Welcome to SBME @UBC

Designed as a blueprint for the future of medicine, we are built on a foundation of collaborative research and teaching excellence with the vision to transform patient health and healthcare in Canada and around the world. Established in 2017 as a partnership between the Faculties of Applied Science and Medicine, we are UBC’s first inter-faculty school.


Our annual Year in Review is back with all the school achieved in 2021

Canada’s Living Laboratory

The SBME is building a state-of-the-art facility that will provide students and faculty with a unique, academic experience without technological or scientific boundary. One limited only by the breadth of their curiosity and imagination.

Undergraduate Program

To learn about the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Program, please refer here. For information about how to apply to First Year Engineering and the Pre-BME Standardized timetable, please visit the ESS website and explore their FAQ. To learn more about the Pre-Med Alternative Path, please refer here.

Undergraduate Specializations

Cellular Bioengineering

Biomedical Systems & Signals

Biomechanics & Biomaterials

Biomedical Informatics

Graduate Studies

Our innovative programs emphasize a balance of biomedical engineering and life science study with a focus on clinical and industrial application.

Master of Engineering


Master of Applied Science


Doctor of Philosophy


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