Biomedical Engineering

Master of Engineering (MEng)

Thesis-based program

Program overview

The Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program MEng degree offers a focus on research that prepares graduates for work in industry, academia or government. There is a heavier course load compared to an MSc degree.  Areas of application range from prevention and healthy aging to improved diagnostics, as well as technologies for better therapeutics. The degree is part of an interdisciplinary program aimed at students with backgrounds in areas such as engineering, kinesiology, physical sciences, medicine, or life sciences. Students gain hands-on experience at various active university and hospital-based research centres. Areas of study include biomechanics, medical imaging, cell and tissue engineering, as well as biomedical instrumentation.

Completing this program

  • Core Courses: A foundation course and two courses in biomedical engineering research, ethics, careers, research skills or other areas.
  • Electives: Two courses in the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program (MEng) and a minimum of one biomedical engineering or engineering course.
  • Additional Required Courses: Required courses include clinical trials and manufacturing, project management and health economics.
  • Thesis: Students are required to complete a research project and to submit a written thesis.

Outcomes

Positions in industries such as medical devices, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, as well as government.

A master’s degree in biomedical engineering is usually considered a final degree and is not admissible for entry into a PhD program.

Thesis-based program

Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.

Courses

Six required courses and four electives

Learn more about program requirements in the Academic Calendar

Classroom delivery

Time commitment

18 months full-time

Supervisor

A supervisor is required, and must agree to oversee the student's research before admission will be granted

Fees and funding

See the Graduate Calendar for information on fees and fee regulations, and for information on awards and financial assistance.


Supervisors

Learn about faculty available to supervise this degree.
Please note: additional supervisors may be available. Contact the program for more information.


  1. Placeholder Profile Image

    Philip Barber

    Seeking Students
    Stroke, Dementia, Cognition, MRI, CT, biomarkers
  2. Placeholder Profile Image

    John EA Bertram

    Accepting Inquiries
    Dynamics of locomotion
  3. Steven Boyd

    Accepting Inquiries
    Biomedical engineering – bone and joint injuries
  4. Signe Bray

    Accepting Inquiries
  5. Colin Dalton

    Unavailable
    Electrokinetic Microsystems, Microneedles, Brain-machine interfaces
  6. Placeholder Profile Image

    Jeroen De Buck

    Accepting Inquiries
  7. Placeholder Profile Image

    Hector De la Hoz Siegler

    Accepting Inquiries
  8. Elena Di Martino

    Accepting Inquiries
    Biomechanics of aneurysms, Image-based analysis of soft tissues, Computational simulation of cardiovascular mechanics, Novel grafts for skin repair, Mechanical tests and constitutive models of soft biological tissues
  9. Antoine Dufour

    Unavailable
    Proteomics, proteases, systems biology, inflammation, immunity
  10. Neil Duncan

    Accepting Inquiries
    Orthopaedic Bioengineering and Tissue Engineering

Admission requirements


GPA

A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

Minimum education

Approved four year undergraduate degree in Engineering.

Work samples

None

Documents

None

Reference letters

Two

Test scores

None


English language proficiency

An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:

  • TOEFL score of 86 with no section less than 20 (Internet-based). Our institution code is 0813
  • IELTS score of 6.5 with no section less than 6.0 (Academic version)
  • MELAB score of 80, or higher
  • PTE score of 59, or higher (Academic version)
  • Tier 3 of the International Foundations Program with minimum grades of B,C,C (Writing & Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension & Oral Fluency)

Deadlines

For admission on September 1:

Canadians and permanent residents (students with Canadian or U.S. transcripts)- apply by June 1

International students (students with international transcripts) - apply by March 1

If you're not a Canadian or permanent resident, or if you have international credentials, make sure to learn about international requirements

Learn more about this program

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Schulich School of Engineering, Calgary Centre for Innovative Technology (CCIT) building, Office CCIT 012
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, ABT2N 1N4
403.220.3835

Contact the Graduate Program Administrator

Visit the departmental website

Schulich School of Engineering

University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4

Visit the Faculty of Arts website