Biomedical Engineering: Biomedical Engineering MEng

​Master of Engineering​

Program Description

The MEng program is an accelerated, professional program with a focus on the design and commercialization of biomedical devices. Students will have the opportunity to take on applied design challenges and meet the growing demands of this industry through a four-month practical experience through internships, research projects, or practical course activities.

The MEng program is offered in the fields of 1) Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine; 2) Engineering in a Clinical Setting; 3) Nanotechnology, Molecular Imaging and Systems Biology; and 4) Neural/Sensory Systems and Rehabilitation. Students can take the program on a full-time or part-time basis.

 

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants ​are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy IBBME’s additional admission requirements stated below.

  • ​A four-year bachelor's degree in engineering, medicine, dentistry, or one of the physical or biological sciences from a recognized university, with at least a mid-B average (3.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final two years of study or over senior-level courses.

Program Requirements

  • ​​​Coursework. The program comprises at least 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • ​At least 2.0 FCEs in biomedical engineering courses; these include all BME and joint BME course offerings.

    • At least 1.0 FCE in commercialization and entrepreneurship courses such as BME 1800H, BME 1801H, BME 1802H, and BME 1405H.

    • A 1.5 FCE Practical Experience in Applied Research course in biomedical device development, usually over one session for the full-time option (BME 1899Y), or over three sessions for the part-time option (BME 1898Y). The internship must be in at least one of the following biomedical engineering research fields: 1) Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine; 2) Engineering in a Clinical Setting; 3) Nanotechnology, Molecular Imaging and Systems Biology; or 4) Neural/Sensory Systems and Rehabilitation. The practical experience course can be taken in academic research laboratories, government institutions, health-care facilities, in the industry, or in health-care consulting firms.

    • The remaining 0.5 FCE can be a half course in either biomedical engineering, commercialization and entrepreneurship, or any graduate-level course the student is interested in.

  • All courses must be at the graduate level, which includes both 500- and 1000-level. Students can take a maximum of one 500-level course.

  • Health and safety training workshops.​

  • Students have the option of completing an emphasis in Engineering and Globalization; Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE);​ or Forensic Engineering as part of their degree program. Please see details in the Biomedical Engineering MEng Emphases section.

Program Length

3 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S);
9 sessions part-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

​2 years full-time;
6 years part-time