Biomedical Engineering: Clinical Engineering MHSc

​Master of Health Science​

Program Description

The MHSc program educates students on how to apply and implement medical technologies to optimize modern health-care delivery. This professional degree program consists of academic courses and a research thesis and provides students with real-world exposure through a practical experience course with a private sector company, a hospital, or a research facility.

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.

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

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must normally complete 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • BME 1405H ​Clinical Engineering Instrumentation I (0.5 FCE) and BME 1436H ​Clinical Engineering Surgery (0.5 FCE)

    • Two of the following (1.0 FCE):

      • BME 1477H Biomedical Engineering Project Design and Execution (0.5 FCE);

      • BME 1478H Coding for Biomedical Researchers (0.5 FCE); or

      • BME 1479H Statistical Discovery Techniques for Biomedical Researchers (0.5 FCE)

    • Two half-course electives relevant to the student's area of research (1.0 FCE).

    • BME 4444Y Practical Experience Course (1.0 FCE) in health-care facilities, the medical device industry, or health-care consulting firms. The practical experience course must total a minimum of 625 hours.

  • Students must participate in:

    • Either BME 1010H or BME 1011H Graduate Seminar series (0.0 FCE) and

    • JDE 1000H Ethics in Research (0.0 FCE).

  • Successful completion of a thesis.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-ti​me