Do I Need to Know About Co-op?

What Courses Do I Need to Take?

Due to program changes that occur from time to time, the complete list of courses required to complete your Biosystems Engineering degree depends upon the year in which you were admitted to the Department of Biosystems Engineering. Blank Program Audit Forms and Specialization Audit Forms are provided below.

Program Audit Form:
Admitted to Biosystems Engineering September 2018
Admitted to Biosystems Engineering September 2017
Admitted to Biosystems Engineering September 2016
Admitted to Biosystems Engineering September 2015
Admitted to Biosystems Engineering September 2014
Admitted to Biosystems Engineering September 2013
Admitted to Biosystems Engineering September 2012

Specialization Audit Form:
New Specializations - Beginning in September 2016
Specializations Admissions Prior to 2016

Alternatively, you may stop by the Biosystems Engineering office and request a copy of the Program Audit Form from your student file – it will be populated by the courses that you have already completed.

In What Sequence Should I Take the Courses?

Flowcharts have been developed to assist you in deciding the order in which courses should be taken. Please choose the 8-term flowchart if you plan to finish the Biosystems Engineering program in 4 years and the 10-term flowchart if you plan to finish the Biosystems Engineering program in 5 years. It is recommended that you follow one of these flowcharts to minimize registration difficulties. Please note that the arrows in the flowchart indicate prerequisite and co-requisite relationships that exist between courses.

For students admitted September 2018:
4-year Model Program & Flowchart
5-year Model Program & Flowchart

For students admitted September 2017:
4-year Model Program & Flowchart  
5-year Model Program & Flowchart

For students admitted September 2016:
4-year Model Program & Flowchart  
5-year Model Program & Flowchart

For students admitted September 2015:
8-Term Flowchart
10-Term Flowchart

For students admitted prior to September 2015:
8-Term Flowchart
10-Term Flowchart

Complete Listing of BIOE Design Electives and when they are typically offered

How Do I Prepare my Fall and Winter Timetables?

Courses are grouped by term according to the sequence identified in the appropriate Flowchart. It is recommended that you download a blank Timetable Planning Form which can be used to prepare your detailed timetable for the coming academic terms.

Blank Timetable Planning Form

Biosystems Engineering Core Courses Timetable 2018-19

Please note that complementary studies electives and free electives which can be taken to fulfill requirements of the Specializations are not indicated in the above Biosystems Engineering Core Courses Timetable but can be found below for each respective specialization.

Biomedical Specialization Electives Timetable 2017-18
Bioresource Specialization Electives Timetable 2017-18
Environmental Specialization Electives Timetable 2017-18 
 

 What Qualifies as a Complementary Studies Elective?

Please note that complementary studies electives and free electives which can be taken to fulfill requirements of the Specializations are not indicated in the above Biosystems Engineering Core Complementary studies electives are required to give the engineering student exposure to topics outside the fields of science and engineering. There are many university courses that fulfill this requirement. Any course at the 1000-level or above from the faculties of Arts or Management, or the Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics can be used as a Complementary Studies elective. However, ARTS 1100 Introduction to University many not be used for credit in the Faculty of Engineering. If you are planning to complete a Specialization, please take note that there are specific courses to be used as complementary studies electives. Other university courses which do not cover topics of science or engineering may also be acceptable. Please complete this form and consult with the Biosystems student advisor for approval of such courses.

What Qualifies as a Free Elective?

Any university course at the 1000-level or above can be used as a free elective. However, ARTS 1100 Introduction to University may not be used for credit in the Faculty of Engineering. Please note that additional BIOE design electives can be taken as free electives. If you are planning to complete a Specialization, please take note that there are specific courses to be used as free electives.

What are the Specific Requirements for the Specializations?

There are currently three Specializations available to Biosystems Engineering students. Specific requirements are given at the following links.
Biomedical Specialization
Bioresource Specialization
Environmental Specialization

What Minors are Available to Biosystems Engineering Students?

Agribusiness Minor
Arts Minor
Computer Science Minor
Geological Sciences Minor
Management Minor
Math Minor
Music Minor

Please consult the General Calendar for specific requirements for Engineering minors. Please note the Agribusiness Minor is listed specifically under the Biosystems Engineering Program.

What Courses are Required for Admission to Medicine?

The bachelor’s degree in Biosystems Engineering is a recognized degree for admission to Medicine at the University of Manitoba.  Students planning to apply for entrance to Medicine at the University of Manitoba after completing a B.Sc. in Biosystems Engineering should refer to the Faculty of Medicine Admission website for eligibility requirements and the application process.

 

 

If you require assistance with planning your timetable, course registration or need any other academic guidance please contact

Nammy Nadarajah
Undergraduate Student Advisor
Email: narmatha.nadarajah@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-9409
Office: E2-376 EITC

 

Permission Forms

Special Permission Form
Permission for Complementary or Free Electives 

 

Thesis Topics

Proposed Undergraduate Thesis Topics - 2018/19