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Biomedical Engineering combines engineering expertise with medical needs for the enhancement of health care. It is a branch of engineering in which knowledge and skills are developed and applied to define and solve problems in biology and medicine. Those working within the bioengineering field are of service to people, work with living systems, and apply advanced technology to the complex problems of medical care. (Adapted from Careercornerstone.org)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- What is Biomedical Engineering? - University of Manitoba
- Key Biomedical Engineering (BME) Focus Areas - from the Biomedical Engineering Society
- Bioengineering overview - Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
- Sokanu: Biomedical Engineer - occupational videos and info (U.S.)
U of M Academic Calendar
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Faculty and Department Homepages
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- Faculty of Engineering
- Department of Biosystems Engineering
- Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Internationally-Educated Engineers Qualification Program (IEEQ)
- Engineering Access Program (ENGAP) - supports Indigenous students with preparation for and success in engineering
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Labour market information
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- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupation Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
- Engineers Salary Survey - Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba
- EngScape (Engineers Canada microsite) - labour market trends for the profession
- Canada's Best Jobs 2018: The Top 25 - Specialized Engineer (#18) - Canadian Business magazine
Professional associations organize events and directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities are also available. This is a great way to learn and network.
- Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM)
- Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society
- Biomedical Engineering Society (U.S.)
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.
- Canadian Medical Technology Companies (MEDEC) - members list
- Biosciences Association of Manitoba - member directory
- Regional Health Authorities - Province of Manitoba
- Health Regions in Canada - listings and maps from Statistics Canada
- Engineers Canada
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