PBME Timetable

About PBME Timetable

The PBME timetable offers students the opportunity to follow a path that is a slight modification of the standard first-year BASc program at UBC Vancouver. The timetable is designed to provide organized access to courses that are pre-requisites for the 2nd year BME program as well as give students a solid foundation in the application of engineering in the context of biological systems.

PBME Timetable Informational Session – April 2

How to Apply for the PBME Timetable

In addition to the normal application for admission process, for all Bachelor of Applied Science (Vancouver campus) programs, new students who are interested in BME are asked to complete an online supplementary form to declare their intent to register in the PBME Timetable.

As a competitive program, entry into the PBME Timetable will be based on academic standing, interest, and approval of the program director. The supplementary form is a chance to share your passion for BME and to demonstrate an organized approach to problem-solving. In BME and in all engineering, our jobs involve solving complex, open-ended real-world problems, so we are looking to select people who have sought out, practiced, and observed their effectiveness in solving complex problems in their school work, hobbies, jobs, volunteering, and everyday life. We look to see how you approach and solve problems, and we seek to be able to evaluate your interest in BME rather than for a right or wrong answer.

Timeline for Application Process

Application Process and Deadlines for 2024W

1. Supplementary Form (Deadline: April 7 at 11:59 pm PDT)

• Students who have been admitted to the Faculty of Applied Science will receive an email notifying them of the availability of the online supplementary form. The email will include a link to access the form.

• Students need to complete the form and submit it via the online portal by April 7 at 11:59 pm.

• If any student does not receive the form link, they can reach out to admissions@sbme.ubc.ca for assistance.

• The supplementary form consists of three parts and should take no longer than an hour to complete.

• Part 1: Personal Information

• Students will provide personal details, including their name, email address, student number, and academic history.

• Part 2: Questions

• There are two questions, each limited to 250 words.

• Students are asked to share personal insights on why they are interested in Pre-Biomedical Engineering and what makes them an exceptional candidate.

• Part 3: Résumé/CV Upload

• Students need to upload a recent copy of their résumé or Curriculum Vitae (CV).

2. Video Interview (April 14 to April 16 at 11:59 pm)

• After reviewing the submitted supplementary forms, selected candidates will receive step-by-step instructions for a recorded video interview.

• The video interview submission platform will be accessible from April 14 to April 16 at 11:59 pm.

PBME Timetable Courses

Students in the PBME timetable will have courses that vary slightly from the standard first-year timetable in the following way:

Standard Timetable

Pre-BME Timetable

APSC 100, 101, 160

APSC 100, 160,
BMEG 101, 102

CHEM 154

CHEM 121, 123

WRDS 150 (1)

WRDS 150 (1)

MATH 100, 101, 152

MATH 100, 101, 152

PHYS 157, 158, 159, 170

PHYS 157, 158, 170

Humanities or Social Science elective

Priority Placement into Second Year

Taking the PBME Timetable does not guarantee placement into the BME undergraduate program, but it does make students eligible for priority placement and gives them all the pre-requisites needed for second-year B

In order to qualify for priority placement, students who are in the PBME Timetable must meet the following conditions:

• Have a sessional average at the end of the Winter Session of 72% or higher

• Be eligible for year 2 standing as determined by Engineering Student Services

• Successful completion of CHEM 123* by May 15th

• Successful completion of BMEG 101 and 102 by May 15th

Submit a:

• second-year program preference form

• and identify BME as your first choice. The form is released in March.

• Students who complete the PBME Timetable but do not meet one of more of these conditions will still be considered for placement in BME through the normal competitive placement process.

More Information

Please consult the FAQ page or contact us at admissions@sbme.ubc.ca if you have any questions.