Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering
Faculty of Applied Sciences

Master of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering (MASc)

Information accurate as of: April 18th 2017. Retrieved from the Biomedical Engineering website. For further details, please visit: http://www.bme.ubc.ca/

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(Credit: UBC Department of Mechanical Engineering)

The Master of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering program emphasizes a balance of biomedical engineering and life science study with a focus on clinical and industrial application. This interdisciplinary program uses engineering techniques and technologies to address needs within the medical and healthcare industries. Opportunities for education and research exist in areas such as biomechanics, biomaterials, biochemical processing, cellular engineering, imaging, medical devices, micro-electro-mechanical implantable systems, physiological modeling, simulation, monitoring and control, as well as medical robotics.

The Master of Applied Science (MASc) is a 2-year research-based program. The program trains students in the fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering and provides extended research experience. Graduates continue on to PhD programs as well as research and development positions in industry and other institutions. The research supervisor's department will determine the student's home department (Electrical & Computer, Chemical & Biological, Materials, Mechanical Engineering).

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Minimum GPA: Please ensure that you meet the minimum GPA requirement. This can be found on UBC’s Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Admission Requirements page.
  • Prerequisite Coursework: For students with a background in a related field and no prior engineering education, 30 credits in 300- and 400-level undergraduate courses in a relevant field of engineering, possibly as an unclassified student, are required. The Faculty of Applied Science will look for an average above 80% in order to consider such an application.

The following documentation is required in support of an application:

  • Submit Online Application: The BME Program supplements the university-wide application system with a program-specific system. Please be sure to complete both parts of the submissions process. Be sure to answer the BME-specific questions.
  • Transcripts: Copies of original transcripts submitted via the online application from ALL post-secondary institutions. View program website for specific submission instructions.
  • Three (3) Reference Letters: Your application requires three letters of support from referees. At least one of your references should detail your academic achievement and how you would perform in a graduate-level degree program.
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae (CV): A CV outlining professional employment, experience, education, publications and awards which you feel should be taken into account in considering your application for admission and/or scholarships.
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP): A two pages maximum Statement of Purpose outlining your goals for your degree program. Specifically, you should detail why you would like to come to UBC to engage in studies leading to a degree in Biomedical Engineering.

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at UBC’s Vancouver campus provides a list of Application Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the Biomedical Engineering Admissions Deadline (MASc/PhD Applications) page for more information.

For further information about the program, please contact:

Tegan Stusiak
Biomedical Engineering Program
The University of British Columbia
Room 2054 – 6250 Applied Science Lane (CEME Building)
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z4

Tel: (604) 822-0367
Website: http://www.bme.ubc.ca/
Email: admin@bme.ubc.ca

Biomedical Engineering
Faculty of Applied Sciences

Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering (MEng)

Information accurate as of: April 18th 2017. Retrieved from the Biomedical Engineering website. For further details, please visit: http://www.bme.ubc.ca/

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(Credit: UBC Department of Mechanical Engineering)

The Master of Engineering (MEng) is a 12-18 month program aimed at students who wish to enhance their professional skills in biomedical engineering. Students engage in a combination of course work and internship or co-op work experience. The program emphasizes the clinical and industrial aspects of biomedical engineering and prepares students for careers in hospitals and private industry. Many students find employment as clinical engineers.

Please note that students wishing to pursue a PhD should apply to the MASc in Biomedical Engineering.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Undergraduate Degree: Applicants must hold a credential deemed academically equivalent to a four-year bachelor's degree from UBC in engineering or a related discipline
  • Minimum GPA: Students must have a minimum overall average in the B+ range (76% at UBC) in third- and fourth-year level courses. In addition, they should also have an A grade range (80% or higher at UBC) in at least 12 credits of third or fourth year courses in the field of study.
  • Professional Experience (alternative): Applicants who do not meet the requirements stated above, but who have had significant formal training and relevant professional experience may be granted admission

The following documentation is required in support of an application:

  • Online application and application fee. Completed graduate studies application form submitted online with fees paid.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. View program website for specific submission instructions.
  • Three (3) Reference Letters: References from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae (CV): A CV outlining professional employment, experience, education, publications and awards which you feel should be taken into account in considering your application for admission and/or scholarships.

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at UBC’s Vancouver campus provides a list of Application Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the Biomedical Engineering Admissions Deadline (MEng Applications) page for more information.

For further information about the program, please contact:

Tegan Stusiak
Biomedical Engineering Program
The University of British Columbia
Room 2054 – 6250 Applied Science Lane (CEME Building)
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z4

Tel: (604) 822-0367
Website: http://www.bme.ubc.ca/
Email: admin@bme.ubc.ca

Biomedical Engineering
Faculty of Applied Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering (PhD)

Information accurate as of: April 18th 2017. Retrieved from the Biomedical Engineering website. For further details, please visit: http://www.bme.ubc.ca/

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(Credit: UBC Department of Mechanical Engineering)

The PhD program in Biomedical Engineering is a multidisciplinary field that involves the application of engineering techniques and technologies to medical and healthcare areas. The Biomedical Engineering Program, administered by the Faculty of Applied Science, offers advanced study and research leading to the M.A.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Biomedical Engineering. The program is designed to provide graduates with a balance of materials in life science, clinical practice, and bio-engineering. Opportunities for interdisciplinary education and research exist in areas such as biomechanics, biomaterials, biochemical processing, cellular engineering, imaging, medical devices, micro-electro-mechanical implantation systems, physiological modeling, simulation, monitoring and control, as well as medical robotics.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Minimum GPA: Please ensure that you meet the minimum GPA requirement outlined by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
  • Prior Degree: Applicants should hold an MASc or closely related degree. Students with other degrees (e.g. physics, biophysics, chemistry, computer science) may be considered for the program if they have adequate technical preparation. Students in such situations should consult with the graduate advisor before applying.
  • Prerequisite Coursework: There is no explicit course requirement for the PhD program, but students will normally be asked by their supervisory committee to take 2-4  courses to establish suitable breadth in their area of specialization and to make up for any deficiencies in their background. PhD students are required to demonstrate substantial equivalence to the Biomedical Engineering MASc program in their previous work.

The following documentation is required in support of an application:

  • Submit Online Application: The BME Program supplements the university-wide application system with a program-specific system. Please be sure to complete both parts of the submissions process. Be sure to answer the BME-specific questions.
  • Transcripts: Copies of original transcripts submitted via the online application from ALL post-secondary institutions. View program website for specific submission instructions.
  • Three (3) Reference Letters: Your application requires three letters of support from referees. At least one of your references should detail your academic achievement and how you would perform in a graduate-level degree program.
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae (CV): A CV outlining professional employment, experience, education, publications and awards which you feel should be taken into account in considering your application for admission and/or scholarships.
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP): A two pages maximum Statement of Purpose outlining your goals for your degree program. Specifically, you should detail why you would like to come to UBC to engage in studies leading to a degree in Biomedical Engineering.

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at UBC’s Vancouver campus provides a list of Application Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the Biomedical Engineering Admissions Deadline (MASc/PhD Applications) page for more information.

For further information about the program, please contact:

Tegan Stusiak
Biomedical Engineering Program
The University of British Columbia
Room 2054 – 6250 Applied Science Lane (CEME Building)
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z4

Tel: (604) 822-0367
Website: http://www.bme.ubc.ca/
Email: admin@bme.ubc.ca